Part of Main Street closing for months in Brampton for construction

Published May 8, 2023 at 3:34 pm

Be prepared for months of traffic delays in downtown Brampton starting this week as construction season begins.

The ageing watermains and sanitary sewer system along Queen St. in Brampton is being replaced by the Region of Peel, and work near the city’s Four Corners will lead to some congestion downtown this summer.

Crews will begin replacing the watermain under Main St. South this Wednesday (May 10) and the Region says the work is expected to last for three months, depending on weather and soil conditions.

Drivers are being told to expect delays and to find alternate routes if possible during the construction. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Northbound Main St. will be closed to all through traffic from Wellington St. to Queen St. with a detour route
  • Southbound Main St. will remain open but will be reduced to one lane from Queen St. to Wellington St.
  • We will dig a temporary trench on Main St. South from Wellington St to Queen St. For this reason, it will
  • No left turns (headed eastbound) from Main St. South onto Wellington St. East.
  • One-way traffic on John St. will be converted to two-way traffic that can be accessible from Chapel St.

Additional short-term parking and loading zones will be added to Queen St. for businesses as the Region will be removing loading zones on John St.

Detour routes may be adjusted for special events in the summer, and emergency service vehicles will be permitted to cross through the closures with guidance from the onsite contractor.

Peel Public Works began work on new watermains and improvements on Coleraine Dr. last week which will lead to some road closures. That project is expected to snarl traffic until at least September, and the Region is also alerting drivers to prepare for longer travel times due to the closing of the major north-south arterial road.

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