Excavation and removal of the streetcar rail on Lake Shore Boulevard West from just west of Louisa Street towards Humber Loop is scheduled to start on Monday, October 2. Removal work will eventually reach a point where installation of new rail can begin. Installation of new rail by TTC track crews will include some overnight activity.

Partial intersection closures between Louisa Street and Humber Loop will also be required; east-west traffic and right turns will be maintained.

New rail installation

The new rail that is presently stored on the Lake Shore track corridor near Brookers Lane will be moved/pulled as required for installation as work progresses east from Louisa Street. Due to the potential safety risk resulting from traffic volume and pedestrian movement through various intersections on Lake Shore, moving the long rail strings for installation will take place between approximately 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Traffic/road restrictions

During periods when the rail strings are being moved from the storage area to the installation area, traffic in the westbound lane on Lake Shore may be temporarily delayed during each pull of the rail strings after 11 p.m. Toronto Police Services personnel will be on-site to assist.

Work hours

On projects of this magnitude, new rail installation by TTC track crews is required on a continuous basis to ensure the long term integrity of the infrastructure, support daytime construction and the completion schedule. Rail installation will also involve periods of late evening and overnight work that may consist of moving the long rail strings into position, rail installation/assembly and rail welding/grinding. The strings of long rail allows for faster track installation, thereby reducing the construction disruption to the local community. Noise during the process of rail installation will be evident at times.

For further information:

Diego Sinagoga, Senior Community Liaison, 416-393-2197; diego.sinagoga@ttc.ca.