Dufferin Street Closure Update from Metrolinx

Posted on September 9, 2016

Please see the attached update from Metrolinx regarding the Dufferin and Queen closure:

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Dufferin St Full Road and Sidewalk Closure at Queen Street West

Posted on September 8, 2016

Friends,

Yesterday at Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) Transportation Services requested approval of a full road closure and sidewalk closures on Dufferin Street, from Queen Street West to Peel Avenue in order to accommodate construction of the Dufferin Bridge Extension. This road closure was requested by Metrolinx. In addition, Transportation Services requested approval to amend the current parking regulations on Peel Avenue and on Gladstone Avenue (Ward 18), between Queen Street West and Peel Avenue, in order to facilitate traffic flow along the proposed detour route during construction.

 

As you may be aware, Metrolinx plans to expand its Barrie GO line. Within the Georgetown South Rail Corridor at the Dufferin Street Bridge, near the intersection of Dufferin Street and Queen Street West, this expansion will result in an additional track on the north side of the corridor. In order to accommodate this track, Metrolinx requires the aforementioned closures for 110 days.

The staff reports for this closure can be found below:

 

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.TE18.98

 

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.TE18.97

 

TEYCC approved the request yesterday. All traffic lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks on Dufferin Street, between Queen Street West and Peel Avenue will be closed from SEPTEMBER 12th until DECEMBER 31st, 2016. Metrolinx requires the closures and parking amendments in order to complete their work.

 

More information will follow as Metrolinx works to communicate this closure out to neighbouring residents and businesses. Once I have the flyer, I will be sure to post it on my website, www.gordperks.ca .

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if more information is required. You can reach me at councillor_perks@toronto.ca or 416-392-7919.

 

Sincerely

 

Gord

Dufferin St Full Road and Sidewalk Closure at Queen Street West

Posted on September 8, 2016

Friends,

Yesterday at Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) Transportation Services requested approval of a full road closure and sidewalk closures on Dufferin Street, from Queen Street West to Peel Avenue in order to accommodate construction of the Dufferin Bridge Extension. This road closure was requested by Metrolinx. In addition, Transportation Services requested approval to amend the current parking regulations on Peel Avenue and on Gladstone Avenue (Ward 18), between Queen Street West and Peel Avenue, in order to facilitate traffic flow along the proposed detour route during construction.

 

As you may be aware, Metrolinx plans to expand its Barrie GO line. Within the Georgetown South Rail Corridor at the Dufferin Street Bridge, near the intersection of Dufferin Street and Queen Street West, this expansion will result in an additional track on the north side of the corridor. In order to accommodate this track, Metrolinx requires the aforementioned closures for 110 days.

The staff reports for this closure can be found below:

 

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.TE18.98

 

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.TE18.97

 

TEYCC approved the request yesterday. All traffic lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks on Dufferin Street, between Queen Street West and Peel Avenue will be closed from SEPTEMBER 12th until DECEMBER 31st, 2016. Metrolinx requires the closures and parking amendments in order to complete their work.

 

More information will follow as Metrolinx works to communicate this closure out to neighbouring residents and businesses. Once I have the flyer, I will be sure to post it on my website, www.gordperks.ca .

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if more information is required. You can reach me at councillor_perks@toronto.ca or 416-392-7919.

 

Sincerely

 

Gord

Dufferin Street Bridge (at Queen) Widening Project – July 2016

Posted on July 15, 2016


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[ Click for the full PDF: Dufferin Street Bridge Flyer FINAL ]

The Dufferin Street bridge project at Queen St. W. is the final phase of the original jog-elimination project that was completed by the City of Toronto in 2010. Expanding the bridge supports GO expansion which will bring 15 minute, two-way electrified GO service to the West Queen West community. The project also delivers on plans to connect the community with the Toronto West Railpath and the creation of a new city park.

As part of work on the Dufferin Street Bridge, we are partnering with the City of Toronto to extend the West Toronto Railpath multi-use trail to the West Queen West community. This extension will run along the existing rail corridor, connecting cyclists and pedestrians from Dupont St. to just east of Dufferin St. These community investments add to the recently announced new GO Train stations including the proposed Liberty Village and Bloor-Davenport stations.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Residents living near the bridge can expect to see and hear regular construction vehicles operating during the widening of the bridge, including a drill rig, excavator, concrete and load trucks to carry materials, a crane, power generators and air compressors. Since this work is being done in an active rail corridor, crews will need to work in the evening and overnight to ensure safe working conditions, as some of this work cannot take place when trains are operating. If overnight work is required, lights will be used to ensure safe working conditions, however, they will be focused away from nearby homes and businesses when possible. We will also be continuously monitoring noise associated with this work, to ensure noise is kept within appropriate levels. The contractor on site has been asked to complete noisier work during the day, to help mitigate evening disruption, where possible. To minimize impacts to the community we are working on an accelerated schedule that will shorten the duration of construction.

