View construction notices regarding the Purple Line project.

Oct. 11, 2021

Rossborough Lane Closed – 10.18.21 - 10.29.21

Starting on or about Monday, October 18, 2021, the Purple Line Project will close Rossborough Lane for 2 weeks to perform utility construction. Traffic will be diverted to Baltimore Avenue and Diamond Drive. Rossborough Lane will reopen at the end of each workday. See attached map for the work area and detours.  Please watch for flaggers, detour signs, and shifting construction activity. 

Construction near St. Mary's Hall – 10.8.21 - 11.5.21

The Purple Line project will be conducting utility work in front of St. Mary’s Hall through November 5. The work may be noisy at times. See the attached map for the work areas. Watch for shifting construction activity and use caution when traveling in the area. Click here to view map.

Union Drive Closed in Lot 1/Z – 10.11.21 - 12.20.21

Starting on or about Monday, October 11, 2021, the Purple Line project will close a portion of Union Drive between Lot 1 and Lot Z for utility construction. The work will take approximately 8-10 weeks.  See attached map for work zone and detours. Watch for flaggers, detour signs and shifting construction activity. Click here to view map.

Adelphi Road, Campus Drive Lane Closures – 10.11.21 - 11.22.21

Starting on or about Monday, October 11, 2021, the Purple Line project will perform utility construction at the intersection of Adelphi Road and Campus Drive. The work will take approximately 6 weeks. Watch for flaggers, lane closures and shifting construction activity. Click here to view maps.

Turner Hall Southwest Entrance Closed – 10.11.20 - 11.8.21

Starting on or about Monday, October 11, the southwest entrance of Turner Hall and nearby sidewalk will be closed for ongoing Purple Line utility construction. The work will take approximately 4 weeks. Emergency exit detour signs will be posted inside the building. See the attached map for the work area and sidewalk detour. Watch for shifting construction activity. Click here to view map.

Rossborough Lane, West of Baltimore Avenue – 10.4.21 - 10.5.21

Starting on Monday, October 4, 2021, at 7:00 a.m. through Tuesday, October 5, 2021, ending at 5:00 p.m. the Purple Line project will have construction work adjacent to Rossborough Lane near Turner Hall and will require intermittent closure of the roadway for up to 5 minutes at a time. Watch for flaggers and shifting construction activity. 

Steam Outage at Multiple Buildings – 10.4.21 - 10.8.21

The Purple Line will be performing construction to relocate steam lines from 7:00 a.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021, through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021. This work will result in no steam to the following buildings: Geology, Hornbake Library and Plant Sciences. During this time, the autoclaves in the BioScience Research Building and the cage washers in Biology Psychology will be without steam. 

Diamondback Drive Closed, Lane Closures on Rossborough Lane – 9.27.21 - 10.22.21

Starting on or about Monday, September 27, 2021, the Purple Line project will perform utility construction on Diamondback Drive, Rossborough Lane, and Lot J1. A portion of Diamondback Drive will be closed for 3 weeks and traffic will be diverted to Baltimore Avenue. Access around the Energy Plant alley loop will be maintained, as well as one lane of traffic along Rossborough Lane. Rossborough Lane will be reopened at the end of each workday.

See the attached map for the work areas and detours. Watch for flaggers, detour signs, and shifting construction activity. Click here to view map.

State Vehicle Parking Area Impact at Rossborough Lane and Diamondback Drive – 9.20.21 - 9.24.21

From Monday, September 20 to Friday, September 24, 2021, the Purple Line project will close a portion of parking spaces on the southeast corner of the Service Building by the intersection of Rossborough Land and Diamond Drive to perform test pit excavation. Very loud noise is expected. Click here to view map.

Lane Closure, Rossborough Lane West of Baltimore Avenue – 9.13.21 - 10.18.21

Starting on or about Monday, September 13, the Purple Line project will perform utility construction in Rossborough Lane west of Baltimore Avenue. The work will start on the southern portion of the roadway and then shift to the northern portion. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times and the entire road will be reopened at the end of each work day. See the attached maps for the work areas. The work will last approximately 5 weeks. Watch for flaggers and shifting construction activity. Click here to view maps.

Construction, Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Building – 2.9.21 - 4.9.21

Starting on or about Tuesday, February 9, the Purple Line construction area between the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Building and the new M will expand. See attached map for the work zone. Watch for construction activity and shifting traffic. Click here to view map.

