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Road Closure on Lakeshore: March 5th-7th

detourLakeshore Road will be closed March 7-11 between Pearl and Elizabeth Streets for construction related to the Bridgewater development. Pine Street is the detour; on street parking here will be removed for the week to accommodate the detour.

A complete closure will save time (a one week construction period versus several weeks), and be safer. The nature of the work requires deep digging, making it unsafe for one lane of traffic to be going by.

Detour routes are limited in this area. City staff believes this route to be the safest and most efficient  way
to implement the re-routing of traffic.

bus routeThe Route 3 bus will also be rerouted along Pine during the closure.

The construction company is required to have traffic staff on Pearl, Pine and Elizabeth to help direct traffic and allow residents to enter and leave the adjacent condos and businesses.
Signs will be placed at Guelph Line and Lakeshore, and at Maple and Lakeshore, advising of the road closure ahead; it is hoped that the majority of people who don’t need to access this area of Lakeshore will choose New Street to travel East to West.

Staff will monitor the impacts during the first few days and is ready to make any necessary adjustments if required.

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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  1. We are now day 3 of the closure. As I write this email at 4:45 pm, the traffic heading north on Pearl Street is very blocked up. Cars can not seem to turn right , left or go straight at the intersection at James Street. Perhaps a pay duty officer at this location might be of help and ease the traffic frustration… just my take.

    • Cathy, Thanks for letting me know. THe construction company is required to have flag men/women on site to direct traffic and allow people in and out. I will convey the concerns to transportation staff. Good news is that this should all be over by tomorrow.

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