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Campus Drive and Other Major Routes to Reopen for Start of School Year

By Maryland Today Staff

Starting in mid-August, key UMD roadways will reopen after summer closures for Purple Line and other construction work. The progress made on these projects outside of the academic year will reduce impacts when students return to campus.

Here is a schedule and map of the reopenings:

  • August 12 (approximate): Campus Drive from Regents Drive to Union Lane
  • August 18 (approximate):
    • Campus Drive from Paint Branch Drive to Regents Drive
    • Fieldhouse Drive south of the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
    • Regents Drive Garage
  • September 2: Access to Union Lane from Campus Drive, near the Stamp Student Union. Until then, Union Lane Garage can be accessed using Fieldhouse Drive (see pedestrian detour map).

Plans and timelines are subject to change due to construction. To find the most up-to-date road closures and detours, visit UMD’s Purple Line website for impacts on campus and the official Purple Line website for impacts beyond campus. If you have questions or encounter issues while traveling around campus, including accessibility concerns, contact To see accessible pedestrian routes, visit the UMD Campus Map, select the "Directions" tab, then click the "Accessible Pathways" checkbox.

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