Transit Notice - Rail Repairs on King Street

Date: December 8 to 10, 2018

From Saturday, December 8 to Monday, December 10, TTC track crews will conduct several essential rail and concrete repairs on King Street near Massey Street, Tecumseth Street, Spadina Avenue and Peter Street. All work activities will be contained within the track area and will include minor breaking and removal of concrete to expose the rail, replacing existing rail with new rail, and placement of new concrete.

Traffic restrictions:
- Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the work zones for the duration of the work.
- On-street parking will be restricted through the area to create safe work zones for the crew.
- The location and length of the work zones may prohibit left turns.
- The lane restrictions and work zones will be cleared by Monday morning around 5 a.m. after the newly
placed concrete has cured adequately for road traffic.

Work hours and timeline:
- Rail work of this nature is required around-the-clock to ensure quality installation of new rail and
concrete. While the majority of the excavation will be done between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., overnight
activity will occur.
- On Saturday, December 8 at 3 a.m. the track crew will begin setting up the work zones. At 8 a.m.,
localized excavation and concrete chipping will begin in order to expose the rail to be replaced. Work
will continue into the next morning.
- Old rail will be replaced with the new rail, which will involve some cutting and welding/grinding.
- Concrete will be placed in the track areas and set to cure on Sunday. The newly placed concrete
requires curing time before the work zones are removed for the resumption of full road use on Monday.

TTC service - 504 King Route
Saturday, December 8 from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- 504 A/B King streetcars will divert via Shaw Street, Queen Street and Church Street.
- 504 King shuttle buses will operate on King Street between Dufferin Loop and Queen Street
East/River Street.
Saturday, December 8 at 11 p.m. to Monday, December 10 at 1:40 a.m.
- 504A/304 King streetcars will operate between Dundas West Station and Dufferin Loop.
- 504B/304 King streetcars will operate between Broadview Station and Distillery Loop.
- 504/304 King shuttle buses will operate on King Street between Dufferin Loop and Queen Street
East/River Street.
Monday, December 10 from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
- 504A/304 King streetcars will operate between Dundas West Station and Dufferin Loop.
- 504/304 King shuttle buses will operate between Dufferin Loop and Broadview Station.
Regular 504 King streetcar service resumes after 5 a.m. on Monday, December 10.

 

For more information, please contact Paul Tran, TTC Community Liaison, 416-981-1601; paul.tran@ttc.ca.