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Final Stretch of Construction for Phase 1A! Streetscape Pt. 3

Friday, November 1, 2019

Wow! Has the time flown by! Phase 1A of the Dunlop Streetscape Project is now on the final stretch. With only a couple of weeks to go the new streetscape is really taking shape. Locally owned and operated Arnott Construction Ltd. is working hard and keeping the project on track.

Construction will come to a hard stop on November 8th just in time for our large Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11th, the Downtown Barrie Tree Lighting Celebration and Barrie Chamber Santa Claus Parade on November 16th as well as the Christmas shopping season. Construction will begin again in early 2020 for Phase 1B (Dunlop Street from Owen to Clapperton).

The businesses within the Phase 1A area have a fantastic shopping contest going on! Shop at any one of the Phase 1A businesses and you can fill out a ballot for a chance to win 1of 3 gift certificate prize packages each full of items from the Phase 1A businesses. 1st prize package is valued at $2500, 2nd prize $1000 and 3rd prize $500. The last day to enter is November 10th - plenty of time left to enter!

Don’t let the construction fence deter you. There is full access to the businesses throughout the entire project area. Look for one of the onsite project ambassadors who can guide to where you need to go. All downtown parking lots are open and available and there is even 2hrs of free parking in the Collier St Parkade on the 4th floor. If you have questions or need directions, please connect with your favourite local business and they will happily help you out.

The new and improved Dunlop Streetscape will put downtown Barrie on the map for a truly pedestrian focused main street that everyone will want to experience including a beautiful new flexible street with rolling curbs, wide sidewalks, new streetlights and so much more!