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London’s three-year Talbot Road project set to kick off – Daily Commercial News

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LONDON, ONT. – City of London crews have begun preparations for construction on the Colonel Talbot Road Upgrade project with a full closure of the street from Main Street to Park Road scheduled for June to December this year.

The three-year project will convert Colonel Talbot Road from the current two-lane rural road with ditches and gravel shoulders to a two-lane urban road connecting Talbot Village and Lambeth.  

The complete street will include new sidewalks, multi-use pathways and boulevard bike paths in addition to automobile lanes, stated a recent release. A new pedestrian crosswalk will be implemented at Diane Crescent as well as new street lighting and streetscaping features such as trees, benches and waste receptacles.

The area will also receive significant underground utility upgrades to prepare the area for planned development. 

The majority of 2024 work includes watermain and storm sewer construction, culvert replacements and subdivision servicing that cannot be completed without a full road closure, due to limited road widths. 

The upgrade project will predominantly be constructed over two years, 2024 and 2025, with surface asphalt and permanent pavement markings planned for 2026.

In 2025, a shorter section between Clayton Walk and Pack Road will also require a road closure, expected to occur in the spring and summer. 

The remaining works, between Pack Road and Southdale Road, can be constructed using a temporary road allowing two-way traffic.

Work on Colonel Talbot is being co-ordinated with the work occurring at the Southdale and Colonel Talbot roundabout.

 

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