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.

Apr 18th - Sep (2022) University Drive East & Nelson Way Temproary Roadway Interruptions

UPDATE 11 May 2022

Work along University Drive East has begun and work on Nelson Way is expected to begin 12 May 2022.

The sidewalk along the north side of University Drive East between Tower Road and Nelson Way has temporarily been closed as part of this project with westbound pedestrians being detoured to use the west side sidewalk of lower Tower Road. This section of sidewalk closure will be ongoing until work along the roadside progresses.

The P4 parking lot located north of the Discovery 2 Building will be closed during construction activity along Nelson Way. This interruption can be expected for an approximate 3-4 week period beginning Monday, May 16th. 

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When:

April 18th - September 2 (2022)

Where:

1. University Drive East between Gaglardi Way and University High Street

2. Nelson Way between University Drive East and Greenhouse Lane

Refer to the map.

Work to be completed:

Paving and upgrade work on University Drive East and Nelson Way

- Road surface paving

- Installation of street lighting

- Sidewalk widening  

Expected Interruptions:

1. The section of University Drive East between Gaglardi Way and Tower Road will be subject to traffic pattern changes, lessened to one lane in each direction with potential for alternating single lane traffic during the work day.

2. Delays and detours can be expected along University Drive East and Nelson Way.

2. Nelson Way, located between University Drive East and Greenhouse Lane, will be subject to lane closures, temporary traffic pattern changes and single lane alternating traffic.

3. Access to and from south parking lots and the south parkade will be subject to temporary access interruptions and potential temporary closures.

4. Sidewalks and trail access routes along University Drive East and Nelson Way will be subject to temporary closures.

5. Cyclists and pedestrians will be subject to detoured routing. 

COMMENT:

1. Be prepared for delays if your normal travel route includes University Drive East, Nelson Way and connecting roads. Consider using alternate routing during the project period.

2. Allow for extra travel time.

3. Changes and progress updates will be posted during the project period. Check back for updates.

4. Transit bus routing and schedules are not expected to be affected by this project.

5. Emergency response access routing to all areas of campus and UniverCity will be available throughout the project period.

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

April 4th - May 28th Tower Road & University Crescent (South) Temporary Roadway Interruption

UPDATE 11 May 2022

Realm work has begun and a northbound traffic lane shift has been implemented. The lower south section sidewalk of Tower Road on the east side of the road has been closed as part of this interruption with pedestrians being detoured to use the sidewalk on the west side of Tower Road. These interruptions are anticipated to be in place for about 8 weeks.

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UPDATE 5 May 2022

The start of this work and the lane closures have been delayed. 

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When:

April 4th - May 28th (2022)

Where:

The southern section of Tower Road between University Drive East and University Crecent (south).

Refer to map.

Work to be completed: 

Parcel 33 (UniverCity Development project) realm work will be completed. 

Expected Interruption:

1. The northbound traffic lane will be shifted towards the center of the road resulting in the left turn lane becoming a multi-use through lane and left turn lane.

2. The southbound left turn lane from Tower Road to University Crescent (south) will be closed. Left turns will not be permitted.

3. A section of University Crescent (south) from Tower Road eastward will be closed. Right turns into the UniverCity neighbourhood will not be permitted from Tower Road during this interruption. Westbound traffic (only) will be permitted at the west end of University Crescent (south). Two-way traffic will be available off University High Street.

4. Sidewalks in the area will be closed with detour signs posted.

Refer to the map.

Comment:

Transit bus routing and scheduling is not expected to be affected by this roadway interruption.

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

Beginning January 10th (onward) - West Parkade & University Drive West Temporary Roadway Interruptions for DES Installation

UPDATE 5 May 2022

For the week of May 9th - 13th, the contractor will be working inside the north access of the West Parkade during the day. During this period;

- Access to and from levels 06 & 07 will be available via the north access, and

- Access to level 08 and higher will be available via the Gaglardi Way access ramps at the Transportation Centre.

UPDATE 21 March 2022

The connecting trail between the Trans Canada Trail and University Drive West has now reopened.

Watch for continuing construction activity in the area.

UPDATE 7 March 2022

Transit buses have now returned to regular routing.

The contractor is working inside the north access of the West Parkade. Access to and from levels 06 & 07 are available via the north access. Access to level 08 and higher is available via the Gaglardi Way access ramps at the Transportation Centre.

