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March 25, 2002
Queen Street bridge to be reconstructed
Works and Emergency Services - One of Toronto's oldest bridges is
getting a much-needed facelift.

Work to repair the Queen Street bridge, from River Street to Empire Street,
will take place from April 1 - July 8, 2002. The bridge, which crosses the Don
River, will be closed to motorists for 14 weeks and TTC vehicles for 16 weeks
while the work is completed.

In addition to reconstruction of the bridge, work will be done on the roadway,
streetcar tracks and sidewalks. While the work is taking place, one side of
the bridge sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists.

This project is being carried out by the City of Toronto's Works and Emergency
Services Department and the Toronto Transit Commission. A number of TTC routes
will be affected by this construction. The Queen 501/301, 502 and the King
503/504 streetcars will be re-routed to Broadview Avenue, Dundas Street and
Parliament Street during construction. Up-to-date TTC information is available
by calling 416-393-INFO or visiting the TTC web site at

To assist residents and those who need to get to the area, a special community
bus will run from River Street, to Queen Street East, to Parliament Street and
along King Street in a continuous loop, operating on a frequent schedule.

During construction, access to all residences and businesses in the area will
be maintained. The Don Valley Parkway will continue to be accessible to
motorists through the Davies Avenue access.

Media Contact
Vic Zubacs
Project Manager, Works and Emergency Services



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