Excavation of the old track on Lake Shore Boulevard West will begin just west of Mimico Avenue starting Wednesday, September 13 and progress west. Removal work will eventually get to a point where installation of new rail can be conducted by TTC track crews. The work zone between Mimico Avenue and Allen Avenue is planned to be clear for the Cultural Day events near Mimico Square.

New rail installation

The new rail that is presently stored on the Lake Shore track corridor west of Dwight Avenue will be moved/pulled as required for installation as work progresses. 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 west of Mimico Avenue 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 eastbound lane on Lake Shore from Dwight Avenue may be temporarily delayed during each pull of the rail strings after 11 p.m.

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.