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June 23, 2017
TTC streetcar track replacement work to close lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard West for next six months
  
Lake Shore Boulevard between the Humber loop and Dwight Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction from June 26 to December 30 for Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) streetcar track replacement work, streetcar platform reconstruction and construction of a two-way cycle track (bike lane).

Three intersection closures will also be required during the project to accommodate the work. The intersections of Lake Shore Boulevard at Brookers Lane, Royal York Road and Park Lawn Road will be closed at different times when the streetcar tracks are being reconstructed at those locations. The dates for that work have not yet been determined.

The City is taking steps to minimize disruption to the public during this project, starting at the west end at Dwight Avenue and working eastward, and extending work hours with some overnight and weekend work as necessary to reduce the duration of the project. Typically, work will take place between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

This track work is required to bring the track infrastructure to a state of good repair. This project is part of the Council-approved 2017 capital works program.

TTC route diversion details are available at http://www.ttc.ca.

Cyclists will be required to share a single lane of traffic with vehicles where work is taking place on Lake Shore Boulevard. Cyclists may also consider using the Waterfront Trail and Marine Parade Drive as alternative routes.

The City has a web-based map to help residents and visitors make their travel plans, available at http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions. Information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

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. In 2017, Toronto will honour Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TorontoComms and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto.


Media Contact
Ellen Leesti
Strategic Communications
416-397-1403
ellen.leesti@toronto.ca

 

 

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