Beginning Thursday, April 14, temporary traffic changes will be in effect on Dundas Place between Ridout Street and Wellington Street, to maintain a safe cycling and pedestrian environment on Dundas Place during nearby construction downtown.
Large planters will be installed at both ends of Dundas Place to restrict in-bound vehicle access at Ridout and Wellington Streets. Drivers will still be able to access Dundas Place from Talbot, Richmond, and Clarence Streets, and can still exit Dundas Place at Ridout and Wellington Streets.
Cyclists and pedestrians will continue to have unrestricted access to enter Dundas Place from all directions, including Ridout and Wellington Streets, and cyclists will still use the two general traffic lanes that are in place today for east-west connections.
Like last year, this traffic configuration is being implemented to decrease the volume of motor vehicles travelling east and west on Dundas Place. Drivers travelling east and west through the core should use Queens Avenue, Dufferin Avenue, and York Street instead, following signs to navigate the area.
There may be some temporary lane restrictions in the area as crews install the planters and other necessary equipment to implement the traffic diversions.
Downtown businesses remain open and two-hour complementary parking is available at municipal lots and on-street locations downtown to support businesses during construction. Visitors will need to enter promo code 'CORE' in the Honk app or contact Parking Services at 519-661-4537. One-hour fee parking is also available at designated parking locations on Dundas Place. More information about parking and Dundas Place is available at london.ca/dundasplace.
Temporary park and pick-up zones continue to be available for customers and delivery drivers when making quick parcel and food pickups.
A great way to know what’s happening on the road is to download the Waze app and use it for navigation. Waze has all the latest information on construction, directly from the City’s website.
While most roads downtown remain open throughout the construction season, there will be some diversions and restrictions as crews complete essential work in the core. Drivers are encouraged to use York Street, Richmond Street, Dufferin Avenue and Oxford Street when entering downtown.
Pedestrian and bike access will be maintained downtown during construction of the Downtown Loop Phase 2 (Queens Avenue and Ridout Street), and East London Link Phase 1 (King Street). Cyclists may continue to use Dundas Place, where connections to the Dundas Cycle Track and Dundas-TVP are available for east-west cycling through the core. Navigational signs will be in place to help guide cyclists and pedestrians through the construction zone at the Dundas and Ridout intersection.
Core construction will result in some temporary impacts to stops and routes. Transit riders are encouraged to visit the LTC website for the most up-to-date information about route changes and detours.
Dundas Place traffic diversions will be in place until approximately November 2022.