Traffic notices

Watch for equipment and construction crews at the areas listed below and always obey signs, traffic controls, and traffic control personnel.

For questions regarding traffic notices, please contact Mike Spencer at traffic@sfu.ca.

South Campus Road - Road Closure

** Updated 17 September 2019 **

South Campus Road is reopen as of Tuesday, September 17th. Transit buses will return to regular routing on Monday, September 23rd allowing for the return of passenger drop-off and pick-up on Tower Road, South Campus Road and at the Transportation Centre.

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** Updated 26 August 2019 **

The MBC/AQ service lane has been reopened although some construction activity in this area can be expected.

The project on South Campus Road (between Gaglardi Way and Science Road) is now anticipated to be complete by the end of September. Until this time, South Campus Road will continue to be closed and Transit re-routed.

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** Updated 7 August 2019 **

As part of the next phase of the BioMass Construction Project, and in addition to the MBC/AQ Service Lane closure (see July 31st update), the west section of South Campus Road between Gaglardi Way and Science Road will be closed beginning Wednesday, August 14th to accommodate trenching along the road and the installation of the inground pipes.

All delivery and service vehicles will be able to access Science Road from the east via Tower Road. The project is expected to be completed by the end of August 2019. 

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** Updated 31 July 2019 **

As part of the next phase of the BioMass Construction Project, there will be a temporary closure of the MBC/AQ Service Lane just east of Gaglardi Way at the Transportation Centre to accomodate the installation of inground utility pipes.

In order to accomodate deliveries to the MBC/AQ loading areas, Halpern Lane will be changed to a temporary two way traffic pattern with no parking along Halpern Lane for the duration of the MBC/AQ Service Lane closure. Traffic Control Personnel will be on location during regular work hours to assist with traffic direction of MBC/AQ deliveries.

The installation of inground utilities across the MBC/AQ Service Lane is expected to be completed by end of August 2019.

Facilities Services advise that as part of the BioMass Construction Project temporary pedestrian and roadway interruptions/closures can be expected, as follows:

When:

  • February - August (2019)

Where:

  • The section of Tower Road between Cornerstone Mews and South Campus Road.
  • South Campus Road from Tower Road to Gaglardi Way.
  • AQ/MBC Service Lane.

* Refer to the map below.

Work to be completed:

  • Inground utility pipes will be installed along Tower Road, South Campus Road, the grassed area east of Gaglardi Way, across the AQ/MBC service lane and through the Central Parkade. 
  • The project will involve excavation trenching along Tower Road, South Campus Road, the grassed area east of Gaglardi Way and across the AQ/MBC service lane.

* Refer to the 'Excavation/Pipe Installation Path' map below.

Expected Interruptions:

  • Temporary "Road Closures" can be expected along Tower Road and South Campus Road. This will involve vehicle detours around sections of Tower Road and South Campus Road.
  • Pedestrians will be detoured around work sites.
  • Motorists arriving to access East Parking can expect detours and delays. 
  • Transit buses will be rerouted to temporary bus stops located north of the West Mall Centre with no passenger pick-up/drop-off service on Tower Road during the project period. Limited short term passenger pick-up/drop-off service will be provided on South Campus Road until excavation work proceeds in this area. At that time, all buses will be on the reroute to the temporary bus stops north of the West Mall Centre.
  • Noise and ground vibration from excavation activity can be expected.

* Refer to transit bus reroute information and maps below.

Comments:

  • This is a moving project. Sections of Tower Road and South Campus Road will be temporarily closed then reopened as the trenching and pipe installation moves along the roads.
  • Traffic control personnel will be on site to assist pedestrians and motorists with directions.
  • The project work will begin on Tower Road, move onto South Campus Road, through the grassed area east of Gaglardi Way and then across the AQ/MBC service lane.

Please watch for equipment and crew working in the above areas and obey all signs, traffic controls and traffic control personnel.

If you have any questions with regard to the above notice, please contact Mike Spencer by email at traffic@sfu.ca.

