UPDATE: Monday afternoon, March 24th
All work on the sewer and maintenance has been completed. The contractor is in the process of backfilling the large excavations. The back fill will be left overnight to cure and asphalt restoration will be completed tomorrow.
As a result, it is anticipated that Bloor St will reopen to traffic in both directions by the afternoon rush hour on March 25 ,2014.
Night work will be suspended tonight.
There has been a major sewer chamber collapse in front of #1379 Bloor Street West which has also damaged the sewer system entering and exiting this chamber. The sewer system is still flowing and is not causing any sewer back up or basement flooding.
Toronto Water's District Contractor is on site. To perform this work, Bloor Street West must be closed from Symington Ave to Lansdowne Ave for a estimated time of 7 days. Unfortunately due to the amount of damage beneath the road surface all four lanes must be closed at this time for safety of the public and the construction crew working within this site.
In order to re-open this road quickly, it will be necessary for crews to work around the clock. To ensure ample warning for people commuting along Bloor Street, the contractor has set up "Road Closure Ahead" signage so that commuters have warning prior to reaching Symington and Lansdowne.
Toronto Police will be on site performing traffic control to allow local traffic to enter side streets for business and homes.
I will be in close contact with Toronto Water staff for the duration of this work and will keep our community informed through my website social media. Follow me on Twitter @Ward18AnaBailao and Facebook Councillor Ana Bailao for the most up to date information on news affecting Ward 18.
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