New parking spots and ongoing water work
Getting clean, reliable water up and running is a big milestone for the Dundas Place project. With all hands on deck, crews were able to complete the majority of the new watermain installation last week and start testing it this week! Watermain testing is a long process, so we're getting started as soon as we possibly can.
The image above shows a member of our crew conducting a watermain test.
As part of our commitment to maintain hard, compact surfaces for pedestrians during construction, crews were out touching up the pedestrian crosswalk at Richmond (west) and Talbot (west) just in time for the weekend.
The picture above shows new asphalt being laid at the corner of Talbot and Dundas on Friday afternoon.
In other news, we've officially gained some new curbside parking spots around the current construction site – to its east, north, and south. On Tuesday, June 12, Council approved:
The former London Transit stops between Richmond Street and Wellington Street will be changed to 10 on-street parking spots and loading zones until Phase 2 Dundas Place construction begins in 2019.
Five parking spots will become available on the north and south sides of Carling Street just west of Richmond until Sept 1.
Two additional parking spots on Talbot Street north of King are added indefinitely.
If you have questions about these new spaces, please direct them to our Downtown Projects and Business Relations Manager, Jim Yanchula.
In my blogs, you have been hearing a lot about what's going on underground, but I'd encourage you to take a look at what we are aiming to accomplish by vising dundasplace.ca/design. Below is an example of one of the many renderings available online.
The rendering above shows Dundas Place at Budweiser Gardens after Phase 1 construction is complete.
That's all for this week! Below is a summary of work completed the week of June 11 and next steps for the week ahead.
Begin permanent watermain testing from Ridout to Talbot
Duct work completed from Ridout to Talbot
Work Anticipated Next Week:
Continue with watermain testing
Continue with hydro vault and duct installation