Weekend intersection closures at Woodbine Avenue and O’Connor Drive and O’Connor Bridge for improvement work

As part of the City of Toronto’s intersection improvement work, the intersection of Woodbine Avenue and O’Connor Drive and a section of the O’Connor Bridge will be closed on the following four weekends.

The intersection of Woodbine Avenue and O’Connor Drive and the O’Connor Bridge from Glenwood Crescent to Woodbine Avenue will be fully closed on the following weekends:
• Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. until Monday, July 30 at 6 a.m.
• Friday, August 3 at 7 p.m. until Tuesday, August 7 at 6 a.m.
• Friday, August 17 at 7 p.m. until Monday, August 20 at 6 a.m.
• Friday, August 24 at 7 p.m. until Monday, August 27 at 6 a.m.

During these weekends, work on this project will take place 24 hours a day, including overnight.

On Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August 12, the intersection and O’Connor Bridge will be open and no work will take place.

When these closures are in effect, road users are encouraged to consider alternate routes including Coxwell Avenue, Don Mills Road, Danforth Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue or Greenwood Avenue.

Signs will be posted to manage traffic in the area and to help ensure the safe travel of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. Temporary walkways will be provided during construction to allow pedestrians to safety make their way around the work zone. Cyclists should dismount when the closures are in effect and walk around the intersection or consider an alternate route.

Some of the improvements to the intersection will include the construction of a right-turn lane to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians as well as creating a left-turn bike box for cyclists to travel more easily from O’Connor Drive to the bike lanes on Woodbine Avenue.

This work is part of the city’s comprehensive, coordinated strategy to reduce disruption to the public while rehabilitating and further improving Toronto’s roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

This year, the city will invest over $720 million to maintain and upgrade its infrastructure which includes $360 million on roads, expressways and bridges.

Information about TTC route changes will be available at ttc.ca.

More information about this project is available at toronto.ca/improvements/ward31.htm.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the city’s web-based map, toronto.ca/roadrestrictions, to help plan their travel and avoid road closures. More information about the City’s planned capital construction work is available at toronto.ca/inview.

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