East London Link

The East London Link will revitalize more than 6 km of road from Downtown to Fanshawe College. The project will add rapid transit and transportation improvements including transit links to the City’s eastern industrial employment areas. At the same time, the City will repair and replace aging sewers and watermains.

This project has received funding commitments from the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario to support 10 transit and transit-supportive projects.

The location

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The East London Link will extend from Wellington Street to beyond the intersection of Oxford Street East and Highbury Avenue. This project will also connect to the Downtown Loop. For more information, please contact Jennie Dann by calling 519-661-2489 x 5823 or by emailing jdann@london.ca

The work

The project will:

  • revitalize 6.3 km of road, from Downtown to Fanshawe College
  • upgrade sewers and watermains
  • install transit stations
  • widen Highbury Bridge, Highbury Avenue and Oxford Street to establish continuous transit lanes
  • install transit lanes on King and Dundas Streets
  • install smarter traffic signals to reduce intersection delays and shorten travel times, including transit signal priority, sensors and video

The benefits

Construction will result in:

  • buses being removed from traffic to improve capacity and traffic flow while increasing transit frequency and reliability
  • widened streets creating transit lanes with buses travelling in centre lanes and general traffic lanes on the right
  • on King Street, buses travelling in two curbside transit lanes - eastbound and westbound - with a single lane of eastbound general traffic travelling in the centre lane
  • the potential to extend transit service to the London International Airport in the future
  • the opportunity to provide a stronger link to the City’s eastern industrial employment areas from a transit hub at Fanshawe College.
  • dedicated turn lanes at signalized intersections that will enhance driver safety and increase capacity
  • active transportation infrastructure which will support cycling and walking

Project updates

The project is in the detailed design stage, to prepare for construction in 2022.

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Project Timeline

2022: Start of Construction

The project is scheduled to start in 2022 and last approximately three years

Last modified:Tuesday, January 26, 2021