Construction Update 10 – April 4, 2019

Please view the notice for Construction Update 10

Project Update: The Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration has reached a significant milestone with the recent removal of the bridges over Kipling Avenue, and the opening of the new Dundas Street West alignment from Aukland Road to Dunbloor Road/Bloor Street West. This project now moves to the final stages of construction which include: extending Bloor Street West from Kipling Avenue to Dunbloor Road, raising and widening Kipling Avenue from the new Dundas Street West to north of Bloor Street West, and completing Dundas Street West, Beamish Drive, Dunbloor Road, Dundas-Kipling Ramp, and Road C.

Traffic Management: Lane reductions remain in effect as construction continues until Spring 2020. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets. Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of road users, residents and workers. All drivers, pedestrians and cyclists are asked to please be aware and obey traffic movements, signs and signals. City staff continue to monitor road conditions as vehicles and pedestrians adjust to the new road configuration.

Beamish Drive

  • Local access only. No access from Dundas Street West. Temporary left-turn access onto Bloor Street West.
  • Installing underground services, road reconstruction and resurfacing, streetscaping.

Bloor Street West, east of Dunbloor Road

  • Minimum one lane of traffic in each direction. Additional lanes may be opened as construction permits.
  • Completing streetscaping, road work, and utility works (hydro, communication, and gas services).

Dunbloor Road

  • Minimum one lane of traffic in each direction. Additional lanes may be opened as construction permits. Left turns temporarily prohibited to Dundas Street West.
  • Completing streetscaping and road work.

Dundas Street West, between Kipling Avenue and Aukland Road

  • Two lanes of traffic open in each direction from Kipling Avenue to Aukland Road. Bike lanes not yet open.
  • Installing underground services, road reconstruction and resurfacing, streetscaping, street lighting, and traffic signal

Dundas Street West, EAST of Dunbloor Road to Summerland Terrace

  • One lane of traffic open in each direction from Dunbloor Avenue to Summerland Terrace.
  • Installing traffic signals, road resurfacing and minor streetscaping work.

Dundas/Kipling Ramp

  • Only northbound traffic is permitted from Dunbloor Road to Kipling Avenue.
  • Installing underground services, road reconstruction and resurfacing, streetscaping.

Kipling Avenue

  • Minimum one lane of traffic in each direction. Additional lanes may be opened as construction permits.
  • Installing underground services, traffic signals, and street lighting, road reconstruction, and streetscaping.

Pedestrian Access: Signage will be placed in advance of any sidewalk restrictions.

Temporary pedestrian access will be maintained on:

  • north side of Dundas Street at Six Points Plaza and Beamish Drive
  • south side of Dundas Street West
  • one side of Kipling Avenue, depending on the construction stages

Pedestrian access will remain on the:

  • north side of Bloor Street, east of Resurrection Road.
    east side of Dunbloor Road
Map of open and closed sidewalks
Map of open and closed sidewalks

Kipling Avenue / Bloor Street West

Motorists travelling east on Bloor Street West, west of Kipling Avenue can:

  • Travel north or south on Kipling Avenue

Motorists travelling south on Kipling Avenue can:

  • Travel west on Bloor Street West

New:

  • The ramps from Kipling northbound to Dundas West will be closed.

Kipling Avenue / Dundas Street West

Motorists travelling north on Kipling Avenue can:

  • Travel east or west by turning onto the new Dundas Street West

Motorists travelling south on Kipling Avenue can:

  • Travel east or west by turning onto the new Dundas Street West, or travel west by turning at Bloor Street West

Motorists travelling east or west on the new Dundas Street West can:

  • Travel north or south by turning onto Kipling Avenue

New:

  • Signalized intersection at Dundas Street and Kipling Avenue.
  • Kipling Avenue West bus ramp from Viking/St. Albans to southbound Kipling Avenue and southbound Kipling to Viking/St. Albans will be opened.

Temporary:

  • Motorists can access Beamish Drive via Bloor Street West but NOT Dundas Street West.
  • Access from St. Albans and Dundas Street to Roads A and B will be closed.

