Portion of George Street in downtown Peterborough down to one lane of traffic in November

City will be conducting emergency repairs on partially collapsed storm sewer

George Street North between Hunter and Simcoe in downtown Peterborough will be reduced to one lane of traffic for around a month beginning November 8, 2021. (Photo: Google Maps)
George Street North between Hunter and Simcoe in downtown Peterborough will be reduced to one lane of traffic for around a month beginning November 8, 2021. (Photo: Google Maps)

A portion of George Street North in downtown Peterborough, between Hunter and Simcoe, will be reduced to one lane of traffic for around a month beginning Monday, November 8.

According to a media release from the City of Peterborough, emergency repairs are required to restore capacity to the storm sewer after a section of the sewer was recently discovered to have partially collapsed.

“Access for local traffic and businesses in the construction area will be maintained at all times,” the city’s media release reads. “Vehicle and pedestrian traffic may experience delays within the construction limits.”

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A paid duty officer will help direct traffic at the intersection of George and Simcoe Street as required.

The sewer repair work is expected to take around four weeks.

Following the underground repairs, surface restoaration of affected portions of George Street will be completed.