Bathurst/Queens Quay Watermain Construction Update

The City of Toronto is returning to complete the final portion of the watermain replacement that started in 2016. The portion of work in the intersection of Bathurst and Queens Quay required redesign due to soil conditions and the location of other utilities.

Work will start on November 6 using an open trench to install and connect the new section of watermain to the pipe that was installed in 2016. The work will be staged in four phases.

Start: November 6, 2017

End: December 15, 2017

Work Hours: 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday to Friday, with some possible weekend work as needed. Please note that you will see less activity on site at times, including when the contractor is pressure-testing, disinfecting, and flushing the new watermain.

Pedestrian and Cycling Access: For safety, pedestrians will not be able to use the west crosswalk of the Bathurst-Queens Quay intersection at times. During Phase 2 when the Martin Goodman Trail is affected, signage will direct cyclists and they may be asked to dismount for a short distance. The trench will be temporarily covered outside of work hours to restore all access.

Vehicle Access: There will be significant traffic restrictions during the first two phases of work, beginning with a lane reduction on southbound Bathurst Street approaching Queens Quay, followed by no through traffic on Queens Quay west of Bathurst Street. A police officer will direct vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists through the intersection safely while Bathurst Street is reduced to a single lane. Advance signage will be posted to direct vehicles to alternative routes where appropriate.

Local Access: The neighbourhood will remain accessible throughout the duration of construction. When Queens Quay is closed at Bathurst Street, local traffic will be facilitated by the temporary removal of turn restrictions at Lake Shoe Boulevard and Stadium Road. Local access will be maintained on Queens Quay east of Bishop Tutu Boulevard, from the west only, for the residences and businesses on that block.

Click here to download the detailed construction notice including maps and dates for each phase of work.

If you have any questions, concerns, or require accommodation, please contact Field Ambassador Aaron Bell at 416-497-8600, ext 1351, or email [email protected].

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