October 2013 Updates

Posted: October 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm, Last Updated: October 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Road Changes & Enhancements

Braddock Road
Construction and intermittent lane closures between Prestwick Drive and Trinity Christian School will continue during the progression of Campus Drive. Continue to check Building Patriot Pride for updates.

Campus Drive
The construction for Campus drive is progressing well. The entrance to the closed West Campus Parking Lot is blocked off by fences. Access to the Recreation IM fields must be done through University Drive and Rapidan River Road.

Patriot Circle
Updates to Patriot Circle at Mason Pond Drive and Mattaponi River Lane will be done in October/November 2013 to ensure the road is in line with Americans with Disability Act (ADA) regulations.

Roanoke River Lane
The Roanoke River Lane and Braddock Road will continue to be under construction with an estimated completion of mid October 2013. To avoid this entrance until the project completion, use alternative routes as seen on our Alternate Entrances Map page.

Building Changes & Enhancements

Dining Services
Ike’s Diner is closed during its renovation and is anticipated to be reopening in September 2014. Jazzman’s will remain open for the Fall 2013 semester and will be closed starting January 2014. Freshens, Sprouts & Hot Spot will be removed over the December 2013 – January 2014 Break. Panera Bread is pending a signature and is expected to open in August 2014. Once Panera Break opens, La Patisserie will be closed.

Johnson Center
The east side of the building (inside and outside) will behind renovations during the December 2013 – January 2014 Break. The News Center will be under construction and blocked off by a wall. The offices behind Freshens will be used for storage and meeting space.

Fenwick Library
The Fenwick Library renovation and addition will be an ongoing project until late 2015. For more information about the progress of construction, visit the FOCUS website and view a visual of the construction site and pedestrian routes.

Field House
The Field House renovations will start around November 2013. Initial construction will not affect activities in the building until construction on the roof begins.

The Hub
The Mail Room will begin renovations soon for their expansion and Print Services administrative offices.

New Additions

Food Trucks
Lemongrass will return near the Shenandoah Parking Deck and Research Hall from 4:30 – 7:30pm, Monday through Friday. Doug, The Food Dude will have a food truck near Starbucks from 4:30 – 7:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Shenandoah Neighborhood
Taylor Hall construction has started on the new residence hall and is estimated to continue until summer 2014. The part of Lot R and Presidents Park Drive is closed for construction.

University Hall
Manhattan Pizza has started construction in the open retail space next to the UPS Store. The estimated opening is by the end of November 2013. They will be able to deliver on-campus and to the Fairfax community. There will be a couple parking spaces reserved in the University Hall 30-minute parking lot dedicated for pizza pickup and delivery cars.

Write to Lori Yi at lalvara2@gmu.edu

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