Work on tunnel shaft will cause some minor traffic delays next Tuesday

Work is under way across campus on the structural repair of utility tunnels and tunnel access shafts. The construction is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Oct. 11 and will cause some minor traffic disruptions.

This is the replacement of the tunnel access/ventilation shaft located near the northeast corner of Ian Macdonald Boulevard and the new diversion road in the York Blvd Parking Lot, directly in front of the last townhouse in the Harry Crowe Co-op complex. The work will be expedited in several phases. An area will be fenced off for the work site and all vehicular and pedestrian access will be maintained. However, there will be several minutes of disruption of approximately two minutes each time when construction vehicles will need to manoeuvre in and out of the site .

On Oct. 11 and 12, during Fall Co-curricular Week, excavation will take place on both days, which will require dump trucks to enter the site, causing a disruption for a few minutes twice hourly. To ensure safety, there will flag personnel on duty to control both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

During the week of Oct. 17, ready-mix concrete trucks will enter the area to pour concrete, again only for a few minutes of disruption. Flag personnel will be directing traffic and pedestrians.

During the week of Oct. 24 (one day only, to be determined), dump trucks will be coming back in to back fill the site, which will again causing a few minutes disruption, a several times per hour.

All work should be complete and the area repaired by Oct. 31, weather permitting. More specific details on dates will be provided as they become available.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Ruth Bramham, project coordinator, at ext. 66058.