News Release
January 29, 2015

Toronto’s University Avenue at the Elm Street intersection has been fully reopened to traffic more than one week earlier than anticipated. The watermain construction work, which was originally expected to be finished on February 6, is now complete.

City of Toronto staff and the contractor recognized the importance of minimizing traffic disruption at this location and were able to complete the work quickly.

“My six-point plan to tackle traffic congestion includes getting public sector projects completed faster,” said Mayor John Tory. “I applaud the efforts of our City staff in completing construction on city watermains at University Avenue and Elm Street ahead of schedule.”

This is one of the few remaining intersections affected by the D’Arcy Street to Gerrard Street Watermain Replacement project. The entire project is expected to be completed in October.

The work is part of the City’s comprehensive, co-ordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade Toronto’s roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

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Steve Johnston
Strategic Communications