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Construction work on the first phase of the $9 million redevelopment of Charlotte Street will begin on Monday, July 4.

A section of Charlotte Street between Dorchester and Pitt Street will be open to pedestrian traffic only for approximately 14 weeks.

Vehicles will return to the street when this first phase nears completion. Work will include roadway excavation, waterline and utility installation, sidewalk construction, installation of street elements and paving of the roadway.

“This summer we will begin to see the transformation of our historic shopping district in downtown Sydney. This beautification project is a game changer for Sydney’s downtown and waterfront area. Our community can’t wait to see the results of the work ahead.” - MAYOR AMANDA MCDOUGALL

Businesses located between Dorchester and Pitt are open throughout Phase 1 and are accessible for pedestrian shoppers and clients.

The Sydney Downtown Development Association, headed by Michelle Wilson, is reminding residents and visitors that the storefronts and services are open for business.

“We are thrilled for this project and can't wait for it to get under way. We want to remind folks that our businesses will be open during construction. It's an exciting time for Downtown Sydney. We encourage people to come watch as the transformation unfolds and to continue to support our local businesses." - MICHELLE WILSON, SDDA

For more info visit the Sydney Downtown Development Association’s Facebook page at @DowntownSydney

Transit Cape Breton routes will also change due to the redevelopment. New bus shelters have been installed at the corner of George Street and Pitt Street in anticipation of the project and the current hub location at Dorchester will move to that new location on July 4. More information on the transit route changes is coming this week.

The Charlotte Street redevelopment project is funded in equal parts by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, the Government of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada.

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