Downtown Loop (Rapid Transit)

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About this project

The Downtown Loop is the first of London’s new rapid transit projects and includes curbside bus-only lanes and enhanced rapid transit stops. Phase one of Downtown Loop construction on King Street started in April 2021 and wrapped up in December 2021 (with limited spring 2022 carry-over work.)

Future phases of the Downtown Loop include Queens Avenue, Ridout Street North and Wellington Street. Construction of these future phases is planned for 2022–2023.

The project will add new streetscape elements as well as transportation and transit improvements above ground, while repairing and replacing aging sewers, watermains and other underground infrastructure.

Please watch the introduction video below to get started.



Map of Downtown Loop Construction Phasing

Map of Construction Phasing for the Downtown Loop



About the new bus-only lane

Construction of the Downtown Loop, Phase 1 is now complete and King Street has reopened to traffic between Ridout Street and Wellington Street.

London Transit buses are travelling along King Street downtown in a newly installed curbside bus-only lane located on the south side of the road, as frequently as every 90 seconds.

Parking, stopping and driving in the designated bus-only lane is not permitted.

Downtown Loop, Phase 2 construction is expected to start in spring 2022.



Stay connected

If you wish to receive email updates from the City of London regarding this project, you can sign-up by clicking the links below.

Are you impacted by the Downtown Loop construction? Click here to sign-up.(External link)

If you're not directly impacted by construction, but still wish to receive email updates, sign-up by clicking here.


About this project

The Downtown Loop is the first of London’s new rapid transit projects and includes curbside bus-only lanes and enhanced rapid transit stops. Phase one of Downtown Loop construction on King Street started in April 2021 and wrapped up in December 2021 (with limited spring 2022 carry-over work.)

Future phases of the Downtown Loop include Queens Avenue, Ridout Street North and Wellington Street. Construction of these future phases is planned for 2022–2023.

The project will add new streetscape elements as well as transportation and transit improvements above ground, while repairing and replacing aging sewers, watermains and other underground infrastructure.

Please watch the introduction video below to get started.



Map of Downtown Loop Construction Phasing

Map of Construction Phasing for the Downtown Loop



About the new bus-only lane

Construction of the Downtown Loop, Phase 1 is now complete and King Street has reopened to traffic between Ridout Street and Wellington Street.

London Transit buses are travelling along King Street downtown in a newly installed curbside bus-only lane located on the south side of the road, as frequently as every 90 seconds.

Parking, stopping and driving in the designated bus-only lane is not permitted.

Downtown Loop, Phase 2 construction is expected to start in spring 2022.



Stay connected

If you wish to receive email updates from the City of London regarding this project, you can sign-up by clicking the links below.

Are you impacted by the Downtown Loop construction? Click here to sign-up.(External link)

If you're not directly impacted by construction, but still wish to receive email updates, sign-up by clicking here.

Page last updated: 17 January 2022, 12:01