June 5, 2017
Partial closure of intersection of Wellington and York for TTC track replacement and other road work

The intersection of Wellington Street and York Street will be partially closed from Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m. to Thursday, June 15 at 5 a.m. to perform TTC track replacement work as well as other road work.

Traffic travelling northbound and southbound on York Street will not be able to travel through the intersection at Wellington Street.

One lane of traffic on Wellington Street will continue to be able to travel through the intersection, however, during this closure, no turns will be permitted from Wellington Street to Yonge Street, Bay Street or York Street.

Drivers and delivery vehicles will be able to access parking garages on Wellington Street and only local traffic will be able to access businesses and parking garages on York Street between King Street and Wellington Street, and between Front Street and Wellington Street. Delivery vehicles will also be able to access businesses on Wellington Street through Piper Lane.

There will be some restrictions to pedestrian traffic in the area. Safety fencing will be in place to enable pedestrians to cross on the west side of York Street. Pedestrians will not be able to cross on the east side of York Street.

Police officers will be onsite to direct and control traffic in the area.

The construction project will improve water distribution, reduce the risk of watermain breaks and improve the quality of TTC track in the area.

Richmond Street, King Street or Front Street are alternative routes for drivers and cyclists to consider in the area. Cyclists using Wellington Street will need to share the single lane of traffic with motorists in active work zones.

To help manage traffic in the area, enhanced signage will be used to inform drivers of the road closures and signal timing changes are being made on parallel routes.

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

This work is part of the City's comprehensive, co-ordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade our roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

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Steve Johnston