Watch your step: changes to construction zone near UBC Hospital

Between now and the end of December, the construction footprint for the TRIUMF Line extension will be changing, impacting pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle traffic outside the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (CBH).

Throughout construction, traffic management staff will be on-site to manage traffic and ensure access is maintained to the hospital.

Please see the information below for key dates and changes.

December 11 to 17, 2017

 

Starting Monday, December 11, the north-east corner of the building will be fenced off for construction.

During this time:

  • the UBC Hospital entrance, drop-off loop, and adjacent parking lot will remain accessible;
  • the drop-off area for CBH on Wesbrook Mall will remain temporarily on the northeast side of the building;
  • Wesbrook Mall, in front of CBH will remain fenced off; and
  • the northeast corner of Wesbrook Mall and the eastbound lane in front of the main entrance of CBH will be fenced off.

If you’re driving:

  • expect single-lane traffic southbound into and out of the hospital drop off loop;
  • the corner of Wesbrook Mall and eastbound lane in front of the main entrance of CBH will be restricted; and
  • commuters driving eastbound and westbound will be alternating single-lane traffic and may experience some delays.

If you’re walking or cycling:

  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

December 18 to 31, 2017

Starting Monday, December 18, construction will begin along the westbound lane in front of the main entrance of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (CBH).

During this time:

  • the hospital entrance and parking lot remain accessible;
  • the restricted area along Wesbrook Mall will re-open for access;
  • vehicle access to the parkade in front of the hospital’s main entrance will be temporarily accessed from Wesbrook Mall. An access ramp will be made available; and
  • the westbound lane in front of the main entrance of CBH on the north-side of the building will be fenced off for construction activities.

If you’re driving:

  • a temporary access ramp to hospital parking lot off of Wesbrook Mall will be available;
  • the westbound lane in front of the main entrance of CBH will be restricted; and
  • commuters driving eastbound and westbound will be alternating single-lane traffic and may experience some delays.

If you’re walking or cycling:

  • the pedestrian sidewalk next to the westbound commuter lane will be closed; and
  • the north side of the sidewalk in front of the main entrance of CBH will remain accessible.

Construction for the TRIUMF Line, linking TRIUMF to UBC Hospital to support the new multi-modal neuroimaging suite in the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.

For questions or concerns, please contact:

UBC Project Services:

Steve Ahluwalia, Project Manager at 604-828-3659

UBC Building Operations:

Deb Capps, Facilities Manager at 604-822-0072

 

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