Parking Lot Access Information

Information on East Parking lot access can be found http://www.sfu.ca/parking/Biomass_Construction.html

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Bus Reroute Information

Tower Road (Phase 1) dates: February 4 - April 30, 2019 (approximate)
South Campus Road & Gaglardi Way (Phase 2) dates: March 25 - August 30, 2019 

In addition to the road closure outlined above, effective February 4, 2019 transit routings will be affected as follows: 

  • All patterns to SFU Transit Exchange - no changes 
  • 95B, 143, 145 and N35 will be revised. Please see Detour Routings (95B, 143, 145, N35) Map below for the revised route. 
  • 144 from SFU Transit Exchange will be revised. Please see Detour Routing 144 Map below for the revised route. 

Please Note:

  • The bus stop on Tower Road will be relocated with a detour in place starting February 4, 2019 and is expected to continue until August 30, 2019. 
  • The 144 detour will be in place only during the Tower Rd (Phase 1) closure only but not during South Campus Road (Phase 2)
  • There will be a temporary bus stop located at 60015 (University Drive West and Gagliardi Way) to replace 51863 (Northbound Gagliardi Way and University Drive East) 

Refer to the following traffic management plan for an overview of the transit detour.

University Drive East - Road Interruption

When:

Work will begin on Monday, August 12th and is anticipated to be completed by mid September (2019).

Where:

University Drive East between Gaglardi Way and Nelson Way. Refer to the map.

Work to be completed:

Maintenance of underground culverts will be completed along University Drive East. This project involves minimal trenching across University Drive East.

Expected Interruptions

  • Sections of University Drive East, between Nelson Way and the intersection of Gaglardi Way, will be lessened to a two-way traffic pattern (one lane each direction).  
  • Slow moving traffic on approach to and in the vicinity of the work zones can be expected. 
  • Delays can be expected.

Comments

  • The sidewalk along the north side of University Drive East will be closed between Nelson Way and the intersection of Gaglardi Way.
  • Cyclists are encouraged to use Gaglardi Way or University Drive West when arriving and departing campus during the above period.
  • Transit and the Burnaby campus shuttle are made aware of roadway interruptions on campus; current pick up and drop off locations are not impacted.

Please watch for equipment and crew working in the above areas and obey all signs, traffic controls and traffic control personnel.

AQ Plaza - Walkway Interruption

Map

NOTICE:

Facilities Services advise that as part of the AQ Plaza Renewal Project temporary pedestrian walkway interruptions can be expected, as follows:

When:

February 2018 - December 2019.

Where:

  1. The fire lane/pedestrian walkway between the east campus bus loop and the AQ 4000 Level
  2. Sections of AQ 4000 Level
  3. Stairs between AQ 4000 Level and Convocation Mall

* Refer to the map above.

Work to be completed:

  • The AQ 4000 level waterproof membrane will be replaced and a new tile surface will be installed.
  • The project will also involve the temporary removal of concrete steps between the AQ 4000 level and the Convocation Mall.

Expected Interruptions:

  1. The fire lane/walkway between the east campus bus loop and AQ 4000 level will be temporarily fenced to separate pedestrians from moving construction equipment and vehicles. 
  2. Pedestrians will be directed to travel along the designated pedestrian route of the walkway.
  3. Pedestrians can expect temporary delays when construction vehicles are moving between the bus loop and the construction lay-down staging zone.
  4. Pedestrian exits from stairwells, elevators and pathways that lead onto the AQ 4000 level will be temporarily closed at times and/or designated as emergency exits only. Please use alternate levels and routes when these conditions are in place.

Comments:

  1. Temporary signs will be posted to assist pedestrians with detour routes.
  2. Traffic control personnel will be on site to assist pedestrians when construction equipment and vehicles are moving between the bus loop and construction sites.
  3. The project work will begin in the northwest section of the AQ 4000 level, then move along the north side until the work reaches mid-point at the east side of the AQ. As work is being completed at this mid-point of the east side of the project, work will then begin in the southwest section of the AQ 4000 level, then move along the south side until the completion work reaches the east side. * This is illustrated on the map below. Phase 1 represents the "northwest section to east side" work, while phase 2 represents the "southwest to east side" work.

Please watch for equipment and crew working in the above areas and obey all signs, traffic controls and traffic control personnel.

If you have any questions with regard to the above notice, please contact Mike Spencer by email at traffic@sfu.ca.