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DRT revises detours for Altona construction,
starting September 15



Update — Monday, December 26, 9:44 a.m.: Construction has ended and buses have resumed regular service.


Contractors working on the Region of Durham’s project to replace the bridge over the Canadian National Railway tracks and rebuild Altona Road North north of Sheppard Avenue / Twyn Rivers Drive in Pickering, start a second phase of the construction, starting Thursday, September 15.

During the first phase, starting Monday, May 2, the Region and the City of Pickering closed the intersection of Sheppard Avenue / Twyn Rivers Drive with Altona Road North. During this phase, the Region is closing:

  • Altona Road North (Regional Road 27) between Strouds Lane and Sheppard Avenue / Twyn Rivers Drive.

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 107 / 107B Rosebank, 109 Rouge Hill shuttle, 156 Dunbarton morning high school special, 162 Dunbarton / St. Mary’s morning high school special; 162 St. Mary’s / Dunbarton afternoon high school special and 182 Bay Ridges / West Shore / Rosebank / Finch / Highway 2 routes, while the roadway is closed.

Construction likely continues until the end of October.


156 Dunbarton morning high school special

Monday-to-Friday school-day mornings, starting Thursday, September 15, the bus operates along its regular route to Altona Road North and Pine Grove Avenue, then detours:

westward along Pine Grove;
south- and westward along Westcreek Drive; and then
northward along Oakburn Street to Pine Grove,
resuming their regular route westward along Pine Grove.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Woodford Gate at Senator Street,
  • on Oakburn Street at Westcreek Drive and
  • on Pine Grove Avenue at Sandhurst Crescent [west].
162 Dunbarton / St. Mary’s morning high school special

Monday-to-Friday school-day afternoons, starting Thursday, September 15, the bus operates along its regular route to Altona Road North and Sheppard Avenue / Twyn Rivers Drive, then detours:

westward along Twyn Rivers;
northward along Woodview Avenue;
eastward along Pine Grove Avenue; and then
southward along Oakburn Street to Woodford Gate;
resuming their regular route westward along Woodford.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Woodford Gate at Senator Street.

Instead buses pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Pine Grove Avenue at Oakburn Street and
  • on Oakburn Street across from Westcreek Drive.
182 Bay Ridges / West Shore / Rosebank / Finch / Hwy 2

Monday-to-Saturday evenings after 7 p.m. and all day Sundays and holidays, starting Thursday, September 15, buses operate along their regular route to Pine Grove Avenue and Oakburn Street, then detour:

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

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Pine Grove Avenue at Westcreek Drive,
  • on the north-south leg of West Creek Drive at the east-west leg,
  • on Oakburn Street across from West Creek Drive and
  • on Waterford Gate at Forestview Drive and Altona Road North.
107 Rosebank

Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, starting Thursday, September 15, buses operate along their regular route to Sheppard Avenue and Altona Road North, then detour:

westward along Twyn Rivers Drive;
northward along Woodford Avenue; and then
eastward along Waterford Gate to Oakburn Street,
resuming their regular routes northward along Oakburn.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Altona Road North at Granby Court and
  • on Waterford Gate at Senator Street.

Instead, buses drop off and pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Twyn Rivers Drive west of Altona Road North and across from Hoover Drive and
  • on Woodford Street across from Hogarth Street.
107B Rosebank

Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturdays before 7 p.m., starting Thursday, September 15, buses operate along their regular route to Oakburn Street and Waterford Gate, then detour:

westward along Waterford;
southward along Woodford Avenue; and then
eastward along Twyn Rivers Drive to Altona Road North,
resuming their regular route southward along Altona.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Waterford Gate at Forestview Drive and Altona Road North.

Instead, buses drop off and pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Woodview Avenue at Twyn Rivers Drive and
    • on Twyn Rivers Drive at Hoover Drive and west of Altona Road North.
109 Rouge Hill shuttle

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, starting Thursday, September 15, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Altona Road South and Twyn Rivers Drive / Sheppard Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Sheppard;
northward along Rosebank Road North;
westward along Strouds Lane;
southward along Calvington Drive; and then
east- and northward along Treetop Way to Strouds
resuming their regular route eastward along Strouds.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Altona Road North at Granby Court and Strouds Lane and
  • on Strouds Lane east of Calvington Drive and at Treetop Way.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Sheppard Avenue east of Altona Road North and at Old Forest Road and
  • on Rosebank Road North at Foxwood Trail.
162 St. Mary’s / Dunbarton afternoon high school special

Monday-to-Friday school-day afternoons, starting Thursday, September 15, the bus operates along its regular route to Woodford Gate and Oakburn Street, then detours:

northward along Oakburn;
westward along Pine Grove Avenue;
southward along Woodview Avenue; and then
eastward along Twyn Rivers Drive to Altona Road North,
ending its trip.

The bus skips its regular stops

  • on Waterford Gate at Forestview Drive and Altona Road North.

Instead, buses drop off passengers at temporary stops

  • on Pine Grove Avenue at Nordane Drive,
  • on Woodview Avenue at Twyn Rivers Drive and
  • on Twyn Rivers Drive at Hoover Drive and west of Altona Road North.