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Downtown Construction


Building a Downtown that is Future-Ready

We ask for your patience as we rebuild the core of our community, increase capacity for development, find new ways to care for our environment and upgrade infrastructure that’s up to 150 years old.

2018 Core Construction Projects:

click to view Dundas Place phase 1 websiteclick to view york street construction web pageclick to view tablot street construction web page

2019 Core Construction Projects:

click to view dundas place phase 2 websiteclick to view york and talbot streets 2019 construction web page

Seven Habits for a Happier Holiday Commute:

While we do our best to coordinate schedules and take action to improve traffic flow during construction, there are a few important tips you should keep in mind when planning your trip downtown.

1. Leave a Little Earlier

When travelling through our downtown core, you may experience trip delays at various times in various locations. Whether you are a motorist, transit user, cyclist, or pedestrian, always give yourself some extra time to get where you’re going.

2. Try an Alternate Route

Download the Waze app to find alternate routes downtown. Avoid construction by letting this hands free app guide the way!

3. Find Parking 

There’s still plenty of downtown parking despite the construction. Sign up and scope out a few spots using the Honk or Hangtag app before you go.

4. Call Ahead

Construction should never stop you from getting where you want to go downtown! Call your destination ahead of time to find out the best way to get there. For contact information, view the Downtown directory.

5. Obey the Signs

Remember to look for the orange signs; they change often and are posted to help you navigate construction as you arrive downtown.

6. Check Renew London

We encourage everyone to search their street name on the Renew London website regularly and use this tool to plan your routes. Every construction project in the city is listed on this interactive map.

7. Stay Connected

Get the latest information by listening to local radio, following the City of London on Facebook and Twitter and viewing Public Service Announcements.

Important Updates:

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  • York Street
    • The intersection of York and Talbot Street remains fully closed as part of the York Street sewer separation project.
    • Talbot Street south of King Street remains open to local traffic only. No through-traffic is permitted.
    • Access to businesses, residences and the Greyhound bus station remains open on York Street, between Ridout Street and Talbot Street.
  • Dundas Place
    • Dundas Street, from Ridout to east of Richmond, remains closed to eastbound and westbound traffic for the construction of Dundas Place.
    • The intersection of Dundas Street and Richmond Street will be closed in all directions, as a result:
      • Traffic north/south of intersection: Southbound traffic will be diverted at Queens Avenue. Northbound traffic will be diverted at King Street.
      • Traffic east/west of intersection: Westbound traffic on Dundas will be diverted at Clarence Street. Eastbound traffic will continue to be diverted at Ridout Street
    • Crews are now working 24 hours a day, 6 days a week which will increase noise levels in the area.
    • Pedestrians will notice routes changing more than once a day, temporary surfaces along walkways. Pedestrian navigation maps will be updated continuously to identify pedestrian routes that are open.
  • Temporary Measures to Improve Traffic Flow

    The City of London has taken temporary measures to improve traffic flow through the ongoing adjustment of signal timing and opening of curbside lanes where possible. As a driver, remember not to block intersections or loading zones - it's important that we keep these areas clear to keep the traffic moving.

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