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DRT detours buses during Altona construction,
starting May 2



Update — Tuesday, September 13, 5:06 p.m.: Construction on the first phase has ended, and work on the second phase starts Thursday, September 15. DRT is revising bus detours.


Update — Friday, July 1, 9:30 a.m.: DRT has ended service along the high school special routes until September.


The Region of Durham is closing

  • Altona Road North (Regional Road 27) between Strouds Lane and Sheppard Avenue in Pickering

for a project to replace the bridge over the Canadian National Railway tracks and rebuild the roadway. During the first phase of this project, starting Monday, May 2, the Region and the City of Pickering are closing the entire intersection of Altona Road North and Sheppard Avenue / Twyn Rivers Drive to all traffic.

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 107 / 107B Rosebank, 109 Rouge Hill shuttle, 162, 163 St. Mary’s high school special and 182 Bay Ridges / West Shore / Rosebank / Finch / Highway 2 routes.

Construction on this phase likely continues until Thursday, September 1.


182 Bay Ridges / West Shore / Rosebank / Finch / Highway 2

Monday-to-Saturday evenings and all day Sundays and holidays, starting Monday, May 2, buses operate along their regular route to Pinegrove Avenue and Oakburn Avenue, then detour:

southward along Oakburn;
east- and northward along Westcreek Drive; and then
eastward along Pinegrove to Altona Road North,
resuming their regular route northward along Altona North.

107 Rosebank

Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours, buses operate along their regular route to Altona Road North and Littleford Street, then detour:

westward along Littleford;
northward along Hoover Drive;
westward along Twyn Rivers Drive;
northward along Woodview Avenue;
eastward along Waterford Gate to Oakburn Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Oakburn.

The buses continue along their regular route to Twyn Rivers and Hoover, then again detour:

southward along Hoover;
eastward along Littleford;
southward along Altona North; and then
eastward along Kingston Road (Regional Highway 2) to White’s Road,
resuming their regular route southward along White’s.

During afternoon rush hours, buses operate along their regular route to Altona Road North and Littleford Street, then detour:

westward along Altona;
northward along Hoover Drive;
westward along Twyn Rivers Drive;
northward along Woodview Avenue;
eastward along Waterford Gate to Oakburn Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Oakburn.

The buses continue along their regular route to Twyn Rivers and Hoover, then again detour:

southward along Hoover;
eastward along Littleford;
southward along Altona North; and then
eastward along Kingston Road (Regional Highway 2) to Rougemount Drive,
resuming their regular route southward along Rougemount.

107B Rosebank

From about 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and before 7 p.m. Saturdays, buses operate along their regular route to Sheppard Avenue and Rosebank Road North, then detour:

northward along Rosebank North;
westward along Finch Avenue;
southward along Altona Road North;
westward along Pinegrove Avenue;
southward along Oakburn Avenue;
westward along Waterford Gate;
southward along Woodview Avenue;
eastward along Twyn Rivers Drive;
southward along Hoover Drive; and then
eastward along Littleford Street to Altona North,
resuming their regular route southward along Altona.

109 Rouge Hill shuttle

Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, buses operate along their regular route to Kingston and Altona Roads, then detour:

eastward along Kingston;
northward along Rosebank Road North;
east- and northward along Foxwood Trail;
eastward along Strouds Lane;
north- and westward along Amberlea Road;
southward along Rosebank North;
westward along Strouds Lane;
southward along Calvington Drive;
east- and northward along Treetop Drive;
eastward along Strouds Lane;
southward along Rosebank North; and then
westward along Kingston to Altona,
resuming their regular route westward along Kingston.

162 St. Mary’s high school special

Monday-to-Friday school-day mornings, buses operate along their regular route to Altona Road North and Littleford Street, then detour:

westward along Littleford;
northward along Hoover Drive;
westward along Twyn Rivers Drive;
northward along Woodview Avenue;
eastward along Waterford Gate;
northward along Oakburn Avenue;
westward along Pine Grove Avenue;
southward along Woodview;
eastward along Twyn Rivers;
southward along Hoover;
eastward along Littleford;
southward along Altona North;
eastward along Kingston; and then
northward along Rosebank Road North to Sheppard Avenue,
resuming their regular route eastward along Sheppard.

Monday-to-Friday school-day afternoons, buses reverse the detour route.

163 St. Mary’s high school special

Monday-to-Friday school-day mornings, buses start their trips on Hogarth Street west of Woodview Avenue, then proceed:

northward along Woodview;
eastward along Woodview Avenue;
southward along Altona Road North; and then
eastward along Strouds Lane to Rosebank Road North,
resuming their regular route northward along Rosebank North.

Monday-to-Friday school-day afternoons, buses operate along their regular routes to Hogarth Street at Woodview Avenue, ending their trips.