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May 23, 2017
Overnight closure of Lake Shore/Woodbine later this week designed to hasten completion of road work
Lake Shore Boulevard East/Woodbine Avenue between Queen Street East and Northern Dancer Boulevard in Toronto will be closed to traffic in both directions two nights this week to speed up the completion of road work.

The night closures are scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day and Thursday, May 25 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. The night of May 26 is designated as a rain date if wet weather hampers the work as scheduled.

This overnight closure will enable the road resurfacing work to be completed significantly sooner than if done without any overnight work. The job is now expected to be fully completed by June 30.

During the rest of the construction period (until June 30), one lane of traffic will be available in both directions of Lake Shore Boulevard/Woodbine between Leslie Street and Queen Street.

Queen Street or Eastern Avenue/Kingston Road will be alternative routes for drivers to consider in the area.

In addition to the overnight work this week, extended hours – from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Saturday – are being used for this project. There will also be occasional work after hours and on Sundays to shorten the duration of the project and help minimize disruption to the public.

Transit route diversion details are available at

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

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.

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