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Purple Line Impacts and Closures Announced

By Maryland Today Staff

The university announced the following upcoming road closures on and around campus due to continuing work on the light-rail Purple Line:

Presidential Drive Closure
Beginning on or about today 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 (UMGC) Closure
From 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. March 16 (UMD’s spring break) a portion of Campus Drive near UMGC and Presidential Drive will fully close. Motorists are advised to take Route 193 (University Boulevard) to Stadium Drive to access campus.

Use extra caution when moving around campus. Follow all posted signs and directions from flaggers near construction zones. Report safety concerns to Purple Line Transit Constructors at

For questions about Purple Line construction on or near campus, contact More information on the Purple Line project can be found at Sign up for text and email updates directly from the Purple Line here.

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