Toronto motorists and pedestrians will need to find alternate routes when travelling through the intersection of Wellington and York streets during the city’s track replacement and road work over the next couple of weeks.
The city said in a statement that the intersection will be partially closed from 7 p.m. today to 5 a.m. June 15 to allow for scheduled road work, which is part of Toronto’s current rehabilitation and upgrading of roads, transit and underground infrastructure work. Crews will be working to improve water distribution, reduce water main break risks and improve the TTC tract in that area, according to the city.
The city’s plans call for police officers to be in the construction area to direct and control traffic. In addition, the city said safety fencing is installed so pedestrians can cross the west side of York Street. However, pedestrian traffic to cross the east side of York Street will be closed.
The city also announced that enlarged signage has been placed throughout the area and timing changes have been made to signals on parallel routes to assist motorists and pedestrians.
Richmond Street, King Street and Front Street have been suggested by the city as alternative routes for drivers and cyclists. A web-based map of the area and construction information is available at www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions.