Starting Monday, Nov. 19 construction activities will commence and passage along portions of College Drive, Library Road and University Drive will be affected. The campus map highlights the temporary traffic pattern.
To prepare for the upcoming road work on campus a construction trailer will be placed in the gravel parking lot (P11) across from the Boathouse by Friday, Nov. 16.
College Drive between Millward and the intersection with Serpentine Road will be closed as work begins on the retaining wall along the south side of the road.
Traffic passing in front of the castle will be re-routed up to Neptune Way, in front of Nixon and Grant, to re-join University Drive.
Excavation of the existing retaining wall in the closed section of College Drive involves removal of creosote pilings and surrounding soil. A temporary storage area for this soil will be set up northwest of parking lot P4 (the oval track at the top of the hill) where it will be tested and later dispatched to an appropriate disposal. As a result, there will be increased traffic to and from P4/along the track as large trucks transport and deposit loads of soil. It is expected that parking in P4 will remain open throughout the project. Everyone who uses this parking area is encouraged to be aware of their surroundings and increased traffic.
At the same time, Library road and parking lot P6 will be closed while crews work to remove the asphalt. The closest alternate parking option for library users will be at the Mews (P7). Pedestrians and cyclists will continue to have free access on the existing trail between the Mews and the library.
Road construction teams will work from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please consider adding a few extra minutes to your morning routine as you may encounter delays on usual routes and parking areas.
SAFETY FIRST!Please follow instructions from flag people directing traffic. A speed limit of 15 km/h is recommended in construction zones and on temporary routes adjacent to campus buildings.Remember to be aware of your surroundings, and share the road with pedestrians, cyclists and golf carts. Plan ahead and allow yourself a few extra minutes to pass through construction areas whether in a car, on foot or by bicycle. Our safety is important! Questions -
Comments?How can I find out more? Regular updates will be posted in RoadSpiel. If you require additional information, please contact Carolyn Levesque, Senior Portfolio Manager to the VP&CFO, at ext. 2503.
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