Lake Shore Blvd West - Track Renewal 2022
What we are doing and whyPreliminary rail welding work is required by the TTC in advance of a TTC/City streetcar track renewal project on Lake Shore Boulevard West from Mimico Avenue to Louisa Street scheduled to start in June 2022. Construction details/dates will be provided in future City/TTC notices prior to the start of the project.
In addition to the above, the City and TTC will undertake streetcar track renewal work at Kipling Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West.
Preliminary work - Rail welding/storage location
Starting on Monday, March 28 through to Friday, April 1 a rail welding crew will occupy the two track lanes on Lake Shore Blvd West between Superior Avenue and Burlington Street. This work involves welding standard lengths of rail into longer strings in advance of track reconstruction project, which will allow for faster track installation, thereby reducing the construction disruption to local communities.
The long strings of rail will be moved to the westbound track lane between Summerhill Road and Hillside Avenue where they will remain stored. The rail pile will be depleted as the track work and new rail installation progresses over the course of the project.
Work hours - some night activity
The preliminary rail welding operations will be conducted between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Some after hours and night deliveries of rail may be required to support the daytime welding operation. The set-up for the welding work zone on the first day (March 28), will begin at approx. 7 a.m.
The long strings of rail will be moved to the storage location. In order to move the rails safely and efficiently, a night crew will pull the rails overnight (a two‑night period) with a Toronto police escort. Some noise can be expected during this activity.
Parking and traffic restrictions
Rail welding work zone
On-street parking and traffic in both directions will be maintained through the rail welding work zone. Left turns will be prohibited within the work zone. Traffic may need to approach from the opposite direction in order to make a right turn into driveways.
Rail storage area
On-street parking and traffic in both directions will be maintained through the rail storage area. Left turns will be prohibited within the storage area, as well as from Summerhill Road onto Lake Shore Boulevard. Traffic may need to approach from the opposite direction in order to make a right turn into driveways.
Buses are presently operating on Lake Shore Boulevard West and will be maintained both ways through the preliminary rail welding work zone.
Thank you for your patience as the TTC undertakes this preliminary rail welding work.
For further TTC information
Diego Sinagoga, Senior Community Liaison Officer, 647-468-4183, 416-393-2197, firstname.lastname@example.org