Starting February 21, the City of Toronto will be drilling a tunnel shaft on River Street, just north of Gerrard Street. This work is part of the Gerrard Watermain Replacement project.
This work will take place in the median south bound lanes of River Street directly north of the Gerrard Street intersection, extending north for about 40 meters.
North and southbound lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction. South bound to west bound right turns will be possible. Southbound to east bound left turns will not be permitted. No other traffic impacts are planned at this phase of the work.
The work is expected to take about four weeks to complete with a target start date of February 21, 2012.
This is the first phase of the work at this intersection. The road will be restored to traffic upon completion of this first phase. Crews will return for phase two in the early fall of 2012 to excavate the shaft, which will be used to retrieve a tunnel boring machine. The second phase of work will require occupation of the space again for approximately 7 months, with additional traffic restrictions.
A PDF of the flyer to be distributed in the area this week is available online here:
The Construction Site Supervisor will be going door-to-door this week to speak directly with those properties closest to the work area.
The general project web page: www.toronto.ca/GerrardWM
For construction related issues contact: C & M McNally Engineering, Construction Site Supervisor, John Teahen 905-334-6766
City contact: Jason Diceman, Sr. Public Consultation Co-ordinator, Public Consultation Unit, City of Toronto, T 416-338-2830 F 416-392-2974 e email@example.com, 55 John Street, Metro Hall 19th Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6