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Advanced Watermain, Utility and Road Works for Finch West Subway Station

November 25, 2010

Construction Notice No. 6c      Update: November 29, 2010

Construction began in August for an extension of Tangiers Road and Murray Ross Parkway in preparation of the Finch West Subway Station construction. Once complete, the extension will provide a detour route around the intersection of Keele Street and Finch Ave West to help ease traffic congestion during station construction.

Murray Ross Parkway will be extended east to meet a northern extension of Tangiers Road. The new road work also includes replacement and installation of watermains, utilities, drainage, traffic signals as well as new landscaping and pedestrian sidewalks. The road extensions, utility re-locations and enabling works are the first phase of construction for the Finch West subway station.

This advanced work also includes the relocation of the watermains and utilities on Keele St., from Finch Ave West to north of Murray Ross Parkway and the relocation of utilities on Murray Ross Parkway through Keele St. The utility relocation has been co-ordinated alongside the TYSSE construction to ease the impact to the community. This work is expected to be complete in March 2011*.

* Expected completion date is subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen events.

Work Hours

Lane Restrictions and Road Closures

From November 29th until mid December, expect lane restrictions southbound on Keele Street, from north of Murray Ross Parkway to Finch Avenue West. There will also be lane restrictions on Finch Avenue West approaching Keele Street in both directions. Paid duty officers will be directing traffic for the intersection of Finch and Keele. For this portion of the work contractors will be installing watermains, manholes, and sewers.

Lane restrictions provide a safe work zone by establishing a buffer between the public, traffic, and the excavation. Motorists may face temporary to significant traffic delays due to varying lane restrictions on the following streets:

Pedestrian and Construction Vehicle Access

The sidewalks will remain open at all times to maintain pedestrian access during this portion of construction. Construction vehicles will access the construction site on Keele St. at Murray Ross Parkway and on Finch Avenue West at Tangiers Road.

TTC Bus Route Services

Transit delays can be expected during peak times on 36 Finch West, 107 Keele North, 41 Keele and 107 Keele North bus services. Your patience during this time is greatly appreciated. We regret any inconvenience that may be caused as a result of this work.

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