To all Members of the Carleton Community,

Preparation for the new $29-million Advanced Research and Innovation in Smart Environments (ARISE) building is now underway and the construction zone is currently being enclosed.

The next step is to get ready for demolition of the existing Life Sciences building and in order to safely do that, the stretch of University Drive in front of the building will be reduced to one lane starting the week of March 20, 2017, until the first week of April, at which time it will be shut down completely for an estimated two weeks.

While University Drive is reduced to one lane, traffic will be controlled by a temporary traffic stop light to assist with traffic flow in the area. Library Road will be opened to alleviate traffic congestion.

Signage will be installed to notify drivers of lane closures around the construction site.

Other Related ARISE Information:

  • When weather permits, re-roofing of the Loeb Building will also begin and continue until the end of May 2017, creating additional noise and smells. There will be additional truck traffic in the area.
  • Please note that two Para Transpo stops located near the construction site for ARISE building are out of service until spring 2018. These two stops are: #8a (Paterson Hall) and #8b (Herzberg Building). Please refer to the map of Para Transpo stops on campus.
  • The pedestrian pathway along the river will provide safe pedestrian access past the construction site and will be maintained throughout the construction.
  • Additional information will be shared with the campus community as it becomes available.

We appreciate your co-operation and patience.

Facilities Management and Planning