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Some Oakville business owners frustrated with Lakeshore reconstruction project

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Some Oakville business owners frustrated with Lakeshore reconstruction project

Phase 2 of the Lakeshore reconstruction in Oakville is scheduled to begin on January 7.

Due to the construction associated with Phase 2, Lakeshore Road will be closed from Dunn Street to Allan Street to vehicles.

As a result, many local business owners are frustrated with the project, citing a drop in sales since it started.

Many owners believe the reconstruction is bad for business, with some claiming sales have decreased by as much as 80 per cent since the project started.

They also claim the timeline wasn’t accurately provided by the Town–Phase 1 was already delayed and Phase 2 is expected to last for almost the entirety of the next two years.

In an effort to implement new ideas, local businesses will be able to apply for a $2,500 digital transformation grant from the Province until Jan 10, 2020.

Similar to Phase 1, construction will begin with Union Gas replacing gas lines, followed by construction on the watermain, replacement of electrical infrastructure and Silva cell installation.

Above-ground work will include concrete paving, installing granite curbs, and adding new furniture.

Additionally, according to recent reports, construction is expected to last until December 2021.

During the construction process, the Town has announced several perks that will be available to the public.

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