Sidewalk Closure, Stamp Student Union – 2.3.21 - 3.31.21

A portion of the sidewalk in front of Stamp Student Union will be closed for Purple Line Construction, starting on or about Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, and will continue through March. See attached map for pedestrian detour. Watch for construction activity and shifting traffic. Click here to view map.

Campus Drive Closure – 1.19.21

On or about Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Purple Line construction crews will be resuming utility construction for the crossing on Campus Drive at the Health Center. Watch for construction activity and traffic shifting in the area.

Regents Drive, Campus Drive Repair Work – 11.25.20

On or about Wednesday, November 25, 2020, MTA Purple Line crews will repair pavement on Regents Drive and Campus Drive at the traffic circle. The roadways will remain open; watch for flagging and construction activity in the area.

Union Drive Lot 1B Sidewalk Detour – 9.2.20 - 9.11.20

The sidewalk along Union Drive at Lot 1B will be closed for Purple Line construction starting Wednesday, September 2, 2020, until on or about Friday, September 11, 2020. Please see the map for pedestrian detour to the north along Lot Z. Click here to view map.

Microbiology Gas Outage – 6.25.20

Facilities Management Department of Operations, Maintenance & Utilities, Pipe Services, will be performing a gas outage in the Microbiology building from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on June 25, 2020. in order to conduct Purple Line/Washington Gas related work.

This activity will impact any equipment that relies on gas throughout the building during the times mentioned above.

HJ Patterson Health Center, Jimenez Hall Electrical Outage – 6.15.20 - 6.17.20

The Purple Line project will be performing an electric outage starting on Monday, June 15 at 7 a.m. and ending on Wednesday, June 17 at 7 a.m. that will affect H.J. Patterson. Systems not on emergency/standby power should be shut down in advance of the outage.

H.J. Patterson: No power to the entire building, cold boxes are on emergency power (cold boxes will be checked through the outage).
Jimenez & Health Center: No AC (spot cooling provided for the Health Center)

Edward St. John Electrical Outage – 6.3.20 - 6.5.20

The Purple Line project will be performing an electric outage starting on Wednesday, June 3 7 a.m. and ending on Friday, June 5 at 7 a.m. that will affect Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center Building. This work will affect electrical power to the building.

Baltimore Avenue/Rossborough Lane Detour – 4.15.20

On or about Wednesday, April 15, Purple Line construction crews will be installing utilities along Baltimore Avenue in the vicinity of the Rossborough Lane intersection (see attached map). The roadway will be reduced to 1 lane in each direction. The traffic signal at Rossborough Lane will be turned off and access to Rossborough Lane will be blocked. Use the detour route along Hotel Drive and Diamondback Drive to access Rossborough Lane to the east. Access to the campus to the west of Baltimore Ave along Rossborough Lane will only be allowed for Construction traffic and Service vehicles. Watch for shifting traffic patterns and construction activity in the area. Click here to view map.

Campus Drive Reopen – 4.13.20

Campus Drive at the WMATA Metro and CSX track underpass (east of Baltimore Avenue) has reopened. One lane is available in each direction. The sidewalk in this area remains closed. Click here to view map.

Campus Drive, Presidential Drive Closures near UMGC – 3.9.20 and 3.31.20

Campus Drive at University of Maryland Global Campus Closure: From Tuesday, March 31 through Monday, June 1, 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. (Note: This closure began later and is longer in duration than originally planned.)

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.

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Campus Drive Closed at Metro/CSX Underpass – 4.19.20 - 8.1.20

On or about Sunday, April 19, Campus Drive will close at the WMATA Metro and CSX track underpass until approximately August 1. The sidewalk in this area will also remain closed. Click here to view map with vehicle and pedestrian detours.

Rossborough Lane Closure at Baltimore Ave. – 4.15.20 - 6.15.20

On or about Wednesday, April 15, Purple Line construction crews will begin installing utilities along Baltimore Avenue in the vicinity of Rossborough Lane. Baltimore Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction. The traffic signal at Rossborough Lane will be turned off and access to Rossborough Lane will be blocked. Use the detour route along Hotel Drive and Diamondback Drive to access Rossborough Lane to the east. Access to Rossborough Lane to the west of Baltimore Avenue will only be allowed for construction and service vehicles. The work is expected to last for approximately 2 months. Watch for shifting traffic patterns and construction activity in the area. Click here to view map.

Rossborough Lane Flagging – 3.9.20

Beginning on or about Monday, March 9, Purple Line construction crews will be installing utilities along Rossborough Lane (see attached map). Watch for flaggers directing traffic and construction activity in the area. Click here to view map.

