With Fewer Vehicles at UMD, Detours to Help Speed Up Purple Line Work
Photo by Stephanie S. Cordle
Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Carlo Colella sent the following email to faculty, staff, student employees and summer students:
Construction related to the Purple Line has increased on campus this year. We also have many other critical projects underway, including construction of Zupnik Hall and infrastructure improvements. We understand that construction on campus creates challenges for pedestrians and drivers. Please keep in mind that these projects will create lasting change—in particular, the benefits that our campus will see from the Purple Line will be significant and will connect our campus to the surrounding region in new ways.
The university is working with the state to accelerate construction of the Purple Line while minimizing disruption to our community during peak times as much as possible. We will put in place several road closures this summer while the campus is less populated. In addition to Purple Line construction, several other UMD construction projects will impact our campus this summer.
Here are the changes you can expect to see from May 25 to mid-August (see map):
Tips for success this summer
Please remember that as with any construction project, plans and timelines are subject to change. To find the most up-to-date road closures and detours, please visit the university’s Purple Line website for impacts on campus and the official Purple Line website for impacts beyond campus.
We remind you to use caution and follow all posted signs and flaggers when traveling near construction areas. As always, we appreciate your flexibility as this important project for our campus and entire region continues to make progress.
If you have questions or encounter issues while traveling around campus, please contact email@example.com or 301.405.2222.
Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
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