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.

Project Announcement

    Construction on the new Springett lot entrance begins Friday, June 20, 2014.

    Construction fencing will be installed throughout the weekend and two of the three current lot gates will be decommissioned by Monday morning. Grey and Green permit holder using Springett should give themselves extra travel time and expect delays throughout the duration of the project.

    The new lot entrance, located north of the current entrance, is scheduled to open in November 2014. The opening will coincide with the permanent closure of the Brescia Lane entrance.

    By updating the lot entrance, Western will be better aligned for future growth as outlined in the University’s Master Plan.

    For up-to-date information, favourite/bookmark this page; Springett Construction Updates


    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 July 25

Construction Update

Week of July 28
Construction continues in lot. Construction will begin on the Western Road intersection. Western Road will have one lane closed on both the North and South routes.

Service Interruption
Sidewalk (west side of Western Rd.) is closed. Pedestrians are directed to the tunnel and east side of Western Rd. Western Road may be affected by lane closures on both sides. Motorist and pedestrians can expect delays along Western Road and accessing Springett lot. 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 - July 28, 2014

Springett Construction Map

Upcoming Interruptions