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July 26, 2000
Permanent Barrier Curbs to be Installed Along Spadina Street Car Line
  
Toronto's Works and Emergency Services, in conjunction with the Toronto Transit
Commission, will construct permanent barrier curbs along Spadina Avenue from
July 23 to September 2 to isolate the TTC track allowance from vehicular
traffic.

The construction will take place as follows:
Construction Phase
Phase Boundaries
Approximate Construction Period
Phase 1
Queen Street to Spadina circle and Glen Morris St. intersection
July 23 to August 19
Phase 2
Front Street to King Street
August 19 to August 26
Phase 3
King Street to Queen Street
Aug 27 to September 2

All intersections with traffic signals will remain barrier-free. All
intersections without signals, with the exception of Baldwin Street, will have
permanent barrier curbs installed. Where space allows, the barriers will be
widened to include medians with trees.

The installation of these barriers is intended to improve safety along the
Spadina streetcar line.

Since the opening of the Spadina streetcar line in 1997, numerous
streetcar/vehicle collisions have occurred within the streetcar track
allowance. In an attempt to reduce these types of collisions, temporary
bollards (metal posts) were installed to physically separate vehicular traffic
from streetcar service. With the success of these temporary measures, a
permanent solution was developed.


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