Update September 6, 2013

The eastbound lane closures will be next Wed-Friday Sept 11-13. The left through lane between Ox Rd and Roanoke River Rd will be closed on Wed and the left turn lane into Roanoke will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Combined with the Campus Dr lane closures just to the west of Ox Rd along Braddock, it is strongly recommended to avoid Braddock Rd between 9am-3pm next week.

 

Update January 17, 2013

The Roanoke River Road/Braddock Road improvement project is still progressing. The next phase is expected to start on Monday, January 28, 2013. The work zone will now shift to Braddock Road approaching Roanoke River Road traveling east and west. One lane in each direction on Braddock Road between 9am-3pm Monday-Friday will be shut down between Ox Road and Nottoway River Lane to work on doubling the length of the turn lanes on Braddock Road into Roanoke River Road. Work will continue until approximately the end of March.

It is highly recommended to avoid this stretch of Braddock Road. When traveling to Mason on Braddock Road from the east, turn right onto Roberts Road to enter campus at Shenandoah River Lane. When traveling to Mason from the west, turn left at Ox Road and enter campus at Mason Pond Drive or University Drive. At many times, one will not be able to turn left onto Roanoke River Road or into University Mall from Braddock Road.

To ensure the safety of construction workers, other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, please drive cautiously on Roanoke River Road and Braddock Road.

 

Update December 20, 2012

Roanoke River Road/Braddock Road Update

The Roanoke River Road/Braddock Road improvement project is progressing. After a few weeks' delay, the next phase is expected to start January 3, 2013. The work zone will now shift to Braddock Road approaching Roanoke River Road traveling east and west. Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, one lane in each direction on Braddock Road will be shut down between Ox Road and Nottoway River Lane to work on doubling the length of the turn lanes on Braddock Road into Roanoke River Road. Work will continue until approximately mid-February and, depending on the weather, may continue until early spring.

It is highly recommended to avoid this stretch of Braddock Road. When traveling to Mason on Braddock Road from the east, turn right on to Roberts Road to enter campus at Shenandoah River Lane. When traveling to Mason from the west, turn left at Ox Road and enter campus at Mason Pond Drive or University Drive. At times, drivers will be unable to turn left onto Roanoke River Road or into University Mall from Braddock Road. To ensure the safety of construction workers, other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, please drive cautiously on Roanoke River Road and Braddock Road.

 

Update November 12, 2012

The Roanoke River Road/Braddock Road improvement project is still progressing. After a delay of a few weeks, the next phase is expected to start in mid-November. The work zone will now shift to Braddock Road approaching Roanoke River Road traveling east and west. One lane in each direction on Braddock Road between 9am-3pm Monday-Friday will be shut down between Ox Road and Nottoway River Lane to work on doubling the length of the turn lanes on Braddock Road into Roanoke River Road. Work will continue until at least the end of December and dependent on weather, may continue on until early spring.

It is highly recommended to avoid this stretch of Braddock Road. When traveling to Mason on Braddock Road from the east, turn right onto Roberts Road to enter campus at Shenandoah River Lane. When traveling to Mason from the west, turn left at Ox Road and enter campus at Mason Pond Drive or University Drive. At times, one will not be able to turn left onto Roanoke River Road or into University Mall from Braddock Road.
To ensure the safety of construction workers, other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, please drive cautiously on Roanoke River Road and Braddock Road.
Roanoke River Construction
Roanoke River Road/Braddock Road Construction Map

 

 

September 27, 2012 Update

The Roanoke River Road/Braddock Road improvement project is progressing well with a majority of the work on the Roanoke River Road portion nearly complete. This next phase is expected to start in early to mid October.

The work zone will now shift to Braddock Road approaching Roanoke River Road traveling east and west. One lane in each direction on Braddock Road will be shut down between Ox Road and Nottoway River Lane to work on doubling the length of the turn lanes on Braddock Road into Roanoke River Road. At times, one will not be able to turn left onto Roanoke River Road or into University Mall from Braddock Road. An approximate date for work to start is forthcoming. Visit http://building.gmu.edu for updates.