This work will also require intermittent lane closures and a total closure of Dufferin Street for approximately one month. Closure dates will be confirmed and communicated closer to the date. Two weeks’ notice will be given to neigbouring residents and businesses for the full street closure. Full street closure will not happen until after the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), which ends September 6. We’ve been working with City of Toronto to develop a traffic management plan as part of this closure and appropriate signage will be in place to redirect pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles during the full closure of Dufferin St.

TIMING
The Dufferin Bridge widening project will begin in late July and construction is expected to take approximately one year to complete. Work may be continuous, throughout the day and evening, including weekends. We are committed to keeping local residents and businesses informed during construction. Updates about the project and impacts during different phases of construction will be regularly provided.
If you would like to find out more information about the upcoming bridge work, we will be hosting a drop-in session at the Carnaby Condo, 11 Peel Ave, on July 21, 2016 from 5PM-7PM. Representatives from Metrolinx will be there to answer any questions you may have about the project

Reminder: Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project – Road Closures April 1-4 & April 15-18

Posted on March 31, 2016

Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project

There will be 3 weekend full road closures of Lansdowne Avenue:
o March 11, 5 p.m. to March 14, 7 a.m. (preparatory work)
o April 1, 6 p.m. to April 4, 7 a.m. (bridge span installation)
o April 15, 6 p.m. to April 18, 7 a.m. (bridge
span installation)
o These dates are subject to change based on weather and work conditions

What Metrolinx is doing

• Continuing the work to replace three bridge spans on the north side of the Lansdowne Avenue Bridge and also upgrade the bridge abutments.
• Starting mid-February until April (approximate), work will be completed on the bridge abutments
o The west side abutments will be completed first, followed by the east side abutments
o There will be intermittent lane and sidewalk closures — one side at-a-time
o Construction hours will be Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• There will be 3 weekend full road closures of Lansdowne Avenue:
o March 11, 5 p.m. to March 14, 7 a.m. (preparatory work)
o April 1, 6 p.m. to April 4, 7 a.m. (bridge span installation)
o April 15, 6 p.m. to April 18, 7 a.m. (bridge
span installation)
o These dates are subject to change based on weather and work conditions
o This work can only be completed when there is minimal train activity
o Lansdowne Avenue and both sidewalks will be closed from Shirley Street to Rideau Avenue. Both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will need to detour.
o There will be continuous construction activity for the duration of the closures.
o Access to the No Frills store on Lansdowne Avenue will remain open at all times.
o The TTC bus route 47 will detour around the work. Please visit ttc.ca for more information on the detour route.
o Construction signs will be positioned throughout the area and will provide information about the closures
o Paid Duty Officers will be in place to help direct traffic

Questions? Please contact Metrolinx at 416-581-1300 or email Metrolinx at Carmen.Nisbet@metrolinx.com

Reminder: Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project – Road Closures April 1-4 & April 15-18

Posted on March 31, 2016

Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project

There will be 3 weekend full road closures of Lansdowne Avenue:
o March 11, 5 p.m. to March 14, 7 a.m. (preparatory work)
o April 1, 6 p.m. to April 4, 7 a.m. (bridge span installation)
o April 15, 6 p.m. to April 18, 7 a.m. (bridge
span installation)
o These dates are subject to change based on weather and work conditions

What Metrolinx is doing

• Continuing the work to replace three bridge spans on the north side of the Lansdowne Avenue Bridge and also upgrade the bridge abutments.
• Starting mid-February until April (approximate), work will be completed on the bridge abutments
o The west side abutments will be completed first, followed by the east side abutments
o There will be intermittent lane and sidewalk closures — one side at-a-time
o Construction hours will be Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• There will be 3 weekend full road closures of Lansdowne Avenue:
o March 11, 5 p.m. to March 14, 7 a.m. (preparatory work)
o April 1, 6 p.m. to April 4, 7 a.m. (bridge span installation)
o April 15, 6 p.m. to April 18, 7 a.m. (bridge
span installation)
o These dates are subject to change based on weather and work conditions
o This work can only be completed when there is minimal train activity
o Lansdowne Avenue and both sidewalks will be closed from Shirley Street to Rideau Avenue. Both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will need to detour.
o There will be continuous construction activity for the duration of the closures.
o Access to the No Frills store on Lansdowne Avenue will remain open at all times.
o The TTC bus route 47 will detour around the work. Please visit ttc.ca for more information on the detour route.
o Construction signs will be positioned throughout the area and will provide information about the closures
o Paid Duty Officers will be in place to help direct traffic

Questions? Please contact Metrolinx at 416-581-1300 or email Metrolinx at Carmen.Nisbet@metrolinx.com

Lansdowne/Bloor Overnight Work – March 22-24 & March 26

Posted on March 21, 2016

Metrolinx / GO Transit will be conducting overnight work near the Lansdowne Avenue bridge to prepare for the upcoming bridge spans replacement. The work will take place from Tuesday, March 22 to Thursday March 24 from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. They do not expect this work to be noisy.
 
