Starting on Monday, drivers will have to navigate around a major intersection in the city’s east end due to construction.
The intersection of Queen Street East, Eastern Avenue and Kingston Road will be closed until early November for streetcar track replacement and other infrastructure work.
The work will include replacing streetcar tracks, upgrading overhead streetcar wires, making the eastbound streetcar platform accessible, as well as road and sidewalk improvements.
Lane restrictions in the area will continue until the end of December.
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During the intersection closure, the following traffic restrictions will be in effect:
- Queen Street East will be closed between Coxwell and Woodbine avenues. There will be local access on Queen East from Coxwell to just west of Orchard Park Boulevard and from Lark Street to Woodbine Avenue.
- Kingston Road will be closed at Woodbine. Local access will be available from Lark Street to Woodbine.
- Eastern Avenue will be closed at Coxwell. Local access will be available from Coxwell to Queen East.
The following lane restrictions will also be in effect:
- From early-to-mid November, Queen East and Kingston will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
- From mid-November to the end of December, there will be additional overnight lane restrictions on Queen East and on Kingston as crews install the new overhead streetcar infrastructure.
The construction will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. City officials said noisier activities such as breaking concrete should end by 11 p.m.
Several TTC routes will be affected including the 22 and 322 Coxwell and 143 Downtown/Beach Express bus routes and the 501/301 Queen, 502 Downtowner and 503 Kingston Rd streetcar routes. Click here for more information.
Drivers travelling east or west are advised to take Lake Shore Boulevard East or Dundas Street East as alternative routes, while motorists driving north or south can take Woodbine, Carlaw, Greenwood or Jones avenues.
Motorists are advised to avoid taking Gerrard Street East or Coxwell Avenue because of work on the bridge and the pedestrian path between Fairford Avenue/Gerrard Street East and Hanson Street.