Archive for the Gazette Archive: Building the Future Category

Spur Road Gets Repaved, Officially Named University Drive

May 22, 2009

Final preparations are being made for this fall’s opening of the new Rappahannock River Parking Deck on the north end of the Fairfax Campus.

Construction to Limit Traffic along Aquia Creek Lane

May 14, 2009

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With the construction of several exciting new projects on the Fairfax Campus moving into high gear this summer, changes are afoot.

Newest Residence Halls Near Completion

April 16, 2009

Mason will take another significant step this fall in its quest to satisfy students’ housing needs as two new residence halls near completion.

New Fairfax Campus Parking Deck to Open in August

April 14, 2009

If it takes nearly two years to build a parking deck, you know it’s going to be huge. Such is the case with the Rappahannock Parking Deck on the north end of the Fairfax Campus off of University Drive.

University Moves Forward With Plans for Major Addition to Fenwick Library

April 13, 2009

Design work for the expansion of Fenwick Library on the Fairfax Campus will start this week, and the university community is invited to participate in planning for the new addition.

A Peek Inside the Mason Inn

April 3, 2009

Few construction projects at Mason have received as much attention from the community as the future Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel.

New Arlington Building Offers Lots of Naming Opportunities

March 5, 2009

Naming a new $100 million building is a high-pressure task, especially one that has captured the attention of thousands of area residents, commuters and visitors ever since work began on it more than two years ago.

Names for Mason Campus Buildings, Streets Announced

February 20, 2009

Mason’s Naming Committee recently made more headway in the challenging process of naming buildings, streets and other landmarks on the campuses. With so much new construction, the committee has had to step up its meeting schedule to keep pace.

Patriot Circle to See Further Road Work

February 13, 2009

To those who thought construction work on Patriot Circle was finally complete, think again. Just months after the “circle” was reconnected following the completion of the roundabout in front of the Physical Education Building, campus drivers will need to brace themselves for further adjustments.

Short-Term Fixes for Major Fairfax Intersection Under Consideration

January 15, 2009

Tens of millions of dollars of state money for road improvements is hard to come by, especially in tight economic times. But upgrades to the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123 (Ox Road) are moving up on Fairfax County’s priority list.