What’s the deal with the buses at Brock?

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The holidays this year for most of us were a restful winter break and we are all but ready to grind and gain success for second term. Here are some major changes being brought forth this month for bus stops, cars and pedestrians around Brock University:

You may have noticed the new arrangement of vehicle routes, bus stops and walkways in front of Schmon Tower on your commute in this week. What does this mean? Major work on the expansion of the Goodman School of Business will have construction fences extending out on to Isaac Brock Boulevard, thus preventing traffic from reaching the front of the Tower.

In the meantime, Isaac Brock Boulevard will be closed to all traffic excluding buses, causing some buses to be relocated to nearby temporary locations. To ensure the safety of pedestrians around the construction zone, crews will be marking these new walkways.

Walkways and roads will be well-signed to help people navigate this temporary system. Here is how it will work, as outlined on the University’s web-page:

Transit Buses: Buses will turn through a new temporary vehicle lane that runs in front of the statue of Sir Isaac Brock. Some buses will use a bus stop in that loop near the statue, while others use bus stops located further along Isaac Brock Boulevard. Paratransit vehicles will use Lot H for pick-up and drop-off access to Schmon Tower, Thistle and Mackenzie Chown complexes.

Parking meters being removed: When the charges are instituted, there will no longer be any metered parking on Isaac Brock Boulevard during the duration of the construction period. Alternatives for paid parking are in Lot D or on Flora Egerter Way and University Road West.

Other vehicles: During construction, only transit buses and construction vehicles will be able to enter Isaac Brock Boulevard. Cars as well as school and non-transit buses will banned from that loop. Vehicles can drop off passengers in lay-bys located on the east and south sides of the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, and also on the south side of Welch Hall.

-Loredana Del Bello

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