TORONTO — Road reconstruction work on Bloor Street West, between Avenue Road and Spadina Avenue, is ahead of schedule and the City of Toronto is accelerating work on the north side.
The work was initially scheduled to start in the spring of 2024 but will begin this week instead.
To complete the work by the end of December, there will be no westbound travel on Bloor Street West between Avenue Road and Spadina Avenue and only one eastbound travel lane and eastbound cycle track will be available, states a city release, adding sidewalks will remain open on both sides of the street.
Construction is expected to pause over the winter months and the eastbound and westbound travel lanes and cycle track will reopen.
In spring 2024, crews will complete the final stage of construction, which will make safety improvements to the intersections of Bloor and St. George streets and Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue and that work will require full intersection closures.
A number of construction needs are bundled into the project to complete the work as quickly as possible and minimize the overall disruption to road users, businesses and the community, the release indicates. The project began in July 2023 and to date crews have repaired the sidewalks on the north and south sides of Bloor Street and reconstructed the south side of the road. The project is anticipated to be completed by July 2024.