Traffic notices

Watch for equipment and construction crews at the areas listed below and always obey signs, traffic controls, and traffic control personnel. Please remember that speed limits are lower in construction zones.

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

Feb 20-24 Arts Road and Transit Loop Interruptions

The following activity forms part of the Gibson Art Musem construction project

When:

February 20th - 24th (2024)

Where:

The section of Arts Road from Strand Hall receiving lane eastward to East Campus Road.

Work to be completed:

Pipe installation will be completed within the east campus bus loop beside Cornerstone. This will involve trenching in two location of the loop. The work will result in the temporary loss of passenger pick-up bay use within the loop. To accommodate the work, some transit buses will be temporarily relocated to Arts Road to drop passengers off on arrival to campus.

Refer to the map.

Expected interruptions:

1. The section of Arts Road between the Strand Hall receiving lane and East Campus Road will be temporarily closed to westbound traffic from East Campus Road to accommodate an eastbound (only) ONE-WAY traffic pattern.

2. Cyclists are asked to comply with this Arts Road temporary one-way traffic pattern. 

3. Pedestrians may encounter passengers disembarking from buses along the Arts Road sidewalk.

4. Traffic delays may be expected along Arts Road and within the vicinity of the transit loop.

Comments

1. This project is not anticipated to interrupt Campus Shuttle service. 

2. The eastbound one-way traffic pattern along Arts Road will be accessible to public travel.

3. Pedestrians are asked to use sidewalks and use care when in close proximity to construction activity.

Watch for construction signs, equipment, crew and traffic control personnel working in the area outlined above and please watch for pedestrians and cyclists when travelling detour routes.

 

February 12th - 24th Nelson Way Temporary Roadway Interruption

When:

February 12th - 24th (2024)

Where:

The section of Nelson Way off University Drive East.

Work to be completed:

Water Main installation. This forms part of the Fire Hall construction project. The work will involve trenching along Nelson Way and into the Fire Hall construction site.

Expected interruptions:

1. A temporary single lane alternating traffic pattern will be in place when work is in progress.

2. Pedestrians will encounter sidewalk closures. Crew will be on site to assist pedestrians pass by the activity. 

3. Cyclists will be detoured with vehicle traffic.

4. Traffic delays can be expected.

Comments

This project is not anticipated to interrupt Campus Shuttle service or access to/from Greenhouse Lane. 

Watch for construction signs, equipment, crew and traffic control personnel working in the area outlined above and please watch for pedestrians and cyclists when travelling detour routes.

 

Jan - Feb 2024 Halpern Lane Temporary Roadway Interruptions

TRAFFIC NOTICE

The following involves moving work activity along the upper exterior of the library building. To accommodate some of the activity, ground level roadway and pedestian routing interruptions can be expected 

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When:

The project will take approximately two months to be completed (January and February 2024).

Where:

Repairs will be completed on the upper exterior levels of the Library Building.

Refer to the map

Work to be completed:

Cracks in the structure will be sealed. This will involve work being completed in phases (moving activity) as work progresses around the building, will result in temporary NO PARKING along sections of the lane between the Library Building and Halpern Centre, and involve a large boom lift being staged on Halpern Lane at times.

Expected interruptions:

1. A large boom lift will be staged along Halpern Lane. This will involve no parking along the southern sections of the lane to aid in maintaining vehicle exodus from the Central Parkade lower level and the AQ-MBC Service Lane. Motorists will need to maneuver around the lift's staging zone.

2. Pedestrians may encounter sidewalk closures and detour routing. 

3. Cyclists will be detoured with vehicle traffic.

4. Traffic delays can be expected.

Comments

This project is not anticipated to interrupt transit service on campus. 

Watch for construction signs, equipment, crew and traffic control personnel working in the areas outlined above and please watch for pedestrians and cyclists when travelling detour routes.

Oct 16th - TBD (2024) Temporary East Campus Roadway Closures & Detours

UPDATE(s)

29 November 2023: Work currently impacting University High Street will wrap up this afternoon. This means public traffic through the area will return to normal and parking at the Cornerstone Building will be available.

Check back for further updates as the contractor will return at a later date (to be determined) to continue road works related to the development of Parcel 24. 

23 November 2023: Trench work and drainage tie-in work will continue in the closure area of University High Street through end of November (2023). Current daytime closures and single lane alternating traffic conditions can be expected. Watch for detour route signs and flag persons directing traffic. 

7 November 2023: Trenching on University High Street for in-ground pipe installation is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 14th.

