Construction on Queen Street East

From May 2011 to November 2011, there will be construction on Queen Street East from Greenwood Avenue to Coxwell Avenue, and along Connaught.

There will be significant improvements as a result of this work, including replacement of the existing sidewalks, watermain and sewer replacement, replacement of road surfaces, and new streetcar tracks in this area.

During this period of time, City staff will make efforts to minimize noise during construction.  Construction will mainly be conducted during the regular work hours of 7a.m. to 7p.m., but weekend and overnight work will occur as required in order to install streetcar track during offline hours, and to ensure this work is completed as soon as possible.  There traffic access impacts to local streets north of Queen Street East, transit service, street parking, deliveries, and waste collection.

Details of construction activities will be distributed a week prior to the construction start date.  Councillor Fletcher's website will be updated with these details.

Construction and Work Hours
Efforts will be made to minimize noise during construction between the regular work hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, weekend and overnight work will take place as required in order to install streetcar track during offline hours and to facilitate an earlier completion date.

Details of construction activities will be distributed a week prior to the construction start date.

Traffic Access
Access to local streets located north of Queen Street East will be maintained throughout the project.

Queen Street
The construction schedule will attempt to maintain vehicular and bicycle traffic throughout the project. However there will be extended periods of lane restrictions, which will be notified in advance. Pedestrian access and access to local businesses on Queen Street will be maintained throughout the project.

Connaught Avenue
Traffic will be closed on Connaught Avenue for a period of time during the construction schedule. The Queen Street and Connaught Avenue intersection will require a complete closure from traffic for one week. Alternate parking will be provided for Connaught residents who will receive the details in an upcoming Construction Notice prior to street closure.

Transit Service
During the construction, changes will be made to streetcar service on Queen Street East, which will require a bus replacement service along a portion of Queen Street East. Details will be provided in a future notice to the community, and will be posted at transit stops along the route in advance of the service changes

Street Parking
On-street parking on Queen Street East during the construction period will be restricted during periods of construction. No parking will be permitted in the active work zones.

Deliveries to Businesses
During construction, deliveries to the front of businesses within the work zone may need to be coordinated with the on-site City inspector. Contact information will be provided prior to start of construction.

Waste Collection
Follow your normal recycling and garbage collection routine. If required, the contractor will move the items to an appropriate location and return the bins/containers. Please label your bins/containers with your address.

Keeping you Notified
After construction begins, City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission staff are committed to providing regular construction updates on the project website or by email.

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