As work on the new Johnson Street Bridge road approaches continues, drivers and cyclists can expect reduced lanes and detours when travelling through the downtown area near the bridge throughout November.
Wharf Street will be reduced to a single lane between Pandora Avenue and Johnson Street. Wharf Street northbound lanes will be closed and detoured at Johnson Street to accommodate utility and road work.
Transit users should note a bus stop in front of the Salvation Army on Johnson Street has been relocated east to the opposite side of Waddington Alley to accommodate traffic flow and reduce congestion through the area.
Pedestrians will be detoured to avoid work areas. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians should watch for signage and flaggers to direct them through alternate routes. Access will be maintained in both directions across the Johnson Street Bridge at all times.
Work is being coordinated to minimize impacts to commuters as much as possible. Commuters may wish to take alternate routes to avoid delays.
Work in the area is expected to continue throughout November. Crews expect to have completed work in public roadways as well as work in front of businesses between Pandora and Johnson completed by the first week of December and in time for the holiday season.
The existing Johnson Street Bridge will continue to remain open throughout construction.