Laclie Street Reconstruction Project Resumes April 1 In Orillia


Phase 1 wraps up and Phase 2 begins this spring

After a winter break, the Laclie Street Reconstruction project is resuming, resulting in road closures and transit impacts beginning April 1, 2024.

“With the arrival of spring, we’re gearing up for construction season again. The reconstruction of Laclie Street is a priority for Orillia and I am pleased that we can kick things off ahead of schedule this year,” said Mayor Don McIsaac. “Not only are we wrapping up Phase 1 of the project this year, but we’re also starting Phase 2, showing exciting progress on this key project. I know road closures and changes to transit routes are a hassle, but these short-term inconveniences are paving the way for long-needed improvements that will benefit the whole community.”

Laclie Street Reconstruction Phase 1 Update

The final work to be completed includes:

  1. Removal of temporary asphalt sidewalks on Laclie Street and Tecumseth Street.
  2. Permanent concrete sidewalks will be placed on both sides of Laclie Street from Brant Street to Borland Street, and both sides of Tecumseth Street from Laclie Street to Centennial Street.
  3. Completion of final lift of asphalt on roadways, and driveway restoration.
  4. Placement of sod and final landscaping.

Effective April 1, 2024, Laclie Street will be open to local traffic only from Neywash Street to Borland Street East and Tecumseth Street will be open to local traffic only from Laclie Street to Centennial Drive. Emergency access will be maintained at all times.

As a result, the Orillia Transit Laclie Route will transition service to a temporary route on Matchedash Street North (see Transit Detour Map).

The City will be monitoring traffic impacts on the adjacent Matchedash Street North and, if deemed necessary, will re-install the traffic calming measures. Additionally, the stop sign installed at Brant Steet and Matchedash Street North will remain in place to further assist traffic control.

The City and the contractor, Arnott Construction Ltd., will be working with local businesses and residents impacted by the reconstruction to ensure they have safe access.

Laclie Street Reconstruction Phase 2 Update

The second phase, which starts on Laclie Street from Borland Street to Parkhurst Crescent, is anticipated to begin in the next few weeks and consists of road reconstruction and infrastructure replacement, including new watermain, sanitary and stormwater sewers, new sidewalks, and new traffic signals at North Street. Once the construction schedule and traffic detours are finalized by the contractor, more information related to road closures and traffic detour schedules will be communicated by the City.

The Laclie Street Reconstruction project is phased over a four-year period subject to annual budget approval and consists of the reconstruction of Laclie Street from Neywash Street to Murray Street; a common left-turn lane between St. Jean Street and Murray Street; and bike lanes between North Street East and Murray Street. For details regarding the Laclie Street Reconstruction project, and to sign up to receive updates, visit


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