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

GO Rail Network Electrification – Public Meetings

Posted on February 4, 2016

Metrolinx is currently undertaking environmental studies under the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP), in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08, to examine the conversion of several rail corridors from a diesel to an electric-based system. The project will include design and implementation of a traction power supply system (i.e. traction power substations and high voltage Connections to Hydro One’s existing grid), as well as power distribution components (i.e. electrical power distribution facilities) located in the vicinity of the rail corridors.

The Study Area (see map) includes six GO rail corridors, including potential locations for the electrical power supply and distribution facilities:

  • Union Station Rail Corridor
  • Lakeshore West Corridor – Strachan Avenue to Burlington
  • Kitchener Corridor – UP Express Spur (at Highway 427) to Bramalea
  • Lakeshore East Corridor – Don River to Oshawa GO Station
  • Barrie Corridor – Parkdale Junction to Allandale GO Station
  • Stouffville Corridor – Scarborough Junction to Lincolnville GO Station

A series of public meetings are being held as part of the TPAP process to provide information about the scope of the project, environmental studies, design and engineering components, preliminary locations for traction power supply/distribution facilities, project timelines and next steps. Interested persons are encouraged to attend:

PLEASE NOTE ONLY TORONTO MEETINGS ARE LISTED IN THIS POST

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, Room 203
255 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2W6
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School
959 Midland Avenue
Scarborough, ON M1K 4G4
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Lakeshore Collegiate Institute
350 Kipling Avenue
Etobicoke, ON M8V 3L1
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Nelson Mandela Park Public School
440 Shuter Street
Toronto, ON M5A 1X6
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For additional information about this project, please visit gotransit.com/electrification.

Consultation with the public, review agencies and Aboriginal communities is a key component of the GO Rail Network Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process. Comments and information regarding this study will be collected to assist in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act, and may be included in study documentation. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. If you have a comment or question, or to receive additional information related to the project, please contact the project team: electrification@metrolinx.com or via telephone 416-869-3200.

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Help Plan Transit in Toronto

Posted on February 2, 2016

The City of Toronto, TTC and Metrolinx are working together to bring more transit to communities across the city with connections to the entire Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region.

Please join us at a Public Information Session to learn more about network transit planning and the projects that will transform the way you move around Toronto and beyond.

THE PROJECTS – FOUR MAJOR TRANSIT STUDIES ARE INTERRELATED

Network analysis by Metrolinx:
1. GO Regional Express Rail (RER)

Network analysis by the City of Toronto and TTC:
2. SmartTrack
3. Scarborough Subway Extension
4. Relief Line

These projects have a positive impact on the overall transit network:
• Improving the network by creating connections between future projects and existing lines.
• Coordinating regional and local priorities.
PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS (venues are accessible)

The following four sessions will provide an overview of the four major transit studies listed above.

Saturday June 20
Downtown
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Regency Ballroom
370 King Street West
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday June 13
Etobicoke
Burnhamthorpe
Collegiate Institute
500 The East Mall
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesday June 17
North York
Spring Garden
Baptist Church
112 Spring Garden Ave
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday June 22
Scarborough
Winston Churchill
Collegiate Institute
2239 Lawrence Ave East
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The following four sessions will focus on specific projects as noted.

Monday June 15
Relief Line
Estonian House
958 Broadview Ave
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday June 18
SmartTrack
Archbishop Romero
Catholic Secondary School
99 Humber Blvd. South
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday June 24
Scarborough Subway
Extension
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday June 25
Relief Line
Riverdale Collegiate
Institute
1094 Gerrard St East
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The same information will be available at each meeting and online, so you can choose the location or format convenient for you.

We look forward to seeing you there. If you require accessibility accommodations, please contact us before June 8 by email at TransitTO@toronto.ca or phone 416-338-2848.

Unable to attend a public meeting? Material presented at these meetings will be available online. For more
information, use the following contacts:
City of Toronto
TransitTO@toronto.ca
tel: 416-338-2848 fax: 416-392-1591
www.toronto.ca/TransitTO
Metrolinx
stakeholderrelations@metrolinx.com
tel: 416-202-5589
www.metrolinx.com

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Metrolinx: Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Posted on November 4, 2015

As part of the Regional Express Rail program, Metrolinx is transforming the existing GO rail system to deliver a new rapid transit experience to your community.

Regional Express Rail will mean, electrified GO service on the Kitchener and Barrie lines that will be faster and offer 15-minute service in both directions through core areas. It will also include all-stop and express service increases to meet the growing demand for transit options, reducing congestion on city streets and commute times. The Government of Ontario has fully funded and approved the $13.5 billion in new infrastructure that is needed to offer this level of service. As part of this investment, the Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project will be completed.

What we are doing:
• We are beginning work to replace three bridge spans on the north side of the Lansdowne Avenue Bridge and also upgrade the bridge abutments.

• Earlier this year, bridge spans on the south side were replaced as part of the Georgetown South Project.

• Work on abutment walls will begin this fall. Bridge spans are expected to be installed in spring 2016.

• Expect intermittent impacts to sidewalk and traffic lane restrictions, along with a complete closure of sidewalk and traffic lanes on Lansdowne Avenue underneath the bridge during span installation.

• Regular work hours for this project are Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Any work that cannot be completed while trains are operating will be completed outside regular work hours including nights and during weekends.

• A portion of the parking lot at 222 Lansdowne Ave. (No Frills) will be used as the construction laydown area for the duration of this project.
Questions? Please contact us at 416-581-1300 or email us at Carmen.Nisbet@metrolinx.com

Click here for PDF: Lansdowne Bridge Rehabilitation Project Start flyer

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