Campus traffic disruptions and bridge closure: September 28

Western supports the University Students’ Council’s (USC) programming called Purple Fest. The event takes place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in TD Stadium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is expected to draw thousands of students.

University Drive Bridge/Campus Roads

To assist with student and pedestrian safety before and during the event, University Drive, the University Bridge and sections of Lambton Drive, Huron Drive, Middlesex Drive and Philip Aziz Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic on September 28 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The bridge and roadways will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians.

During the bridge and campus road closures, London Transit Commission (LTC) will be detouring buses away from Western’s campus. Expect delays and schedule changes.

For London Transit Commission (LTC) busing updates and detour routing information, please go to:

Campus Parking

Several campus parking lots will be affected. Huron Flats, South Valley and Talbot parking lots will be closed.

If possible, members of the campus and broader London community are being advised to avoid TD Stadium when travelling to and around Western’s campus on September 28.

Western’s priority is the safety of our campus community.

MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Ledgley, Senior Media Relations Officer, Western University, 519-661-2111 x85283,

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Downloadable Media

Downloadable Files

Purple Fest Closures Map (.pdf)