Queens Quay W Eastbound Closed
On Monday, November 5, traffic on Queens Quay will move to one-way westbound-only between Bay St. and Lower Spadina Ave. to enable construction for the revitalization of Queens Quay. All north-south streets will remain open and eastbound traffic will be rerouted to Lake Shore Blvd./Harbour St. One-way traffic will be maintained throughout the first stage of construction from Fall 2012 through Spring 2013.
During the first stage of construction, several major utilities and municipal services will be upgraded and the TTC corridor will be rebuilt.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The detour bike route – an asphalt trail located in the boulevard area on the south side of Lake Shore Blvd. between Lower Spadina Ave. and York St. – will enable cyclists to bypass most of the construction area. Cyclists may use this route for either eastbound or westbound travel. To access the detour route from the east, ride north along the diagonal path through the parkette just before York St. (at the signalized intersection at Queens Quay/55 Harbour Square). From the west, access the detour route by riding north along Lower Spadina Ave. At the eastern end of the detour route, cyclists traveling further east on Queens Quay must ride south along the diagonal path to the signalized intersection at Queens Quay/55 Harbour Square and walk along the southside for approximately 150 metres to Bay St. where eastbound travel resumes. Westbound cyclists who choose to ride alongside vehicular traffic through the construction zone will be guided by appropriate signage. There will also be signage for cyclists on the detour route.
Access will be maintained at all times on the north and south side of the street. When work is occurring on the sidewalk, safe passageways will be set-up to help pedestrians avoid construction.
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