Port Lands Flood Protection Construction Notice #15

April 2020

Construction Notice #15: Port Lands Flood Protection

Traffic Notice:

Partial lane closures on Lake Shore Boulevard and Don Roadway April 9-April 17

From Thursday April 9 to Friday April 17, there will be partial lane closures on Lake Shore Boulevard between Don Roadway and Carlaw Avenue.

Crews on Lake Shore Boulevard between Don Roadway and Carlaw Avenue will be inspecting the condition of existing utilities. They will also be conducting surveys to support the ongoing design for modifications to the existing Lake Shore Bridge.


There will be some lane closures and restrictions to traffic along Lake Shore Boulevard between Don Roadway and Carlaw Avenue from Friday April 10-April 17 between the hours of 10pm-5am. During this time, paid duty officers will be controlling traffic at the following intersections: Logan Avenue/ Lake Shore Boulevard, Carlaw Avenue/ Lake Shore Boulevard, Booth Avenue/ Lake Shore Boulevard.

The southbound lane of Don Roadway at Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed from Friday April 9 to Monday April 13. A paid duty officer will control traffic at the intersection during this time.

During this work, at least one lane of traffic will be open on all affected streets.

Construction of Lower Don Trail detour in May

In late May, work is expected to start on a realignment for the Lower Don Land Trail to accommodate work in the Sediment and Debris Management Area (SDMA). The new section of trail will connect into the existing trail just south of the CN Rail Line and allow cyclists and pedestrians to navigate around the future SDMA, hugging the Metrolinx Rail Corridor. This detour is expected to open in June 2020.

Truck routes

Expect some additional truck traffic along Unwin Avenue and Cherry Street through June 2020 as trucks transport soil to new Cherry Street and to the soil stockpile area.

June 2020 as trucks transport soil to new Cherry Street and to the soil stockpile area.

Ongoing road work

Commissioners Street remains closed between Cherry Street and Don Roadway. Don Roadway remains closed between Commissioners Street and Villiers Street. Both closures will remain in place until Summer 2022.

Future road work

The Polson Street & Cherry Street Intersection is being shifted to the east to facilitate the construction of the Cherry Street south bridge. This will include the road, sidewalk and Martin Goodman Trail. This work is scheduled to start May 2020 and be completed June 2020. This new intersection will be controlled by a temporary traffic signal.

Cherry Street will be realigned further west of its current path and connected to two new bridges. Existing Cherry Street and the lift bridge over the Keating Channel will remain open until the new Cherry Street and the bridges open.


During construction of this upgraded intersection, expect temporary lane restrictions.

An additional traffic notice will be circulated closer to the date.

Construction Update

To learn more about this project, please visit PortLandsto.ca.

Use this online form to send us questions or concerns about construction or email us at [email protected].

For urgent construction related issues, please contact Cameron Coleman, EllisDon, at 416- 464-3583.

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