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New Entrance Project Updates

September 26, 2014 5:38 PM
The Project Team is grateful to the Campus Community for your patience and understanding as we continue construction of the New Campus Entrance, an important construction project to upgrade the roadways, pedestrian pathways and parking surrounding the main campus entrance.

There has been significant progress on the project, but we still have a long way to go. This is to provide some important updates.

Campus Plaza

The main entrance to campus through the Plaza will officially be open as of Monday, September 29, 2014. More of the Plaza will become available to pedestrians making access between buildings even more convenient. These pathways will be completely accessible. A small area in the center of the Plaza will remain inaccessible as the Project completes plantings, furnishings and fixtures.

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, the roadway and pedestrian path behind Admin Building will close. The project will be improving this area to provide better access to service and delivery vehicles to this part of campus. Pedestrians can access the Sherman Hall courtyard from the front side of Admin Building.

Admin Drive Garage

The work area of on the east side of the Admin Drive garage has progressed and will expand closer to the RAC Building. Vehicles and pedestrians will be re-routed through this area, but there will be no interruption to service and signs will direct the public to their destinations. This transition is anticipated some time in October. The Project Team will provide notice and information will be posted on the website.

Work on the new ramp to access the top of the garage on the east side continues through November, 2014. The new parking area on the west side will be completed after the ramp is completed. Access to this parking area will occur when the project transitions to the west side of the garage.

Campus Entry Road

The campus entry road work remains on hold until the project receives MDE approval for this area. The Project anticipates this approval in October, 2014. When this occurs, traffic patterns on UMBC Blvd. will change, but there will be no interruption to service—and signs will direct the public to their destinations. The Project Team will provide notice and information will be posted on the website.

There are no changes to parking at this time. The Project Team will provide notice if and when changes are anticipated.

As we continue to move forward with this important project, we encourage you to visit the Campus Entrance website and join our myUMBC group to receive news and updates and stay apprised of how construction on this project may impact you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
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