Rapid Transit Construction – East London Link – Highbury Ave Project

Overview:

The East London Link is a multi-year project that will revitalize more than 6 km of road from Downtown to Fanshawe College. The project will add transportation and transit improvements above ground, while repairing and replacing aging sewers, watermains and other underground infrastructure.

Effective February 20, 2024, work will commence along Highbury Ave between Dundas and Oxford. The work is scheduled to be completed in stages with a scheduled project completion date of late November 2024.

With the staged approach to the construction, there will be changes to service impacts as the project progresses through the stages.

Map of construction zone with stop closures. Stops remaining open during construction #900, #901, #1322. Relocated stop for duration of construction #1310. Stops closed for duration of construction #919, #920, #1307. Stops closed depending on phase of construction #578, #922, #923, #924, #925, #1308, #1309.

Impacts:

Route 10

While Route 10 will not be detoured during the construction, there will be stop closures on Highbury between Dundas and north of Oxford which will change during the varying stages of the project. Detailed information is below with regard to the anticipated timelines for each stage and the impacts on stops.

Details on where to catch the bus when transferring during each phase of construction is also set out below

Routes 4, 17, 20, 91 & 104

For the entirety of the project stop 1307- Oxbury Centre eastbound will be closed.

During Phases 1B, 2 and 3 stop 1309- Oxford at Highbury eastbound will also be closed.

For passengers transferring at Oxford and Highbury the closest open stop will be stop 1322 Oxford at Mornington eastbound

Routes 2 & 94

During a portion of the Phase 2 construction, stop 578 Dundas at Highbury westbound will be closed as a result of westbound lane closures at Dundas and Highbury. During this time Routes 2 & 94 will be detoured via Highbury and Florence.

Phased Stop Closures during the Highbury Construction

Stop Stop ID Phase 1A Phase 1B Phase 2 Phase 3
    February 20- May 14* March 1- July 5* May 1- July 29* July 5- November 22*
Highbury at Dundas NB 900

Open

Highbury south of Dundas SB 901

Open

John Paul II Secondary School WB 1310

Open

Temporary stop will be located east of the existing stop

Oxford at Mornington EB 1322

Open

Phase 1A only- Temp stop will be located west towards Mornington

Oxford at Highbury WB 1308

Open

Closed

Oxford at Highbury EB 1309

Open

Closed

953 Highbury SB 923

Open

Closed

Oxbury Mall SB 925

Open

Closed

Dundas at Highbury WB 578

Open

Closed

Open

John Paul II Secondary School NB 924

Open

Closed

Open

Highbury south of Oxford NB 922

Closed

Open

Temporary stop located in turn lane

Regional Mental Health Centre NB 919

Closed

Regional Mental Health Centre SB 920

Closed

Oxbury Centre EB 1307

Closed

*Tentative construction timeline for each phase. Updates will be made to the chart as the work progresses. Ensure to check for updates regularly

Transfer Locations during Highbury Construction

Primary Transfer Directions   Phase 1A Phase 1B Phase 2 Phase 3
February 20- May 14* March 1- July 5* May 1- July 29* July 5- November 22*
Northbound to Eastbound** Get off at John Paul Secondary school NB stop 924 John Paul Secondary School NB Temporary Stop Location
Board at Oxford at Highbury EB stop 1309 Oxford at Mornington EB stop 1322
Northbound to Westbound** Get off at John Paul Secondary School NB Stop 924 John Paul Secondary School NB Temporary Stop Location
Board at Oxford at Highbury WB stop 1308 John Paul Secondary School WB Temp Stop
Southbound to Westbound** Get off at Oxbury Mall SB Stop 925 Highbury north of Oxford SB Temp Stop
Board at John Paul Secondary School WB Temp Stop
Southbound to Eastbound** Get off at Oxbury Mall SB

 

Stop 925

Oxbury Mall SB Stop 925 Highbury north of Oxford SB Temp Stop
Board at Oxford at Highbury EB Stop 1309 Oxford at Mornington EB stop 1322

*Tentative construction timeline for each phase. Updates will be made to the chart as the work progresses. Ensure to check for updates regularly

**Reverse if travelling in the opposite direction

Stay up to date on all construction impacts by visiting realtime.londontransit.ca. Updates to anticipated construction timelines and impacts to stops will also be updated here as details are known.