UPDATE 2 March 2022

The section of University Drive East between Gaglardi Way and the parking lot north of the Library has been reopened to 2-way traffic but due to narrowing road conditions and continuing construction activity bus re-routing continues as outlined in the 19 February 2022 update.

UPDATE 19-February-2022

The section of University Drive East between Gaglardi Way and the parking lot north of the Library will be closed beginning February 21st to accommodate excavation trenching and pipe installation across this section of road. Plan an alternate route during this interruption. Traffic delays in the area can be expected. Originally scheduled for 6AM - 6PM daily, road closures may be in effect 24 hours daily with detour routing in place. Further updates will be posted as additional information is provided.

During this phase of the project INBOUND (arrival) transit buses will be re-routed. On arrival to campus buses will travel eastbound on University Drive East on the south side of campus and head directly to the east campus bus loop. Refer to the map directly above for bus routing. Bus re-routing will continue until the trench work and pipe installation has been completed and the road has been reinstated for traffic to resume driving through the area.

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When:

Beginning January 10, 2022

Construction activity related to this project is anticipated to continue through the end of March 2022.

Where:

1. The interior north entrance/exit of the West Parkade.

2. The West Parkade access lane.

3. The section of University Drive West and University Drive East between the West Parkade access lane eastward to the east side of the Gaglardi Way intersection.

Refer to the map.

Work to be completed: 

District Energy System pipes will be installed. This will involve trenching inside the parkade, along and across the parkade access lane, along the north traffic lane of University Drive West and University Drive East, then into the Library boiler house.  

Expected Interruption:

1. Temporary traffic lane closures, road closures and detours can be expected along the pipe installation route. Refer to the map.

a) A section of University Drive West between Gaglardi Way and the West Parkade access lane will be closed while trenching and pipe installation across the parkade access lane and University Drive West is in progress. 

b) A section of University Drive East between Gaglardi Way and Halpern Lane will be closed when trenching and pipe installation across the road from the north side of University Drive East to the Library boiler house is being completed. 

c) Alternating single lane traffic can be expected along University Drive West between Gaglardi Way and the West Parkade access lane while trenching and pipe installation is being completed. 

2. During phases of this work, transit bus rerouting will be in effect. 

a) Passengers will be directed to board a bus to depart campus at the bus exchange located beside Blusson Hall, the bus stop on Tower road or the bus stop on South Campus Road during periods when University Drive West is closed. 

b) Bus drop-off and pick-up service at the Transportation Centre will be affected by road crossing excavation.

Check back for updates on bus rerouting and drop-off/pick-up stops during this project.

3. Cyclists, pedestrians and traffic will be detoured. 

a) Included in detour routing, pedestrians and cyclists should note that trail access between the Trans Canada Trail and University Drive West, across the road from the West Mall Centre, will not be available during the project period (tentatively end of March 2022) due to the fenced off construction site and activity within the site. 

Refer to the maps.

Comment:

1. During the temporary closure of the section of University Drive West between Gaglardi Way and the West Parkade access lane, access to and from the  Student Residences and the West Parkade will be via the section of University Drive West between the Gagladi Way roundabout and West Parkade access lane.

2. Transit bus service on campus will be interrupted by rerouting during phases of work in progress. Watch for further notification.

Watch for equipment, construction vehicles, construction road 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 (north end) and West Campus Road.

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

3. Visitor North (VN) parking lot.

Refer to map.

Work to be completed: 

Construction of SFU Residences, Phase 2.

Expected Interruption:

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

2. Alternating single lane traffic control can 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. A crosswalk at the intersection of University Drive West and West Parkade access lane will be temproarily removed for the construction period to accommodate construction activities.

5. The elevated sidewalk on the west side of the West Parkade access lane will be removed and reconfigured as part of the project.

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 lane 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 marked crosswalks.

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

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

Feb 2nd - June 30th Science Road (East) Temporary Interruption

UPDATE 11 May 2022

Work in this area continues with pedestrian detours continuing.

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UPDATE 22 March 2022

This work with sidewalk and roadway interruptions has been extended, tentatively through April 30th, 2022.

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When:

February 1st - April 30th (2022)

Where:

The section of Science Road located between the Applied Science Building and East Parking lot.

Refer to the map.

Work to be completed: 

Preparation work for installation of underground pipe. This will involve the construction site being fenced off with crew, equipment and construction vehicles in the area.

Expected Interruption:

1. The road will be restricted to construction vehicle traffic only.

2. Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured around the work site fencing.

Refer to the map above.

Comment:

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