Western campus traffic disruptions first week of September

As the fall term begins, drivers using roads on Western’s campus throughout the first week of September are being asked to take note of traffic disruptions and to expect delays.

Drivers are cautioned with thousands of new students back to school and attending events throughout the week, there will be significant increased foot traffic on campus and at city crosswalks.

University Drive Bridge

To assist with pedestrian safety during the large number of events taking place across campus, University Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic from Monday, September 3 until Wednesday, September 5 and again on Saturday, September 8, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. each night.

The bridge will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians, LTC buses will be rerouted.

Huron Drive

On Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8, Huron Drive between Lambton Drive and the Western Student Recreation Centre will be closed from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For London Transit Commission (LTC) busing updates and detour routing information, please go to: londontransit.ca/news-service-updates/

London community should plan extra time and expect delays when travelling to and around Western’s campus next week.

City of London – Platt’s Lane

Beginning Tuesday, September 4 until the evening of Friday, September 7.  The City of London is closing Platt’s Lane to motorists and cyclists at Western Road as part of the Western/Wharncliffe road-widening project. Traffic on Western Road will be maintained.

During this time, pedestrians travelling north up Platt’s Lane will need to use the west side walk to access Western Road. For more information on the Western/Wharncliffe road widening project, visit: https://www.london.ca/residents/Roads-Transportation/infrastructure-road-projects/Pages/western-wharncliffe-construction.aspx


MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Ledgley, Senior Media Relations Officer, Western University, 519-661-2111 x85283, sledgley@uwo.ca



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