You may want to plan alternate routes this Labour Day weekend and beyond
Tammy Heisel, CTV London
Published Friday, August 30, 2019 6:27AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, August 30, 2019 6:32AM EDT
With road closures and parking permits coming into effect, you may want to adjust your drive time as school begins and new motorists, who may be less familiar with our roads, also add to the congestion.
According to the City Of London, there is a 15 per cent increase in traffic across the city following the Labour Day weekend.
Those who travel in the downtown core are encouraged to look for alternate routes due to volume and ongoing construction.
Taking the bus? You should note that bus routes 4, 6 and 15 remain impacted by construction.
Please note the following closures during the first week of September:
- Dundas Street between Wellington Street and Richmond Street will be closed to all motorists, including bikes and buses
- Market Lane is closed to all pedestrians
- Clarence Street between Queens Avenue and King Street will remain closed to through-traffic
- intersection of York Street and Richmond Street remains closed to all motorists
- York Street from Ridout Street to Richmond Street remains under construction, local traffic only
- no access to Talbot Street off of King Street as Talbot Street between King Street and York Street remains partially closed
- lane constrictions continue at intersection of Oxford Street and Talbot Street
The City of London is also reminding drivers that overnight parking restrictions come back into effect beginning Monday.
Residents and visitors are expected to obtain permits by registering their vehicle to park overnight on most city streets.
You may register for up to 15 free passes per licence plate online, by phone at 519-661-4537, or in person at the Parking Services Office.