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DETOUR on Garrod Drive during road realignment project

panorama of construction
Phase one of the construction currently taking place on Garrod Drive near La Rue Road will provide more parking between Putah Creek Lodge and the Arboretum Teaching Nursery in addition to creating a defined California native plant meadow.

Over the next couple of days  (Friday, September 26, 2014 through early the following week of  September 28, 2014) a portion of Garrod Drive just off La Rue Road leading to the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, will be closed with a detour in place.

Please refer to the map below or CLICK HERE to download a map of the detour.

This work is part of a multi-year plan to improve access and create campus- and visitor-friendly features at the west end of the Arboretum. The area is part of an exciting initiative zone that contains several large, campus-funded projects. The Arboretum and Public Garden team has been working with campus project managers and departments to coordinate and leverage these projects to enhance the visitor experience in the Arboretum.

The Garrod Drive realignment and Putah Creek Lodge parking lot expansion (happening now), will improve access to the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. This lot will feature trees specifically chosen for their ability to tolerate tough, urban conditions, a new bioswale will filter water that runs off from the parking lot, and a California native plant meadow will collect excess water from the entire site while creating wildlife habitat.

READ MORE in UC Davis Dateline.

Garrod drive detour map