With a new school year arriving next week, there will be a number of traffic disruptions in the City of Waterloo this long weekend as students move in.

Traffic will be redirected from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. over the 3 days of the Labour Day Weekend, Saturday, September 1st, Sunday, September 2nd, and Monday, September 3rd.

Signs will be posted along the streets to guide people along. Here is a list of the temporary changes:

Lester Street – Saturday, September 1st, Sunday, September 2nd, and Monday, September 3rd:

• Lester Street will be one way from Seagram Drive to Columbia Street West
• No access to Lester Street (south) from University Avenue West
• No access to Lester Street (north) from Columbia Street West
• No left turns onto Columbia Street West from Lester Street (north)
• No left turns onto University Avenue West from Lester Street (south)
• No through traffic from Lester Street (south) across University Avenue West

Spruce Street – Sunday, September 2nd, and Monday, September 3rd:

• Spruce Street will be one way from Hickory Street West to Columbia Street West
• No access to Spruce Street from Columbia Street West



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Additional police and by-law officers will be on patrol in these areas to help keep the traffic flowing smoothly.