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January 2012 - Fall 2012: Northbound HOV Lane Closed on Allen Road North of Sheppard Avenue West to North of De Boers Drive for Subway Tunnel Construction

January 12, 2012

Beginning Monday, January 16 at 9:30 a.m. the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane on northbound Allen Road north of Sheppard Avenue West will be closed for extraction shaft construction and will reopen in Fall 2012. The HOV lane will be closed from north of Sheppard Avenue West to north of De Boers Drive. This construction site located on the northeast corner of Sheppard Avenue West at the south end of the earth berm and extends approximately 464 metres adjacent to Allen Road. Construction crews will be building a large shaft for the arrival of the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) “Holey and Moley”.  The southern 200 metres of the HOV lane is anticipated to reopen in the fall.

Construction work for this month includes:

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Work Hours

The City of Toronto has approved a noise by-law exemption which allows the contractor to perform overnight and weekend work when required to minimize traffic and neighbourhood disruptions.

Work will normally run between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
No work will be done on Statutory Holidays.

Lane Restrictions on Allen Road

The HOV northbound lane on Allen Road north of Sheppard Avenue West will be closed until this fall. The HOV lane is closed from north of Sheppard Avenue West to north of De Boers Drive (approximately 464 metres). Due to the nature of the work, motorists may face temporary traffic delays northbound on Allen Road.

Construction Vehicle Access

Construction vehicles will access and exit the construction site only from Allen Road. Construction vehicles may be parked on Dufferin Street for the fibre-optic relocation work. We regret any inconvenience that may be caused as a result of this work.

For more Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension construction information, please contact us at:

Construction Information Line: 1-800-223-6192


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