Campus Drive Construction Update – January 2013
The Campus Drive project construction will begin the first week in January 2013, with clearing and grubbing in several areas on East Campus. These areas include around the Patriots Village lot, along Ox Road (Route 123), around the RAC, and along Patriot Circle across from the RAC. From January 7 – January 11, 2013 between the hours of 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Patriot Circle was completely closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic between the traffic circle at Mason Pond Drive and Lot I. The Mason Shuttle stop at the RAC was closed January 7-11 due to the street closure.
Once clearing and grubbing is complete in these areas, the Route 123 detour (see image below) will be built to allow for the construction of bridges that will span the new Campus Drive. The detour will carry the existing four lanes of traffic along Route 123 between University Drive and Mason Pond Drive; expect traffic delays along this corridor.
On January 3, 2013, the pedestrian crosswalk across Route 123 halfway between Braddock Road and University Drive was closed. All pedestrians will need to cross Route 123 at either Braddock Road or University Drive to get back and forth between the East and West Campuses. The Fairfax County bicycle/pedestrian path along the east side of Route 123 will be detoured (see image below) through campus at Mason Pond Drive, using Patriot Circle to head back toward University Drive.
Starting on January 2, 2013, the north side (the right side) of the Patriots Village lot closed for the remainder of 2013. The south end of the parking lot may close during certain hours because of construction activity.
As the Campus Drive project progresses, there will be lane and parking closures at times along Patriot Circle, Mason Pond Drive, Braddock Road, and Rapidan River Road, and in the West Campus lot. E-mail updates will be sent periodically but check the Building Patriot Pride website and Parking and Transportation’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates. Campus Drive from Braddock Road to Patriot Circle is scheduled to open in December 2013, with the project completely finished in July 2014.
For more information about the Campus Drive project (previously known as West Campus Connector), please review this Campus Drive Advisory Group Briefing.