Staff and students will have seen the recent updates on the road works around our campus that included the information that works on Gibbet Hill Road had been delayed due to issues with materials delivery and additional utilities work. All involved are continuing to work hard to be in position to open the north bound lane of Gibbet Hill Road (from Gibbet Hill Campus to Kirby Corner Road) later in October.
We can now announce that the University has put in place additional measures from Monday 29 September 2014 to reduce the impact of the continued road works on the new academic term by assisting traffic bound for the University to access its main campus car parks.
Travel to Campus to use car parks 6, 7, 8 and 8a
From the morning of Monday 29 September we will enable vehicles bound for car parks 6, 7, 8 and 8a to arrive via Gibbet Hill Road (from A46 / Kenilworth / Stoneleigh). We will do so by opening the current bus gate at Bluebell roundabout between 07:30 and 10:00 Monday to Friday to allow users of those car parks to enter the University via the new roundabout near the Arts Centre. Exit will not be permitted via this route at this time.
Between 16:00 and 19:00 each Monday to Friday we will open the bus gate adjacent to the piazza to allow traffic to exit from car parks 6, 7, 8 and 8a onto Gibbet Hill Road towards the A46.
Traffic lights on Scarman roundabout and the new University roundabout will be set to prioritise travel on to campus in the morning and off campus in the afternoon.
Travel to Campus to use car parks 9, 10 and 15
Traffic destined for main campus car parks 9, 10 and 15 should continue to arrive via the Scarman roundabout. Traffic lights on Scarman roundabout and the new University roundabout will be set to prioritise travel on to campus in the morning and off campus in the afternoon.
Here are two maps to help you visualise the changes:
All other campus car parks and bus routes
This remains unchanged and access continues as previously advised.
Gibbet Hill road closure remains in place
All traffic not destined for main campus should continue to use other routes as a central section of the road will remain closed to all road users and pedestrians.
Pedestrians and Cyclists
Pedestrians and Cyclists should take extra care as they move around campus as traffic flows will be unfamiliar and there will also be additional construction traffic. For your safety please follow diversion signs. Pedestrians should not be tempted to walk in the road particularly in this time of changing traffic patterns.
Our campus infrastructure is undergoing huge transformation which will bring significant long term benefits including junction capacity improvements and safety improvements for all road users. Do please bear with us.
Registrar and Chief Operating Officer
Professor Nigel Thrift
Vice-Chancellor and President