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June 12, 2000
TTC Track Reconstruction to Take Place Along Queen Street West
  
Toronto's Works and Emergency Services, in conjunction with the Toronto Transit
Commission, will replace streetcar tracks along Queen Street West from Yonge
Street to Spadina Avenue, beginning June 12 and continuing until July 30, 2000.

The project will involve replacing streetcar tracks. Road resurfacing and
local sidewalk repairs, will be done in October 2000.

The first area of construction is from Yonge Street to Bay Street. A full
closure of the intersection of Queen Street and Bay Street will take place from
Thursday, June 15 at 9 a.m. to Monday, June 19 at 5 p.m.

The second area of construction is from Spadina Avenue to University Avenue.
The area is divided into three phases, with construction expected to take about
five weeks (from June 26 to July 30).

Construction Phase 1
Phase Boundaries: Spadina Ave. to Peter St.
Approximate Construction Period: June 26 to July 7

Construction Phase 2
Phase Boundaries: Peter St. to John St.
Approximate Construction Period: July 7 to July 17

Construction Phase 3
Phase Boundaries: John St. to University Ave.
Approximate Construction Period: July 17 to July 30

Construction will continue west of Spadina Avenue to Fennings Street later in
the summer. Details about the construction in this area will be provided later.
Completion of the entire project, from Yonge Street to Fennings Street, is
expected by mid-October.

For the duration of the project (June 12 - mid-October), streetcar service on
Queen Street West will be rerouted primarily through King Street. Service will
resume as construction is completed in each of the phases. Further changes to
TTC services will be posted on TTC routes and on the TTC's Web site.

Westbound lanes on Queen Street will be closed during the construction period
for each phase. The eastbound curb lane will remain open for eastbound traffic
only.

Rail welding will be carried out on the eastbound curb lane of Queen St. West,
between Dovercourt Rd. and Brookfield St. starting on June 12 to June 20 and
again from August 28 to September 3. This area will also be used for rail
storage from June 12 to September 30.


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