Adelaide Underpass Project Update

The city has provided us with the update below:

Project Update It’s been a busy two months since we first broke ground on the Adelaide Underpass project. To those of you who live or work near the area, we thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we complete this important work.  

So far, much of the construction activity has been focused on the blocks of Central Avenue between William Street and Elizabeth Street, where crews have been installing new underground infrastructure.

Construction site with two workers and heavy equipment
Above: Drilling work at the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Adelaide Street North to build a groundwater cut-off wall.

Crews have also been working in the west end of McMahen Park parallel to Adelaide Street to build a temporary road that will eventually be used to bypass northbound and southbound traffic around upcoming work planned for the roadway on Adelaide Street. The transition of traffic over to the temporary bypass road is tentatively scheduled for September.

Temporary closure of Adelaide Street
Now that the underground work on Central Avenue has sufficiently progressed, it’s time to install utilities across Adelaide Street through the intersection of Adelaide Street and Central Avenue.

This is a complex undertaking that requires coordination with multiple partners including CP Rail, who will also be using this opportunity to complete required work on their infrastructure crossing Adelaide Street.

To complete this work in the most efficient manner, Adelaide Street North is scheduled to be closed to all traffic between Central Avenue and just north of McMahen Street, beginning July 9, for approximately nine days. Work hours during this period will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day and will include weekends.

Map of adelaide and central area
Above: A map graphic illustrating the upcoming closure of Adelaide Street North, and the continued closure of Central Avenue between William Street and Elizabeth Street

With access to Adelaide Street restricted at McMahen Street during this closure, local residents will need to use Wolsley Avenue, Piccadilly Street or Elizabeth Street instead to enter or leave the neighbourhood.

Additional traffic calming measures were added to surrounding neighbourhoods at the beginning of this project to prepare for changes in traffic associated with construction impacts. The project team will continue to monitor conditions and make adjustments where possible.

Access to all businesses is being maintained, and navigational signage will be in place to assist visitors to the area.

A public service announcement with full details on the closure will be issued ahead of the closure to advise the public of traffic impacts and encourage commuters to avoid the area. 

What’s next
This week crews will be doing preparatory work on Adelaide Street that requires shifting lane restrictions, starting with work in the east half of the Adelaide Street this week, and moving to the west side of the road next week. One lane of northbound and southbound traffic will be maintained throughout this period. These restrictions came into effect today and will be in place until the full closure is expected to begin, on July 9.

Underpass in the center, park on the right hand side
Above: A rendering of the Adelaide Underpass from Central Avenue and Adelaide Street North, facing north.

Our team will be here for you every step of the way as this important work is underway. If you have any questions or concerns related to the construction work, please send them our way so we can work through a solution together.

Thank you,

Max Kireev
Construction Project Manager
City of London
Phone: 519.661.CITY x 5560

James Scott
Construction Business Relations Coordinator
City of London
Phone: 519-661-2489 ext. 7548 

Date: Wednesday June 29, 2022

Author: jen

Map of the affected areas

East London Link Construction

Here’s a head’s up about some construction going on in the OEV ! See this note from the City of London:

Construction begins!
Welcome to the inaugural construction update for Phase 1 of the East London Link and Municipal Infrastructure Improvements. These updates will be provided on a bi-weekly basis during construction to help keep you informed about what is going on with construction on the East London Link project. 

Work starts at King and Lyle Street intersection next week
Starting next week, you will see crews in the area of the King and Lyle Street intersection setting up traffic control, removing the asphalt road surface, and starting sewer work. 

The work in this stage of the project will also have impacts to traffic. Beginning on Monday, March 21, King Street between Adelaide Street North and Lyle Street will be closed to traffic. This closure is expected to be in place for approximately four months.

Map of the affected areas

Above: A map graphic showing the location of upcoming construction work for Phase 1 of the East London Link project, requiring a road closure on King St between Adelaide St N and Lyle St. A signed detour will help travellers navigate around the construction. Local traffic will be permitted through the closure.

Two-way traffic will be temporarily permitted on King Street between Adelaide Street North and Hewitt Street during this period to accommodate local traffic and visits to businesses in the area, which remain open. Pedestrian access will also be maintained through the area.

Motorists will be detoured to York Street while this closure is in place and are advised that Dundas Street in Old East Village also remains open to traffic.

Municipal Parking Lot #4 can be accessed from Marshall Street. Visitors driving to the area can take advantage of two hours of complimentary parking at municipal lots and on-street locations by using the Honk app and entering promo code ‘CORE’.

Cyclists are encouraged to use Dundas Street, where connections to the Dundas Cycle Track, Dundas Place, and Dundas-TVP Connection are available for east-west cycling connections through the core area.

If you were unable to make it to the pre-construction meeting hosted by the City of London on March 9, you can check out the recording of the meeting by clicking on the link below.

The East London Link is a multi-year project that will revitalize more than 6 km of road from Downtown to Fanshawe College. Remaining phases of the East London Link will be built between 2023 and 2025. The project will add transportation and transit improvements above ground, while repairing and replacing aging sewers, watermains and other underground infrastructure

Important Contact Information
Report parking/loading zone issues: To report misuse of loading zones or vehicles parked in non-designated areas, please call Parking Enforcement at 519-661-4537

Report non-emergencies: Contact the London Police Services Foot Patrol at 519-670-4023.

Report an urgent construction matter after-hours: Our team aims to respond to all matters related to construction within 24 hours. If you require immediate assistance, please contact our dispatch team at 519-661-4965 or

Report Community Health and Safety Issues: Our Coordinated Informed Response team aims to provide a caring and compassionate response that supports individuals who are street-involved and living unsheltered find safe alternative solutions focused on housing. If you encounter someone living unsheltered on London’s streets or in need of outreach support: call London Cares at 519-667-2273 Encampments or needles: Call 519-661-4570 or email at In the event of an emergency, always call 911 This information is also available as a printable contact card, by clicking here.

Our team will be here for you every step of the way as this important work is underway. If you have any questions or concerns related to the construction work, please send them our way so we can work through a solution together

Thank you and have a great weekend.

Jaden and James

More information about this project


Date: Tuesday March 29, 2022

Author: jen

Have Your Say On Dundas Infrastructure Changes

The Old East Village Community Association wishes to draw your attention to a public meeting about major infrastructure improvements that will occur over a two year period, on Dundas Street between Adelaide Street and Ontario Street ,from 2020 to 2022. Infrastructure improvements are also scheduled for English Street, in 2021.

We would welcome your attendance at this meeting to learn more about the initiatives. City staff will be prepared to hear your comments and answer your questions ,including the management of traffic that will be diverted from Dundas Street to Queens Avenue during the construction period.

The Manager of the English Street Infrastructure Renewal Project will also be on hand to answer early questions.

Please plan to attend. Your input is important.

Further information about the Old East Village Infrastructure Road Project can be found at

Date: Sunday December 1, 2019

Author: jen