London is now in Step 3 of the Provincial Roadmap to Reopen. In alignment with Step 3, the City of London has expanded additional in-person City services in accordance with the new regulations.
The second phase of the Dundas Street infrastructure renewal project begins today. Dundas Street between Adelaide Street North and English Street will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning Monday, March 15 until construction is completed in the fall this year.
Pedestrian access will be maintained for residents and visitors to access businesses and services in the area. Drivers will also still be able to access nearby municipal parking lots as well as streets north and south of the construction zone.
Construction along Dundas Street will include upgrading sewers and watermains, and will relocate utilities underground. A new streetscape will then be constructed to improve the experience for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders. Work includes widening the sidewalks, adding trees, and installing brighter streetlights for shoppers and diners on Dundas Street.
A separated eastbound bike lane will also be created on the south side of Dundas Street and will connect to existing protected bike lanes on the east and west end of the project helping better link the downtown to Old East Village for cyclists.
Last year, the first phase of the project reconstructed Dundas Street between English Street and Ontario Street. Some minor finishing touches remain in the block between Rectory and Ontario Streets which will be completed later in 2021.
Motorists are advised to check if their commute is impacted and plan ahead by using the Waze app.