Construction is just one of those things that starts off as a huge frustration but then turns into something useful. Well this frustration has had its toll on people trying to get anywhere downtown.
Dundas place will turn into Londons first flex street, creating even more business possibilities for businesses that are currently struggling in these construction parts. The streets will soon be more people friendly, but right now, as some londoners would call it, a construction nightmare is happening downtown causing all kinds of delays in peoples lives.
Hannah Durham is just one driver thats been facing problems with the construction, her advice after this experience is simply, “ if you think you left on time to get somewhere downtown, leave an extra 20 minutes early”
“I had a hair appointment downtown, and my maps told me to take all these detours because of the construction, but meanwhile all the detours had construction, so it took me 15 minutes to leave downtown when realistically it should’ve taken me 5. As im getting closer to the hair salon, im stopped dead in traffic for 25 minutes only steps away from the hair salon, and I couldn’t get there, on time, even though I was looking right at it”
Cars are not the only thing being delayed by the construction. certain bus routes are now cancelled due to construction. In a recent update by London transit, they stated that due to the construction of Dundas place, richmond is closed between king and queen street for approximately 6 weeks. Therefore routes 04,06,15, 21, and 104 are on detour in both directions .
Andrew Adams is a worker downtown and bussing was his way of transportation, He explains how even his alternate options of getting to work are affected by construction
“I work right on Dundas where all the construction is, and my bus route is being detoured for 6 weeks. Even my alternate way of getting there are being put off”
This an ugly month for downtown construction, being that most of the work is being done during during November. Although it is frustrating now, with many people being delayed of appointments, jobs, errands, and more, it will soon make London an easier place to travel.
Construction is a waiting game that most people are not winning right now