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The Saint John City Market pedway upgrades continue: Lift will not be available but stairs will remain open

19-Feb-2016

On Monday February 22, the accessible lift in the City Market Pedway between the second level of the Brunswick Square and the Saint John City Market will be removed from service. The stairway will remain open until further notice. The removal from service of the lift is necessary to continue work on the west entrance of the City Market.

When the upgrades are complete, a new, completely accessible elevator will replace the lift, which currently requires operator assistance. A new escalator and a new entrance will complete the renovation. 

Those requiring accessible access to the Market will need to cross Germain Street from the third level of Brunswick Square. Market staff will work to ensure that outside areas around the Market are clear. The stairway, which was originally slated to be closed at the same time as the lift, will remain open until further notice.

Directional signage will be installed and community stakeholders and market vendors have been notified of the lift being removed from service.

The full closure of the entire pedway entrance, including the stairs is expected to take place from May until the anticipated project completion at the end of June. Alternate entrances to the Saint John City Market will be identified and marked at that time.  The public will be notified in advance.

The Saint John City Market will remain open, as per its regular business hours, for the duration of the construction period. For more information, visit www.sjcitymarket.ca

We thank citizens and visitors for their patience during this time, and look forward to unveiling the newly renovated, accessible space this summer.

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