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Leslie upgrades and track installation:
Work continues March 3

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Leslie Barns -- February-27-15.jpgCity of Toronto and TTC contractors continue the project to upgrade the street, improve the water-service infrastructure and install streetcar tracks on Leslie Street.

(They’re building new tracks to connect the future Leslie Barns streetcar maintenance and storage facility to the tracks on Queen Street East.)

From about 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 until 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, crews are shifting the traffic lanes at the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard East with Leslie Street. working in the Lake Shore and Leslie intersection to shift traffic lanes.

They’ll shift all traffic lanes on Lake Shore East from the south side to the north side of the roadway. After they’ve finished, motorists can use two through lanes and a turn lane in both directions.

Although contractors added a third lane in January, they’ve had to remove that lane to finish upgrading the water-main and sewers and install streetcar tracks safely.

The work zone blocks the east-west pedestrian and cyclist crossing on the south side of the intersection. The east-west crossing on the north side of the intersection and the the north-south crosswalks on the east and west side of the intersection are still available.

Crews also worked yesterday, Saturday February 28 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Leslie Street between Queen Street East and Eastern Avenue to upgrade the utilities and to prepare the site for upcoming work to install a pole on the northwest corner of Queen East and Leslie.

The TTC continues to detour buses operating along the 31B branch of the 31 Greenwood route and the 83 Jones route.