Pedestrians will be detoured around Burlington sidewalk patios


Published May 17, 2024 at 5:09 pm

Burlington downtown patio roads pedestrian detour
Pedestrian detours will run along downtown Burlington roads.

As restaurants and cafes in downtown Burlington move outside for the warm weather, pedestrians will have to follow new routes to get from here to there.

The launch of the city-wide seasonal patio program on sidewalks means that pedestrian detours are being installed. They will flow onto roads and be protected by traffic barriers.

The sidewalk detours will be located on:

  • The north side of Lakeshore Road between Brant Street and John Street
  • The north side of Lakeshore Road between Locust Street and Brant Street
  • The west side of Brant Street, north of Lakeshore Road
  • The north side of Pine Street between Elizabeth Street and Pearl Street
  • The east side of John Street between Pine Street and Lakeshore Road
  • The north side of Elgin Street between Locust Street and Brant Street

Additional detours will also be installed throughout the patio season as needed.

The program will continue until the end of October.

A spokesperson for the City of Burlington said the patio program is important for the viability of local businesses especially since many are still recovering from the pandemic.

“The summer months are key for these businesses to make up for lost time,” the spokesperson said.

And the same time, the spokesperson said the detours are carefully planned so that those who are on foot can be kept safe.


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