Shoppers visiting the Peel West plaza in downtown New Hamburg on Thursday were forced to go around a construction crew from Kitchener Wilmot Hydro.
Cars can still enter the parking lot by driving beside the construction zone. The work should be completed by tomorrow, Aug.5.
The workers added new, higher-capacity power lines under the Peel Street sidewalk for new apartments in the old Golden Hammer building.
Local developer Shain Arnott has been renovating the historic piece of downtown New Hamburg to make low-income public housing units. No completion date is yet known for the project.