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.

Dec 2020 - July 2022 University Drive West and Parkade Temporary Roadway Interruptions

When: 

December 2020 - July 2022 

Where:

1. The section of University Drive West between Gaglardi Way and West Campus Road.

2. The north access road to and from the West Parkade.

3. Visitor North (VN) parking lot.

Refer to the map.

Work to be completed:

Construction of the SFU Residences, Phase 2.

Expected interruption:

1. Traffic delays along University Drive West can be expected when construction vehicles are entering and exiting the construction site.

2. Alternating single lane traffic control may be expected along University Drive West. 

3. The West Parkade access road will be lessened to two lanes (1 lane in and 1 lane out).

4. The crosswalks at the intersection of University Drive West and the West Parkade access road will be temporarily removed for the construction period to accommodate construction activities.

5. The elevated sidewalk on the west side of the West Parkade access road will be removed.

6. A section of the VN parking lot has been blocked off and will be used as a construction staging area. Public parking in the fenced area will not be available during the project period.

Refer to the map.

Comment:

1. Transit bus routing and scheduling is not expected to be affected by this project.

2. A temporary (separated) pedestrian path will be set up along the east side of the West Parkade access road to maintain pedestrian routing between the parkade and the sidewalk north of the West Mall Centre. Pedestrians are asked to cross University Drive West at the intersection with Gaglardi Way.

3. During the work day, traffic control personnel will be on site to assist cyclists and pedestrians with detour routing.

3. Transit bus routing and scheduling is not expected to be interrupted by the above.

Watch for equipment, construction vehicles, signs and crew working in the above areas.

Dec 21-22 Gaglardi Way Temporary Roadway Interruptions (POSTPONED to Jan 21 & 22)

UPDATE (January 20th)

This temporary roadway closure will now occur on January 21st & 22.

UPDATE

The contractor was unable to complete the crane work.

This roadway interruption will be rescheduled in 2021.

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When: 

December 21st & 22nd (2020)

Where:

The section of Gaglardi Way between the West Mall Centre and Transportation Centre (north)

Work to be completed:

Large columns and a canopy will be moved on the upper level Transportation Centre/West Mall Courtyard landing. This will involve a large crane being staged on Gaglardi Way, blocking the roadway.

Expected interruption:

1. The southbound traffic lane of Gaglardi Way will be closed while the crane is staged on the road. 

2. Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured around work activity.

Refer to the map.

Comment:

1. Current transit bus routing and scheduling is not expected to be interrupted by the above.

2. Motorists will need to use University Drive West to the roundabout then northbound on Gaglardi Way to access the south section of campus from the north side of campus during this road closure. An alternate route is to use University Drive East, East Campus Road, University High Street, Tower Road and South Campus Road.

3. Traffic control personnel will be on site to assist cyclists, pedestrians and motorists with detour routing. 

Watch for equipment, construction vehicles, signs and crew working in the above areas.

Dec 2nd - Jan 30th (2021) East Campus Road Temporary Roadway Interruptions

UPDATE (9 Dec 2020)

Due to delays in completing work roadway interruptions can be expected through January 2021.

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When: 

December 2nd (2020) - January 29th (2021)

Where:

The section of East Campus Road between Arts Road/Highland Court and University Drive East.

Refer to the map.

Work to be completed:

Construction activity for UniverCity parcel 21 will be completed. This will involve construction vehicles and equipment being staged and maneuvered along the northbound curb lane of East Campus Road.

Expected interruption:

1. The northbound traffic lane may be closed when work is in progress.

2. Alternating single lane traffic control can be expected along East Campus Road.

3. The east-northeast entrance/exit of North Parking may be closed during lane closures. Motorists may need to adjust entrance/exit routing to and from the parking lot.

Refer to the map.

Comment:

1. Cyclists and pedestrians will be detoured around the work site.

2. Traffic control personnel will be on site to assist cyclists, pedestrians and motorists with detour routing.

3. Transit bus routing and scheduling is not expected to be interrupted by the above.

Watch for equipment, construction vehicles, signs and crew working in the above areas.

April 27th - January 30th (2021) Gaglardi Way TC Temporary Roadway Interruptions

UPDATE (4 January 2021)

Construction activity and temporary lane closures at the Transportation Centre (TC) continue. 

UPDATE (1 December 2020)

Work at the TC was interrupted but has now resumed. Construction activity and temporary traffic lane closures continue at the TC.

UPDATE (30 September 2020)

Construction activity and temporary roadway traffic lane closures continue at the Transportation Centre (TC).

UPDATE (3 September 2020)

The southbound traffic lane on the west side of the Transportation Centre has been reopened.

Northbound traffic lane closures continue while work progresses on the south side of the Transportation Centre.

UPDATE (20 August 2020)

As part of this project northbound and southbound traffic lanes on the west side of the Transportation Centre will be closed August 24th through September 5th (2020) to accommodate road trenching for utility pipe installation, concrete replacement and concrete curing. Refer to the following map for available traffic re-routing during this period.

UPDATE (18 August 2020)

Construction activity on the center island of the Transportation Centre (TC) and roadway interruptions will continue into September.

The northbound bus lane on the west side of the TC will remain (temporarily) closed. Temporary closure of the northbound traffic lane on the east side of the TC center island can also be expected. Delays and congestion may be expected on approach to the TC.

Allow additional travel time if you are attending campus in September.

UPDATE (3 July 2020)

Construction activity on the center traffic island of the Transportation Centre continues and may be expected to be completed late August 2020. Lessened traffic lanes in the area can be expected. Transit continues to pick up people leaving campus at the temporary bus stop located on University Drive West.

UPDATE (1 May 2020)

Traffic pattern changes to accommodate the center island construction activity can be expected throughout the project period. Traffic control devices will be in place to assist motorists. Watch for lane closures, Road Closed/Do Not Enter signage and adjust travel routes as changes occur.

The posted map reflects changes to begin Monday, May 4, 2020.

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When: 

April 27 - August 31 (2020). 

Where:

Gaglardi Way at Transportation Centre (TC).

Work to be completed:

Work related to the plaza renewal project will be completed. This involves the removal of the surface tile and concrete on the north and south sides of the TC.

Expected interruption:

1. Gaglardi Way temporary lane closures can be expected at the TC. Traffic control personnel will be on site to direct motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

2. The west side passenger drop-off zone will be closed.

3. Traffic delays along Gaglardi Way can be expected.

4. Transit bus bay 1 along the west side of the Transportation Centre will be closed. A temporary bus stop is located around the corner on University Drive West for passengers to board buses heading off campus. 

5. Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured around work site activity.

Comment:

1. Watch for transit advisory notices and temporary signs posted at the Transportation Centre to direct passengers to board at the temporary stop located on University Drive West.

2. Traffic control personnel will be on site to assist motorists, pedestrians and cyclists along Gaglardi Way.

Watch for equipment, signs and personnel working in the above area.