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Anyone used to travelling down Oxford Street will face slowdowns and increased rush hour wait time beginning today.
Roadwork on the major artery will affect traffic for several months, as two phases of necessary infrastructure projects are completed.
Phase one is focused on major underground infrastructure between Platts Lane and Lane Street. Phase two, which begins at the same time but will take longer to complete, is targeted on repairs and an overhaul of the Norman A. Bradford bridge spanning the Thames River between Lane Street and Richmond Street.
Both phases will require Oxford Street to be reduced to one lane in each direction, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid slowdowns, especially during the morning and afternoon rush hours.
"The infrastructure work, although sure to be a great inconvenience to drivers, is absolutely necessary and unavoidable," says Dave Leckie, Director of Roads and Transportation. "The reality is Oxford Street needs work, and we are doing our very best to ensure the least disruption possible to traffic flow in the area."
The Oxford Street rehabilitation is one of 100 road improvements being undertaken this year, as a result of increased provincial and federal funding for infrastructure projects.