Construction Advisories

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Current Advisories

New Africa House Ramp Closed for Renovation
12/8/21 - June 2022

The New Africa House west side ramp is scheduled for renovation and will remain closed through the spring 2022 semester. The main entry stairs will remain open. The accessible route into the building is now via a curb cut in front of Brooks Hall to the east entrance of New Africa House and is marked by pedestrian detour signs.

Questions and comments about this project should be directed to Associate Director for Buildings and Grounds Services, Pam Monn at

Construction Detours on Mass. Ave., Lincoln Ave. will be in place starting Monday, December 20
12/20/21 - 1/21/22

Starting Monday, Dec. 20, construction fencing will be installed on the UMass Amherst campus around sections of Massachusetts Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, and the full perimeter of Parking Lot 32 East. This work is part of site preparations for pending construction of new undergraduate and graduate housing. Significant changes in traffic and parking patterns will occur.

The following will be in place from Dec. 20, 2021 through Jan. 21, 2022.

  • A detour will be in place for Massachusetts Avenue eastbound from Lincoln Avenue to the Visitors Center Lot entrance.
    Vehicle traffic on Mass. Ave. eastbound will merge to one lane before Lincoln Ave. to use a detour as directed. A police detail will be on Mass. Ave. during construction activities to guide vehicles, pedestrians and construction vehicles. This detour is scheduled to end at the start of the spring semester, but the other changes noted below are expected to remain in place until construction concludes in fall 2023.
  • The entry to the Robsham Visitors Center Lot will be closed to vehicle traffic.
    Vehicles may access the lot from Mass. Ave. through the Lot 34 entrance. The Visitors Center Lot exit will remain open.
  • Lincoln Avenue will be closed from the entrance to Lot 32 to Massachusetts Avenue.
    Vehicles will use North Hadley Road and Sunset Avenue as a detour.
  • There also will be impacts to pedestrian pathways.

Questions and comments about this project should be directed to the Design & Construction Management capital project manager, Jason Venditti at or 413-326-1661.