The first phase of the downtown Dunlop Street construction project has wrapped up. Dunlop re-opened between Owen and Mulcaster late Friday night. On-street parking will not be available until after Remembrance Day ceremonies on Monday. There could be intermittent lane closures as the contractor does some clean up.
So, what’s been done? The streetscape construction gives an improved and more accessible pedestrian experience with wider sidewalks, rolling curbs and new interlock stone.
Storefronts will be more accessible and attractive, along with improved functions for patios. New public waste and and recycling receptacles are in place and parking meters will be replaced with centralized ‘pay-and-display’ stations. There will also be more trees and new planters. This will help reduce road pollutants from stormwater run-off.
The next phase of the Dunlop Street project will start March 2020 and last to summer 2020, resulting in the close of Dunlop between Owen and Bayfield Street and the Five Point Intersection.