Starting Monday, May 9, 2022 the City of London will begin 24-hour-a-day work on its existing construction site, at Ridout Street North between Fullarton Street and Queens Avenue, as part of the Downtown Loop construction.
Daytime and overnight construction operations are required to efficiently complete necessary underground drilling to install new pipes and sewers beneath the road. This 24-hour-a-day work is anticipated to be completed approximately in two weeks, and construction operations will return to regular daytime operations following this work.
While most of the drilling will take place Monday to Friday, some construction activities may be required on weekends to complete this underground work as efficiently as possible.
Above ground, traffic conditions will not change during this work and access will continue to be maintained to residences and buildings. While Ridout Street North and Queens Avenue continues to be an active construction site for the Downtown Loop project, drilling operations may cause some noise and vibrations.
Crews have installed vibration monitors at various locations surrounding the construction site, which will be monitored throughout this work. Noise barriers will be installed near the drilling work to minimize ground level noise as much as possible. Regular construction noise should be expected in the area.
This work is a necessary step to install new pipelines to upgrade aging sewers downtown and other underground infrastructure to continue to support London’s growing population and help preserve the health of the Thames River.
Above: A map of the Downtown Loop construction zone and existing traffic configuration. 24-hour work will begin Monday, May 9 within the existing construction zone at Ridout Street North between Fullarton Street and Queens Avenue.