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Traffic Advisories during construction

Construction to start on new student amenities;
Lake Lots to close Saturday, December 16, 2017

On December 16, 2017, the Lake Lot 1 and Lake Lot 2 parking lots will be closed to enable the construction of a student wellness center,  a student enrollment center and multiple recreation fields.  Those facilities are currently scheduled to open in Fall 2019 and Fall 2020.  

During construction, all lower campus parking will be accommodated in the Bellevue Lot which is accessible from the Bellevue/Lake intersection and Northbound Lake Road.  A temporary, 700-foot paved, accessible and lighted path will connect the Bellevue Lot to Scholars Lane during the course of construction. During construction, bicycle access will continue along Lake Road to Scholars Lane. Please visit the bicycle advisory page for latest details.   A permanent bicycle access route that will become fully operational in Fall 2020 is being developed as part of the campus expansion. 

 

Bellevue/Lake Intersection Traffic Light to "Flash Red" pending review

Over Thanksgiving Weekend 2017, a four-way traffic light with turn arrows was installed at the entrance to the campus based on an intersection design that removed the westbound turn lane from Lake Road to Bellevue Road for safety reasons.  

Initial activation of the traffic light and the alteration to the turn off to Bellevue Road caused significant delays on the afternoon and evening of December 6, 2017.

Due to the delays experienced, the westbound Bellevue turn off will remain open and the light will remain flashing red until the traffic flow and light timing issues have been addressed.   We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Lake Road Bicycle Lane

Exercise Caution: In order to ensure bicycle access to the campus during construction of the campus expansion, Plenary Properties Merced, under contract with the University, has installed a temporary paved and gravel diversion near the intersection of Lake and Bellevue.  Please remain alert to inbound and outbound intersecting vehicles.


Ranchers Road

Current Status: No campus expansion related projects are underway at this time.


Scholars Lane

Current Status: No campus expansion related projects are underway at this time.


 


Lake Road

Current Status: No campus expansion related projects on Lake Road proper are underway at this time. However, please stay observant near the construction site entrance. 


 

Bellevue Road

Current Status: No campus expansion related projects on Bellevue Road proper are underway at this time. However, please stay observant near the construction site entrance. 

 
 

Questions, comments, or concerns?

Please email construction2020@ucmerced.edu or call (209) 228-4434.


Current Traffic Conditions via Google Maps

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