On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 after 9 a.m., Dundas Place between Ridout Street and Talbot Street will be closed to vehicles for a few hours in order to complete additional finishing touches. Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to get through the area.

The intersection of Dundas Street and Talbot Street will remain open.

PSA from City of London on behalf of London Hydro

“Beginning Tuesday, June 11 until Friday, June 14, 2019, London Hydro will require the north lane of King Street to be closed between Clarence Street and Richmond Street from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, to complete hydro work necessary for maintaining progress on nearby core construction projects. The protected bike lane (opening Thursday) will not be affected, but motorists and transit users should expect significant delays if travelling east on King Street and/or north/south on Richmond Street.

During this time, bus stops east of Richmond (stops 2735 and 1086) will be closed. Instead, transit riders should use the bus stop at Richmond and Clarence (stop 1080) and are reminded to use realtime.londontransit.ca or Google Maps for up to date arrival information. If driving, download the Waze app to find an alternate route or consider using Horton Street.

London Hydro work on King Street will continue during the week of June 17 at the Richmond and Clarence intersections. More details to be released prior to this work starting.”

 

 

Traffic now flowing (and trees growing!) on Dundas Place

Dundas Place, between Ridout Street and Richmond Street, has been re-opened to vehicles and remains open to pedestrians and cyclists.

Londoners will notice newly planted trees in this area. Finishing touches will continue on the first half of the flex street throughout the construction season.

Spray pads set to open for the 2019 season.

City of London spray pads will open for the season on Saturday, May 18 – just in time for the long weekend! The 16 spray pad locations around the city will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The cooling misters at the North London Athletic Fields and Springbank Gardens will be operational this weekend as well. The cooling misters are a great way for park users, runners and cyclists to cool off while enjoying London’s amazing parks and trails.

Beginning Thursday, May 16 as early as 7 a.m., the intersection of Talbot Street and Dundas Street will be closed to vehicles in order to complete Dundas Place (Phase 1) finishing touches and assessments. Cyclists and pedestrians will not be impacted by this closure.

Crews plan to re-open the intersection and the block between Ridout Street and Talbot Street by end-of-day Friday for the long weekend.

Beginning Saturday, May 11 as early as 7:00 a.m., Adelaide Street will be closed to northbound traffic between Queens Avenue and Dundas Street. During this time, southbound traffic will also be reduced to one lane. Once repairs are made, one lane will be re-opened in each direction.  

Expect delays to continue through the weekend and on Monday, May 13 while crews re-pave the area. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction while this work is underway.

Pedestrians will not be impacted. London Transit Route 16 will be on detour.

Richmond Street is currently down to one lane in each direction between Carling Street and Queens Avenue to complete emergency watermain repairs.

The impacted area will require new asphalt so lane restrictions remain in effect over the weekend, until Monday evening.

Beginning Monday, April 8, 2019 work will begin work on the King Street Cycle Lane Improvement Project, between Ridout Street and Colborne Street. Two lanes of vehicle through traffic will be maintained in the construction area. Expect lanes to be shifted to the north.

During construction, segments of the existing bike lane on King Street will be temporarily closed; cyclists should ride with caution and follow instructions on temporary signage. When the bike lane is closed, cyclists may use the detour route via Dufferin Avenue or choose to ride in shared traffic lanes. Motorists are reminded to stay alert and give cyclists their space to safely navigate downtown.

Please refrain from parking in the construction zone and keep an eye out for bagged (and therefore, unusable) parking meters. Alternative parking options can be found on london.ca/coreconstruction and/or accessed via Honk Mobile.

Night work will occur as part of this project. Road users should stay alert and expect construction activity during the day and in the evening.

London Transit (LTC) bus service will continue to operate on King Street. Some LTC stops on King Street may require temporary relocation during construction.

Beginning Monday, April 1 as early as 7 a.m., York Street, between Talbot Street and Richmond Street, will be closed to begin Stage 1 of this year’s downtown sewer separation project. The intersection of Talbot and York as well as the intersection of Richmond and York will remain open until late June. 
Motorists and cyclists are reminded to follow advanced detour message boards or download the Waze app to find an alternate route. Pedestrian access will be maintained through the construction zone. Those travelling through the area are reminded to keep an eye out for advanced warning signs as temporary sidewalk closures may temporarily pop up.

Beginning Monday, March 25 as early as 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., lanes will be reduced on King Street between Richmond Street and Clarence Street for London Hydro work. The intersection of Clarence Street and King Street will remain passable but there may be delays due to Dundas Place construction equipment and other local traffic moving through.

All road users should expect delays in the area and are reminded to take extra caution when travelling on King and Clarence Streets. Because of this work, bike lanes will be temporarily interrupted. Cyclists will need to merge into traffic lanes on King Street. Motorists are reminded to stay alert and give cyclists the space they need to get through the area safely. 

LTC buses will continue to operate.

Other work:

Dundas Street, between Richmond Street and Wellington Street remains closed for Dundas Place construction.

8th Special Meeting of the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Centennial Hall.

We will be discussing public transportation and the BRT. Visit the link to find out more.

Starting today, as early as 10 a.m., Dundas Street from Talbot Street to Richmond Street will be closed to set up a special event happening on Dundas Place, London’s flex street. Talbot Street, from Carling Street to Dundas Street will also be closed at 10 a.m. as part of the downtown JUNO activities. Pedestrian access will be maintained on Dundas and Talbot Streets at all times. The streets will remain closed to vehicles until Monday, March 18. 

Click here for a full list of downtown road closures.

There is currently a power outage around Wellington as well as Horton. Traffic lights are also out because of this. Be safe and if you’re driving, please do so with caution.
A more specific location of the outage can be found using this link.

Just a reminder of The City of London’s PW-9 By-law on keeping your lawn and other outer areas of your house tidy. If anyone has been experiencing any garbage issues in their neighbourhood like garbage on lawns, please let me know. Let’s all do our part in keeping London clean.

Due to a watermain break, southbound lanes on Ridout Street North between York Street and Bathurst Street are currently closed. Motorists and cyclists can expect lane closures to continue overnight. Crews will be arriving onsite Friday morning to repair the watermain.