Over the last few days, small touches were added to Market Lane including street name engraving, tree grates and the "goal posts" that will hold the future light canopy, extending through Market Lane and across Dundas Place.
Even with the rain we had this week, the crew managed to finish approximately 90% of the brick work from Richmond Street to Clarence Street. Street lights were also being installed; this block is really starting to come together!
On Friday morning, the crew completed the remaining watermain work at the intersection of Clarence & Dundas. This took a little longer than anticipated, but we had to make sure the pipes were in perfect condition before connecting it to the City watermain system. With this work done, the crew will be working on Saturday to expedite restoration at this location. If you are coming downtown, please keep an eye out for construction traffic in and around this area. We aim to have this intersection back open as soon as we can!
Over on the east side of Clarence Street, bricks are going down, while the other crews forge ahead with site preparations for concrete towards Wellington Street. It's only a matter of time before the whole site will be covered in concrete and we can say goodbye to the gravel sidewalks, forever.
With the wetter season upon us, the crew has decided to switch it up and start tackling the more complicated areas first. They're going to focus on getting the sidewalks done, before the roadway, which is generally easier and faster to do.
As we move towards the end of construction season, we want to make sure Londoners know exactly where Dundas Place is, how it works and what it's all about. You may notice some new street light pole banners, designed with inspiration from new streetscape elements, to help remind people exactly where they are when walking, biking, rolling or driving on Dundas Place.