A map of the upcoming closure on Queens Avenue between Waterloo Street and Wellington Street. Map provided by the City of London A map of the upcoming closure on Queens Avenue between Waterloo Street and Wellington Street. Map provided by the City of London.
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BRT work to close section of Queens Avenue

Add Queens Avenue downtown to the ever growing list of construction spots in London.

Starting Tuesday, Queens between Waterloo and Wellington streets will be closed to allow for work associated with the third phase of the ongoing bus rapid transit (BRT) Downtown Loop project. The closure will remain in effect until sometime on Friday.

Signs are in place to help drivers and cyclists navigate around the closure using Waterloo Street, Dundas Street and Wellington Street.

"People driving are advised to follow detoured signs and use alternative routes, when possible, to reach their destination," the city said in a statement. "People travelling through the area should expect delays and consider using navigation tools such as Waze or Google Maps."

The closure will also see London Transit detour its buses. Transit users are encouraged to go to the LTC website for the most up-to-date service updates and detours.

For pedestrians, there will be sidewalk restrictions in place on Queens. All businesses and properties in the area will remain accessible while the closure is in place.

The downtown loop adds dedicated bus lanes and enhanced transit stops to streets. Phase 1 of the project was built in 2021 on King Street between Ridout and Wellington Streets. Phase 2 happened between March and December of 2022 and saw many temporary intersection closures, lane restrictions and, at times, around-the-clock construction.

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