After a couple weeks of lighter traffic around the holiday season, we should be back to normal with heavier volumes throughout both of our rushes. School is back in full swing so remember to keep an eye out for children and be sure to watch you speed in the school zones.
Of course, new year means new barricade zones, and we have a number of them starting up this week. The biggest one starting up is long-term as it is scheduled to run into June. The Saskatchewan Avenue Bridge over Omand’s Creek is undergoing some renovations so Saskatchewan will be closed for the duration of the project east of Empress.
One that started up on the weekend and continues to Wednesday will have an impact on your drive home out of the downtown. WB Portage at Balmoral, the two middle lanes are closed for water work. Then, on Wednesday and running for the next couple of weeks, WB Portage from Arlington to Burnell, the two left hand lanes are closed for hydro work.
Some more short term projects include:
- SB St James Street between Notre Dame and Saskatchewan, the curb lane will be closed for the week.
- EB Higgins Avenue between Annabella and Curtis, the curb lane will be closed for hydrant repair for the week and into the weekend.
- SB Waverley Street between Lee and John Angus, the curb lane will be closed for natural gas work from Monday to Friday.
- SB Erin Street between St Matthews and Wolever, the curb lane will be closed for water work on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- WB Ellice from Dominion to Downing, the curb lane will be closed for sewer work from Wednesday through to the weekend.
A one-day project happening on Tuesday, WB Portage from Duffield to Sharp, the median lane will be closed for hydro work.
Starting on Wednesday, WB Portage Avenue between Arlington and Burnell, you will lose your two left hand lanes until the middle of next week. That will most certainly affect your commute home from the downtown.
On William Avenue, the curb lanes in both directions will be closed between Adelaide and Ellen for hydro manhole work. This will be in place for the next couple of weeks.
And on Thursday night, from 6pm until 6am Friday morning, Moray Street in both directions will be closed from Portage to Bruce due to a film shoot. No word on if they need a strapping, young traffic reporter for the movie. But they should know where to find me…