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Oct. 31, 2019

Upcoming Impacts & Closures; Stay Up to Date on Purple Line - 2.28.20

Please take note of these upcoming impacts on and around our campus:

Presidential Drive Closure: Beginning on or about March 9, 2020 through the end of 2020, the portion of Presidential Drive closest to Campus Drive will close. To access Lots 1 and 3 during the closure, motorists are advised to take Campus Drive to Mowatt Circle and navigate to Championship Lane.

Campus Drive at University of Maryland Global Campus Closure: From Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. through Monday, March 16 at 7 a.m. (Spring Break) a portion of Campus Drive near UMGC and Presidential Drive will fully close. Motorists are advised to take Rt. 193 (University Boulevard) to Stadium Drive to access campus.

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College Park Metro Station: Pedetrian and Shuttle-UM Changes - 10.31.19

We are sharing this important update to help our community members adjust how they travel to our campus, where safety is the top priority. 

Beginning on or about November 3, Purple Line construction will prompt two major closures along Campus Drive, at the WMATA Metro and CSX track underpass:

  • The bus stop on Campus Drive at 50th Avenue (for the 104 College Park Metro Shuttle-UM route).

  • The Campus Drive sidewalk under the railroad tracks (between the Paint Branch Trail and River Road).

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College Park Metro Station: Temporary Bus Stop Relocation - 9.1.19

Beginning on or about Sunday, September 1, MDOT MTA Purple Line construction will impact the east side of the College Park Metro Station for approximately nine months. During this time, the College Park Metro bus loop will temporarily close...

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Changes to Campus Drive East of Baltimore Avenue - 8.16.19

The university has been informed by the Purple Line constructors that on or about August 21, Campus Drive east of Baltimore Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the underpass, resulting in a traffic pattern shift. 

This partial closure will continue for approximately one year...

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Fall On-Campus Transportation Updates - 7.17.18

Dear Campus Community,

We want to provide some important updates to transportation on campus and commuting options that you will see when the fall semester begins...

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Purple Line Construction Begins Next Week - 6.7.18

Dear Campus Community,

Following up on my recent message to campus about the Purple Line, I want to provide some updates about what to expect in the immediate future. Beginning on June 11, crews will be relocating utilities under some campus roadways and sidewalks, installing and upgrading drainage systems, and removing trees and other plantings. You will also begin to see changes to vehicular traffic patterns. Most of this work will be along or near the future route of the Purple Line...

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The Purple Line is Coming to UMD - 4.5.18

Dear Campus Community,

Our university and surrounding community are in the midst of a tremendous transformation.  Cranes have been a permanent fixture in the air for students, faculty, staff and visitors who have been on our campus of the past several years.  Our Greater College Park initiative to cultivate a vibrant college town has been a driving force behind many of these changes…

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