Dundas Street West at Dunbloor

Map of new Dundas Street West and Dunbloor/Bloor Street West/Kipling Avenue intersections

Motorists travelling on new/existing Dundas Street West can:

  • Travel east on Dundas Street West via Dunbloor Road
  • Travel east on Bloor Street West
  • Travel south on Dunbloor Road to Bloor Street AND continue south on the new Dundas Street West to access Kipling Avenue
  • Access northbound Kipling

Motorists travelling on Dunbloor Road can:

  • Travel east or southwest on Dundas Street West
  • Travel east on Bloor Street West

Motorists travelling on Bloor Street West can:

  • Travel north on Dunbloor Road and continue east on Dundas Street West
  • Travel south on Dundas Street West and re-join Bloor Street West via Aukland Road

Temporary:

  • Separated bike lanes remain closed until all streetscape improvements are complete

There are no updates at this time.

  • You may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences. The City will make efforts to reduce the impacts. We appreciate your patience.
  • Property owners should remove items located within City property limits (boulevard), such as landscaping and / or decorative objects. If you have a sprinkler system within the boulevard, please contact the Project Manager.
  • The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items on City property.

Work Hours

Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required.

Road & Sidewalk Access

In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction work zone. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Driveway Access

The contractor will notify you of any temporary restrictions to your driveway access. If your property has two entrances, one entrance will be kept open at all times.

Traffic Management

Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets. Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Road users should continue to obey all posted traffic signage. *Please note that timelines are subject to weather and working conditions and may change.

Parking

Parking in the active work zone is not permitted due to space requirements for construction equipment and materials. If your parked vehicle affects the construction work, it will be re-located with no charge to the owner. If your vehicle is moved, please contact parking control for its location at 416-808-2222.

Garbage & Recycling

Please follow your normal routine. If required, the contractor will move bins to an appropriate location and return them. Please ensure that you label your bins with your address.

Restoration

The construction work area will be restored with sod and/or asphalt where required in future stages of the work. Updates will be provided.

Transit Service

This project will affect travel times of all TTC and MiWay Routes to and from Kipling Subway Station that travel along Dundas Street West.

Construction encompasses Kiplong Ave, Dundas St W, Bloor St W, & Resurrection Rd. Please contact the Field Ambassador 416-338-7755 or at etobicokecentre@toronto.ca for more information

Download printable maps of Phase 2 Construction Stages 1-3

Phase 2: March 2017 – Spring 2020

Generally, construction includes:

  • removing the existing structures, roads, and facilities, as required
  • installing underground infrastructure (watermain, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and utilities)
  • streetscaping (including landscaping, street lighting, and furniture)
  • road surfacing, intersection improvements, and curb installation

Demolition and reconstruction will take place in the following stages across the area:

Stage 1: Spring 2017 – Winter 2018

Stage 1A

  • Construct new Dundas Street alignment between Kipling and Bloor.
  • Construct Road A and Road B.
  • Construct an underground Hydro duct bank on Dundas Street West from Aukland Road to Jopling Avenue.

Stage 1B

  • Closure of Dundas/Bloor intersection to remove asphalt and place temporary ramps to Bloor.
  • Construction along Dundas Street, Road A, and Road B.
  • Start work on the bus ramp (Kipling to Street A) and opening temporary connections (Dundas, Road A, Road B).

Stage 1C

  • Reconstruct Bloor Street westbound lanes from Dunbloor Road to the projects eastern limit.
  • Construct the east-side of Kipling and bus ramp, south of Bloor.

Stage 1D

  • Construct the Bloor Street westbound lanes
  • Construct the Kipling/Dundas intersection

Stage 2: Spring 2018 – Summer 2019

Stage 2A

  • Reconstruct the Bloor Street West eastbound lanes.
  • Reconstruct Dunbloor Road.
  • Construct the remainder of Dundas Street West south side and the Kipling/Dundas intersection.
  • Construct new Viking Lane.

Stage 2B

  • Bloor Street realignment from Dundas to Kipling.
  • Construct Road C.
  • Reconstruct the existing Dundas Street East and Kipling/Dundas ramp.
  • Construct Dundas Street West from Jopling to Kipling.

Stage 3: Summer 2019 – Spring 2020

Stage 3A

  • Widen Kipling Avenue northbound lanes.
  • Remove the existing Dundas/Bloor bridge structures over Kipling.

Stage 3B

  • Widen and reconstruct Kipling Avenue southbound lanes.
  • Construct Bloor Street West from Kipling to Prennan Avenue.