College-Bathurst intersection to be closed until July 12

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College and Bathhurst Intersection – closed for three weeks

The intersection of College Street and Bathurst Street in Toronto will be fully closed in all directions from June 20 to July 12 for TTC track replacement work, road and sidewalk repairs, the city announced on Thursday.

All eastbound traffic on College Street approaching Bathurst Street will be detoured to Dufferin Street. Westbound traffic on College Street approaching Bathurst Street will be detoured to University Avenue or Spadina Avenue.

All southbound traffic on Bathurst Street approaching College Street will be detoured to Bloor Street. Northbound traffic on Bathurst Street approaching College Street will be detoured to Dundas Street West.

Signs for cyclists will be posted to assist cyclists travelling in the area of the construction work. Eastbound cyclists can take either Euclid Avenue or Palmerston Avenue north to Ulster Street and south on Lippincott Street. Barrels will be in place to guide cyclists to the south side of College Street. Westbound cyclists should take Borden Street to Ulster Street and travel south on Markham Street to return to College Street.

Safety Barricade

A safety barricade will be placed around the intersection to provide a barrier between construction work and pedestrians. Pedestrian access to businesses and walkways will be maintained at all times during the work.

Construction hours for this project have been extended to include overnight work in order to reduce the length of time required to complete the work. In addition, traffic-signal timing will be adjusted on parallel routes to minimize the disruption of traffic in the area.

TTC route diversion details are available at http://www.ttc.ca. Information about construction projects on College Street is available at http://www.toronto.ca/collegest.

This work is part of the City’s comprehensive, co-ordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade Toronto’s roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

Note: Michael D’Andrea, Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services, will be available at the site to answer questions about the work on Monday, June 20 from 7 to 9 a.m. – CINEWS

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