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Friday, 13 August 2021 09:38

Safer Roadways on Campus

Visitors to Kemptville Campus will notice some changes to the roadways and parking lots starting immediately. The objective is to ensure safe pedestrian movement and facilitate vehicular traffic to destinations and parking areas on Campus grounds.

An ad hoc working group was formed earlier this year made up of representatives of Campus staff and tenants, school boards, school bus authorities, emergency services and operations personnel from the Municipality of North Grenville, as well as a traffic specialist. The group met several times this summer and made recommendations to the Campus Board at the end of June which have since been approved.

"This is really a matter of implementing one of the first steps recommended in the recent Campus Master Plan,” said Board Chair Karen Cooper. “At the same time, we’re taking steps to ensure the continued safety of students and other tenants and visitors to the Campus.”

Starting the week of August 16, the Campus will be implementing the short-term traffic network recommendations. Campus Facility Management will be installing temporary road barricades that will re-direct traffic in several areas on campus. Temporary signage will be installed to facilitate wayfinding.

“The health and safety of our Campus communities is paramount,” said Cheryl DeVries, Campus Coordinator. “The objective is to ensure that all are able to safely and effectively navigate the campus roads and walkways with minimal inconvenience.”

The barricades and changes will be evaluated over the coming months. Once traffic flow has been thoroughly assessed, the Campus will proceed with more permanent installations. A map showing the proposed locations affected can be downloaded.

Kemptville Campus Education and Community Centre is an educational and multi-use facility serving the community of North Grenville and surrounding area. The Campus includes 630 acres and 17 main buildings, as well as woodlands, cropland, wetland, greenspace, green houses, an agroforestry centre and maple bush, trails, and other buildings - sports facilities, residence, and catering facilities. A recent Master Plan was completed with significant community input, and can be found at https://www.kemptvillecampus.ca/regen

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