It is highly recommended to avoid this stretch of Braddock Road. When traveling to Mason on Braddock Road from the east, turn right onto Roberts Road to enter campus at Shenandoah River Lane. When traveling to Mason from the west, turn left at Ox Road and enter campus at Mason Pond Drive or University Drive. To ensure the safety of construction workers, other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, please drive cautiously on Roanoke River Road and Braddock Road.

 

 

August 16, 2012

Roanoke River Road/Braddock Road Improvements-UPDATE

On Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 9:00 A.M., Roanoke River Road. will partially re-open to vehicle traffic. Until the project is complete at the end of November, there will be one lane in and one lane out. There will be a few occasions where the road is completely closed overnight. Although Roanoke River Rd will be partially open, it is still strongly recommended that drivers use alternate routes to and from campus throughout the fall semester.

By the end of September or beginning of October, work on Braddock Road approaching Roanoke River Road in both directions will start. Alternative access points to campus include Mason Pond Drive off Ox Road, Shenandoah River Lane off Roberts Road, and University Drive. Nottoway River Lane off Braddock Road will be available as well; however, for east-bound traffic on Braddock Rd, traffic is expected to back-up quite significantly at times due to the Braddock Rd construction and drivers are advised to avoid the Braddock Road corridor when possible.

As one enters campus on Roanoke River Road, the left turn into Lot K and the right turn onto Po River Lane that takes one towards Lots L and A will be closed for most of the fall semester. All traffic on Roanoke River Road will have to continue to Patriot Circle.

July 23, 2012

Roanoke River Road/Braddock Road Improvements

As part of a joint project between George Mason University and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, road improvements will be made to Roanoke River Road and Braddock Road starting July 27, 2012. One lane traffic will open August 17, 2012.

The road improvements include (1) doubling the length of the left turn lane for east-bound Braddock Road into Roanoke River Road onto campus; (2) widening Roanoke River Road on campus to have three lanes outbound, a median, and two lanes into campus with a dedicated left turn lane into Lot K and a dedicated right turn lane onto Po River Lane by the Patriot Center as the road heads toward Lots L and A; and (3) synchronizing the traffic signal at Roanoke River Road and Braddock Road, so left turns out of campus and University Mall can be made simultaneously to improve traffic flow on Braddock Road.

Project Schedule

The road improvements are scheduled to take place between July 27 and November, 2012. To minimize the lane closures and effects on traffic when the fall 2012 semester begins in late August, Roanoke River Road will be completely closed to all vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic from July 27 to August 17 to allow the contractor as much time as possible to get the maximum amount of work done.

Alternate Directions

Expect heavy traffic on Braddock Road. Faculty, staff, students, and visitors are strongly urged to find alternative access points to campus, including Mason Pond Drive off Rt. 123, University Drive, and Shenandoah River Lane off Roberts Road. Alternate directions can be found at http://www.gmu.edu/resources/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html. Although detours using Nottoway River Lane off Braddock Road will be in place, traffic between Roberts Road and Rt. 123 and to the east and west will still be disrupted, so avoiding Braddock Road altogether is highly encouraged in July and August.

Project Updates

To see a project overview, get current information and updates on this and other upcoming road projects, go to http://building.gmu.edu. For information about parking, transportation, and the effects on traffic caused by construction and events, check out Parking and Transportation on Facebook  (http://www.facebook.com/MasonParkingTransportation) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/MasonParking).

The project will be administered by Mason’s Facilities Management in coordination with Fairfax County, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and University Mall, which will undergo a simultaneous renovation that includes work on the westbound left-hand turn lane as you approach the mall entrance on Braddock Road. Mason’s contractor will do the actual work for University Mall on Braddock Road but will be paid through the University Mall project.