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College Station "Easier Access", second-exit projects: Construction continues, December 14

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.

It’s also building second exits from stations with just one exit to increase passenger safety during emergencies.

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Since Monday, November 9, the TTC has been building a new station concourse south of the current concourse at College Station. The new concourse combines new elevators and a second exit through the College Park retail development.

Contractors are setting up a work zone on Yonge Street south of College and Carlton Streets. Crews complete the project in stages to reduce the impact on the local area, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

The contractor is installing temporary road decking to maintain sidewalks and one lane of traffic in each direction through the intersection of Yonge Street with College and Carlton Streets.

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To maintain sidewalk access and one lane of traffic in each direction throughout construction, the contractors will temporarily widen Yonge (Stage 1A) and remove the centre median (Stage 1B).

Stage 1A: Preparatory works

Crews have completed Stage 1A by setting up a work zone in the northbound curb lane and occupy a portion of the sidewalk. They also installed hoarding to maintain the safety of the work zone.

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Stage 1B — Median removal

Starting Monday, December 14, crews are removing the median in the centre of Yonge Street. They’re also installing hoarding to maintain the safety of the work zone.

Activities include:

  • installing hoarding / barriers and traffic control; and
  • removing the centre median, including any street furniture and trees in the work zone.

Crews maintain one lane of traffic in each direction on Yonge Street at all times.

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Stage 1B continues “for approx. 8 weeks” or until February 7, 2021.

Construction on the new elevators and second exit / entrance continues until 2023.

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