Phase 2 construction of the bus rapid transit (BRT) east London link will keep three roads in Old East Village closed until fall.
Starting Monday, the following streets are to be closed:
Dundas Street between Ontario and Egerton streets Ontario Street between Dundas and King streets King Street between Lyle and Ontario streets
Drivers will be able to access Dundas Street by taking Rectory Street. However, city officials warn there will be delays on Rectory near King Street as crews work to remove asphalt in the intersection of the two streets. The Rectory Street and King Street intersection will close in the summer for underground infrastructure work, at which time Hewitt Street will be open to maintain access to Dundas.
Detours with corresponding signage have been put in place.
According to the City of London, the road closures are to remain in place until late this fall.
Local traffic and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the construction to allow people to continue visiting all businesses and destinations in Old East Village.
London Transit will be detouring Routes 2, 20 and 94, which normally use Dundas Street, around the work. Details can be found on the LTC website.
The parking lot next to The Market at Western Fair District will still be accessible from Rectory Street and Florence Street, city officials said.
The east London link will revitalize more than 6 km of road from the downtown to Fanshawe College, the city said. It will see the creation of dedicated public transit lanes and the repairing and replacing of aging sewers, watermains and other underground infrastructure.