Streetcar track replacement and City infrastructure upgrades to impact service in the Beaches
September 6, 2019
The TTC is reminding customers that starting tomorrow, Sat., Sept. 7, the intersection of Queen St. E., Eastern Ave. and Kingston Rd. will be fully closed until early November as the TTC and the City of Toronto complete important state-of-good-repairs to streetcar and other transportation infrastructure.
This work will replace streetcar tracks, upgrade overhead streetcar wires and make the eastbound streetcar platform accessible, as well as make other improvements to the road and sidewalk.
During the full intersection closure, the following TTC diversions will be in effect:
- 22/322 Coxwell: buses will divert both ways; Coxwell Ave., Queen St., through the Queen/Coxwell Loop, Dundas St. and Kingston Rd. to route.
- 143 Downtown/Beach Express: buses will divert both ways; Queen St., Woodbine Ave., Lake Shore Blvd. and Parliament St. to downtown routing.
- 301R Queen: buses will divert both ways; Queen St., Coxwell Ave., Lake Shore Blvd., Woodbine Ave. and Queen St.
- 301 Queen night streetcar will connect with 301R Queen night buses at Greenwood Ave. and Queen St. E. in both directions.
- 501/501A Queen streetcars and 301 Queen night streetcars will operate as far east as TTC’s Russell Yard (located west of Coxwell Ave.)
- 501R Queen: buses will divert both ways; Queen St., Coxwell Ave., Lake Shore Blvd., Woodbine Ave. and Queen St. and operate between Neville Park Loop and River St. (Queen/King junction). Customers can connect with streetcars at Queen St. E. and Greenwood Ave. or continue to Broadview Ave.
- 502 Downtowner weekday service will not operate during construction. Service will be consolidated with the 503 Kingston Rd route.
- 503 Kingston Rd: buses will divert both ways; Kingston Rd., Dundas St., Coxwell Ave. and Queen St.
Signs will be posted in the area to help manage traffic and ensure the safe travel of all local TTC customers, road users, pedestrians and cyclists.
Work on this project will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week to complete construction as quickly as possible. The most disruptive construction activities, such as breaking concrete, will occur at various times throughout the day and end by 11 p.m. The TTC thanks its customers and local residents for their patience throughout the construction.
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