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Wilson Downsview Construction

May 17, 2011

W.R. Allen Road south of Sheppard, Downsview Station Connection to Wilson Yard

Construction is winding down this month on W.R. Allen Road, south of Sheppard Avenue West, building a tunnel connecting Downsview Station to TTC Wilson Yard. The work is necessary as part of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) project.

UPDATE: Minor road work will occur on Thursday, May 19th from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day. The northbound curb lane on Allen Road south of Sheppard Avenue West will be closed 100 metres in front of the bus entrance road to Downsview Station. The bus entrance road from Allen Road will be closed and buses will use the Sheppard Avenue West entrance to enter the station. On Allen Road the northbound through lane and bus exit road will remain open. Due to the nature of the work commuters and motorists may face traffic delays.

Construction work beginning the weekend of May 29th includes the removal of roadway decking in phases to accommodate vehicular traffic and restoration of the roadway surface of Allen Road. The work is expected to be complete in June 2011.

The City of Toronto has approved a noise by-law exemption which allows the contractor to perform overnight and weekend work to minimize traffic and neighbourhood disruptions.

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Lane Restrictions during the Project

There will be lane restrictions on Allen Road, south of Sheppard Ave. W., in both directions. Overnight work may restrict Allen Road to one lane in each direction. Weekend work may restrict Allen Road to one lane northbound and two lanes southbound. Due to the nature of the work motorists may face traffic delays.

We regret any inconvenience that may be caused as a result of this work.

For more Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension construction information, please contact us at:

Construction Information Line: 1-800-223-6192


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