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May 29, 2017
Partial closure of Wellington and Bay intersection for TTC track replacement and road work
The intersection of Wellington Street and Bay Street will be partially closed from Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m. to Monday, June 5 at 5 a.m. to perform TTC track replacement and other road work.

Traffic travelling northbound and southbound on Bay Street will not be able to travel through the intersection at Wellington Street.

One lane of traffic on Wellington Street will continue to be able to travel through the intersection however, during this closure, no turns will be permitted from Wellington Street on to Bay and York Streets.

Drivers and delivery vehicles will be able to access parking garages on Wellington Street.

Local traffic access is available to businesses on Bay Street between King Street and Wellington Street and between Front Street and Wellington Street. Alternate north/south routes include Yonge Street, Church Street and University Avenue.

Richmond Street, King Street and Front Street are alternate east/west routes for drivers and cyclists to consider in the area. Cyclists using Wellington Street will need to share the single lane of traffic with motorists in active work zones and are encouraged to use Richmond Street as an alternate westbound route.

There will be some restrictions to pedestrian traffic in the area. Safety fencing will be in place to enable pedestrians to cross west or east of Bay Street.

This project will improve water distribution, reduce the risk of watermain breaks and improve the quality of TTC tracks in the area.

To help manage traffic in the area, enhanced signage will be used to inform drivers of the road closures and signal timing changes are being made on parallel routes.

The City has a web-based map to help residents and visitors make their travel plans, available at Information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at

This work is part of the City's comprehensive and coordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade our roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

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