Dundas Place Traffic Changes

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About this project

Beginning Thursday, May 6, temporary traffic changes will be in effect on Dundas Place between Ridout Street and Wellington Street, to help improve safety and mobility for all road users during this year’s construction in the core.

Motor vehicles will not be able to enter Dundas Place at Ridout Street or Wellington Street. Instead, they will have access to Dundas Place from Talbot, Richmond, and Clarence Streets to reach their destination. Vehicles will still be able to exit Dundas Place at Ridout and Wellington Streets.


Above: A map showing how to access Dundas Place.


Background information

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About this project

Beginning Thursday, May 6, temporary traffic changes will be in effect on Dundas Place between Ridout Street and Wellington Street, to help improve safety and mobility for all road users during this year’s construction in the core.

Motor vehicles will not be able to enter Dundas Place at Ridout Street or Wellington Street. Instead, they will have access to Dundas Place from Talbot, Richmond, and Clarence Streets to reach their destination. Vehicles will still be able to exit Dundas Place at Ridout and Wellington Streets.


Above: A map showing how to access Dundas Place.


Background information

To prepare for 2021 construction projects, the City has planned a comprehensive traffic management plan to address potential transportation impacts. This year's construction includes significant work on King Street downtown which will redirect traffic to other routes.

City Council directed that traffic be reconfigured using a “traffic diversion” model, which involves blocking in-bound access at Ridout and Wellington Streets.

Motor vehicular traffic will continue to access Dundas Place from the intersections with Talbot Street, Richmond Street and Clarence Street. Vehicles on Dundas Place will be able to travel both directions and be able to exit Dundas Place at all intersections (including Ridout and Wellington Streets).

This was deemed preferred over installing temporary bike lanes. Instead, safety is improved for cyclists through a decrease in through traffic.

Cyclists and pedestrians will continue to enter Dundas Place from all directions, including Ridout Street and Wellington Street, and cyclists will share the two general traffic lanes that are in place today.

These traffic changes are being implemented using a combination of decorated concrete jersey barriers, large planters, and signage.

These changes do not impact the on-street parking, loading zones or event planning. There would also be no impact to the implementation or capacity of patios.

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