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The biggest news we have this week is the closure of Market Lane. The Market Lane retrofit will remove some of its current fixed (non-movable) elements and reconfigure and/or rebuild others. Crews aim to have the reconstruction work substantially complete and bring bac...

We’re proud to be building a destination that welcomes everyone. On Thursday, the City of London worked with Downtown London, the London Public Library and a few good neighbours to spruce up the Dundas Place construction fencing for Pride weekend in London. We encourag...

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 s...

It was a warm week but we aren't slowing down! The crew has finished installing the water pipe at the intersection of Clarence & Dundas. Testing of the new pipes has started to make sure they are clean before connecting them to the City's watermain system. When we're r...

Since Monday was a holiday, and in order to maintain our construction schedule, the crew will be working on Saturday, July 6. The majority of the work will be at the Clarence intersection so please keep an eye for the pedestrian navigation signs as you make your way th...

More trees! That's the biggest news I have to share with you this week. The crew has been busy planting more trees and shrubs on the first two blocks of Dundas Place. This new greenery adds a splash of colour to the cool, grey tones on Dundas Place just in time for Can...

This week, the crew was busy rebuilding Bell (communications) infrastructure. To do this, they have to carefully remove all of the concrete surrounding the existing pipes and thread in new pipes. Once this is all set, they enclose the duct work with fresh concrete to p...

After weeks of chaos installing water services that required crews to interrupt the sidewalk, we are happy to say all water pipe installations are complete. All of the water service crossing locations were restored with asphalt towards the end of the week (shown below)...

What a week! With over 70 water service connections to get through between Richmond and Wellington, the contractor only has a handful left to complete. 

Because water service connections are made under the sidewalk, the crew has to use a variety of techniques to ma...

Perhaps the best news of the week is that, as of Friday evening, Dundas Place between Ridout Street and Richmond Street has been re-opened to vehicles. Londoners will notice newly planted trees and some new street furniture in this area.

More trees and new planters...

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Dundas Place is the first transformational project in Our Move Forward, London's Downtown Plan and a 2019 core construction project. To learn more, visit: london.ca/coreconstruction

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