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October 13, 2017
Three-week closure of Toronto's Queen Street West and McCaul Street intersection for TTC streetcar track replacement
  
The intersection of Queen Street West and McCaul Street will be fully closed in all directions from Monday, October 16 beginning at 5 a.m. until Monday, November 6 at 6 a.m. as the City of Toronto replaces the TTC streetcar tracks.

This work is required to bring the track infrastructure to a state-of-good-repair and will improve sidewalks to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Alternate roads for eastbound and westbound traffic in the area include Richmond Street West, Adelaide Street West or Dundas Street West.

Alternate roads for northbound and southbound traffic in the area include University or Spadina Avenues.

Pedestrians will be safely detoured around the work area on sidewalks or walkways.

Work on the project will take place seven days a week from 7 a.m. to midnight, but some work will occur on a 24/7 basis to complete the project faster. The first few days will be the most disruptive as they involve breaking and removing concrete within the streetcar-track areas. The work to break up the concrete will stop at 11 p.m.

TTC streetcar/bus services will be diverted around the closed intersection. TTC route diversion information is available at http://www.ttc.ca or 416-393-4636.

Enhanced signage will inform drivers of the road closures and signal-timing changes on parallel roads will help manage traffic in the area. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby roads.

The City's web-based map to help residents and visitors make their travel plans is 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 is honouring 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
Cheryl San Juan
Strategic Communications
416-392-4391, 416-553-1076 (cell)
cheryl.sanjuan@toronto.ca

 

 

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