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Long-term lane restrictions, closures in Whitby, Oshawa

The Regional Municipality of Durham has announced it will begin construction of a new feedermain on Conlin Road from Thickson Road North (Regional Road 26) to Stevenson Road North, and on Garrard side road approximately 400 metres south of Conlin Road in the Town of Whitby and City of Oshawa.

In co-ordination with the City of Oshawa, the work also includes road reconstruction, watermain, sanitary and storm sewer construction on Conlin Road. from the west city limits to 250 metres west of Stevenson Road North in Oshawa.

The region’s contractor, New-Alliance Ltd., will begin mobilizing the week of May 2, and anticipates completing the work by October 2023.

Road Closures and Lane Restrictions

Conlin Road, Conlin Road West and Thornton Road North will be closed in stages to through traffic throughout the construction work. Access for local traffic and emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

  • Upcoming Closure – Conlin Road/Conlin Road West from Garrard Road to Stevenson Road North and the intersection of Thornton Road North and Conlin Road West will be closed to through traffic beginning May 9 until December 2022. The roadway is anticipated to be opened for the 2022/2023 winter season. Unfavorable weather conditions and work progress may influence the work schedule.
  • Future Road Closures – Further advance public notices will be provided to detail dates and closure limits.

Lane restrictions will occur through the duration of construction. Local residents should expect traffic delays and are asked to exercise additional caution for the safety of the construction workers. Access to residential driveways will be maintained whenever possible. Notification will be given to residents if vehicles need to be moved out of the driveway.

Municipal construction projects include the use of equipment which may cause noticeable noise and vibration for nearby residents and businesses. The region realizes that the construction work will be disruptive and will make every effort to complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible, said a statement.

It said businesses will remain open for the duration of construction. The region recognizes there may be potential impacts during the work. Durham Region offers an overview of what businesses can expect during construction, and some tips on how to minimize inconvenience on your business, at

Further information and future updates will be posted on

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