Impact of LRT Construction on Laurier Avenue

Modifications begin this week, May 21st, 2013 on the Nicholas-Laurier-Waller intersections in preparation for the start of tunnel construction for the LRT. In order to begin digging the tunnel (in July), buses will need to be detoured off of Waller St., south of Laurier Ave. This detour will lead the buses onto Nicholas St. (south of Laurier) and onto Laurier between Waller and Nicholas. This will result in the widening of Laurier and Nicholas in this area, removing one of the two westbound lanes towards downtown on Laurier, and removing the ability to make a right turn onto Laurier to head east into Sandy Hill while heading north on Nicholas. The changes may also lead to more traffic delays throughout that area. This reconfiguration is expected to be in place until the LRT goes into operation in 2018. A map of these changes is available below and on the OC Transpo website.