Valetta Street Reconstruction
Commencing Monday, July 5, 2021 the City of London will be working on the ‘Valetta Street Improvement Project’, in our area to replace and improve the quality and reliability of water, sewer, and road infrastructure. The map below shows the extent of the project on Valetta from Hyde Park Rd to Adevon Avenue.
Once construction starts, the only access to the church parking lots will be from Deer Park Circle (Deer Park Circle is accessed from Freele Street or Juniper Street, both of which run south from Oxford Street). We hope and pray that it doesn’t take five months to complete, as they have suggested!
Accessibility (reduced mobility)
Residents in the area who require accommodation (level entry, advanced notice, etc.) should contact the City Project Manager to arrange for access during the construction period.
In order to complete the work in a safe manner, Valetta Street will be closed. Local pedestrians should exercise caution around construction sites and follow all construction signs.
The street would remain open to local traffic only. There will be a few short-term disruptions to driveway access at different points in the project.
Cyclists should exercise caution around construction sites and follow all construction signs.
About this project
The City will be reconstructing Valetta Street from Hyde Park Road to Adevon Avenue. Construction is expected to start in summer 2021 and anticipated to be completed by late fall 2021 with some minor surface asphalt work in spring 2022.
Proposed work details
- Curb and gutter replaced from Hyde Park Road to Hibiscus Avenue
- Replacement of all asphalt
- Removal of concrete road
- Replacing the watermain from East of Woodborough Street to Hibiscus Avenue
- Replacing some catch basins
- Replacing sections of sidewalk
- Replacing sections of curb
- Some trees have been removed in preparation for this work, and new trees will be planted the following year by the City
The street would remain open to local vehicle traffic with a few possible disruptions to driveway access at different points in the project. Lawns will be restored at the end of the project with topsoil and sod.
Access to the COVID-19 Assessment Centre will be maintained throughout construction. Commuters are advised to give themselves a little extra time when travelling to the Centre. For more information about the COVID-19 Assessment Centre, please visit the LHSC website (External link).
Information gathered from the City of London’s website for the Project. For up-to-date information, visit: https://getinvolved.london.ca/valetta
last update: June 29, 2021