June 30, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Commuters in the City of London that use roadways at Western University are being advised of an upcoming construction project that will be disrupting normal traffic flow for a significant portion of the month of July.

Construction has begun on the new Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB), and work associated with this construction will result in a road closure along Perth Drive.

Perth Drive, between the Chemistry parking lot and the Visual Art Centre, will be closed between July 4 and July 24 to bring steam, chilled water, storm water/sewer and communications to the new site. 

For a detailed construction map, please visit: http://uwo.ca/fm/projects/summer_construction.html

No motorist thru traffic will be allowed on this section of Perth Drive. The west sidewalk in this area will remain open with an occasional detour. Commuters are being encouraged to avoid the area during this phase of the project.

The London Transit Commission (LTC) will be posting bus route changes resulting from this construction project on their website at http://www.londontransit.ca/news-service-updates/

Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB) is a multi-phased, 7-storey facility. The new building will include teaching and research space, classrooms, public amenities and a public plaza. 

More information at: http://uwo.ca/fm/projects/capital_projects/wirb.html#wirb

We apologize for the inconvenience and your patience is greatly appreciated.

Media Contact: Keith Marnoch, Director, Media and Community Relations, Western University, kmarnoch@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 85468