George Street between Murray and Brock streets in downtown Peterborough will be closed to through traffic on Monday and Tuesday (February 1 and 2).
The closure is required so the giant crane at Y Lofts — the former Peterborough YMCA building that has been converted to a luxury apartment building — can be removed now that construction is complete.
Detour routes will be posted on McDonnel Street, Aylmer Street, and Brock Street.
Businesses on George Street between Murray and Brock streets will remain open on Monday and Tuesday.
However, you will not be able to use the sidewalk on the west side of George Street between Murray and Brock streets as it will also be closed. The sidewalk on the east side of George Street between Murray and Brock streets will remain open.
Atria Development purchased the former Peterborough YMCA building in 2014 to convert it into a 136-suite luxury apartment building. A giant construction crane has been installed at the site since summer 2019. Construction was originally expected to be completed in the summer of 2020.