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September 15, 2009
Road work to repair sinkhole to be completed in late October
The City of Toronto today confirmed that construction to repair a sinkhole on Finch Avenue West is expected to take until approximately the end of October to be completed. The sinkhole, located between Dufferin Street and Wilmington Drive (east of Dufferin Street), occurred on July 24.

After a full evaluation, work has begun at the site and will include the installation of new storm sewers, restoration of all affected areas and resurfacing of the road. While the work is scheduled for completion by late-October, time frames can vary due to the nature of this type of rehabilitation work.

Signs have been posted to inform motorists of alternate routes to take as the work is being performed on the road. Westbound Finch is closed at Bathurst Street to all but local traffic and eastbound Finch Avenue is closed at Dufferin Street. In addition, traffic signal timing has been adjusted in the area to assist with traffic flow.

Motorists should consider using Steeles Avenue or Sheppard Avenue for travel through the area.

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Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Coordinator, 416-392-4391,

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