Sewer repair work to create lane reductions for Adelaide Street
London Community News
Adelaide Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Oxford Street and Piccadilly Street beginning Tuesday (Oct. 30), due to what city officials are calling “urgently required” sewer repair work.
Structural damage was identified this week during routine city sewer inspections using closed circuit television. Fifty-seven metres of clay pipe and one structure will be replaced just south of Oxford Street, necessitating lane closures and potential traffic delays.
“Delaying the work is simply not an option,” says John Lucas, director of water and wastewater. “While neither the time of year nor the impact to traffic on Adelaide is ideal, the reality is the potential collapse of a sewer on such a highly travelled road is extremely dangerous and we need to remedy the problem.”
While the sewer is being replaced, Lucas said all efforts will be made to maintain one lane in each direction through the work area. The left turn lane on Adelaide to go west on Oxford Street will be removed from service during the construction.
In a statement released by the city, officials “apologize for any inconvenience caused during this construction, and advise motorists to seek alternate routes to avoid delays.”
If the sewer and road construction proceeds under optimal conditions, then the work will be completed in about two weeks.
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