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Work to begin on Queensway

As one large downtown construction project comes to an end, another one will soon begin breaking ground. 

Bernard Avenue has been a mess of machines for the past year and a half, but the entire road will officially open to traffic on Friday.

And following two days of rest, construction will resume only one block away, on the $5.6 million Queensway transit exchange. That project is part of RapidBus and will encompass phases two and three of the BC Transit project.

Queensway will be closed to traffic on June 2 beginning at 7 a.m. from Mill Street to Pandosy while a new roundabout is built on Water Street at Queensway. The City will also be replacing some utilities as part of the upgrade project.

The bus stop itself will be temporarily moved to the west side of Ellis Street between Doyle and Bernard avenues, and to the northwest corner of Doyle Avenue.

New transit routes and schedules can be found here.

It’s expected that construction of the new roundabout will be completed by the end of June, when the intersection will once again reopen. Further work along Queensway between Water Street and Pandosy will continue through to the end of August.

More information on parking, road closures, delays and project information can be found here.

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