Several new intersection closures take effect in Kitchener next Monday as construction of the Ion light rail transit system continues.

One of the most prominent is at Courtland Avenue and Block Line Road, which will be closed until Oct. 10.

The recommended detour for drivers is along Manitou Drive, Bleams Road and Homer Watson Boulevard.

Also closing next week is the intersection of King and Wellington streets, which has remained accessible for drivers despite King being closed between Wellington and Victoria Streets.

That intersection is scheduled to reopen Sept. 19.

Other changes to Kitchener’s construction map next week include:

Closure of the intersection of Greenville and Borden avenues (until Sept. 12)

Closure of the intersection of Duke and College streets (until Sept. 30); the nearby intersection of Duke and Young streets has also closed, with its reopening expected at the same time

The closure at Ottawa and Mill streets, which took effect May 2, will now be extended to Oct. 7

In all cases, officials say, businesses and residences near the closures will remain accessible and pedestrians will be able to get around the areas.