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Core Construction

Building a Downtown that is Future-Ready

Hey you. Yes you. Thanks for your patience.

London’s core is under construction and because of this, you may be rerouted or encounter delays, especially during peak travel times. We know it can be frustrating to deal with construction on-the-go. Please keep in mind all of this – the digging, the dirt, the detours – is temporary.

Core construction represents a unique point in our City’s history. The crews you encounter are upgrading underground infrastructure that is up to 150 years old. The work will make our roads safer, increase our capacity for development, and improve the health of our Thames River.

While our downtown is under construction, you can count on the City to closely monitor, communicate and find ways to minimize impacts on our community, whether you ride your bike, walk, drive or take transit.

With a busy construction season ahead, it’s up to all of us to stay alert, look out for each other and be ready to adapt.

Important Reminders:

  • Motorists and cyclists should now enter and exit the VIA Rail station via Richmond Street. Please see our Core Area Routes map to confirm what's closed and what's clear.

Status of Construction:

  • Downtown King Street improvements now complete.
  • York Street construction currently underway.
  • Dundas Place (Phase 2) construction currently underway.

2019 Core Construction Projects:

click to view dundas place phase 2 websiteclick to view york and talbot streets 2019 construction web page2019 construciton king street button

Driving Downtown

Goodbye GPS, hello Waze.

Motorists can expect construction detour routes due to construction. Avoid disruptions and delays by using the Waze navigation app to get real-time traffic updates while driving.

Walking Downtown

Come on down - don’t mind the mess!

Our crews strive to maintain accessible walkways through all core construction zones. At times, there may be temporary sidewalk closures, ramps and narrow or uneven surfaces. If unsure of conditions, bring a friend, or call your destination ahead of time.

Cycling Downtown

Sharing is caring.

Bike lanes may be temporarily interrupted during construction, so cyclists may choose to find an alternate route or merge into traffic lanes. Motorists are reminded to stay alert and give cyclists their space to safely navigate downtown.

Taking the Bus Downtown

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Transit users my experience some delays due to construction. If your route has been interrupted or if there’s been a temporary bus stop re-location, look to London Transit’s website to get the details on all service changes.  

Parking Downtown

Give our parking lots some love.

Sign up and scope out a parking spot using the Honk or Hangtag app before you head downtown. While on-street parking may be limited in some areas, you can always grab a copy of the Downtown Parking Guide or use the maps linked below to find out where else parking is available:

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