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Traffic Pattern Changes on the JMU Campus


Have Questions?

  • For questions about public transit, contact Lee Eshelman, JMU traffic demand manager, at (540) 568-4522 or
  • For questions about environmental stewardship, contact C.J. Hartman, executive director of the Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World at (540) 568-3202 or
  • For questions or comments about the gate installation project, contact Don Egle, university spokesman, at (540) 568-5322 or


On Monday, August 15, JMU changed the way students, faculty, staff and community members navigate campus. The reasons for this transportation shift are both numerous and significant.

Over the past few years, JMU has made great progress in its overall commitment to environmental sustainability on campus. The outlined navigational changes will help support the reduction of single occupancy vehicles and reduce traffic congestion.

Reducing the total number of vehicles will also provide a safer and more pedestrian-friendly campus. In addition, the public transit system will run more efficiently.

The navigation changes include the addition of four gates, reconfigured parking lots around portions of the Bluestone area of campus, some bike lane and crosswalk modifications and the addition of a bus staging area near Godwin Hall.

JMU will use this webpage as a portal to a vast array of campus resources.

The gated portion of campus will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. The gated portion of the campus will be open weeknights after 7 p.m., on weekends, during certain events and during the summer.Accommodations will be made for student move-in.

Please contact Don Egle at 540-568-3621 or with any questions.

Published: Monday, August 15, 2011

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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