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Merced 2020 Traffic Advisories

August 18-August 23, 2017 

Please allow up to 30 minutes extra travel time

UC Merced's campus expansion is moving forward.  We appreciate your patience as we add new classrooms, research labs, student-focused amenities and parking.  

This period, three separate projects by PG&E, Merced County and the campus are significantly impacting campus circulation.  Please allow for extra travel time of 30 minutes both to and from the campus - and especially through August 21st.  The goal is to have the majority of this work complete before the start of classes.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Questions, comments, or concerns?

Please email or call (209) 228-4434.

Current Traffic Conditions via Google Maps

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Areas of Work


Lake Road Details

Please expect 30 minute delays through Monday August 21st.

As part of a road safety initiative, Merced County is adding 4-foot wide shoulders to both lanes of Lake Road between Yosemite Avenue and Bellevue Road.  Please expect flaggers and one-way traffic.   This work will be complete prior to the start of classes.   No work is scheduled for August 19th or August 20th.

The widening is being done to reduce the potential for future accidents. Between 2007 and 2012, there were 16 accidents recorded along Lake Road involving vehicles running off the narrow road. 

Bellevue Road Details

Please expect 30 minute delays on weekdays through end of November.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is expanding the gas line used to provide heat and hot water on campus.  Please expect flaggers and one-way traffic. The work will take place between G Street and Lake Road and will be complete by the end of November 2017. No work will take place on weekends.

Bellevue/Lake Intersection Reconfiguration Details

To improve access to campus, the intersection of Lake Road and Bellevue Road is being expanded and a stoplight will be installed with a new entrance to campus. The planned transition of the intersection into a four way intersection - leading into the campus - is late November 2017.

Phase 1: Three-way intersection with stop sign (PDF)


Phase 2: Four-way intersection with stoplight (PDF)

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 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.