Road Construction Impacts Summer 2017

Posted: June 23, 2017 at 4:53 pm, Last Updated: June 25, 2017 at 7:54 pm

Road Construction Impacts Summer 2017            

Over the next two months, there are multiple construction and maintenance projects happening around the Fairfax Campus that will have varying degrees of parking and traffic impacts.

  • There are several roadways being impacted by construction related to the Academic VII (Peterson Hall) project:
    1. Monday, June 26 through Friday, July 14 – Patriot Circle between the Finley Lot and George Mason Boulevard (indicated in blue) will be closed in both directions. Access in and out of the Finley Parking Lot will be available.
      1. Detour: Eastbound traffic should use Aquia Creek Lane and University Drive to drive around the closure and re-enter campus at George Mason Boulevard. Westbound traffic (towards Campus Drive from George Mason Boulevard) must drive around the south end of campus (use Patriot Circle towards EagleBank Arena).
    2. Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14 – Patriot Circle between Aquia Creek Lane and the Finley Lot (indicated in red) will have intermittent lane closures. Access in and out of Finley Lot will be available.
    3. Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21 – Aquia Creek Lane (portion between Rogers Hall/Subway and Patriot Circle) and access in and out of Lot I from Aquia Creek Lane (indicated in green) will have intermittent lane closures. It is advisable to avoid this road during that week.
    4. Monday, July 24 to August 4 – Expect intermittent lane closures on George Mason Boulevard between University Drive and Patriot Circle.

See map of roadway impacts related to Peterson Hall construction at:

  • Fairfax Water is beginning a project to build a new water transmission line that will effect different areas of campus over the next 12-15 months. The first phase will impact Roanoke River Road between Patriot Circle and Braddock Road from Monday, June 26 to Friday, July 28.

From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, the Roanoke River Road outbound lane (closest to Lot K) will be closed. Brief closings of the roadway will occur while the transmission line crosses Roanoke River Road which at times may close the entrance/exit to Lot K from Roanoke River Road. Access in and out of Lot K from Patriot Circle and Global Lane will not be effected.

Drivers are encouraged to use Nottoway River Lane or Campus Drive to access Braddock Road when exiting campus during the construction hours and to avoid Roanoke River Road.

There will be impacts to Campus Drive in the fall and/or spring related to the next phase of the Fairfax Water project. Information will be provided as it becomes available.

  • Parking Lot and Street Paving Maintenance
    1. Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16 – Krasnow Lot and Rockfish Creek Lane (in front of Krasnow Lot) will be paved and striped. During this period, the parking lot will be closed and the street will have one lane open at a time. Alternative faculty/staff parking will be available during the lot closure in the Buchanan House Lot and the adjacent President’s Park Lot.
    2. Saturday, July 15 through Tuesday, July 18 – Shenandoah River Lane (between Patriot Circle and Roberts Road) will be paved and striped. The road will remain open with alternating one-way traffic. During this period, it is recommended to avoid using this street to enter and exit campus.
    3. Saturday, July 15 through Tuesday, July 18 – Nottoway River Lane between Lot C and Patriot Circle will be paved and striped. The road will remain open with alternating one-way traffic. Access from Braddock Road in and out of Lot C will not be impacted.

Please go to to view a campus map where these areas being paved are highlighted.

In addition to the road and parking lot impacts, dozens of sidewalk sections around campus will be repaired in July and August. Pay attention to posted signage regarding closures and detours.

Information on all these projects will be updated on Building Patriot Pride and @MasonParking on Twitter as it becomes available. All schedules may change and are weather dependent.

If you have any questions, email The University appreciates your patience and cooperation as projects continue and repairs are made to support the campus.

Write to University Information at

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