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Dupont Station "Easier Access" project: Crews start working on south-east elevators

The TTC is continuing its “Easier Access” program to install elevators in its rapid-transit stations, making the subway system accessible for everyone. The program supports the government of Ontario’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The provincial legislation commits the TTC to achieving a barrier-free transit system by 2025.

TTC contractors continue the project to install new elevators at Dupont Station. They started the project September, 2015 by relocating underground utilities on Dupont Street west of Spadina Road. Since mid-January, 2016, crews have been relocating overhead utilities. Since March 2016, they’ve been working to install elevator #2 on the northwest corner of the intersection.

Starting Monday, July 17, crews start working on the next phase of the project — relocating overhead utilities on the south side of the intersection.

They’ll start excavating the shafts for Elevators 1 and 3 on the south-east corner of the intersection in the City’s right-of-way in August. The work blocks traffic lanes until December 31, 2018, although at least one lane of traffic in each direction is available for motorists while crews are installing the elevator. The work may delay, but will not otherwise affect, TTC services along the 26 Dupont and 127 Davenport routes, although the TTC may temporarily relocate bus stops.

Crews maintain access to the subway-station entrance at the southeast corner of Dupont and Spadina. Signs direct pedestrian safely around the work zone. For safety reasons, the TTC is removing bicycle parking at the station.

Crews generally work from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. Occasionally, they may work until 11 p.m. to complete the project as quickly as possible. You can expect construction-related noise and vibration during this work.

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