Facilities Management

Springett/Huron Lot Entrance Project

Springett/Huron Lot Entrance Construction

Provided by: Urban Strategies Inc.

Artist's rendition of the new Springett/Huron lot entrance.

New Springett entrance opens, construction continues

The Brescia Lane entrance to the Springett Parking Lot has closed permanently, giving way to a new shared entrance with Huron University College. This newly developed intersection will serve both Western and Huron staff, faculty and student permit-holders. The new parking lot entrance is located north of the current entrance between Lambton and Elgin Drs. to allow cars to enter Springett from both the southbound and northbound lanes of Western Road.

Western Road closure

The modifications to the Springett lot has necessitated the removal of some parking spaces for both grey and green permit holders and may require commuters to seek alternative lots. Though some lots will fill over the course of the day, there will remain capacity on campus for Western parking customers. Visit Western's Parking Map for information on all campus parking options http://www.uwo.ca/about/visit/maps.html

Construction Map


Who is affected by the construction?

Grey and Green permit holders parking in Springett lot will be affected by the project. There will be temporary delays to pedestrians and motorists along Western Road during select stages of construction.

How will my commute be affected?

Construction is scheduled to commence June 20 and complete November 2014. Parking customers can expect delays and service interruptions throughout the entirety of the project. Western officials are asking the community to remain patient during the construction.

Where can I learn more about the construction?

Western is tracking construction and posting project updates in the right column of this webpage and on Twitter, @westernu.

Where else can I park?

There are eight Grey lots and five Green lots located on campus. See Parking Services’ map for lot locations listed by permit type; http://uwo.ca/parking/find/map.html

Will I still be able to use the pedestrian tunnel?

The tunnel under Western Road between Springett and main campus will remain open during and after the project. Following the completion of the project pedestrian will also have a signal crossing on Western Road.

Are the wooden hydro poles permanent?

The wooden poles and overhead wires are temporary. They are carrying the traffic lights and pedestrian crossing signals during the construction period. The new metal poles and underground wiring are being installed as part of the widening of the Western road portion of the main intersection.

Why is the entrance moving?

The new entrance will provide Western with access to University owned property behind Huron, allowing for future growth. The construction will also provide Huron with an updated entrance to Western Road.

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Springett Construction Image

Photos added September 17

Construction Update

Week of September 15

Sept. 18 & 19; Closure to southbound, curb-side lane on Western Road near Huron College.

Week of September 22

At the Western Rd. and Lambton/Brescia intersection; continuation and completion of curbs, streetlights, traffic lights, sidewalks and centre median will result in intermittent single lane closures. The traffic signals will not be affected by the work. Delays can be expected throughout the day.

Brescia Lane access to Springett is closed. The new entrance intersection is open and may be subject to intermittent lane closures in all directions for infrastructure work.

Service Interruption
Western Road and sidewalks may be affected by closures on both sides. Motorists and pedestrians can expect delays along Western Road and accessing Springett lot. New lot gates are experiencing occasional hydro interruptions as construction continues on the lot and may lead to intermittent service. The lot is expected to fill by morning. See map for other lot locations on campus; http://uwo.ca/parking/find/map.html

Aerial View - September 11, 2014

Springett Construction Map

Upcoming Weeks
The sidewalk by the new entrance will be completed. Focus will turn to the completion of the eastern side of the Western Rd./Lambton Dr. intersection - followed by the west side.