February 5, 2013
February 2013 Event and Construction Traffic Update
During the first weeks of February, there are several concerts at the Patriot Center that will impact parking and traffic on and around campus on those evenings.
As with any weeknight Patriot Center event, if not going to the event, it is best to avoid Braddock Road and use alternative entrances and exits to campus, including University Drive and Shenandoah River Lane (off Roberts Road). Traffic is heaviest starting 90 minutes prior to an event and immediately following the event’s end. Traffic will often impact Mason Shuttles schedules. Make sure to allow extra time commuting to the Fairfax Campus on these evenings.
For parking, it is highly encouraged to avoid the General permit surface lots around the Patriot Center (Lots A,C,J,K, & L) on event nights and use the Rappahannock River Parking Deck or Lot H (open to General parking permits after 5pm). For these events, reserved surface Lot R and the Shenandoah Parking Deck reserved parking permit levels will be open to a limited number of parkers. The reserved parking permit levels of the Rappahannock River Parking Deck may be opened if needed. Parking Services controls how many vehicles are allowed into the reserved areas to ensure space for reserved permit holders.
The upcoming concerts are:
For a full list of events and basketball games at the Patriot Center, go to: http://patriotcenter.com/
HOMECOMING BLOCK PARTY
From 11:45pm on Thursday February 14 until 7am on Sunday, February 17, the front section of Lot K will be closed for the Homecoming Block Party. If your car is left there Thursday night, it will have to be towed and relocated at the owner’s expense. For more info on the block party, go to: http://homecoming.gmu.edu/block-party/
Campus Drive Update
The week of February 11-15, there will be intermittent lane closures on the west side of Patriot Circle between Aquia Creek Lane by Lot I down to the traffic circle at Mason Pond Drive.
Roanoke River Road/Braddock Road Update
Daily lane closures are ongoing on Braddock Road from 9am-3pm between Ox Road and Nottoway River Lane.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @MasonParking on Twitter for other updates on event parking and traffic, as well as construction updates on the Roanoke River Rd/Braddock Road and Campus Drive projects. Construction information can also be found at http://building.gmu.edu/