Anticipated completion of this pipe installation is November 25th (2023). There will be restricted vehicle access through the area, re: for transit buses and construction vehicles only, with all other traffic detoured between East Campus Road and University High Street via Highland Court and University Crescent. Refer to the map.

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3 November 2023: * The following work has been completed

26 October 2023: Construction activity is anticipated to move to the intersection of East Campus Road and University High Street. The work involves removing sections of roadway traffic islands and will begin on Monday, October 30th. The work is anticipated to be completed within a 2 week period.

A temporary closure of the westbound traffic lane of University High Street, between University Crescent and the transit loop, can be expected while work is completed. A detour route will be available for westbound traffic from University High Street to East Campus Road via University Crescent and Highland Court. Southbound traffic traveling from East Campus Road to University High Street will continue on regular routing. 

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13 October 2023: The start of this project has been delayed. Phase 1 work is now anticipated to begin on October 16th (2023). A completion date is unavailable at this time.

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TRAFFIC NOTICE

The following outlines civil works related to upcoming development of UniverCity Parcel 24 that is anticipated to begin in 2024. The development of parcel 24 is separate of the following. Roadway interruptions will involve both UniverCity and SFU roadways surrounding the development site. 

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CIVIL WORKS

When:

Beginning late September, early October (2023) with an anticipated completion date "end of year 2023".

Where:

Pre-Phasing: Streetlight relocation work will be completed around the parcel 24 site. 

1. The section of University Crescent between Highland Court and University High Street. (Phase 1)

2. The section of Highland Court between University Crescent and East Campus Road. (Phase 2)

3. The section of University High Street between University Crescent and East Campus Road. (Phase 3)

4. The section of East Campus Road between Highland Court and University High Street, including the transit loop. (Phase 4)

Refer to the map

Work to be completed:

1. Temporary road curbs and pull-outs will be constructed around Parcel 24 to create property lines for development. This is anticipated to be completed in phases, numbered 1 to 4. Refer to the map for locations identified as Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 & 4.

- Work will begin on the University Crescent (Phase 1) section of road first, move to Highland Court (Phase 2) next, then move to University High Street through East Campus Road (Phases 3 & 4). 

2. A roadway realignment will take place between University High Street and East Campus Road.

- The roadway will be moved into the east section of the transit loop.

- This will see the removal of traffic islands and the intersection becoming a 90 degree turn in both directions.

3. The eastern section of the transit loop will be reconstructed to accommodate roadway realignment. 

4. The project will include road drains being installed along the new curbs and there will be trenching along University High Street between the transit loop and University Crescent for storm pipe installation. 

Expected interruptions:

1. A full road closure of University Crescent between Highland Court and University High Street (Phase 2) can be expected while trenching across the road takes place at three locations. Full closures can be anticipated during the duration of this phase of work. 

2. Single lane alternating traffic can be expected when work along Highland Court (Phase 2) is being completed. 

3. During Phase 3 & 4 road works, and road realignment, the section of University High Street through East Campus Road between University Crescent and Highland Court may be limited and restricted to transit buses and authorized construction vehicles only. All public motorists (including the SFU community and UniverCity community) will be detoured between East Campus Road and University High Street via Highland Court, University Crescent and Tower Road during these periods. Single lane alternating traffic in this area can be anticipated also.

4. Pedestrians will be detoured to use sidewalks on the opposite side of the road during phase duration periods.

5. Cyclists will be detoured with vehicle traffic.

6. Traffic delays can be expected.

Comments

1. Full transit bus service is anticipated to and from the SFU transit loop throughout the project period. 

2. "Phase" timing updates will be added to this notice as an UPDATE, as schedule timings are received. Please check back for updates.

Watch for construction signs, equipment, crew and traffic control personnel working in the areas outlined above and please watch for pedestrians and cyclists when travelling detour routes.

March 2023 - Summer 2024 University Drive East Roadway Interruption

When:

March 2023 - Summer 2024

Where:

University Drive East, between Tower Road and Nelson Way. 

Refer to the map.

Work to be completed:

Construction of Burnaby Fire Department Fire Station 8. 

Expected interruptions:

1. The westbound right traffic lane will be closed during the project period to accommodate construction vehicles, equipment and related activity. The center westbound lane will remain open to traffic.

2. The Multi-Use Path (MUP) will be temporarily closed at times to accommodate construction activity. Pedestrians will be detoured during temporary closures of the MUP.

Comments

Watch for equipment, construction vehicles and crew working in the area.

Watch for temporary construction signs and flag person pedestrian & traffic control during the day when work activity is in progress.

For further information visit Burnaby.ca/FireStation8.