M Circle Traffic Shift, Pedestrian Detours – 3.9.20

On or about Monday, March 9, Purple Line construction crews will shift traffic on Campus Drive and Regents Drive in the vicinity of M Circle (see attached map). Watch for shifting traffic patterns, new stop signs, pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area. Click here to view map.

Campus Drive near M Circle – 2.18.20 - 3.3.20

On or about Tuesday, February 18, Purple Line construction crews will shift westbound traffic on Campus Drive near M Circle for approximately 2 weeks (see attached map). Watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area. Click here to view map.

Sidewalk near Benjamin Building – 1.31.20 - 2.14.20

On or about Friday, January 31, Purple Line construction crews will close a sidewalk on Union Drive near the Benjamin Building for approximately 2 weeks (see attached map). The north stairs to the Benjamin Building will be closed, but the side walkway and entrance will remain open. Watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area. Click here to view map.

Roadway behind Turner Hall – 12.20.19 - 12.27.19

On or about Friday, December 20, Purple Line construction crews will be working in the roadway behind Turner Hall for about 1 week. On or about December 27, the work will require full closure of the road for approximately 1 hour. Watch for vehicle flagging and construction activity in the area. Click here to view map.

Lane Closure Rossborough Lane – 12.23.19

On or about Monday, December 23, 2019, Purple Line construction crews will be working in Rossborough Lane near Diamondback Drive to inspect a steam manhole. Traffic flagging will be provided to direct vehicles around the work area during the operation.  Please proceed with caution through this area. Click here to view map.

Purple Line Sidewalk Work - 12.4.19 – 12.11.19

On or about Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Purple Line construction crews will be working in the sidewalk near the northeast corner of Clarence Mitchell building and in Lot C1 (see attached map)for about 1 week. Please watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area. Click here to view map.

Campus Drive Sidewalk Closure (Presidential Dr. to Mowatt Lane) – 11.11.19 - 11.25.19

On or about Monday, November 11, Purple Line construction crews will temporarily close a portion of the sidewalk along the north side of Campus Drive between Presidential Drive and Mowatt Lane (see attached map). The closure will last approximately 2 weeks. Watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area. Click here to view map.

Sidewalks "M" Circle – 11.7.19

On or about Thursday, November 7, 2019, Purple Line construction crews will be modifying pedestrian detours in the area southeast of "M" Circle as shown on the attached map. Watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area. Click here to view map.

Campus Drive Sidewalk Closures (Near Hornbake Library and Edward St. John) – 10.14.19

On or about Monday, October 14, 2019, The Purple Line construction crews will be temporarily closing some sidewalks along Campus Drive by Hornbake Library, Edward St. John, and Hornbake Plaza. 

See the maps attached. The work will take at least 6 weeks and the closures will shift as needed. Please watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area. Click here to see the entire notice.

Sidewalks Around the "M" – 9.27.19

On or about Friday, September 27, 2019, Purple Line construction crews will be closing the sidewalks in the space between "M" Circle, the Mitchell Building, and the Engineering Fields (see map attached). Watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area. Thank you. Click here to view map.

Traffic Islands Around "M" Circle – 8.15.19 - 8.21.19 and 9.13.19 - 10.11.19

The traffic islands around the "M" Circle will be removed by the Purple Line construction crews starting on or about Thursday, August 15, 2019, and ending on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Work will then resume on or about Friday, September 13, 2019, for approximately 4 weeks. "M" Circle will remain in place for now and the traffic pattern around the circle will not change during construction. The traffic islands will be replaced with paving that is even with the roadway. Pedestrian traffic through these islands will be detoured as necessary for the work. Flagging may also be used to direct traffic. Please proceed with caution through this area. Click here to see the entire notice.

Cole Field House – 7.31.19 - 9.30.19

Please be advised that the Purple Line will be installing utilities in the sidewalk in front of the Cole Field House starting on or about July 31, (see attached map). The work is expected to continue through September. Portions of the sidewalk will be closed for this work. The work will be phased so that the entrance to Cole Field House will always be accessible. Please be alert when traveling through this area. Watch for construction activity and pedestrian detour signs. Click here to see the entire notice.

Rossborough Lane Tree Clearing Operations – 6.10.19

Please be advised that the Purple Line will be starting tree clearing operations along Rossborough Lane starting on or about Monday, June 10, 2019. This work is expected to take 1 week to complete. Watch for sidewalk detours, flagging operations and shifting traffic lanes around the work areas. Please be careful when traveling through this area. Click here to see the entire notice.

