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Some buses still detour at Old Weston Road / St. Clair

Update — October 22: The City has announced that it is closing Old Weston Road between Davenport and Junction Roads for the West Toronto Diamond Project, starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, October 23, until February 2010. That means that, if the TTC still needs to detour southbound buses operating along the 41 Keele route, the buses must use Weston Road to detour.

TTC and City of Toronto construction at Old Weston Road and St. Clair Avenue West ended (for the most part) yesterday, Tuesday, October 20 and, as David Fisher and other Transit Toronto readers report, the intersection re-opened to traffic before noon. Construction started on Friday, October 16.

TTC buses operating along the 127 Davenport and 168 Symington services resumed their regular routes.

Construction continues to block part of the intersection so that drivers operating buses along the 41 Keele route can’t easily negotiate the right turn from southbound Old Weston Road to westbound St. Clair Avenue West.

Yesterday, southbound buses operated on two different detours. Some continued to operate along their regular detour to Keele Street and Rogers Road, then detour:

westward along Rogers; and then
southward along Weston Road and Keele Street to St. Clair Avenue West,
resuming their regular route southward along Keele.

Others operated along their regular route to Old Weston Road and St. Clair Avenue West, then detoured:

southward along Old Weston; and then
westward along Junction Road to Keele Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Keele.

The detour along Junction Road will not be available after this week. After Friday, October 23, the City will close street until March 2010 at the railway crossing so that GO Transit contractors can work on the grade separation — a bridge — at the West Toronto Diamond.