UPDATE NOVEMBER 2, 2017
The road work on Lower Simcoe from Harbour Street to Queens Quay has been completed and the road has been reopened
UPDATE OCTOBER 23, 2017
Construction activity for the new Lower Simcoe ramp and addition of a fourth lane on Harbour Street continues. From Monday October 30 at 7:00 A.M. to Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 P.M. Lower Simcoe Street will be closed to through traffic south of Harbour Street to Queen's Quay.
Traffic on Harbour Street will not be affected through the intersection but will only be able to travel east on Harbour Street or north on Lower Simcoe Street. Southbound traffic along Lower Simcoe Street will be diverted at Lake Shore Blvd West/Harbour Street to go east on Harbour Street or west on Lake Shore Blvd West. Northbound traffic from Queen's Quay will need to take alternate routes on York Street or Rees Street.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
Traffic Management: Access along Lower Simcoe will be affected as follows:
- No through North or Southbound traffic on Lower Simcoe between Lake Shore Blvd West and Queens Quay West.
- Southbound traffic along Lower Simcoe will be diverted at Lake Shore Blvd West/Harbour Street to go east on Harbour Street or west on Lake Shore Blvd West.
- No right turns from Harbour Street to Lower Simcoe.
- North access from Queen's Quay should be made at York Street or Rees Street.
- The eastbound Rees Street on-ramp will be open at all times.
- Westbound lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard West will remain open.
Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents.
Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets.
Work Hours: Work will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Be advised, that work will involve loud noise, such as concrete saw cutting, concrete grinding and concrete removal (e.g. tools and machinery), placing concrete into trucks (banging) and beeping trucks backing-up. This noise will not be as disruptive as the ramp demolition work that was delivered this past spring.
There will be periods when very little activity is taking place due to freshly poured concrete curing in the roadway.
Pedestrian Access: Pedestrian movement will be maintained but will be restricted to one side. Signage will be placed ahead of the intersection to notify pedestrians to use adjacent streets to move east and west.
Alternate Cycle Routes: The cycle tracks on Lower Simcoe Street will be closed through the Harbour Street intersection. Signage will be posted ahead of the closure to alert cyclists to use alternate routes on Rees Street or York Street. Cyclist will be required to dismount through pedestrian areas around the work zone. The Lake Shore Boulevard West multi-use trail remains closed from Rees Street to York Street for the duration of construction. Signs for cyclists will be posted directing them to the Martin Goodman Trail on Queens Quay West. Rees St or York St.
Road, Sidewalk and Driveway Access: In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction area.
*Local traffic access from Queens Quay will be maintained into driveways along Lower Simcoe Street.
Driveway and Laneway Access: Laneways that serve businesses and residences in the area will remain accessible for access, deliveries and service.
MAP OF ROAD CLOSURE