TORONTO — Southbound University Avenue between College Street and Queen Street West in Toronto will be reduced to one lane due to infrastructure upgrades.
Construction on southbound University Avenue may need to pause during the coldest part of winter from late December until early February, states the city’s website, adding during this period, traffic restrictions will be lifted and all southbound lanes will be opened. Work on southbound lanes is expected to be completed by summer 2024.
The work and the related traffic impacts have been co-ordinated with Metrolinx’s Ontario Line work taking place at Queen Street West and University Avenue.
The work includes:
- The replacement of a nearly 150-year-old watermain;
- the addition of new safety measures into existing southbound cycle tracks;
- the implementation of green infrastructure in the form of a landscaped median between select southbound cycle tracks and motor vehicle lanes; and
- road resurfacing.
From now until early December, the Ontario Line project will occupy two northbound lanes on University Avenue from Queen Street West to Armoury Street.
After that lane occupancy will be reduced to use only one northbound lane on the same stretch of University Avenue until the project’s expected completion in 2026.