Traffic Advisory for Friday, August 20

Traffic Advisory for Friday, August 20
Posted on 08/19/2021
A traffic advisory has been issued with the following traffic flow impacts expected for Friday, August 20:

The Gold Cup Parade Neighbourhood Tour will take place on Friday, August 20, beginning at 10 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 12 p.m. (noon). These two smaller, abbreviated versions of the Parade will travel through the neighbourhoods of Charlottetown, giving spectators a chance to celebrate the traditions of the Gold Cup Parade in a safe manner. Motorists may encounter minor delays if travelling behind the convoy and are asked to use caution. Please note that there will be no road closures – just a rolling closure.

The full list of street names, as well as route maps, are available at

• Sidewalk and curbing work is scheduled to take place in the following areas for (the week of August 16-20):
o Goodwill Avenue, between Viceroy Avenue and Sidmount Avenue
o Alexander Drive, between Orlebar Street and Gerald Street
o Lower Malpeque, between Old Moore Court and Gates Drive
o Richmond Street, between Prince Street and Hillsborough Street
o Beach Street, off Kensington Road
o Dorchester Street, between Queen Street and Pownal Street
o Corner of Saint Peter’s Road and Linden Avenue

• A portion of the sidewalk on Pownal Street, between Sydney Street and Dorchester Street sidewalks, will be closed to pedestrian traffic effective Thursday, August 5, until September 30. This closure is necessary for masonry work to take place in this area. Signage will be in place, and pedestrians are advised to use sidewalks on the opposite side of the road.

• Spencer Drive, between Babineau Avenue and Towers Road, will be closed. This closure is necessary for the construction of the new road to connect Towers Rd and Spencer Dr. Traffic control personnel on-site to help direct drivers around the site. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid delays.

• Work continues on the new library on Queen Street, between Richmond Street and Sydney Street. This section of sidewalk remains open to pedestrian traffic with signage in place as this work is ongoing.

• A section of the boardwalk that runs along the waterfront parallel to Haviland Street, adjacent to the Culinary Institute and the Armoury, will be closed to pedestrians during the construction of a project at 15 Haviland Street. Those using the boardwalk will need to go around the site while exploratory excavation work related to a future building and the existing stormwater pipe is completed.