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.
This complex design work has taken longer than 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.
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 Michael Vieira at 416-392-0472.
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.
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.
The separated bike lane design will require the reduction of traffic lanes, which will reduce vehicle speeds on Scarlett Road and improve safety.
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.
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. Over 100 residents attended. View the bridge information materials below (PDF):
The 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 Michael Vieira at 416-392-0472 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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:
The City received eighteen completed feedback forms.
Residents are concerned about pedestrian safety.
Strong support for improvements to cycling infrastructure on all major streets in the project area.
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.
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.
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.
The short URL for this web page is toronto.ca/scarlett