detour-regCity officials report that pedestrian traffic at the intersection of 8th Street East and 7th Avenue East will be closed to through traffic. Local pedestrian traffic will be permitted to allow for residents to access their homes. The pedestrian detour shall be in effect on May 25, 2015 and will remain in place throughout the summer months and into the fall of 2015 when the reconstruction of 8th Street East is completed.

A signed pedestrian detour will be posted allowing pedestrians to detour around the construction zone safely. The school crossing guard normally located at 7th Avenue East and 8th Street shall be stationed one block east at 8th Avenue East and 8th Street East.

transit-buildingb-featureUnifor Local 4268, the union representing school bus and transit drivers in Owen Sound and City transit contractor First Student Canada ULC are currently engaged in labour negotiations. The City of Owen Sound has received a 72-hour notice of strike action effective 12:01 a.m. Sunday May, 24, 2015 if a mutually agreeable Memorandum of Agreement has not been reached by that time.

Should such a strike occur then both Conventional and Specialized Transit services in Owen Sound would be suspended for the duration of the job action.

busdetour-featureThe East Bayshore Bus route will be temporarily altered beginning Monday May 25, 2015, due to the closure of 3rd Avenue East between 18th Street East and Malibu Hill.

3rd Avenue East will be closed to through traffic between 18th Street East and Malibu Hill from Monday May 25, 2015 until the fall for reconstruction. In order to avoid the construction, the East Bayshore bus will detour south at 27th Street East, back along the normal route to the bottom of St. Mary's hill and then north to the north end of the Bayshore Arena north parking lot. From there it will return on its normal route back to the Transit Terminal.

3rdaveclosure-regCity officials report that Phase 2 of the 3rd Avenue East (Grey Road 15) reconstruction project will commence May 25, 2015.
The City anticipates that Phase 2 of this extensive project will be completed by the end of November, 2015. 3rd Avenue East will be closed to through traffic between 18th Street East and East Bayshore Road. This area is only accessible to local traffic and emergency services during the closure and will be signed accordingly.
South bound traffic entering the City on East Bayshore Road will be diverted to 9th Avenue East via Detour 4 (D4). D4 will direct traffic back to 3rd Avenue East at 15th Street East. North bound traffic on 3rd Avenue East will be diverted at 15th Street East to 9th Avenue East via Detour 3 (D3). D3 will direct traffic to East Bayshore Road via 28th Street East.




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