April 29 Public Meeting materials. See below, including the Proposed Scarlett Road Bike Lanes project

In 2008, the City completed a study to address the safety and traffic operations in the area around the Scarlett Road Bridge. The study recommended making changes to the bridge and surroundings roads in order to improve the road capacity and reduce congestion.

Bridge and Road Improvements

  • Replacement of the railway bridge above Scarlett Road and the addition of one northbound lane and one southbound lane under the bridge for a total of two lanes in each direction.
  • Lowering of Scarlett Road to allow large vehicles and trucks to pass underneath the bridge.
  • Improved sidewalks under the bridge and at the intersections at Scarlett Road and Dundas Street West and Scarlett Road and St. Clair Avenue West.
  • Addition of second northbound left turn lane on Dundas Street West and future bike lanes added on both sides of Dundas Street West.
  • New southbound left-turn lane from Scarlett Road to Dundas Street West.
  • New traffic control signal at Gooch Avenue and Dundas Street West and new left-turn lane from Dundas Street West to Gooch Avenue.
  • Road widening for future dedicated bike lanes on Dundas Street West and Scarlett Road.
  • New landscaping and public art.
  • The City is now moving forward with approved plans to reconstruct the bridge and reconfigure the intersection.

This complex design work has taken longer than we anticipated and is still ongoing.

Initial utility relocation work may start late 2019, followed by several years of construction, schedule subject to change.

Further details were provided at the most recent public meeting, details below.

2019 Public Meeting

On April 29, 2019, the City hosted a public meeting to provide an update on the bridge project and invite residents to speak with the project team. Over 100 residents attended.  View the bridge information materials below (PDF):

Scarlett Road Bike Lanes project was also presented at the April 29 meeting. View the bike lane information materials below (PDF):

To request assistance reading these files, please contact Jason Diceman at 416-338-2830 or jason.diceman@toronto.ca.

 

 

Work area is in the intersection of Dundas St W, Scarlett Road, and the CP rail corridor
Work Area map

Scarlett Road Bridge Update

In late 2017, the City began work on detailed designs for the reconstruction of the Scarlett Road Bridge and the intersection of Scarlett Road with Dundas Street West and St. Clair Avenue West.

This planned work involves lowering Scarlett Road to allow large vehicles and trucks to pass underneath the bridge. Improvements will be made to the sidewalks, along with the addition of new bike lanes and turning lanes from Dundas Street onto Scarlett Road. This complex design work has taken longer than we anticipated and is still ongoing.

Bike Lanes Overview

Cycling is one of the fastest growing transportation modes in Toronto. The City is working to make travel by bike safer and more inviting.

In 2019, the City of Toronto is proposing to install a physically separated bike lane (cycle track) along Scarlett Road from the Humber River to just north St. Clair Avenue at Bernice Crescent.

The new bike lane will provide a dedicated space for cyclists, improving safety and comfort for all road users.

The bike lane will expand the local cycling network by connecting to the existing multi-use trail on the Humber River, at Black Creek Trail, and future bike lanes under the Scarlett Road Bridge.

Options for cycling connections to Scarlett Road being considered for the future include Eileen Avenue to Pritchard Avenue or Eileen Avenue to Corbett Avenue.

Reduced Vehicle Speeds

The separated bike lane design will require the reduction of traffic lanes, which will reduce vehicle speeds on Scarlett Road and improve safety.

Scarlett Road Bike Lane Design

From left to right: Cycle track, travel lane, painted median for left turn lanes at intersection, travel lane, cycle track, sidewalk

The installation of the separated bike lanes on each side will require a reduction in the number of motor vehicle travel lanes from four lanes, to two, plus center turning lane.

The Scarlett Road bike lane separation would include short concrete walls where ever possible, bollards (short posts) and curbs in some locations, along with signs and pavement markings throughout. No stopping or parking will be permitted next to or in the bike lane.

TTC bus stops will continue to function along the route. This work will be coordinated with TTC’s planned Junction Area TTC route and stop location updates.

This project will also include road resurfacing and traffic signals will be optimized to keep traffic moving.

 

2019 Public Meeting

On April 29, 2019, the City hosted a public meeting to provide an update on the bridge project and invite residents to speak with the project team. Over 100 residents attended.  View the bridge information materials below (PDF):

Scarlett Road Bike Lanes project was also presented at the April 29 meeting. View the bike lane information materials below (PDF):

To request assistance reading these files, please contact Jason Diceman at 416-338-2830 or jason.diceman@toronto.ca

 


2017 Public Meeting

A public meeting was held on November 28, 2017, to present initial designs for the reconstruction of the Scarlett Road Bridge and the intersection of Scarlett Road with Dundas Street West and St. Clair Avenue West.

The meeting provided an opportunity for the public to ask questions, provide feedback and speak with members of the project team.

View the Public Meeting #1 Display Boards

Ninety-seven people signed in at the event including:

  • Area residents
  • Local political representatives
  • Local business owners and affected property owners
  • Representatives of active transportation groups

The City received eighteen completed feedback forms.

What We Heard

Residents are concerned about pedestrian safety.

  • Ensure pedestrian safety options are included at intersections including timed traffic signals for pedestrian crossings and vehicles.
  • Request for traffic signals on Scarlett Road north of St. Clair Avenue, at Eileen Ave.

Strong support for improvements to cycling infrastructure on all major streets in the project area.

  • Protected, elevated and/or dedicated bike lanes should be considered for St. Clair Avenue West, Scarlett Road and Dundas Street West.
  • Solutions to facilitate cyclists’ safe movement through the intersection of Dundas St. West and Scarlett Road should also be considered.

Significant concerns about traffic volumes and speeds from the intersection of Dundas St. West and Scarlett Road into the Humber Valley, via Gooch Avenue, during and after construction.

  • Turn restrictions and restrictions on through traffic to Gooch Avenue should be considered, as well as other traffic calming methods.

A full summary of input from the public meeting, feedback forms, e-mails and phone calls is available in the 2017 Scarlett-Road-Bridge-Consultation-Summary (PDF) 


Get Involved

Whether you live, work, or pass through the Scarlett Road-Dundas Street-St Clair Avenue area, we want to hear from you. There are many ways to stay informed about this project.

  • Sign-up for email updates: Stay up to date on key project milestones and opportunities to get involved. Your contact information will be kept private, and will only be used to share information about the Scarlett Road Bridge. Please email Tracy.Manolakakis@toronto.ca to be added to the email update list.
  • Attend an event in-person: Public Meeting #1 was held in November 2017.  A second public event will be held where you can learn more about the project, speak with City staff, and discuss questions and concerns in person. Please refer to the News & Updates tab for information about public meetings.
  • By email, phone or mail: Send an email, letter or give us a call. All information received will be responded to, recorded, and reviewed by the project team.

 

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