Starting at midnight on Saturday, March 26 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, Metrolinx will be replacing rail approximately between Lansdowne Avenue and Bloor Street. There may be some noise associated with this work.
 
This work can only be completed overnight when there is minimal train activity.
 
If you have any questions or concerns about this work, please do not hesitate to contact Metrolinx at 416-581-1300 or gts@gotransit.com

Lansdowne/Bloor Overnight Work – March 22-24 & March 26

Posted on March 21, 2016

Metrolinx / GO Transit will be conducting overnight work near the Lansdowne Avenue bridge to prepare for the upcoming bridge spans replacement. The work will take place from Tuesday, March 22 to Thursday March 24 from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. They do not expect this work to be noisy.
 
Starting at midnight on Saturday, March 26 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, Metrolinx will be replacing rail approximately between Lansdowne Avenue and Bloor Street. There may be some noise associated with this work.
 
This work can only be completed overnight when there is minimal train activity.
 
If you have any questions or concerns about this work, please do not hesitate to contact Metrolinx at 416-581-1300 or gts@gotransit.com

Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project – Road Closures March 11-14, April 1-4 & April 15-18

Posted on February 17, 2016

Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project

There will be 3 weekend full road closures of Lansdowne Avenue:
o March 11, 5 p.m. to March 14, 7 a.m. (preparatory work)
o April 1, 6 p.m. to April 4, 7 a.m. (bridge span installation)
o April 15, 6 p.m. to April 18, 7 a.m. (bridge
span installation)
o These dates are subject to change based on weather and work conditions

What Metrolinx is doing
• Continuing the work to replace three bridge spans on the north side of the Lansdowne Avenue Bridge and also upgrade the bridge abutments.
• Starting mid-February until April (approximate), work will be completed on the bridge abutments
o The west side abutments will be completed first, followed by the east side abutments
o There will be intermittent lane and sidewalk closures — one side at-a-time
o Construction hours will be Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• There will be 3 weekend full road closures of Lansdowne Avenue:
o March 11, 5 p.m. to March 14, 7 a.m. (preparatory work)
o April 1, 6 p.m. to April 4, 7 a.m. (bridge span installation)
o April 15, 6 p.m. to April 18, 7 a.m. (bridge
span installation)
o These dates are subject to change based on weather and work conditions
o This work can only be completed when there is minimal train activity
o Lansdowne Avenue and both sidewalks will be closed from Shirley Street to Rideau Avenue. Both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will need to detour.
o There will be continuous construction activity for the duration of the closures.
o Access to the No Frills store on Lansdowne Avenue will remain open at all times.
o The TTC bus route 47 will detour around the work. Please visit ttc.ca for more information on the detour route.
o Construction signs will be positioned throughout the area and will provide information about the closures
o Paid Duty Officers will be in place to help direct traffic
Questions? Please contact Metrolinx at 416-581-1300 or email Metrolinx at Carmen.Nisbet@metrolinx.com

Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project – Road Closures March 11-14, April 1-4 & April 15-18

Posted on February 17, 2016

Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project

There will be 3 weekend full road closures of Lansdowne Avenue:
o March 11, 5 p.m. to March 14, 7 a.m. (preparatory work)
o April 1, 6 p.m. to April 4, 7 a.m. (bridge span installation)
o April 15, 6 p.m. to April 18, 7 a.m. (bridge
span installation)
o These dates are subject to change based on weather and work conditions

What Metrolinx is doing
• Continuing the work to replace three bridge spans on the north side of the Lansdowne Avenue Bridge and also upgrade the bridge abutments.
• Starting mid-February until April (approximate), work will be completed on the bridge abutments
o The west side abutments will be completed first, followed by the east side abutments
o There will be intermittent lane and sidewalk closures — one side at-a-time
o Construction hours will be Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• There will be 3 weekend full road closures of Lansdowne Avenue:
o March 11, 5 p.m. to March 14, 7 a.m. (preparatory work)
o April 1, 6 p.m. to April 4, 7 a.m. (bridge span installation)
o April 15, 6 p.m. to April 18, 7 a.m. (bridge
span installation)
o These dates are subject to change based on weather and work conditions
o This work can only be completed when there is minimal train activity
o Lansdowne Avenue and both sidewalks will be closed from Shirley Street to Rideau Avenue. Both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will need to detour.
o There will be continuous construction activity for the duration of the closures.
o Access to the No Frills store on Lansdowne Avenue will remain open at all times.
o The TTC bus route 47 will detour around the work. Please visit ttc.ca for more information on the detour route.
o Construction signs will be positioned throughout the area and will provide information about the closures
o Paid Duty Officers will be in place to help direct traffic
Questions? Please contact Metrolinx at 416-581-1300 or email Metrolinx at Carmen.Nisbet@metrolinx.com

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