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June 29, 2016
Richmond Street reduced to one lane between Church and York for TTC track work starting Monday
  
Toronto's Richmond Street from Church Street to York Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic from July 4 to November 30 for TTC track replacement work, watermain replacement and road and sidewalk repairs. Richmond Street is a one-way street, westbound.

Signs will be posted to assist cyclists travelling in the area of the construction work. Cyclists will share the north lane with vehicles or can detour and use Queen Street West, King Street West or Wellington Street West. There may be times when work shifts into Richmond Street's north lane, at which time, for safety reasons cyclists may choose to use an alternative route to avoid streetcar tracks on that part of the roadway.

Construction hours on this project have been extended to include some 24/7 activity and intersection lane restrictions on weekends. The most disruptive and noisy work will end by 11 p.m. each night.

Traffic-signal timing on parallel routes is being adjusted and enhanced signage is being used in the area to help minimize traffic disruptions. Access to businesses will be maintained throughout the construction period.

Details about public transit route diversion are available at http://www.ttc.ca. Information about construction projects in downtown Toronto 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 can be found at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

The work on Richmond Street 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. 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.


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Steve Johnston
Strategic Communications
416-392-4391
sjohnsto@toronto.ca

 

 

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