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Queen reduced to 1 lane between Bathurst and Spadina for construction

Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 at 6:08 am EDT

File photo of a cyclist at Queen Street and Spadina Avenue. CITYNEWS/Michael Talbot

It is going to be a tighter squeeze on Queen Street West starting Monday.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue until early September for the reconstruction of sidewalks and streetscaping.

Work will start on the north side of Queen at Bathurst and move eastward to Spadina before switching to the south side.

The city says the work is scheduled to be completed in time for the Toronto International Film Festival in September. However, some streetscaping work will continue until November.

This is one of several projects taking place on Queen this summer. Because of the number of projects, the TTC replaced their streetcars with buses on the route on May 7.

Streetcars are expected to return to Queen on September 3, but buses will continue to run west of Roncesvalles Avenue until the rest of the year. Riders can also expect streetcar diversions for other work until November.

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