The City of Toronto is planning to replace storm sewers and sanitary sewers on Weston Road from Lawrence Avenue West to Humberview Crescent, beginning in May 2020.
The planned road work will also include:
The work is anticipated to be complete by December 2021.
The City held a public event on March 2, 2020, to share information about this project and provide residents with an opportunity to ask questions and speak with members of the project team.
View the Weston Road Improvements presentation slides for more information about the project.
The existing storm sewer and sanitary sewer on Weston Road are nearing the end of their service lifespans and need replacing. The storm sewer is the system of pipes under the road that carries rain water runoff from the roadway; the sanitary sewer is the pipe under the road that carries waste water from residential and commercial properties. Replacing these pipes involves major road work, which presents an opportunity for additional improvements to be incorporated into the planned construction.
The City-owned portion of substandard water services will be replaced as part of the road work. A water service is the pipe that brings fresh water from the water main under the roadway to a residential or commercial property. There is a City-owned portion, which extends from the water main to the property line, and a privately-owned portion, which extends from the property line into the building.
A water service is considered ‘substandard’ if it is made of lead or galvanized steel, or if the size of the pipe is less than ¾ inch wide. In some cases, City records indicate which water services are in need of replacement; for other properties, on-site investigation is needed to determine whether a water service needs replacement.
This project will include design changes at several intersections:
The right turn channel for vehicles travelling southbound on Weston Road and turning right onto St. Phillips Road will be removed, and the intersection will be realigned to create a tighter (smaller) turning radius for vehicles making this turn. This will improve safety for pedestrians crossing at the intersection.
The sidewalk on the north side of Church Street and the northeast corner of Church Street and Weston Road will be relocated in order to narrow the width of Church Street and remove the stepped sidewalk.
The width of John Street at Weston Road will be narrowed, in coordination with road work being carried out on John Street as part of a private condo development. The sidewalk will be widened and the left turn lane on John Street will be removed.
The right turn channel for vehicles travelling northbound on Jane Street and turning right onto Trethewey Drive will be removed to create a tighter (smaller) turning radius for vehicles making this turn. This will improve safety for pedestrians crossing at the intersection.
The sidewalk will be widened on Weston Road between Lawrence Ave. West and Little Ave., and utility poles will be relocated to increase space for pedestrians in front of storefronts.
Streetscaping features such as new paving stones, street trees and concrete planter boxes will be installed as part of this project.
After all sub-surface work has been completed, the contractor will place a new asphalt surface on the road from Lawrence Avenue West to Humberview Crescent.
The planned work is scheduled to being in May 2020 and will be carried out in phases. The project is anticipated to be complete by December 2021. This timeline is subject to change.
The location of several TTC bus stops on Weston Road will change to better service transit users and improve accessibility.
As a result of changes to the location of bus stops, the location of some on-street parking spaces on Weston Road will change to accommodate the loading and unloading of passengers. There will be no net loss of parking spaces.
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