The City of Toronto is moving forward with reconstruction of the Scarlett Road Bridge and the intersection of Scarlett Road, St. Clair Avenue West and Dundas Street West. Final design work is close to completion and construction is expected to start in late 2023. Required utility and signal bridge relocation work around the bridge prior to the start of construction will begin in 2022 and will continue into 2023.

A community meeting is being planned for late spring 2022 to present the final design. Once details are finalized, they will be posted in the News and Updates tab below.

 

2022 Public Meeting

The City will host a public event in the spring of 2022 to present the final design for the project and share information about construction phasing, traffic management and safety during construction. Meeting details will be posted on this webpage and notification will be provided to area residents and businesses by mail.

Get Involved

Whether you live, work, or pass through the Scarlett Road – Dundas Street West – 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 Michael.Vieira3@toronto.ca to be added to the project email list.
  • Send us an email, letter, or give us a call at 416-392-0472. All information received will be responded to, recorded, and reviewed by the project team.

The City continues to be committed to hearing from the public and providing important information regarding this key infrastructure project by way of public meetings, email updates and construction notices. Below is a summary of the latest two public meetings.

2019 Public Meeting

On April 29, 2019, the City hosted a public meeting to provide an update on the bridge project and invited residents to speak with the project team. The Scarlett Road Bike Lanes Project was also presented at the meeting. Over 100 residents attended. View the bridge information materials below

View Event Materials

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.

View Event Materials

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

Ninety-seven people attended 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

  • The need for pedestrian safety at intersections and traffic signals on Scarlett Road, north of St. Clair Avenue West, at Eileen Avenue
  • Strong support for improvements to cycling infrastructure on all major streets in the project area, such as elevated and/or dedicated bike lanes on St. Claire Avenue West, Scarlett Road and Dundas Street West. And, safe cyclist movement through the intersection of Dundas Street West and Scarlett Road.
  • 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 measures.

To request assistance reading these files, please contact Michael Vieira at 416-392-0472 or michael.vieira3@toronto.ca

Work area is in the intersection of Dundas St W, Scarlett Road, and the CP rail corridor. Please contact Michael Vieira at 416-392-0472 or michael.vieira3@toronto.ca for more information.
Work Area map

Scarlett Road Bridge Reconstruction

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.

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

Planned work includes:

  • 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 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 short URL for this web page is toronto.ca/scarlett