The contractors are making excellent progress with the advance work, which began in September 2020 with rehabilitation of the Parkside Bridge on The Queensway, and more recently with watermain replacement and sewer relining work on all traffic lanes approaching the KQQR intersection.
Kindly note that the sewer lining work may produce an odor due to the substance being used to reline the sewers. Please be assured that this substance is safe and that it does not pose a health hazard.
In order proceed with planned Stage 1 work on The Queensway (outer lanes), on March 31, 2021, the KQQR intersection will close. People driving and cycling will be able to travel east-west along The Queensway to King Street West (and vice versa) through a bypass at the KQQR intersection.
During construction notification is provided to inform local residents and businesses of temporary disruptions to local roads and traffic. Notification about construction is sent via Canada Post delivery and to the email contact list.
While active construction takes place you may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences. The City will make efforts to reduce the impacts. We appreciate your patience.
City-led infrastructure construction has been deemed essential to ensure the City’s infrastructure remain safe, in a state of good repair and able to meet Toronto’s needs. For more information on the City’s response to visit the COVID-19 pages.
There are times when contractors need to communicate with homeowners about what is happening on-site. This could be about driveway access, exterior pre-construction inspections, and site restoration work (landscaping, installing pavers etc.). Contractor’s staff are identifiable by high-visibility clothing.
Where possible, a phone number for a contact person on-site will be provided on notices, to answer questions about work near your property. At other times, the contractor may knock on your door, but will then step away the required distance to discuss the work that is taking place and what can be expected that day. Please practice physical distancing with workers so everyone can remain safe. If you have questions, call the contact provided on this notice.
The City-hired contractor may need access to the interior and exterior of your home to complete a pre-construction condition survey. Affected properties will receive a request to schedule a time to complete the pre-construction condition survey. Although participation is voluntary, the pre-construction survey results may be useful to confirm claims for potential damage caused by City construction.
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.
Efforts are made to maintain accessibility during construction. Residents who require accommodation (level entry, longer notice, etc.) must contact the City to arrange for access during the construction period.
Efforts continue to be 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.
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.
In an effort to reduce ticketing due to construction, the City encourages communities with construction to be patient as neighbours may need to temporarily relocate vehicles. If parking enforcement is called to a street, officers must issue a yellow parking violation notice (ticket) to vehicles in violation of parking by-laws. If you receive a yellow notice during this construction work, do the following within 15 days of the notice date:
You may use this construction notice as part of the explanation of why the violation should be cancelled. Please note: violation notices cannot be cancelled if vehicles are parked in illegal parking spots (i.e. in front of a fire hydrant or in no parking zones).
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. More information here.
The construction work area will be restored with sod and/or asphalt where required in future stages of the work. Updates will be provided.
501 / 301 Queen and 504 King streetcars have been replaced with bus services, presently operating through the KQQR intersection area. Visit ttc.ca for further details.
During the overhead infrastructure removals by TTC night crews, 501 / 301 Queen and 504 King replacement bus service will be maintained through the moving work zone with lane restrictions.
Please see the Notice of Service Change for more details.
Please note that directional signage and additional route/stop markers will be put in place to assist customers with the transition between bus services. In addition, customer service agents will be on site for a period of time to further assist.
*Additional diversions and service changes will take place during this project.