Exterior Lighting Project - Service Interruptions

Starting January 13, a lighting project that will add 44 new street lights along a stretch of Middlesex and Elgin drives will result in the rerouting of LTC buses. Alumni Hall Circle, Western Road, and Perth Drive stops will be the primary hubs for transit riders arriving on and departing from campus.

The light replacements along the 300-metre section are among the final steps in a comprehensive, campus-wide project to upgrade exterior lighting to industry standards that best protect pedestrians and improve visibility for drivers.

As large construction equipment will be used to move and install the six-metre-high fixtures, all vehicle access to the area will be diverted instead to Western Road and to Perth and Lambton drives.

Lighting improvements to correct some dark spots in the parking lot and sidewalks near Thompson Recreation and Western Student Recreation Centre will also take place with minimal disruption.

Service-specific interruptions

Buses lining up at the Natural Science entrance along Middlesex Drive

London Transit: Transit riders and campus commuters need to plan for detours and delays for the next few weeks as university efforts to brighten up campus continue into the New Year. London Transit and shuttle buses that normally stop in front of the Natural Sciences Building will be detoured for five weeks. Passengers will be redirected to bus stops at Alumni Hall Circle and along Perth Drive and Western Road.

London Transit is encouraging students, staff, and faculty to use its Infoweb real-time information at realtime.londontransit.ca to get accurate bus arrival times as detours can affect the timing of routes. LTC planning director Katie Burns said updates will also be posted on londontransit.ca, as well as @LTCLdnOnt on Twitter.

Active Transportation: Pedestrians and cyclists can expect safety fencing and additional directional signs beside construction zones.

Parking on Campus: Parking lots at the Social Sciences Building and Medical Science Building across Elgin Drive will remain open, except for some sporadic restrictions as needed.

Accessibility: Students, faculty, and staff with mobility limitations should contact Accessibility Services at accessibility@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111, extension 85501. For Student Accessibility Services please call 519-661-2147 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) to arrange for assistance. Students currently using the Western Accessible Transportation Service (WATS) there is no change in your service. https://accessibility.uwo.ca/

Building Access: Building entrances will remain open during the project.