Sewer work to impact Huron Drive, Philip Aziz

Paul Mayne // Western News

Starting Monday, May 4, sections along Huron Drive and Philip Aziz Avenue will see intermittent closures to roadways due to sewer upgrades in the Huron Flats and South Valley area.

Starting Monday, May 4, sections along Huron Drive and Philip Aziz Avenue will see intermittent closures to roadways, pedestrian paths and the practice fields due to sewer upgrades in the Huron Flats and South Valley area. The work is expected to be completed by early September, prior to the start of the new academic year.

Starting May 19, the work will require a complete closure of the roadway adjacent to the Huron Flats parking lot entrances for six weeks. Access to Huron Flats Parking Lot, TD Stadium and South Valley Parking Lot will be maintained at all times. Pedestrian access will be not be interrupted between the Recreation Centre and Huron Flats Parking Lot, however, intermittent walkway closures will occur on both sides of  Huron Drive throughout construction.

Prior to work beginning, there will be four daily (7 a.m.-7 p.m.) closures of Huron Drive between May 12-17. The public will be noticed with on-site signage as those closures approach.

The recommended course of action is for commuters to avoid that section of campus throughout construction.

The upgraded sewer infrastructure will serve the new academic building for Faculty of Information and Media Studies and Nursing. The project will also increase capacity and prepare the area for future development in South Valley. Along with major sanitary sewer pipe installations, the project includes the addition of a new sewage pumping station and force main.

This construction project marks the first of many for the campus this summer. To keep the community up-to-date on all projects and service interruptions, Facilities Management is developing a calendar of events that will be available online. Visit the Facilities Management’s website or follow its Twitter feed for updates and service interruptions.

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