Exploring Downtown just got a little easier
This week, the crew revisited the first half of our flex street (Ridout Street to Richmond Street) to begin touch-up work. This involved concrete work, such as sand blasting and some fine finishes on the concrete planters.
Over near Wellington Street, the crew finished installing the London Hydro infrastructure. This allowed us to reopen the east/west and north/south crosswalks at the intersection of Wellington Street and Dundas Street. Don't worry, it won't stay this muddy. Crews will be out to pave the crosswalks next week. In the meantime, those using a mobility aid should take caution or consider crossing at Queens Avenue to avoid the dirt altogether.
Meanwhile, between Richmond Street and Clarence Street, the crew made great progress with the new watermain installation (left) and Bell infrastructure installation (right). The big wooden box was part of the Bell infrastructure upgrades and is needed to shape the concrete structure poured to protect existing and future telecommunication connections, such as internet.
City Updates Downtown Parking Options
This week, the City announced some changes to Municipal Lot 5 and updated its Downtown Parking Guide in response to the construction that's happening downtown. We wanted to make sure more short-term parking spaces were made available and that people who want to access local businesses have a place to park. City staff will be out distributing these guides to local businesses as well as Tourism London starting next week. No matter how you get downtown, we're committed to helping make your trip downtown a positive one.
#GetDTL This Weekend
Construction shouldn't stop anyone from coming downtown! This week, the City of London installed a new billboard on the Wellington overpass to remind people that Downtown is open and accessible. Don't forget to tag Dundas Place and Downtown London on social media so that we can help spread the word about the businesses, shops and services you run, work at or enjoy visiting.
Forest City Road Races
This weekend, there will be a couple of road closures downtown, near Victoria Park, on Wellington, Dufferin and Clarence for the Forest City Road Races. Keep an eye out for runners.
July Talk at Grooves Records
July Talk, opening for Metric at Bud Gardens this weekend, will make a special stop at Grooves Records at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Join the band and our neighbours at Grooves Records for a meet and greet before the show!