Drivers beware — the paving begins this weekend

Drivers beware — the paving begins this weekend

Good autumn weather this weekend means final paving will begin on the major road construction project in front of the Brock campus entrances:

  • Paving to start the morning of Saturday Oct. 25 and continue through the afternoon.
  • Motorists should expect delays.
  • Traffic flows will be detoured through area streets as required.
  • All lanes are to be open for people attending Soirée on Saturday evening.
  • No paving planned for Sunday.
  • Monday Oct. 27, paving planned for Merrittville Highway.
  • Tuesday Oct, 28, paving planned for Glenridge Avenue.  
  • All of the above based on weather permitting.

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People driving or taking the bus to or from Brock this fall will need to exercise patience and allow extra time.

The major road construction project being done by the Niagara Region in front of the main campus has run beyond its summer completion target, and will cause backups for area commuters, especially during peak travel times.

The Region and Rankin Construction are rebuilding roads, sidewalks and bus bays on St. Davids Road, Glenridge Avenue and Merrittville Highway.

The end result will be improved traffic flows for cars, buses and pedestrians, but the project will cause disruptions through September and October.

Travellers to or from points south of campus (i.e. Welland or Port Colborne) should consider using Merrittville Hwy to access the Beavderdams Road ramps to Hwy 406.

The two westbound (campus-bound) lanes of St. Davids Road will be kept open most mornings between 8 and 9 am.  

Public transit routes will not change, however buses will experience delays during high periods of construction.

BUS STOP LOCATIONS WILL BE AFFECTED. Bus stops on St. Davids Road, near the East Campus, are closed until after construction is completed. Buses will instead use bus stops on campus along Isaac Brock Blvd.  See the TRANSIT MAP for details.

PEDESTRIAN ROUTES WILL BE AFFECTED. Pedestrians must follow designated walking routes and street crossings. People will NOT be able to cross streets where construction sites are located. See the PEDESTRIAN MAP for details.

Bookmark and monitor this website for daily forecasts of the routes expected to have the least construction activity (see colour-coded chart below).  

 

This chart is based on updated information provided by the construction contractor. It estimates delays based on levels of construction activity. It does not factor in traffic volumes that vary throughout the day. 

 

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