Starting Thursday, February 23, TTC track crews are repairing a broken rail
- on Kingston Road, eastbound, at Rainsford Road.
To decrease disrupting traffic and nearby residents during projects to repair or replace streetcar tracks, the TTC recently bought a concrete milling machine. The machine speeds the work, reduces the amount of digging by backhoes and reduces noise levels. However, effectively installing the new rail still requires overnight work, including concrete chipping.
Crews occupy the track area on Kingston Road, restricting traffic to the curb lanes through the work zone. The first day, crews establish a work zone at about 9:30 a.m. The City of Toronto is restricting left turns in the area.
During this project, crews are:
- removing old concrete to expose the old rail;
- repairing or replacing the rail; and
- placing new concrete.
They’ll work “around-the-clock” work to ensure the quality of their work. However, the crews mostly work from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day and as diligently as possible to avoid unnecessarily working overnight.
Traffic can travel over the new concrete after it has cured.
The TTC does not expect the work to affect buses operating along the 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd, 322 Coxwell overnight via Kingston Rd, 502 Downtowner or 503 Kingston Rd routes.
Track repairs on Kingston and Rainsford Roads continues until February 24.