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Update: Founders Lot 2 parking space limited for six weeks due to construction

Emergency notification

From Thursday, December 6 through to mid-January, approximately 150 parking spots at the west end of Founders Lot 2 will be unavailable to prepare for the temporary future relocation of the Student Life and U6 buildings. The buildings will be moved in April from their current location to the west end of Founders Lot 2 to create space for the university's new General Academic and Student Building.

After the preliminary excavation work to provide services to the temporary homes of the Student Life and U6 buildings is complete, the affected parking spots will become available again.

Please also note that during the excavation work, vehicle access along the stretch of Founders Drive between Conlin Road and Avenue of Champions will be limited. Traffic flow disruptions along Founders Drive should be anticipated until mid-January. Disruption details are listed further below.

During the construction period, all campus users should allow themselves extra time for travel and parking. Pedestrians will also need to ensure they walk in designated areas safely away from construction zones. Please obey all signage and directions from construction workers during this period. Your patience is appreciated.

Please note: Founders Lot 2 permit holders and campus visitors intending to use Founders Lot 2 will only be able to park in the centre and east sections of the lot during this period. As an alternative during peak traffic times, motorists should park in either Founders Lot 3 (adjacent to the Software and Informatics Research Centre) or Founders Lot 4 (south of the Campus Ice Centre).

Upcoming closures/disruptions along the stretch of Founders Drive between Conlin Road and Avenue of Champions:

Thursday, December 6:

The southbound lane will close for several hours to accommodate excavation and asphalt work.

Friday, December 7:

Update: The Conlin Road entrance to campus will close until 4 p.m. Westbound motorists who need to access the section of Founders Drive between Avenue of Champions and the guard shack just south of the Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL) should speak to traffic signalers, who will allow them through upon request.

Saturday, December 8 through Sunday, December 9:

Lanes between the Conlin Road entrance to campus and the guard shack just south of CERL will close briefly one direction at a time to allow for the installation of a gas pipe. Please follow the direction of traffic signalers.

Lanes between the guard shack and Avenue of Champions will fully close to accommodate pipe installation.

Monday, December 10:

Lanes will close one direction at a time to allow for the completion of asphalt work. Please follow the direction of traffic signalers.

Tuesday, December 11 through Friday, December 14

All curbs and sidewalks that were removed/damaged during the construction work will be replaced/repaired. Pedestrians should avoid the area during this time.

For more details, view the series of maps in the proposed work site access plan.

For construction-related inquiries, contact Patrick Neil, Senior Project Manager, OCIS, at ext. 2513. For parking-related inquiries, contact Ross Carnwith, Manager, Ancillary Services, at ext. 2895.