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Municipal governing body of Toronto known as City of Toronto planned to complete various construction projects in the city from Monday, April 24 to end of October 2017, which could impact the Ryerson community, media reports said.
City of Toronto would keep updating the public about this, whenever more details became available, Ryerson’s University’s Life Institute reports said.
The plans of this project are to renew old infrastructure in the Yonge/Dundas area including: replacement of Watermain and water services in Dundas Street from Church Street to Yonge Street April 24 - July 16; eliminating and replacing of streetcar track of Victoria Lane / Dundas Street / Victoria Street triangle July 16 - late September; site restoration of Dundas Street from Church Street to Yonge Street and restoration of Watermain trench Late September - late October; and reconstruction of Laneway at O'Keefe Lane from Gerrard Street to Gould Street Two weeks (dates to be confirmed).
The nature of the work is expected to significantly impact the traffic flow on Dundas between Yonge and Church, said the reports.
During the progress of construction work on Dundas, the traffic will be reduced in each direction to one lane and further reduced to only westbound traffic while track work is underway.
There would be additional discomfort to peole due to construction noise and dust.
Active work zones would be fenced and sidewalk access will be maintained.
All access restrictions as indicated by City of Toronto signage should be followed by Pedestrians.
Public transit users needed to access campus are infrormed that 505 Dundas streetcars will be diverted both ways around the construction area, details about which would be posted on transit stops and on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) website once available.
People are advised to check the TTC website for route diversions and construction notices as the project date nears.
Traffic flow into and out of the Ryerson parking garage on Victoria will be impacted, making it difficult for car users to access and exit the parking garage. All incoming traffic to Victoria north of Dundas, during track work progress, must come from the east, while exiting traffic must travel west on Dundas.
WheelTrans users will find the drop-off/pick-up location on Victoria Street harder to access due to traffic restrictions.
They would be requesting alternate drop-off or pick-up locations and should visit the TTC WheelTrans website for contact information.
More information about these projects is available on City of Toronto website.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
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