Finishing touches, repair work to begin on Dunlop Streetscape

Free parking offered in two locations while work is being done

Watch for work crews on Dunlop Street East as early as today (April 5). Some finishing touches and repair work need to be made to the recent Dunlop Streetscape Project.

“We know the timing is not ideal as we are still dealing with pandemic conditions,” said Tawnya Gurchin, Manager of Developer and Special Project. “However, the timing of the work could not be avoided. The work needs to occur in warmer weather and must be completed prior to June 30 to meet the contract obligations. We remain committed to working with our downtown businesses to reduce the impact of this work anyway we can.”

Work will begin at Five Points and move along the north side of Dunlop to Mulcaster Street then shift to the south side. This work should be completed by Friday, May 28.

The areas outside of Five Points to Mulcaster Street which includes Mulcaster Street to east of Poyntz Street and Five Points to Toronto Street is anticipated to be completed by June 30.

Dunlop Street will remain open for the duration of this work, however, there may be some lane reductions when construction vehicles are in the area. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained, and businesses will remain open. No weekend work is scheduled.

Two-hour free parking will be provided in the Chase McEachern Way and Maple Avenue parking lots from April 5 until June 30. ​​People using these lots must print a receipt from the machine and display it on their vehicle dashboard to be eligible for the free two-hour parking.

The We Dig Downtown project, which began in August 2019, was a major undertaking that replaced and repaired infrastructure underground while giving downtown’s main street a complete makeover.

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