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Charlottetown traffic advisory for Friday, Oct. 23

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Flower maintenance will take place at the roundabout on Mt. Edward Road and Allen Street. Drivers should expect delays between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. Traffic control personnel will be onsite.

Work will be taking place on Longworth Avenue, at the Confederation Trail crossing will be stop and go traffic Friday (October 23). This is necessary for crosswalk improvement preparation. Traffic control personnel will be on site to direct vehicle traffic.
Chestnut Street, between University Avenue and Queen Street, will be closed for the day for milling beginning at 7:00 a.m. Sidewalks in the area will remain open.

Water Street will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from Haviland Street to Union Street to allow for the installation of underground electrical utilities. Traffic will be detoured. Traffic heading down Water Street will be directed onto Pownal Street. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes.


Sidewalk and curbing work is scheduled to take place in the following areas for the week of Oct. 19-23:

  • Dorchester Street between Weymouth and Cumberland streets;
  • Queen Street between Richmond and Sydney streets in front of the Dominion Building;
  • Churchill Avenue between Greenfield Avenue and North River Road.


Work will be taking place on Beach Grove Road, from the corner of Maypoint Road towards the Beach Grove Home. Traffic may be reduced to one-lane alternating throughout the day. These delays are necessary for the construction of the active pathway along Beach Grove Road that will connect to a trail near the Beach Grove Home. This work is expected to be ongoing for the next few weeks.
 

UPEI road extension work will be taking place for the week of Oct. 19 to 23. This work consists of the expansion of the University Avenue and Enman Crescent (south) intersection, including the widening of the roadway and work on the median. Only minor traffic delays are expected, and traffic control personnel will be on site.
 

Work will continue on upgrades to the pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Great George Street and Fitzroy Street. Traffic will be reduced to one lane, at times, with alternating traffic. Traffic control personnel will be on-site to direct motorists. Pedestrians are advised that the existing overhead crossing light will be removed while the work is ongoing and will be reinstated upon completion.

Work to install communications infrastructure is continuing on the Confederation Trail. The Confederation Trail will be closed in the sections between Towers Road and Belvedere Avenue, as well as Belvedere Avenue and Allen Street. Signage will be posted at the trail/roadway intersections advising that these sections are closed.

Provincial Traffic Advisories:

The Province of PEI has started work to replace and widen the existing stream culvert at Andrew’s Pond on Route 2/St. Peters Road. As referenced in a public notice by the Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Department, a temporary diversion road will be constructed to allow traffic to pass through the site while this work is being completed. The first phase of this project is expected to be underway until mid-December. Motorists should expect additional delays due to this work and are encouraged to choose alternate routes. The sidewalk and trail will be closed to pedestrians during construction. Please reduce speed, obey signs and traffic control personnel, and be prepared to stop. For Provincial alerts, visit: www.princeedwardisland.ca/alerts
 

The Charlottetown water and sewer utility has critical infrastructure in this construction zone including two watermains and a sewer forcemain. The infrastructure will be protected in the area during construction. A limited number of utility customers in the area may experience temporary disruption to service during necessary valve installation. Anyone who notices a change in water pressure or issues with their water service should contact the water and sewer utility at 902-629-4014 during regular business hours (outside of business hours call 902-626-2100).

Work is underway for the construction of the Active Transportation Corridor across the Hillsborough Bridge and Causeway. Traffic control will begin setting up jersey barriers across the bridge on the downstream (harbour) side. Traffic control will be on site each workday to set up (and tear down) for two lanes out to Stratford and one lane in to Charlottetown between 12-6 p.m., Monday to Friday. Traffic will be two lanes into Charlottetown and one lane out to Stratford all other times of the day and over the weekend. Work is expected to continue through to mid-to-late December and may require carry over into 2021, depending on weather and material deliveries.

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