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May 30, 2017
Two Toronto construction projects – Lake Shore Boulevard and Parliament/Dundas intersection – completed earlier than planned
The paving work on Lake Shore Boulevard from Leslie Street to Woodbine Avenue and on Woodbine Avenue from Lake Shore Boulevard to Queen Street East, and construction work on the intersection of Dundas Street and Parliament Street have been completed sooner than originally planned.

Traffic is now fully restored on Lake Shore Boulevard and Woodbine Avenue. The work was originally planned to have been completed on June 30.

At the intersection of Dundas Street and Parliament Street, one lane of traffic in each direction will be open at 6 p.m. tonight, one week ahead of schedule. All lanes will be open to traffic on June 5 when overhead and electrical work is completed.

Extended work hours were used to shorten both projects' duration and help minimize disruption to the public.

"By increasing crews and extending work hours, we were able to hurry up construction and get these two projects completed earlier," said Mayor John Tory. "Getting the work done on these projects is exactly what we need to do whenever we can so that we can get traffic moving."

The projects are part of the City's $700 million comprehensive, co-ordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade Toronto's roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

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