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Broadview track work continues
north of Gerrard East, starting July 16



TTC passengers travelling to and from east-end Toronto still have to face another six weeks of detours and delays, resulting from streetcar-track renewal on Broadview Avenue.

Starting Monday, June 25, the City of Toronto shut down the intersection of Broadview with Dundas Street East so that crews could replace the tracks, curves and switches at junction. The TTC detoured buses operating along the 304 King overnight, 504D King and 505 Dundas routes during the construction. The project ended ahead of schedule, so the City reopened the intersection to east-west traffic 6 p.m. Monday, July 9. However, Broadview Avenue is still partially closed between Gerrard and Dundas Streets East, so buses continue to detour.

Monday, July 16, TTC crews start repairing the tracks and concrete on Broadview between Hogarth Avenue and Gerrard Street East as part of this project.

TTC passengers aboard buses along these routes can expect delays:

  • 304B King overnight;
  • 504D King; and
  • 505 Dundas.

The work returns the area to a state of good repair for all road users. TTC crews are also grinding the rail to further improve the condition of the rail surface. Grinding helps reduce noise and vibration levels, extends the life of the rail and provides a smoother ride.

Crews will occupy the track lanes to repair the rails and concrete. Crews will set up and dismantle the work zone at various sites on this section of Broadview Avenue. However, the work zone will not block traffic from flowing in both directions in the curb lanes. The City will prohibit parking and may restrict turns near the work zones.

During this phase of the project, crews:

  • mill and break up old concrete;
  • place new concrete;
  • replace short sections of rail.

They mostly work from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m., but may work overnight to complete the project on schedule. After crews place new concrete, they will leave it to cure overnight before traffic can resume over that section of the track.

The TTC is setting up trailers on Montcrest Boulevard for its crews to use during this phase of the project. The City is restricting traffic on Montcrest.

After breaking up and replacing the concrete and replacing the rail, crews may also grind the rail overnight from 10:30 p.m. until 6 a.m.

Starting Tuesday, July 24, the City is closing

  • the intersection of Broadview Avenue with Gerrard Street East

to all traffic so that the TTC can replace the tracks. The TTC will revise the detour routings for buses operating along the 304B King overnight, 504D King and 505 Dundas routes. It will also detour buses operating along the 306 Carlton overnight and 506 Carlton routes. Construction at Broadview / Gerrard East continues until September 8.

An upcoming Transit Toronto post will detail this phase of the project and the detours.