Water and sewer work on Simcoe to affect traffic in downtown Oshawa this fall


Published September 12, 2023 at 8:54 am

A section of Oshawa’s main approach to downtown is getting a little surgery this fall with water and sewer replacement happening on Simcoe Street, from Olive Avenue in the south to Metcalfe Street in the heart of the city centre.

Lane restrictions will be in place during the work, with the Region’s contractor, Hard-Co, mobilizing last week. Businesses in the area will remain open throughout the duration of the construction.

A statement from Durham Region, which is responsible for work Simcoe Street, said at least one northbound lane will remain open for traffic and essential services on the one-way street. Access for local traffic and emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Durham Region Transit routes, bus stops and pedestrian access will be maintained and residents and drivers are asked to exercise additional caution for the safety of the construction workers.

Unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule.

For more details and the most up-to-date information about construction, visit durham.ca/SimcoeStreetWatermain.

For an overview of what businesses can expect during construction and some tips on minimize inconvenience on your business, check out durham.ca/OpenForBusiness.


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