A project to upgrade the streetscaping along Wyandotte from Sunset to Campbell avenues will have an impact on traffic patterns around campus, predicts Susan Mark, executive director of Facility Services.
The city project will include work to sewers, watermains, and vehicular and pedestrian pavements, beginning as early as this week at the intersection of Wyandotte and Sunset and extending eastward.
“Expect delays on Wyandotte and adjust your time to campus accordingly,” says Mark.
However, she adds, the result will more than make up for any temporary inconvenience.
The project is aimed at creating a pedestrian-oriented environment along Wyandotte Street while preserving it as a commercial corridor. Raised planters will hold low perennials and shade trees, while light columns will provide illumination in artistic configuration and join benches, bicycle racks and trash receptacles in creating a greater sense of place.
Streetscape elements selected by the City of Windsor will complement the materials being used in the Centre for Engineering Innovation. Colour for all site furnishings and paving material also selected by the city integrates the colour palette being used by University.