Changes are Coming to Your Commute, Become Informed, Make Your Plans
As a result of decisions by the National Capital Commission (NCC) and OC Transpo, future changes will affect the daily commute of students, faculty, staff and visitors travelling to the university. Many of these changes are tied to the NCC’s infrastructure upgrade program and the City’s multi-year Light Rail Transit construction plans.
Some of the changes are also a result of Carleton’s new Transportation Plan that will be implemented in the coming years.
Carleton is sharing information as soon as possible to educate members of the university community about these changes which start in 2019 and will continue to 2022. Updates will be provided on this page to announce Transportation Plan improvements to the campus and any other service interruptions.
Information is being provided to the Carleton community in advance of these changes, to assist members of the community to plan their commuting to campus.
Significant Roadway Project Update #1
May 26, 2021
The significant roadway project near the Bronson entrance to the Carleton campus is now underway.
The work has started in Parking Lot 7 with the levelling off of the area underway in preparation of the expansion of the parking lot, as per the information provided to the community on May 5.
The purpose of this work is to mitigate future traffic congestion on campus as part of Carleton University’s Transportation Plan.
The project will include:
- Expansion of Bronson Ave. entrance to campus: This will include an additional left-turn lane (going northbound), and enhanced pedestrian and bicycle crossings at the traffic lights for increased safety. This work also includes updating the entire Bronson Ave./Sunnyside Ave. intersection with pedestrian/cyclist safety crossing measures.
- Parking Lot 7 – Phase 1: As part of Phase 1, parking lot will be expanded and the existing mound of dirt will be removed. The pedestrian pathway that runs from Bronson Ave. will be realigned to increase safety.
- Roundabout near P7: A roundabout will be constructed just east of the O-Train bridge near the entrance to P7.
As part of this project, several trees in the area had to be removed. The university has committed to replacing all trees that have been removed as part of the O-Train expansion project, and this roadway work, on a two-to-one ratio. The sidewalks and bike lanes will also be enhance to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
Updates will be provided to as the project progresses.
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