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Two trail closures plus lane restriction in Durham

Two trails are being closed temporarily and one lane restriction has been announced in Durham.

The City of Oshawa announced that it is undertaking construction of the Harmony Creek Trail Extension including site grading, bridge installation, asphalt paving, site furniture, planting, sodding and seeding.

  • Where: between Coldstream Drive and Greenhill Avenue, east of the Delpark Homes Centre.
  • When: 7 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, June 2022 to late 2022.

For public safety, the existing granular trail within the open space area west of Irvine Scott Street will be closed and fenced during construction, the anno8uncement said.

The existing pollinator garden at the Delpark Homes Centre and pathway south of the Oshawa Public Library – Delpark Homes Centre Branch, will be closed and fenced during construction.

From time to time, heavy equipment will need to access the site from Irvine Scott Street or Irvine Scott Court and associated noise levels may increase during these times.

Lions Trail to close

Clarington said the Lions Trail is to close for reconstruction work and remediation of eroded banks around Foster Creek.

Starting the week of June 27, Lions Trail will close as crews begin the reconstruction of the trail from Sunset Boulevard to King Avenue West in Newcastle. The trail is expected to reopen by the end of September.

The municipality urged residents and visitors to respect the fenced limits of the construction area. Do not remove any barriers to access the site.

Work done on the Lions Trail includes the reconstruction of a 2.4-metre-wide paved asphalt trail surface, improved (softened) trail slopes for accessibility, the remediation of eroded banks on Foster Creek north of Edward Street, and a pedestrian crossing at Edward Street.

Construction crews will access the area primarily from King Avenue West, Edward Street, and Hart Court. Residents may experience slight delays, but access to the properties on these roads will be maintained at all times, the municipal notice said.

“We apologize for any inconvenience during construction and thank you for your patience as we work on these improvements to this vital green space in the heart of Newcastle,” it added.

Lane Restrictions on Regional Road 17 

The Regional Municipality of Durham is advising residents of lane restrictions on Regional Road 17, in Newcastle, in the Municipality of Clarington.

  • When: Ongoing until the end of September. Unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule.
  • Where: Regional Road 17, from 50 metres north of CPR Grade Separation to Monroe Street West, in Newcastle, in the Municipality of Clarington.
  • Why: To safely install a sewer and watermain to support new development.

The region said it realizes that the construction work will be disruptive and will make every effort to complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are reminded to exercise additional caution, it added.

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