A short work week and southbound lane restrictions
Short work weeks are always the most exciting ones. We started with the removal of hoarding at the former Honest Lawyer location to improve the width of the walkway. There's been construction going on behind these barriers to revitalize the building which will be finished after Dundas Place Phase 2 construction is over.
Watermain Break at Wellington Intersection As of last week, all buildings within the construction zone were hooked up to temporary watermain pipes. Unfortunately the existing watermain pipe at the intersection of Wellington and Dundas failed on Wednesday morning. As a result, there were significant water disruptions on Dundas between Clarence and Wellington. Crews took immediate action and were able to restore water service by approximately 11 a.m. the same day.
Now that the watermain issue has been cleared up, Wellington Street southbound lane restrictions are back in place. No left turns onto Dundas Street will be permitted for the next week or so.
The work at the intersection of Dundas and Wellington impacts pedestrians too. For your own safety, please avoid crossing Dundas Street at Wellington Street, along the concrete barriers. A better option would be to cross the street at Queens Avenue and/or use the mid-block crossing we have in place between Wellington Street and Richmond Street.
Despite some water issues, the crew has been making great progress installing new watermain near Richmond Street towards Clarence Street.
Phase 1 Nightwork
In other news, finishing touches on Dundas Place (Phase 1), between Ridout to Richmond, will start up next week. This will include a mix of daytime and evening work. Expect some noise between the hours of 2 p.m. and midnight while crews sandblast. This work was postponed last year due to winter weather arriving a lot sooner than anticipated.
Ting Comic & Graphic Arts Festival
Named after Merle “Ting” Tingley, London Free Press’ editorial cartoonist from 1948 to 1986, Tingfest is an annual three-week celebration that showcases the work of past, present and future comic and graphic artists from Southwestern Ontario. Now until May 4, visit Ting at TAP Centre for Creativity on Dundas Place to experience a homage to Ting’s work and influence on generations of artists.