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July 13, 2016
Richmond Street watermain construction progressing from Yonge Street to Bay Street
The lane restrictions currently affecting Yonge Street at Richmond Street in downtown Toronto for watermain construction will be removed at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 15.

Starting Monday, July 18 at 7 a.m., Bay Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction (north and south) between Queen Street West and Adelaide Street West for similar work. The lanes on Bay Street are scheduled to fully reopen at about 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.

The City of Toronto is taking steps to minimize disruption to the public during these closures by extending work hours to reduce the project duration and enhancing signage in the area.

A safety barricade will be placed around the work area. This barrier will provide a safe buffer area between construction work and pedestrians. Pedestrian access to businesses and walkways will be maintained at all times during construction.

The City has a web-based map to help residents and visitors make their travel plans, available at Information about construction projects downtown is available at

Several TTC routes are potentially affected during the Richmond Street project. TTC customers should visit, sign up for eAlerts or follow @TTCnotices on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information

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

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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