Maintenance works on Coates Road

April 21st, 2017

From L2 (number 39 on the campus map) westward, Coates Road on University Park will be closed until Friday 5 May while the public space around the west side of Coates Building is improved.

The improvements include creating an accessible path from the rear of L4 (number 30 on the campus map) through to Pope Building, narrowing the road width adjacent to L4 to incease the pavement capacity, removing the dwarf walls and improving the clarity of the vehicular route onto campus between L3 (number 31 on the campus map) and L4.

Estates are taking the opportunity to renew the ageing water main infrastructure along the length of Coates Road.

There will still be access to all of the parking areas between the L buildings, but there will be no thoroughfare for vehicles between L3 and the Coates Building during this period. Staff should therefore be advised to use an alternative entrace to access University Park buildings.

View a map of University Park campus here.

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April 21st, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Colin Rowe

Has the one way system by the Ningbo friendship bridge been suspended due to the road closures? there seems to be a lot of vehicle including Estates’ that are traveling the wrong way according to the road markings and signage…

April 21st, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Ryan Neal

Hi Colin,

Thanks for your query.

The one-way system is absolutely still in place.


April 24th, 2017 at 3:10 pm

russell james

Traffic is travelling the wrong way all day everyday I’m afraid. A check on the camera system will show this for definite.

April 24th, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Rebecca Stokes

Quite possibly because when you turn left into UP off the ring road (just past the bridge) the only option is to turn left again past L1, which takes you to the one-way part of Science Road and then back to the ring road again. Presumably people are ignoring the one way system and turning right onto Science Road by Pharmacy.

April 24th, 2017 at 3:50 pm


Are any of the bike sheds going to be shut during this time, and if so, when?

April 25th, 2017 at 8:46 am

Ryan Neal

Hi Louise,

Thanks for your question.

Access to the bike sheds has been maintained, with the exception of isolated stands outside of the card-accessessed structures. There are no anticipated closures.


April 24th, 2017 at 4:50 pm

russell james

Yes that is correct. People are ignoring the one way system signs altogether. As a senior security officer I have reported this problem a week ago but was assured by estates that this would not happen. A simple set of traffic lights would solve this problem until the work is completed.
People are going all the way from Boots Pharmacy all the way to South Gate. This is an accident waiting to happen as I have already reported.

April 26th, 2017 at 11:00 am

Caroline Reffin

I am not sure which buildings are L2, L3 and L4 and can’t see this on the campus plan.

April 26th, 2017 at 11:23 am

Ryan Neal

Hi Caroline,

Thanks for your comment.

L2 is number 39 on the campus map.
L3 is number 31 on the campus map.
L4 is number 30 on the campus map.


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