The Regional Municipality of Durham, in partnership with the City of Oshawa, would like to advise residents that a portion of Athol Street in downtown Oshawa will be under construction until August. Work is scheduled to begin March 4 and is expected to be complete by August 2. Unfavorable weather conditions may affect the work schedule. Residents are advised by the Region that Athol Street, between Centre Street South and Mary Street in the City of Oshawa, will be reduced to one-way eastbound traffic only. There will also be periodic lane restrictions on Centre Street South, Celina Street and Albert Street.
The Region has explained that the closure is due to the replacement of watermains and sanitary sewers on Athol Street. As part of this work, the City of Oshawa will construct the new Athol Street cycle track. The cycle track, which will run between Centre and Mary streets, will be separate from the road and sidewalk. The track combines the user experience of a dedicated path with the on-street infrastructure of a conventional bike lane.
Residents are advised that overnight and weekend work will be required; and that at times this work may be disruptive and noisy. Every effort will be made to complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Drivers are asked to exercise caution for the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and construction workers.
Residents are remined and encouraged to visit the local businesses in the area, which will remain open for the duration of the construction project.