Wellington Street Watermain Replacement & Streetcar Track Reconstruction
Planned start date: April 10, 2017
Planned End Date: October 27, 2017
NEW End Date: Mid-Late August 2017
Location: Wellington St From York Street To Church Street
Work on Wellington Street is progressing well. The watermain between Bay Street and York Street will be installed next week, the contractor will then flush and test the watermain. There will be two intersection closures taking place in early June at Bay Street and York Street. Further details of these closures will be provided.
Description of Work:
- Replace sections of the watermain and complete connections to other existing watermains.
- Remove the existing streetcar track and reconstruct the westbound only track from just west of Yonge Street into the intersection at York Street. The streetcar overhead along this stretch has already been upgraded.
- Partially reconstruct sections of curb and sidewalk as well as completing streetscape work from York Street to Yonge Street.
- Restore the road area where watermain work was completed.
Traffic Restrictions: Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction.
Extended & Overnight Hours: The work hours on this project are 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. with work on weekends if necessary. It will be necessary for excavation activities to extend to 11 p.m. during weekend work at some Wellington Street intersections, i.e. Bay Street and at York Street.
The TTC track reconstruction phase of this project will involve periods of late evening and overnight work. The overnight rail work by TTC may consist of moving new rail into position, rail installation and rail welding / grinding.
In addition, some streetcar overhead wiring work will be performed overnight, as required. After-hours work by TTC is required to support the daytime construction and complete the project as quickly as possible.
503 Kingston Rd streetcar route: buses are currently running on this route, and will maintain regular routing on Wellington Street through the work zone.
121 Fort York-Esplanade bus route: buses will maintain regular routing on Wellington Street through the work zone.
During the streetcar track work at the intersections of Wellington/York and at Wellington/Bay St., buses on the 503 Kingston Rd, 121 Fort York-Esplanade, 6 Bay and 72 Pape routes will be diverted around the closures.
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