A new week, a new section of Dundas Place covered in bricks! By Friday, most of the roadway, east of Clarence Street towards Wellington Street, was complete and crews were able to start placing bricks in the sidewalk areas on the south side of Dundas. The crew also did some work on Saturday, wrapping up before the Santa Claus parade started.
Over closer to Richmond Street, the crew completed electrical work around the trees, where you'll see additional lighting fixtures installed in the future. The crew also powerwashed the roadway to tidy things up post tree planting and installed trench drain grates.
It's been a long time coming but, by the end of the week, the crew finished paving the Wellington Street intersection! After this, the only remaining (regular) paving work will be over at the Clarence Street intersection.
You're probably wondering why I haven't mentioned the blanket of snow that came down on London Friday morning. The reason is, it didn't impact the work schedule much. The crew continued with brick work, concrete work and duct work, just like any other day. The crew actually prefers snow over rain since it can be easily moved for work to proceed, versus the site being soaked with water. When it snows, the crew will have to do some shoveling in the morning, but overall, it's business as usual!
Take Extra Care
While we work, we're also cognizant of those walking and wheeling nearby. As a pedestrian, uneven surfaces may be hidden under snow. Temporary paths may become slippery and, in heavy snow events, constricted passages may not be immediately cleared of snow due to equipment restrictions. We do our best to clear the way, but construction sites may be more difficult to navigate as weather conditions change.