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April 27, 2006
Road work to take two to three months Water restored to residents
It is expected to take between two and three months to repair the damage incurred on Sheppard Avenue at Senlac Road following yesterday’s watermain break.

“We are still evaluating the damage at the site and it’s difficult to say exactly when the road will be completely repaired,” said Gary Welsh, General Manager, Transportation Services. He added, “It is too early to determine the cost of the repair work.”

The City has retained a consulting engineer to assess the work required. A contractor has already been hired and has started preliminary work at the site.

Signs have been posted to inform motorists of alternate routes to take as the work is being performed on the road.

For through traffic travelling westbound on Sheppard Avenue, it is suggested that motorists turn right at Yonge Street, turn left at Finch Avenue and turn left at Bathurst Street. For through traffic travelling eastbound, it is suggested that motorists turn right at Bathurst St., turn left at Wilson St. and turn left at Yonge St.

Motorists should consider using Highway 401 for travel through the area.

Water was restored last night by 8:30 p.m. to the 468 residential units at 325 Bogert Ave. This is a temporary service connected to a fire hydrant.

“Despite this being a temporary connection, residents will see no difference in their water supply,” said Lou Di Gironimo, General Manager, Toronto Water. “The water is the same quality as prior to yesterday’s break, and can be supplied for an indefinite period of time while we work to repair the watermain.”

The building’s regular water supply will be restored after completion of the road, sidewalk and bridge work in the area. There will be no disruption during the reconnection.

Media contact:

Steve Johnston
Sr. Communications Co-ordinator



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