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.

July 15th Tower Road Temporary Roadway Interruption

Project:

UniverCity Development 

When: 

Thursday, July 15th (2021)

0700 - 1800 hours 

Where:

The section of Tower Road in the vicinity of South Campus Road

Refer to the map

Work to be completed:

The tower crane will be dismantled and removed from the parcel 33 construction site. This will involve a mobile crane, construction vehicles, crew and equipment working along the roadway.

Expected interruption:

1. Single lane (alternating) traffic can be expected. 

2. Access to South Campus Road westbound will continue to be closed.

3. Delays for motorists on Tower Road and South Campus Road eastbound can be expected.

4. The sidewalk on the east side of Tower Road south will be closed during this interruption. 

Comment:

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

May 25th - September 3rd South Campus Road Interruption

Project:

South Campus Road Upgrade

When: 

May 25th through September 3rd (2021)

Where:

The section of South Campus Road between Gaglardi Way and Tower Road

Refer to the map

Work to be completed:

1. South Campus Road will be upgraded and repaved. This will involve the removal of existing pathways, sidewalks, curbs and road surface. The project will include construction of a multi-use path, sidewalk adjustments, parking space adjustments and the regrading and repaving of the road surface. There will be construction equipment, vehicles and crew working in the area throughout the project period.

2. During the above, a pedestrian path will be paved along the south side of Greenhouse Lane from South Campus Road to Nelson Way, ending near the Discovery 2 Building. 

Expected interruption:

1. Access to and along South Campus Road will be limited to local traffic only (eg... project construction vehicles, deliveries, emergency vehicles and service vehicles). 

2. Access to Science Road will be limited to local traffic only (eg... project construction vehicles, deliveries, emergency vehicles and service vehicles).

3. The parking zone along South Campus Road, by TASC2, will not be available to park.

4. Transit buses will be rerouted with no service provided at stops along Tower Road, South Campus Road and departure bay 1 at the Transportation Centre. This will be in effect throughout the project period. To note:

- A temporary bus stop will be in place north of the Transportation Centre along University Drive West for community members to board a bus heading off campus. Refer to the map.

- Regular bus service to and from the east campus bus exchange beside Strand Hall will continue.

5. Due to related construction activity, traffic interruptions along Gaglardi Way and Tower Road can be expected.  

6. South Campus Road will be closed to cyclists and pedestrians. Please plan for alternate routing.

7. Single lane traffic can be expected along Greenhouse Lane during path installation activity in the area.

Comment:

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

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

When: 

December 2020 - October 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.