News Release: September 4, 2015
City reminds drivers of recently initiated construction closures
With many people returning to work and school after Labour Day, the City of Toronto is reminding residents of several recently initiated long-term construction lane closures.
Major projects of note include:
Gardiner Expressway from Spadina Avenue to Jameson Avenue
• Reduced from three lanes to two lanes, in both eastbound and westbound directions, until October 31, 2016
Bathurst Street from St. Clair Avenue West to the Cedarvale Ravine Bridge
• Reduced to one lane in each direction from September 8 to mid-October for road resurfacing
Dupont Street at Spadina Road
• Westbound median lane and eastbound left turn lane on Dupont Street and southbound curb lane on Spadina Road will be occupied for five weeks starting September 8
Mount Pleasant Road from Ted Rogers Way to Bloor Street East
• Reduced from two lanes to one lane, in both northbound and southbound directions, until October 31
Queens Quay East from Bonnycastle Street to Parliament Street
• Reduced from three lanes to two lanes, in both eastbound and westbound directions, until December 31
Sherbourne Avenue from Lake Shore Boulevard East to King Street East
• Northbound lane is closed with southbound traffic movements only, until November 30
The Queensway from Kipling Avenue to east of Islington Avenue
• Reduced to two lanes each way until road resurfacing is completed November 30
The City takes steps to minimize disruption to the travelling public during construction projects, including:
• implementing traffic signal timing to improve traffic flow and
• limiting construction activity on parallel streets.
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, which also affects roads, is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.
Drivers affected by the construction work should plan ahead and consider options such as carpooling, taking transit, cycling to work, or travelling outside the usual rush hours. More information about other commuting options is available at http://www.smartcommute.ca/.
This news release is also available on the City of Toronto website at http://t.co/OXOkQ63lJD.
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