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University Drive pedestrian detour changes for back-to-school

​With classes ready to resume next week, parents, children and school staff should be aware of changes to the pedestrian detour in place as part of the University Drive twinning construction project.

As of Friday, August 30, the mid-block crossing that has been in place North of Grand River Blvd will move just South of Grand River Blvd. This will help accommodate children getting to and from St. Patrick Fine Arts Elementary School, Dr. Gerald B. Probe School and Senator Fairbairn Middle School. This crossing will be equipped with pedestrian activated flashing lights to enhance safety (see attached map).

A detour for vehicles also remains in place to direct RiverStone traffic to access University Drive W from Riverstone Blvd or Riverglen Link (see attached map).

On August 6, the intersection of Grand River Blvd W. and University Drive W. was closed to accommodate the current phase of construction. It is anticipated that Grand River Blvd W will be reopened the week of September 30, 2019.

For everyone's safety, residents are reminded of the importance of follow the construction site signage and detours in place and to walk and drive with extra caution in the construction zone.

For regular updates on this project visit:

Pedestrian Detour

Vehicle Detour

Media Contact:
Robert Kovacs, Project Manager
Phone: 403-360-5991