Section of Dundas Street closed for next phase of renewal project

The location of the construction project on Dundas Street between Adelaide Street North and English Street (Photo via the City of London)

Commuters in London who drive through Old East Village might have to find a different route for the next few months.

The second phase of the Dundas Street infrastructure renewal project started on Monday.

As a result, Dundas Street between Adelaide Street North and English Street will be closed to vehicle traffic. Construction is expected to be finished by the fall of this year.

Pedestrian access will be maintained for residents and visitors to access businesses and services in the area. Drivers will also still be able to access nearby municipal parking lots as well as streets north and south of the construction zone.

The project includes upgrading sewers and water mains, and will relocate utilities underground.

A rendering of the new Dundas streetscape looking west from Elizabeth Street (Photo via the City of London)

A rendering of the new Dundas streetscape looking west from Elizabeth Street (Photo via the City of London)

Additionally, a new streetscape will then be constructed that will include widening the sidewalks, adding trees, and installing brighter streetlights on Dundas Street.

A separated eastbound bike lane is also planned for the south side of Dundas Street to connect to existing protected bike lanes on the east and west end of the project.

Motorists are advised to check if their commute is impacted and plan ahead by using theWaze app.

The first phase of the project included the reconstruction of Dundas Street between English Street and Ontario Street.