|Toronto’s Queen and Spadina closed for two weeks|
|News - Collision Repair|
|Monday, 09 July 2012 13:03|
By Dave Robson
Toronto, Ontario -- July 9, 2012 -- Early Monday morning, the Toronto Transit Commission shut down the intersection of Queen St. W and Spadina Ave. for serious maintenance. Vehicular traffic has been closed in all four directions. Pedestrian access will be maintained, but other commuters will have to find alternate routes and can expect brutal delays. Construction is scheduled to last until July 23.
Closure of the major intersection, especially given its location on a main corridor to the Gardiner Expressway, is expected to increase congestion throughout downtown Toronto. “People can expect absolutely severe delays,” said a Toronto Police spokesman.
TTC crews will be completely replacing the streetcar tracks, which entails tearing up much of the road. New concrete platforms are being poured to accommodate longer streetcars, due to enter service in 2014. Overhead wires will also be replaced.
The city suggests Dundas, Richmond, Adelaide, and King as alternate east/west routes, with Bathurst and University as alternate north/south routes.
Although we can’t say for sure if this will cause more collisions in the area, it’s worth noting that one of the streets used for detouring is a one-way street. Members of the construction crew have already reported several motorists trying to turn down it the wrong way.
|Last Updated on Monday, 09 July 2012 13:23|