As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Richmond Road will be re-opened to eastbound vehicles travelling between McEwen Avenue and New Orchard Avenue. Westbound vehicles will continue to be detoured along Ambleside Drive.
What: Richmond Road will be re-opened to motorists travelling eastbound between McEwen Avenue and New Orchard Avenue. Westbound vehicles will continue to be detoured along Ambleside Drive until further notice.
Note: Three short-term closures, estimated to be seven days each, will be needed on Richmond Road next year (2024) to complete additional concrete work. Residents and businesses will be notified of these closures in advance.
When: Richmond Road eastbound will reopen to general traffic the night of Friday, September
Why: Construction work impacting eastbound traffic on Richmond Road between McEwen Avenue and New Orchard Avenue has been completed early, allowing for the re-opening of the roadway. Crews will remain in the area to continue work on the Byron cut and cover tunnel.
Where: Eastbound Richmond Road between New Orchard Avenue and McEwen Avenue.
Detour: Motorists travelling westbound on Richmond Road will continue to detour onto New Orchard Avenue,
travel west along Ambleside Drive, travel south along McEwen Avenue and re-enter Richmond Road at McEwen Avenue. Motorists should be mindful of pedestrian rights-of-ways at the pedestrian crossings on Ambleside Drive
and on New Orchard Avenue.
Richmond Road businesses within the detoured corridor remain open and accessible. Motorists looking to access businesses on Richmond Road between McEwen Avenue and New Orchard Avenue should follow the signage posted onsite.
Access to properties along Richmond Road and Byron Avenue between McEwen Avenue and Ancaster Avenue, will continue to be maintained from the Richmond Road/McEwen Avenue intersection, unless temporarily closed for construction. Richmond Road will continue to be closed to truck traffic between Carling Avenue and Woodroffe
Avenue until December 2023.
Anticipated Impacts: Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists should use extra caution and adhere to posted detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added travel time, and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.
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