Two bridges at Etobicoke’s “Spaghetti Junction” were recently demolished as part of the massive Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration project.
Crews worked from March 8 to 12 to remove the bridges over Kipling Avenue between Dundas Street West and Bloor Street West. The City of Toronto states the work was carried out in order to “transform the Six Points Interchange from a highway-like junction to a community-centric area that will feature pedestrian-friendly intersections, boulevards, trees and bike lanes.”
Crews with various types of heavy machinery worked 24 hours a day to complete the bridge removal expeditiously in order to minimize traffic disruption at what is known locally as Spaghetti Junction in Etobicoke. According to the City of Toronto, following 10 years of planning, engineering and design, construction to reconfigure the Six Points intersection started in March 2017.
The $70-million road project is expected to wrap up in spring 2020. In addition to removing the bridges, the work also includes creating regular intersections between Kipling Avenue, Bloor Street West and Dundas Street West.
The reconfiguration supports the development of Etobicoke Centre with funding coming from the city’s Transportation Services Division 2016-2025 capital budget.