Barrie: Major Road Closures Around Queens Park for Reconstruction

Historic Neighbourhood Upgrades Start June 24

Construction to Begin in Queens Park Area
Starting June 24, the Queens Park neighbourhood in downtown Barrie will undergo significant construction to upgrade some of the city’s oldest infrastructure and relocate the Sophia Creek culvert. This project, part of Barrie’s Historic Neighbourhoods Strategy, aims to improve watermains, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, and roads.

Details of Road Closures
The following road closures will be in effect:

  • Ross Street and Sophia Street Intersection
    Ross Street will be closed between Toronto Street and Mary Street from June 24 until August 5, 2024.
  • Sophia Street West, Mary Street, Maple Avenue Closures
    Sophia Street West between Ross Street and Bayfield Street, Mary Street between Wellington Street West and Ross Street, and Maple Avenue between Wellington Street West and Ross Street will be closed from June 24 until December 31, 2024.

Access and Detours
Residents within the affected areas will have access, and emergency vehicles will be able to navigate the closures. Detours will be in place, and Barrie Transit routes will be adjusted accordingly. For transit updates, visit

Stay Informed
For more information on this and other municipal road construction projects, visit

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