Getting to Campus: Exciting Projects Begin

 Transportation Improvements, Pedestrian Access, Cycling Connections & Public Realm Improvements

With the commencement of long awaited improvements to access to campus, significant construction activity will take place in and around our campus over the coming year and a half, as regionally significant infrastructure projects and exciting on-campus public realm improvements get underway. These include:

As  a result of these exciting and interconnected projects, access to campus will also be impacted during construction. The majority of on-campus construction is likely to occur during the summer months; however, construction around the periphery of campus will impact campus accessibility.

Timelines may change as construction moves ahead, and we will make sure to update the campus community on an ongoing basis, especially when significant changes are occurring.  Additional information with regards to municipal projects can also be found via the City of Kelowna.

The following provides a summary of Construction Activity in and around Campus.  Check back for further updates.

Project ConstructionSchedule Impact to Campus Community Current Status/Updates
John Hindle Drive Estimated Fall/Winter 2016 construction start
  • Limited access for all modes of transportation accessing campus from West and South.
  • As a result of construction activity, no access to campus will be permitted along Curtis Road private easement. Expect pedestrian detours in and around the John Hindle Drive and Academy Hill area.
Detailed design
Bulman Road Cycling Access Summer 2016
  • Creation of Safe Cycling Access from Hwy 97
Academy Way Cycling Access & Connection to Sexmith Road Fall 2016
  • Creation of new cycling route to campus from Sexmith Road
Under construction
West Campus Access & West Parking Lot reconstruction Estimated May to September 2017 or May to September 2018
  • No access to Parking Lots C & G during construction
  • Alternative parking arrangement will be made available for those with Parking Passes in Lots C & G during construction
Detailed Design
University Way Pedestrianization Project To be determined
  • Pedestrianization of University Way
  • Phase 1 project area will be in between UNC and Fipke Centre
  • Access to Parking lot F & A will be available
  • Access to west side of campus via new West Campus Access Road
 Fall 2016 – University WayRedesign Planning and Design Process Underway