Summer Construction Projects 2018

Summer Construction at a glanceCampus community and beyond,

Thank you for your patience throughout our summer construction period. We understand that our projects may cause interruptions to your daily commute and may result in temporary delays. Our hope is that the short-term inconvenience to our customers on campus is out-weighed by the results and improved services of our completed projects.

Should you have any feedback on our Summer Construction initiatives or anything related to the Facilities Management Division, please don't hesitate to contact us

Thank you,
Your friends at Facilities Management

Upcoming Service Interruptions

Temporary interruptions to service as a result of the projects below are added to this list. This list of summer construction projects and interruptions is not updated during the Fall and Winter academic terms. Major interruptions will be tweeted (@westernufm) or distributed through the Western media channels.

Interruption Location/Project Duration
Roadway and sidewalk restrictions  Middlesex Drive and surrounding road and pathways / Bicycle lane enhancements October 7-19

List of Construction Projects - Infrastructure Enhancements

Following approval, many projects can take a few weeks to line up a contract. TBAs are currently in development and dates will be announced once contracts are finalized. Timelines will be fluid as poor weather and unforeseen factors impact construction. 

Project Timeline Features
Middlesex Drive - Bicycle lane During the Fall term The project will feature separated lanes running on either side of the road, including barriers and standard green lane paint. Enhancements will follow current Ontario standards.
Lambton Drive - Lighting enhancements Remove and replace of road and pathway lights along Lambton Drive. New LED fixtures will improve appearance, light levels and reduce energy consumption.
South Valley Lot Lot expansion and gate relocation
Chemistry Lot Gate relocation and lane work.
Social Science Centre - Manhole Fix heaved and unlevel concrete between Social Sciences Centre and University Community Centre.
Weldon parking lot reconfiguration Weldon lot will be reconfigured to accommodate safer traffic flow. As a result, permit types may change and access to the loading area will be restricted.
South valley steam and chilled water repairs Interruptions to loading areas for HSB, FNB, and PP. The project will repair steam and chilled water infrastructure.
Alumni/Thompson lot - Sidewalk enhancements Widening the sidewalk outside Thompson Engineering Building.
Campus-wide, sidewalk and curb work Repair and replace concrete
University Drive - removal of median parking and lane work Parking and stopping along University Drive will be restricted with the parking spots along the inside lanes being removed.
Althouse College - roadway resurfacing Road repairs to select sections around Althouse College. Work is expected to complete in a day.
University Community Centre - loading lane Road repairs to select sections of the laneway.
Lambton Drive - roadway resurfacing Road repairs to select sections of Lambton Drive.

List of Construction Projects - Major Capital Construction

Project Timeline Features
Three C+ Engineering Building July/August 2018

With Engineering’s undergraduate enrolment expected to jump more than 25 per cent in the next couple of years, the timing could not be better to break ground on a new building. With the goal of enhancing teaching and learning spaces, a new 100,000-square-foot building is set to take shape this fall, connecting to the Spencer Engineering Building and Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory (BLWTL), along Western Road. The BLWTL will remain, but office space will removed during construction.

University College Modernization June 2018

The current renovation project will include a major interior modernization and opening of more common space. The renovation will include complete replacement of electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems, The project will renovate approximately 117,534 sqft (almost all) of the existing University College Building.

Alumni Hall Renovation August Adjustments and updates to space in Alumni Hall to accommodate unit(s) moving from Thames Hall.
Althouse Courtyard Renovation December 2018 A 10,000 sq. ft. addition that will include a new classroom, meeting rooms and office space. Construction is underway and will be complete by the end of the year.
Western Student Recreation Centre Gymnasium Addition October 2018 Construction on a sixth gymnasium began in early April and will wrap up by the end of the year. The added space will create more flexibility and greater capacity for WRC programming. The site is located at the bend where Philip Aziz Drive and Huron Drive meet.
Thames Hall Renovation 2020 A major renovation to Thames Hall will provide updated space for the School of Kinesiology, general use classrooms and space, and house The Western Health and Wellness Centre. The project is located on the north-east corner of the Alumni Circle. Construction is slated to begin in early 2019, with units moving to temporary locations beginning August 2018.

*Information has been updated