Beginning the week of March 14, 2016, the river pathway from Clegg Street to the Deschatelets Building will be closed. This temporary closure of the pathway on the southern portion of the Oblate Lands is planned for no more than two months. The closure is necessary to complete the removal of fill and re-grading the area near Clegg Street where the future multi-use pathway will go, resulting in a more accessible connection with Clegg Street. It’s expected the pathway will reopen to the public in early May 2016 and remain open over the course of the summer. In order to bypass the construction, pedestrians and cyclists will be required to detour using Springhurst-Main-Clegg.
The 30 metre corridor along the river’s edge is being preserved in a natural state with a pedestrian footpath and a paved multi-use pathway adjacent to it in the final outcome. The Regional Group anticipates that there will be additional temporary closures in the future as work proceeds further into the development. However, they remain committed to providing as much access as possible to the lands throughout the construction activities. Eventually, the development will be a connected and open community of public spaces, walkable streets, and exclusive pedestrian and cycling-routes.