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 City of London is planning improvements for Wharncliffe Road South from north of the Thames River to Springbank Drive. One northbound travel lane will be added on Wharncliffe Road South between Horton Street and Becher Street.
The City also will rehabilitate the Wharncliffe Road Bridge across the Thames River, including enhancements to pathway connections for active transportation with wider sidewalks. Although the corridor is not currently considered a bike route in the Cycling Master Plan, the bridge design has consideration for future cycling lanes.
The current road bottleneck at the CN Rail Bridge creates safety and operational concerns for all road users, and results in traffic in the surrounding neighbourhoods.
One of the properties impacted by the Wharncliffe Road South Improvements project is a heritage dwelling located at 100 Stanley Street. After an extensive period of consultation through the project’s Environmental Assessment, the preliminary mitigation solution in the 2018 report was to relocate the dwelling.
On March 23, 2021, Council directed that the City take the necessary actions to permit the demolition of the heritage dwelling at 100 Stanley Street, rather than relocate it. Council also directed that any other necessary administrative steps be taken to advance the Project in as timely a manner as possible.
The City is currently preparing a plan to proceed with demolition, as per Council direction. Additional information about next steps will be shared with the community and updated on this webpage.
Demolition began in Fall 2020 and is expected to last until Fall 2021
Utility relocation began in Fall 2020 and will be ongoing through 2021
Full construction is expected to take two years