Hustling (and having fun) in the heat!
Heads up! Due to this heat, crews will be starting early and catching up on some hours this Saturday, between Richmond and Clarence. If you are downtown today, please keep an eye out for moving equipment when travelling through the Dundas Place construction zone. You should also keep an eye out for some brand new signs that are sure to put a smile on your face:
This week, the crew has been busy laying lots of duct work between Richmond and Clarence. All of these pipes are for telecommunication. The pictures below really shows how many layers exist under the road!
On Monday, we had to close down a few lanes on Richmond Street to do some sewer work. Because the intersection of Richmond and Dundas contains access to some pretty important underground connections, we'll have to reduce lanes in this location a few more times this year. We will keep you informed as these construction activities are finalized.
The hydro crew is still hard at work installing new infrastructure, making their way toward Wellington Street. On Thursday, they brought in a crane to install a hydro vault near the entrance to the library, resulting in a temporary sidewalk closure. We appreciate all of your patience while we worked through that - the crew had to get creative when installing this vault because of the limited space!
Cooling off with the crew
On Friday, the City of London and its partners at Classic Rock 98.1 paid a little visit to the crew and Dundas Place visitors to give away some ice cold beverages in this heat. The crew ended up being sent home early because of extreme temperatures on Friday, so these drinks were much needed!