Park St Extension Work

Works to Begin on Park Street Extension
Posted on 04/28/2023
Work is set to begin on the Park Street extension to connect it to Beach Street and create a crescent subdivision.

Message boards are in place to advise of changes in traffic access and permanent signage will follow. Local access will be permitted during construction and motorists are encouraged to take alternative routes between Kensington Road and Riverside Drive. Works are expected to take 10 to 12 weeks to complete, weather dependent. Traffic control personnel will be on-site when works impact the roadway and traffic.

When the work is finished, access to Park Street from both Riverside Drive and Kensington Road will remain open however, there will be no throughway access from Riverside Drive to Kensington Road; this will be a permanent traffic access change. Access to Park Street from Riverside Drive will enable motorists to access the Park Street parking lot from the first access point but will not allow vehicles access to the residential area of Park Street. Access to Park Street from Kensington Road will remain the same without the throughway to Riverside Drive.

This work is anticipated to significantly reducing the cut-through traffic on Park Street by an estimated 90 per cent and making this area safer for residents, students, and pedestrians. Stormwater remediation, new sidewalk construction and streetscaping will also take place as part of the project.