April 28, 2016
Road construction work to close part of Bayview Avenue in May

Bayview Avenue from River Street to Queen Street in Toronto will be closed in both directions from May 2 to 20 for road repairs and utility cut repairs. This work needs to be completed before the City of Toronto can begin work to replace the watermain and perform road resurfacing, which is expected to begin in June.

The City is taking steps to minimize disruption to the public during the Bayview closure by extending work hours to reduce the project's duration. Fully closing the road and working around the clock 24/7 will shorten the anticipated work period to three weeks instead of the eight weeks that are typical for this kind of road and utility project.

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 Toronto's roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

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Steve Johnston