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Parts of Dundas and Victoria Streets in downtown Toronto closed starting Monday for streetcar-track and road-resurfacing work

July 12, 2017

As a result of the City of Toronto's ongoing construction work on Dundas Street East, eastbound traffic will not be able to travel on Dundas Street between Bay and Church Streets from July 17 to September 16. The City is replacing the TTC streetcar tracks and will restore the road areas affected by earlier watermain construction along that part of Dundas Street. One lane of Dundas Street will always be kept open for westbound traffic.

Victoria Street will be closed in both directions between Dundas Street and south of Dundas Square during the same July to September period.

This project is ahead of schedule and is now expected to be completed on September 30 instead of the earlier anticipated date of October 31. The work is being done to reduce the risk of future watermain breaks and to improve the quality of the streetcar tracks.

Extended hours, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., are in effect for this project. In addition, some portions of the work will take place on a 24/7 basis to help minimize the length of the disruption. Noisy work such as concrete breaking and removal will stop at 11 p.m.

Signs on Dundas Street will inform drivers of the closures to help manage traffic in the area.  Changes to traffic signal timing will be made on parallel routes. Gerrard and Queen Streets are alternative routes for drivers to consider using in the area. More details about traffic staging for this work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/downtownconstructionprojects.

Information about related TTC route diversions is available at http://www.ttc.ca

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 is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

This work is part of the City's comprehensive, co-ordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade Toronto's roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

This news release is also available on the City's website: http://ow.ly/9gxt30dzFAM

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