Abbotsford ring road completion project

   Back of Building C, Abbotsford campus
   Back of Building C, Abbotsford campus
   Edge of tree park
   Building storm detention pond
   Building storm detention pond

Part of the master plan for the evolution of the UFV Abbotsford campus has always been the completion of the ring road: a road that encircles the entire campus.

The ring road is intended to provide easy access to and egress from the campus, and to alleviate traffic snarls on the campus itself. Ultimately, our goal is that it become a well-used transit loop.

As UFV prepares to begin construction on the new student centre building (a joint project between UFV and the UFV Student Union Society, slated to get underway in Fall 2011) next to the Envision Athletic Centre, the completion of the ring road has become a priority.

View a PDF of the UFV Abbotsford campus master plan map showing the location of the ring road (PDF).

Clearing of the sites for both the ring road and the student centre is now well underway on the southwest section of the Abbotsford campus.

Some of the trees have been cleared in that area but a large stand of untouched forest south of the road is being preserved for student study purposes. Others trees are being preserved in the area to create tree-islands in and around the parking areas and a central 'tree park'.

UFV is funding the ring road proiect by using pay-parking revenue. The project is slated for completion before the end of this summer (2010), prior to the beginning of Fall semester.

Environmental notes

UFV is conducting soil-screening on-site and will provide a portion of the excess clean soil to our local communities for their use. The remainder (approx. 35%) of the rock and soil removed will be re-used to complete the road, sidewalks, and planting beds on campus.

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