July 20, 2016
Two-week closure of Toronto's College-Lansdowne intersection for streetcar track replacement and other road work

The intersection of College Street and Lansdowne Avenue will be fully closed in all directions from Monday, July 25 to August 8 to allow for TTC track replacement work as well as road and sidewalk repairs.

Eastbound traffic can remain on Dundas Street West as far as Dufferin Street, then take Dufferin to College Street and continue eastbound. Westbound traffic on College approaching Lansdowne Avenue will be detoured to Dufferin or Brock Avenue and can go south to Dundas or north to Bloor Street.

Southbound traffic on Lansdowne Avenue approaching College Street will be detoured to Bloor Street. The single lane of northbound traffic on Lansdowne Avenue approaching College Street will be detoured to Dundas Street West.

Queen Street West is an alternative route for eastbound and westbound traffic. Roncesvalles Avenue is an alternative for northbound and southbound traffic.

Signs will be posted to assist cyclists travelling in the area of the construction work. The detailed route options for cyclists, as well as more information about projects taking place on College Street, are available at http://www.toronto.ca/collegest. Cyclists also have the option of dismounting from their bikes and walking around the construction zone instead of detouring on their bike.

Safety barricades will be placed around the intersection outside the work zone to provide a safe barrier between construction work and pedestrians. Pedestrian access to businesses and walkways will be maintained at all times during construction.

Construction hours on this project have been extended in order to reduce the length of time required to complete the work. In addition, traffic signal timing is being adjusted on parallel routes to minimize disruptions to traffic in the area.

TTC route diversion details are available at http://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Route_diversions/index.jsp.

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.

Media availability
Michael D'Andrea, Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services, will be on site at College and Lansdowne on Monday, July 25 from 7 to 9 a.m. to answer questions about the work.

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.

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Media Contacts:

Steve Johnston
sjohnsto@toronto.ca