Dufferin Street Bridge Update: Construction

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Residents of Parkdale,

I would like provide an update on the temporary Dufferin Bridge construction.

The City has awarded the construction contract, and construction will begin as early as tomorrow, November 1st. Initially the projected time frame for this work was 18 months from the initial closure, but I am pleased to say that the projected opening of the bridge is now expected to be late February 2014. When the temporary bridge opens, the “no left” turn off Liberty Street onto Dufferin Street will be lifted.

I would also like to inform you that, in order to complete this project in the above time frame, the Lakeshore West rail corridor under the bridge will be closed November 30th and December 1st to demolish the existing structure.

The permanent bridge is still on the books for reconstruction in 2016.

I appreciate your patience and cooperation during this construction period. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact my office.