Barrie motorists will be taking a break from Lakeshore Drive this week.

It will be closed, in both directions, from Tiffin to Simcoe streets from Monday at 7 a.m. until Friday at 5 p.m., Sept. 26-30.

Lakeshore Drive’s full closure next week is required so the contractor can complete asphalt repairs under warranty from the recent re-construction.

The detour route will be along Bradford Street, via Tiffin Street and Simcoe Street. The Tiffin Boat Launch will remain open during this time, and pedestrians can cross Lakeshore Drive at Victoria Street to access Barrie Marina and beach.

Work at Barrie’s Centennial Park continues this week.

More fencing will be installed at the north end of the park on Thursday, Sept. 22 and in about two weeks fencing will be installed in the area of the playground.

The fencing will largely prevent access to the open green space in the park, however, some areas will remain open and accessible throughout construction.

They include the pedestrian and cycle trail, public washrooms, the beach and playground – except the swings, which will be removed in October.

Access to the pedestrian and cycle trails will be available at Victoria Street, Barrie Marina boat launch and at the Dyments Creek Bridge. The marina boat launch and North Centennial parking lot will be closed on Oct. 17, until next spring.

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