Metrolinx Commences Widening of the Dufferin Street Bridge

Metrolinx is carrying out work to expand the north side of the Dufferin Street Bridge at Queen Street which carries the Kitchener GO Transit Corridor. Expanding the bridge will support the ongoing work to bring electrified SmartTrack and GO Regional Express Rail transit service to the West Queen West community. Work on this project is expected to be completed in mid-2017.

During this work, residents and businesses in the area can expect an increase in noise and construction activity. Crews will also need to conduct work in the evening and overnight periods when trains are not operating for safety concerns. Overnight lighting will be focused away from homes when possible and noisier work will be undertaken during the daytime to reduce evening disruptions. This accelerated work schedule aims to mitigate community impacts and reduce the duration of work.

Road closures will also be required to carry out this work. A complete closure of the Dufferin Street Bridge to automobile traffic will occur from September 8th to October 8th, only after the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) has finished. The City of Toronto will post signage to inform motorists and cyclists of the closures and of alternative detour routes. During this road closure, the TTC's Route 29 Dufferin Bus will be diverting via the old "Dufferin Jog" route of Peel, Gladstone and Queen. 

As this work is carried out, I will keep our community informed of any updates to this work. As this is a Metrolinx project, I encourage you to contact Jennifer Capan, Community Relations and Issues Specialist at Metrolinx for any questions or concerns via telephone at 416-202-4732 or through email at [email protected] 

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