With the start of the new school year, Carleton is experiencing more traffic congestion on campus, particularly at the north end, due to the fact that more cars are using the Bronson Avenue entrance now that the Hog’s Back Swing Bridge is closed.
Carleton realizes that the conversion of Campus Avenue to a one-way road is a change for members of our campus community, but this is a necessary step to mitigate the impact of the Hog’s Back Swing Bridge closure, which has forced hundreds of vehicles to use the Bronson Avenue entrance to campus.
If you are travelling from the north end of campus when leaving the university, a suggested alternative route is to take Campus Avenue to Library Road to University Drive to access Colonel By Drive to either Riverside Drive, or to Bronson northbound and southbound.
Campus Safety Services staff are monitoring and directing traffic to ensure pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are able to move around campus safely. This will be in place as drivers and pedestrians adjust to the reconfiguration of Campus Avenue.
Pedestrians and cyclists are asked to exercise courtesy and share the intersections as they navigate campus so vehicle and bus traffic can also flow effectively. Some delays and the withdrawal of OC Transpo service on Campus Avenue on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week resulted in pedestrian overflow. Please remember to share the road.
Traffic flow is expected to improve further when the new Stadium Way entrance through Parking Lot 5 opens in mid-October onto Bronson Avenue as a right-in and right-out access/egress from campus.
More information about the university’s Transportation Plan can be found on the Carleton Transportation Plan website.
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