Lakeshore 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.
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.