On Aug. 29, the Brescia Lane entrance to the Springett Parking Lot will close 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.
During the construction phase of this new lot entrance, Western Road heading south will be down to one lane. Motorists are reminded to expect delays.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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Week of August 18
Construction continues in lot (paving begins) and along Western Road. Brescia Ln. and Western Rd. intersection will be subject to significant lane closures in both directions for infrastructure work (including switch to temporary traffic signals). The new entrance intersection will also be subject to significant lane closures in both directions for infrastructure work. Police will be on site to direct traffic.
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 - August 18, 2014
August 29 at 8am, the new intersection will open and new lot gates will be activated. Access to the lot via Brescia Lane will be permanently restricted.