We want to provide the campus community information about some of the outdoor construction projects currently in progress on campus.

REMINDER: Bronson Avenue Entrance/Pedestrian Detour:

The work at the intersection of Bronson Ave./Sunnyside Dr./University Dr. that includes an additional left-hand turn lane (going northbound) and an upgraded pedestrian/cyclist protected intersection crossings continues.

  • Vehicle traffic can access campus via Bronson Ave., as well as by Stadium Way (right in and right out), and Colonel By Drive.
  • A pedestrian detour is now in effect until Nov. 1, 2021 for pedestrians accessing campus at the Bronson Ave. main entrance.¬†Due to construction on University Dr., sidewalks are presently closed to pedestrian traffic between Bronson Ave. and Campus Ave. Pedestrians are detoured to enter campus using Stadium Way.
  • Access to the west sidewalk along Bronson Ave. (from Colonel By Drive crosswalk to Stadium Way) is also closed. Pedestrian Access to University Drive is unavailable until the completion of this Intersection Modification Project.
  • The existing pathway through Parking Lot 7 is also closed during the expansion of Parking Lot 7.

University Drive Roundabout: A roundabout near Parking Lot 7 and Campus Ave. will be substantially completed by the end of October. This addition to the campus will assist in improving traffic flow.

Vincent Massey Pedestrian Bridge: The construction of the pedestrian bridge over the Rideau River, connecting Carleton to Vincent Massey Park, is underway. A temporary construction site has been designated to the southwest of Richcraft Hall.

Phase 2 LRT Expansion: The area around the Carleton O-Train station is a construction zone as the City of Ottawa continues its work on the expansion of the tracks as part of the overall LRT expansion. The O-Train is shut down for two years until 2022. As well, the bridge over the O-Train tracks near Parking Lot 18 is being upgraded to include a pedestrian safety railing. This will be completed in October.

Tree Replacement: Carleton has a tree replacement plan in place so that trees and shrubs that have been removed in the course of the construction on campus, will be replaced on a two-to-one ratio.

See Carleton’s Transportation Plan website (https://carleton.ca/transportationplan/) for more information.