As most of you probably know, Wellington Street and Elgin Street have been undergoing construction for quite a long time. If you happened to drive down Elgin Street since Friday, you might have sighed a sigh of relief as you realized the last coat of asphalt has been applied. This surely is a good sign, no?
No. Well, sort of.
At the city council meeting happening this evening, one of the items on the council’s agenda is to add to the scope of the project. The scope to be added is from the Port Stanley Terminal Rail tracks to Moore Street on Wellington Street, as well as Princess Avenue from Gladstone Ave. to Rosebery Place.
So what does this mean? This means that Wellington Street and Prince Avenue will be ripped up in the coming months for underground work and repaving.
But this might not be all bad. Because the construction season is coming to a close, asphalt will be hard to find. Because of that, they can’t pave these new sections of road until the spring. And that might mean that they will refrain from ripping up the road until the Spring as well.
I guess only time will tell…