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Delays Hit King Street Bridgework

A reader sends up this heads-up: “The City’s contractor for the work associated with the lowering of the roadway surface underneath the Atlantic Overpass (King Street Closure - Shaw to Dufferin) is 3 weeks behind schedule and has hit another road block: that being an active sewer line that was discovered where according to project plans, none existed. As a result, additional work involving the lowering of the sewer is required, prior to the actual lowering of the road base can commence. This delay will require a continuance of the diversionary routings being utilized by streetcars that normally operate over King St. W., between Dufferin St. and Shaw St. until further notice.

The new tentative completion date for this phase of the King St. W. streetcar track reconstruction project is scheduled for 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 14. As a result, streetcars operating on the 504 King & 508 Lake Shore routes are to continue operating on their current diversionary routings. In addition, streetcars operating on the 509 Harbourfront, 511 Bathurst & 512 St. Clair routes will also be required to operate on their assigned diversionary routings upon entering \ exiting service until the project’s completion.