Campus Drive Sidewalk Closure (Between Microbiology Building and Hornbake Library) – 6.4.19

Please be advised that the Purple Line will be installing utilities along the sidewalk on the north side of Campus Drive between the Microbiology Building and Hornbake Library starting on or about Tuesday, June 4, 2019. This work is expected to take about 1 month. Please watch for shifting detours around the walkways and be careful when traveling through this area. Click here to see the entire notice.

Southbound Regents Drive/Westbound Campus Drive Lane Closure – 3.18.19 - 3.19.19

Please be advised that the right turn lane from southbound Regents Drive onto westbound Campus Drive will be closed for Purple Line construction on Monday, March 18, 2019, for approximately 2 days. Vehicle traffic will use the "M" roundabout for this movement while the right turn lane is closed. Please be aware of shifting traffic patterns and construction work in the area. Click here to see the entire notice.

Test Pit Work on Rossborough Lane – 3.4.19 

Please be advised that the Purple Line is scheduled to perform test pitting on a section of Rossborough Lane on Monday, March 4, 2019, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Traffic flagging will be provided to direct vehicles around the work area during the operation. No parking spaces will be impacted.

Please be alert when traveling through this area. See the attached diagram. Thank you for your cooperation. Click here to see the entire notice.

Regents Drive/Campus Drive Closure – 1.14.19 - Permanent

Please be advised that beginning on or about Monday, January 14, 2019, the right turn lane from northbound Regents Drive to eastbound Campus Drive will be closed permanently for the Purple Line construction. Traffic will now use the "M" roundabout for this movement.
 
Please be alert when traveling through this area. Thank you for your cooperation. Click here for a diagram of the closure.

Cole Field House Sidewalk – 11.21.18

Please be aware that there will be a closure of the Cole FH Driskell Center sidewalk to vehicles starting today, November 21, 2018, with a tentative completion date of Friday, November 30, 2018.  Pedestrian access to the Cole FH Driskell Center entry will be maintained from the Union Lane sidewalk.  

Utility Work Near Cole Field House, Health Center – 11.12.18

Please be advised that the Purple Line will be performing utility relocation work in front Cole Field House starting Monday, November 12, 2018. Work in front of St. Mary’s hall will continue. The fencing around both of these work areas (see attached map) is expected to be in place through the remainder of the academic year.

Work will also be performed adjacent to the Health Center starting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 for approximately 1 week. Access to the Health Center will be maintained, but relocated parking will be coordinated with DOTS. The fencing at the Health Center work area will be removed after the work is completed.

Please be aware of shifting vehicle and pedestrian traffic patterns and construction activity in the vicinity. Construction fencing around the work areas and temporary sidewalk detours will also be in place for safety. Please be on alert when traveling through these areas. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Utility Work Near St. Mary's Hall – 11.5.18

Please be advised that the Purple Line will be performing utility work in front of St. Mary's Hall starting on Monday, November 5, 2018, starting at 7:00 am and ending on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 5:00 pm, as shown on the attached map. This work is expected to be completed in a week. Please be aware of shifting traffic patterns and construction activity in the vicinity. Construction fencing around the work areas and temporary sidewalk detours will also be in place for safety. Please be on alert when traveling through these areas. Click to see the entire notice.

Purple Line Installing Utilities – 10.23.18

Please be advised that the Purple Line will be installing utilities along Campus Drive starting on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, as per attached map. Please be aware of shifting traffic patterns and construction activity in the vicinity. Construction fencing around the work areas and temporary sidewalk detours will also be in place for safety. Please be on alert when traveling through these areas. Click to see the entire notice.

Campus Drive Transition to Westbound Only – 8.26.18

Campus Drive will permanently transition into a one-way westbound only road from Regents Drive to Union Lane/Library Lane starting on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm, due to construction of the Purple Line. Please view the map below with detours and the limits of the Campus Drive transition. Click to see the entire notice.

Demolition of Building 212 – 8.20.18

The Purple Line will be performing work to demolish Building 212 (the old Plant Operations and Maintenance Shop) at 4682 Rossborough Lane starting on Monday, August 20, 2018. The attached diagram shows the planned fencing to be installed prior to the demolition. The fencing will be kept in place after demolition to serve as a storage area. With consideration of the adjacent apartments, PLTC (the contractor) activity within this space will not occur overnight or before 8:00 am. There will be no lane closures during the demolition work. Click to see the entire notice.