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News Release - Westbound Dundas Street closed for one week between Church and Victoria Streets

News Release

July 21, 2017

Westbound Dundas Street closed for one week between Church and Victoria Streets

Effective immediately, westbound traffic will not be able to travel on Dundas Street between Church and Victoria Streets until July 28 due to road conditions.

From July 17 to September 16, eastbound traffic is not able to travel on Dundas Street between Bay and Church Streets, as the City of Toronto completes watermain construction work, and starts TTC track work and road resurfacing along Dundas Stre

In addition, Victoria Street will be closed in both directions, between Dundas Street and south of Dundas Square during the same July to September period.

The overall project is ahead of schedule and is expected to be completed on September 30 instead of on October 31. The work is being done to reduce the risk of future watermain breaks and improve the quality of the streetcar tracks.

Extended hours, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., are being used for this project. In addition, some portions of the work will take place on a 24/7 basis to help minimize the disruption. However, the noisy work including concrete breaking and removal will stop at 11 p.m.

Signs on Dundas Street will inform drivers of the closures to help manage traffic in the area.  Traffic signal timing changes will be made on parallel routes. Gerrard and Queen Streets are alternative routes for drivers to consider using in the area. More details about traffic staging for this work is available at www.toronto.ca/downtownconstructionprojects

Information about related TTC route diversions is available at www.ttc.ca

The City has a web-based map to help residents and visitors make their travel plans, available at http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions. Information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview

This work is part of the City's comprehensive and coordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade our roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

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Media contact: Cheryl San Juan, Strategic Communications, 416-906-3935, Cheryl.SanJuan@toronto.ca