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October 25, 2016
Yonge-Richmond intersection to be closed for road and TTC track work
  
The intersection of Yonge Street and Richmond Street West will be fully closed to traffic from Thursday, October 27 at 6 a.m. to Monday, October 31 at 7 a.m. for road reconstruction sidewalk repairs and TTC track replacement.

Westbound traffic on Richmond Street will be forced to detour at Victoria Street. Motorists can use alternative routes such as Wellington Street, King Street or Queen Street.

Southbound traffic on Yonge Street will be diverted at Queen Street while northbound traffic on Yonge Street will be diverted at Adelaide Street West. Only local traffic will be permitted on Yonge Street in both directions approaching the intersection, but traffic will not be able to go through the intersection. Church Street, Bay Street or University Avenue are alternative north-south routes when travelling in this area.

The City is taking steps to minimize disruption to the public during this closure by providing enhanced signage and extending work hours for this project.

Construction hours on this project have been extended to include some 24/7 activity. The most disruptive and noisy work will be completed before 11 p.m. each night. During this closure, there will be limited activity on Sunday to allow concrete to dry prior to the asphalt work being completed before the road re-opens on Monday, October 31.

Pedestrian and business access will be maintained throughout the construction period.
The most efficient way for cyclists travelling on Yonge Street or Richmond Street to get through the construction zone is to dismount and walk around the work zone fencing, then re-mount and resume their trip. Alternatively, cyclists are advised to take an alternate route during the closure.

This work is part of the broader Richmond Street project that involves watermain work, road and sidewalk repairs, and TTC streetcar track replacement from Church Street to York Street.

In addition, Yonge Street will be closed from north of Queen Street to Dundas Street for a crane hoisting from Friday, October 28 at 11 p.m. to Saturday, October 29 at 11 p.m. There will be no access to Yonge Street from Queen Street during that period. Pedestrian access and local access to private driveways will be maintained at all times.

TTC route diversion details are available at http://www.ttc.ca. Information about construction projects downtown is available at http://www.toronto.ca/downtownconstructionprojects.

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, coordinated 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 http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

Media Contact
Steve Johnston
Strategic Communications
416-392-4391
steve.johnston@toronto.ca

 

 

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