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August 3, 2016
Lane reductions to begin on Shuter Street for watermain replacement and road work
Shuter Street, from Yonge Street to Sherbourne Street, will be reduced to one lane in each direction from August 8 to October 28 while construction work to replace watermains and resurface roads takes place.

On August 8, crews will be doing work to connect to the watermain on Yonge Street, which will result in a reduction of one northbound lane of traffic through the intersection of Yonge Street and Shuter Street.

Throughout the first week of the work, August 8 to 12, traffic on Shuter Street from Victoria Street to Yonge Street will be restricted westbound to accommodate the work being performed. No turns will be permitted at Yonge Street. One lane of traffic in each direction will be provided between Victoria Street and Sherbourne Street.

Pedestrians crossing the intersection of Yonge Street and Shuter Street will be limited to crossing in the north/south direction on the west side of the intersection and in the east/west direction on the south side of the intersection. All other pedestrian crossings will be restricted until the first phase of work is completed from Yonge Street to Victoria Street to maintain worker and public health and safety.

For this project, work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, but some work will occur after hours, overnight and on Sundays as necessary.

The City is taking steps to minimize disruption to the public during this closure by extending work hours to reduce the project duration and by using variable message signs in the area to inform drivers of the road closures.

Access to businesses and pedestrians will be maintained, but there will be some times when access is restricted due to the work taking place. Cyclists will share the available lanes with motorists.

During the closure, there will be periods of time when it appears there is no work taking place at the site. This is when crews are doing such work as watermain disinfection and custom pipe work. The lanes will reopen when the work is complete and the road is fully restored.

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 More information about projects taking place downtown, are available at

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

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Siobhan Ramsay
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