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Construction Notice: Freedman Crescent, Saunderson Street/Dysart Road: UPDATED TIMELINE

June 29, 2018 — 

UPDATE: July 3

Due to external delays that will extend construction into fall, the Fort Garry Campus Road Renewal Program has changed to start at the north end of Saunderson Street/Dysart Road.

Construction will start on Monday, July 9 (previous date: June 25).

 

REVISED PLAN:

The University is commencing a road renewal program on Fort Garry campus, which will span approximately 5 years. Year 1 will include reconstruction of Freedman Crescent beginning east of King’s Drive to Saunderson Street/Dysart Road and terminating around Robson Hall.

Access to parking lots, buildings, intersections and drive aisles may be periodically impacted, but will be maintained throughout construction. Occasional delays should be anticipated. 

Construction starts Monday, July 9 at Saunderson St./Dysart Rd. east of Robson Hall.

  • Access to Parking Lot B from the north side of campus will be closed for approximately 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Parking Lot B can be accessed from the south side of campus via Freedman Cres.

Impacts to Event Day traffic will be minimized as much as possible.

Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be slightly impacted throughout construction. Barricades and safety signage will be clearly posted to safely direct pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles as required.

Caution should be taken at all times during construction. Your patience and cooperation to ensure everyone’s safety is appreciated.

 

UPDATED TIMELINE

Year 1 > Phase 1 – JULY 9: Saunderson Street/Dysart Road – north side

  • Reconstruction of Saunderson Street/Dysart Road.
  • Construction Starts Monday, July 9th (lasting approximately 3 to 4 weeks).
  • Starting east of Robson Hall and terminating at Parking Lot B.
  • Saunderson Street/Dysart Rd. will be closed within this area (see attached map).
  • Access to Parking Lot B will be maintained throughout construction. 
  • Access to Parking Lot B from the north side of campus will be closed for approximately 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Parking Lot B can be accessed from the south side of campus via Freedman Cres.

Year 1 > Phase 2 – Freedman Crescent

  • Reconstruction of King’s Drive to Service St. 7.
  • Construction starts between July 31 and August 7 (lasting approximately 8 weeks).
  • Work to be coordinated lane at a time; traffic will flow counter-clockwise. 
  • Signage will be in place to direct traffic.

Year 1 > Phase 3 –  Saunderson Street – south side

  • Reconstruction of Saunderson Street.
  • Construction starts between September 24 and October 1 (lasting approximately 3 to 4 weeks).
  • Starting east of the bus-staging area and terminating at Parking Lot B.
  • Saunderson Street will be closed within this area (see attached map).
  • Access to Parking Lot B will be maintained throughout construction. 

Sidewalks and pathways immediately adjacent to the roadway will be renewed as required. 

See map below (click to enlarge)

 
 

 

 

The current Fort Garry Campus road network (excluding SmartPark) consists of approximately 22,935 linear feet of roads, primarily asphalt-surface-treated roads except for a small portion that are a mix of concrete and asphalt topping.

Currently the road infrastructure is in various states of disrepair, with layers of patches and ongoing maintenance concerns. A comprehensive road condition assessment is in progress. Year 1 road construction (identified above) was selected due to its consistent profile, minimum disruption to traffic flow during construction and the long-term benefits provided.

A comprehensive road condition assessment is in progress and will include recommendations for road renewal priorities across campus. A follow-up story detailing future-year road renewal phasing will be posted on UM Today.

Should you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Jukes, MALA, CSLA, PMP, project manager, Architectural & Engineering Services, Physical Plant, at Vanessa [dot] Jukes [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

For further details and to stay informed about traffic impacts for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, please visit  the service disruption webpage

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