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Barrie's downtown library still open during road shut-down

The Barrie Public Library in Barrie, Ont. (CTV Barrie) The Barrie Public Library in Barrie, Ont. (CTV Barrie)
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Closing a road for new development is no big mystery.

But when it's beside Barrie's downtown library, it might take a little sleuthing to get to the front door.

The whodunit, in this case, is Morris Shelswell Excavating and their sub-contractors, who will begin infrastructure work for the new development at 67 Owen Street Monday.

The Owen and McDonald streets intersection will be closed for four weeks. March 30, 2023 (Source: City of Barrie)

It will result in a full closure of the Owen and McDonald streets intersection for about four weeks.

The following areas will still be accessible while the work is being completed:

  • The sidewalk along Owen Street
  • 24/7 Book drop and express pick-up window
  • McDonald Street parking lot

The library will remain open, and there will be no service disruptions as a result of the outside work.

Learn more about this development on Barrie's website.

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