In alignment with Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen, the City of London has reopened a number of City facilities for in-person services and programs.
The City is reconstructing Brydges Street from Egerton Street to Highbury Avenue North, all of Muir Street, and all of Swinyard Street to improve the quality and reliability of water, sewer and road infrastructure. Much of the current infrastructure is over 70 years old, made of outdated materials such as cast iron and concrete, and has reached the end of its lifespan.
Phase One of construction started in April 2021 and is expected to finish in late fall 2021. Phase Two of construction is expected to start in spring 2022 and last until fall 2022.
As part of this project, the City will also replace the sidewalk and construct new on-road bicycle lanes on Brydges Street. This work will also include the elimination of on-street parking on Brydges Street from Egerton Street to Highbury Avenue North.
The Brydges Street project is one of London’s Top 10 construction projects this year identified in the City’s Renew London construction program.
The above map shows the project limits during Phases One and Two of construction. In Phase One, The City of London will be reconstructing Brydges Street, from Egerton Street to Childers Street as well as Swinyard and Muir Streets in their entirety. In Phase Two, The City will be reconstructing Brydges Street from Childers Street to Highbury Avenue North.
Streetscape elements to be installed or replaced include:
Vital underground infrastructure upgrades include:
Ahead of this project, the City will complete the following work:
This project will result in:
The City is reconstructing Brydges Street from Egerton Street to Childers Street and all of Muir and Swinyard Streets in Phase One. Construction is expected to last until late fall 2021.
The City will reconstruct Brydges Street from Childers Street to Highbury Avenue North in Phase Two. Construction is expected to last until fall 2022.
Please note that the top lift asphalt for phase 1 and 2 will be placed in late 2022.