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Locke Street South Reconstruction Information

Map of of Section of Locke St

August 9 update to Locke Street status & bike lane detour


August 9, 2019 

Locke - Main to Canada OPEN!!
Canada and Jackson still two-way Locke to Pearl & Locke to Poulette - that will change back to the original one-way over the next two weeks

Roadway south of Canada remains closed but sidewalks open

Hunter to Melbourne
Curbs are in
Next three weeks - concrete road base work, sidewalk east and west side

Watermain from Hunter to Herkimer complete - testing in process 
When a watermain is tested no other related work takes place until the results are in. This is why you may not see crews in a particular area.
installation of catch basins

July 26, 2019

Main to the bridge

North section of Locke opening after the long weekend

Hunter to Melbourne -

Week of July 29 Curbs going in
Week of August 5 Road base to follow - pedestrian will use road base as a sidewalk with bridges into businesses while the sidewalk is down Melbourne to Charlton Watermain making its way into the complex Charlton crossing (north/south main meets east/west)

Herkimer St 3 of 4 corners complete

Look for P1 signs to find parking behind the Melbourne to Hunter section of Locke and P2 to the lot at Blessing to access Locke from the south end

July 10, 2019

Changes to Locke St S closure

Melbourne to Herkimer
Beginning July 15, Locke St will be closed from Hunter to the north side of Herkimer St. - Notices are being distributed today and tomorrow This is expected to reduce the total road closure time by a few weeks.
Major work at the corner of Charlton and Locke - this intersection will be closed as well Chatham and Charlton will be converted to two way, with "no through street access" posted".

Main to Hunter
Sidewalks complete Road almost ready to open to all including street parking on Locke,

Charlton Bicycle Lane
The Charlton bike lanes will be closed or restricted from west of Kent St. An alternative route will be marked leading cyclists south on Kent St to Stanley Ave, proceeding west on Stanley to Dundurn St S.

Bike Lane Detour 

July 7, 2019

Main to Canada
Sidewalks with urban brail complete, tree pits and water service ready, curbs are in process, decorative concrete work starting, road base to be complete in about two weeks, access return Jackson and Canada streets to regular directions, increased parking on Locke St

Hunter to Melbourne
Starting July 5 reconnect regular water service with final connections, there will be some sidewalk disruptions as a result, digging pits to line the laterals, where possible this will be done from the inside of a building, but that is not possible with each building

Melbourne to Chatham
Locke from Melbourne to Chatham closing approximately July 15th, Chatham will be converted to two-way with signal light at Dundurn St S, testing large diameter main in this section

Corners at Herkimer to be done before school starts

Q&A Councillor Wilson and Sr. Project Manager

  • How will trees be incorporated into the design?
  • What is urban brail?
  • What are bump outs?

June 11, 2019

Locke Street South will be closed from Main to Melbourne as of June 3. Businesses remain open with alternative parking routes marked P1 & P2. Locke St remains open southbound from Melbourne to Aberdeen.

The watermains, catch basins, and laterals have been completed between Main and Canada Streets.  Beginning June 3rd crews will reconstruct the sidewalks and street in that section. Access to Jackson St and Canada St will be via local access only at Poulette, Ray and Pearl.

Crews have replaced the large watermain between Hunter and Melbourne. They are moving the residents and business on to a watermain by-pass before removing the old smaller watermain, and constructing the new 200 mm watermain. 

May 27, 2019

May 14, 2019

May 2, 2019



P1 - Behind Starbucks


P2 - Blessings Church