Facilities Management

Sanitary sewer work to impact travel on Huron Drive, Philip Aziz Ave

Sanitary sewer upgrades

Summer Construction: Sanitary sewer installation will impact Huron Dr., Philip Aziz Ave.


Sanitary Sewer Installation
Project Announcement

As early as May 12, sections along Huron Dr. and Philip Aziz Ave. will be subject to intermittent closures including roadways, pedestrian paths, and the practice fields due to sanitary sewer upgrades. The work is expected to be completed by early September, prior to the start of the new academic year.

For approximately six weeks, beginning May 19, there will be a complete closure of the roadway adjacent to the Huron Flats parking lot entrances. Access to Huron Flats parking lot, TD Waterhouse Stadium, and South Valley parking lot will be maintained at all times.

Throughout the construction process, advanced notice signs and detours will be posted to help traffic find alternate routes around road closures. Pedestrian access will be not be interrupted between the Recreation Centre and Huron Flats parking lot, however, intermittent walkway closures will occur on both sides of  Huron Drive throughout construction.

The upgraded sanitary sewer infrastructure will serve the new academic building for the Faculty of Information and Media Studies and Nursing. The project will also increase capacity and prepare the area for future development in South Valley. Along with major sanitary sewage pipe installation, the project includes the addition of a new sewage pumping station and forcemain.

For more information on the sewer, download the PDF map outlining the projected dates for service interruption.

This construction project marks the first of many for the campus this summer. To keep the community up-to-date on all projects and service interruptions, Facilities Management is in the process of developing a calendar of events that will be available online. Please visit Facilities Management's website and twitter feed for updates and service interruptions.

April 22, 2015

FAQ

Who is affected by the construction?

There will be intermittent delays to pedestrians and motorists travelling along Huron Dr at select stages of construction. Short closures (no more than one day) will begin on May 12. Starting May 19, the work will require a complete closure of the roadway adjacent to the Huron Flats parking lot entrances for six weeks. On-site signage and detours will be posted prior to closures. Parking lots will remain open during the entire project. A pedestrain walkway will be maintain from the Huron parking lot to main campus.

How will my commute be affected?

Construction is scheduled to commence in May and complete at the end of August. Consturction will impact the surrounding roads and pathways. Western officials are asking the community to remain patient during the construction and find alternate routes when possible. Detours will be posted prior to road and walkway closures.

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 and a number of nearby visitor lots. See Parking Services’ map for lot locations listed by permit type; http://uwo.ca/parking/find/map.html

Why is the sanitary sewer being installed?

The upgraded sewer infrastructure will serve the new academic building for Faculty of Information and Media Studies and Nursing. The project will also increase capacity and prepare the area for future development in South Valley.

Project Update

[Updated August 24] No road closures are scheduled for this project.

Months of August and September

August - Construction continues. The Huron Flats parking lot entrance (east) is restored with the west entrance opening prior to the new academic term. The new pumping station will be commissioned and functional by the end of the month. Closures are required to complete the final tie-ins to exiting sewer infrastructure. Huron Dr. and Lambton Dr. will be closed for the project in mid-August.

September - The project will be complete prior to the new academic term.

Service Interruption

None.

Project Location:

Huron Dr. from the intersection of Lambton Dr. and Philip Aziz Ave.

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