Summer Construction

During the quieter summer months, Facilities Management schdedules some of its more intrusive work. The campus community can expect occassional delays and detours as a result. Below is a map of some of our planned work this season. Most initiatives are indentified at the beginning of the season, however, we continue to plan and finalize contracts for new work throughout the summer - project details will change. Thank you for your patience.


Service Interruptions

Temporary service interruptions will continue to be listed on our service interuption calendar (, tweeted (@westernufm), and/or distributed through Western Communications' media channels.

Service Interruptions

The following is a list of service interruptins that may impede travel across campus, typically focussing on roadways, bike paths, and pedestrian walkways.  

Project/Location Interruption Est. Duration
Dental Science Bridge Replacement / DSB and Medical Parking Lot Closure of bridge and restrictuions to nearby services/lots [View Notice] June 2 - August 30
Convocation events / Lambton Drive (Not construction related) Temporary road closures to accommodate pedestrian traffic associated with convocation events [View Notice] June 7 - June 21
Campus General repairs / multiple locations (see map) Multiple locations will have restrictions [View Notice] June 24 - July 19
Western Commons Enabling Work/Staging Building Perth Dr. norh of Delaware Hall, sidewalks, and parking lots periodic restrictions and closures [View Notice] June 24 - Nov 15

Construction Projects - Infrastructure Enhancements (Summer 2024)

Following approval, many projects can take a few weeks to line up for contracting. Timelines for the following infrastucture enhancement projects are fluid, influenced by adverse weather, material deliveries, and unforeseen factors which impact construction. 

Project Timeline Features
Bayfield Parking Lot upgrades May - June Resurfacing of North section of the lot. South section will remain open to parking permit holders.
Dental Science Bridge Replacement June - August Current bridge will be removed. New bridge will be built off site, craned-in, and installed.
Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre Parking Lot upgrades July
Western Alumni Stadium Video Board May - July Track to be closed to accommodate drilling/install
Social Sciences Parking Lot - CB Repairs June - July
Medway/Sydenham Patio work TBD
Earth bin installs (NSC,  PAB) June
EV Stations (BAHR, PHFM SSB, Springett) Various
Campus General hard surfaces repairs (various) TBD Annual repairs and maintenance to asphalt and concrete surfaces across campus.

Construction Projects - Major Capital (Ongoing)

The following is a list of select projects which are considered large impact endeavors and/or projects that may interrupt services and commuter flow through campus. 

Project Timeline Features
Western Commons Enabling Work
June - Nov 2024
Proposed new multi-use space.
Ronald D. Schmeichel Building for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fall 2024 From a net-zero-energy space for budding entrepreneurs to an Indigenous solstice lounge and bright new wellness centre, Western’s building plans for the coming year will help transform campus into a more sustainable, inclusive place.
Weldon Library renovations (Phase Two) Spring - Summer 2024
Elborn College renovations Summer 2024