Temporary watermain connections & downtown construction in full swing
With last week's temporary watermain testing coming to an end, it's time to connect every businesses to this temporary pipe. The switch over is required so that we can replace the current fragile pipe that has been prone to have issues over the last few years. With so many businesses from Wellington to Richmond, this process will take a little longer than last year.
See you later, old traffic light poles
Traffic signal light poles at the intersection of Clarence and Dundas were removed this week. It is always neat to see these poles come down. The crew was also taking down the old concrete street light poles since we'll be replacing those with new and improved lighting for Dundas Place.
Your Neighbours on King Street
Beginning Monday, April 8, 2019 work will begin work on the King Street Cycle Lane Improvement Project, between Ridout Street and Colborne Street.
The diagram above shows the future King Street configuration.
Two lanes of traffic will be maintained, but drivers can expect lanes to be shifted north. Night work will occur as part of this project. Road users should stay alert and expect construction activity during the day and in the evening.
During construction, segments of the existing bike lane on King Street will be temporarily closed. The official detour route is Dufferin Avenue, but cyclists may choose to ride in shared traffic lanes. Remind your friends, family and neighbours to stay alert while construction is underway and to give cyclists their space to safely navigate downtown.
Be prepared for construction in our core and around the city to really start to ramp up over the next few weeks. With the announcement of our 2019 top ten construction projects, comes a reminder to give yourselves some extra time when travelling to and from work, school or other activities.