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May 16, 2008
Partial closure of Bathurst Street for construction work
The southbound lanes of Bathurst St., from St. Clair Ave. W. to Bloor St. W., will be closed for TTC track replacement work from Tuesday, May 20 until mid-July. During the reconstruction work, a number of temporary traffic restrictions will be in place, including:

The southbound lanes of Bathurst St. will be closed to traffic. One northbound lane of traffic on Bathurst St. will be maintained throughout the construction work.

Southbound traffic on Vaughan Rd. will be closed at Bathurst St. during track reconstruction. Northbound access to Vaughan Rd. from Bathurst St. will be maintained until track work occurs at that location.

The existing north-to-west left turn traffic restriction at the Bathurst St./St. Clair Ave. W. intersection will be temporarily lifted during the construction period when access to Vaughan Rd. northbound is closed.

During the track construction, local streets running west off Bathurst St. will be closed. In order to provide access for local residents, affected one-way streets will be converted to two-way streets on a temporary basis. Local streets running east off Bathurst St. will remain unchanged.

Changes to TTC service are as follows:

The 7 Bathurst route will be temporarily split into two separate sections; the 7C branch operating on Bathurst St. between Steeles Ave. W. and the St. Clair West subway station, and the 7B branch operating between St. Clair West subway station and the Bathurst subway station. The buses on both branches connect at the St. Clair West subway station.

On May 20, at the start of TTC track reconstruction on Bathurst St. (between St. Clair Ave. W. and Bridgman Ave.), the 7B Bathurst buses will operate between St. Clair West subway station and the Bathurst subway station on an alternate route. Buses will operate both ways via: St. Clair Ave. W., Christie St., Dupont St. and Bathurst St. to the Bathurst subway station. This diversion will continue until completion of the track work along this section in July.

The 310 Bathurst night buses will continue to operate from Steeles Ave. W. to Exhibition Place, but will be diverted around the construction in a similar fashion to the 7B Bathurst service.

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Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391,



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