Road Closure: York Gate Blvd. at Finch Ave. W. (Anticipated Timing: Late April 2021)

Road Closure: York Gate Blvd. at Finch Ave. W. (Anticipated Timing: Late April 2021)

What?

As part of the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project, work continues across Finch Avenue West. Guideway work will occur at York Gate Boulevard and Finch Avenue West starting in mid-April once the guideway installation is completed at the Jane Street and Finch Avenue West intersection. Guideway work includes installation of pole foundations, manholes, duct banks, trackwork and overhead cabling.

During the work, York Gate Boulevard will be closed at Finch Avenue West. This temporary closure is anticipated to start in late April 2021 and continue for two (2) months, approximately.

A portion of the guideway must be installed this spring to test the first set of light rail vehicles that will arrive in summer. The first portion of the track will be installed down the centre of Finch Avenue West between Norfinch Drive/Oakdale Road and Sentinel Road as well as at the Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF), located on the west side of York Gate Boulevard.

Road signs will be posted in advance to keep drivers and pedestrians informed of traffic changes to expect.

Work will primarily occur between 7 am to 11 pm; however, some work will need to be accomplished
overnight. Work that causes higher noise or vibration levels will be prioritized before 11 pm and monitored, if needed.

WORK HOURS:

  • The York Gate Boulevard closure at Finch Avenue West will be in effect for two (2) months, approximately.
  • This closure is anticipated to start in late April 2021.
  • Road signs will be installed in advance to inform drivers and pedestrians of this change.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Guideway work is ongoing at Jane Street and Finch Avenue West intersection, partially restricting the north and southbound lanes on Jane Street, since mid-March 2021.
  • Once the guideway is installed at Jane Street and Finch Avenue West, work will begin at the Driftwood Avenue and York Gate Boulevard intersections at Finch Avenue West.
  • York Gate Boulevard will be closed at Finch Avenue West for two (2) months, approximately.
  • During this work, motorists will not have access to York Gate Boulevard from Finch Avenue West. Jane Street will provide access to York Gate Boulevard during this time.
  • Dates are approximated and may change.
  • Please visit us at www.metrolinx.com/finchwestlrt for up-to-date information.
  • Please take extra care when navigating near work sites, and always make eye contact with the driver before crossing in front of any equipment or vehicle.
  • Construction dust, noise and vibration will be noticeable at times.
  • Noise and vibration monitors will be installed, as needed.
  • Work could be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS:

  • At least one lane in each direction will remain open at Finch Avenue West.
  • York Gate Boulevard will be closed at Finch Avenue West for two (2) months, approximately.
  • Jane Street will provide access to York Gate Boulevard during this time.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of Finch Avenue West will remain closed from Norfinch Drive to York Gate Boulevard.
  • Sidewalk and crosswalk restrictions will be in place within the construction area to protect workers and the public.
  • TTC bus stops will be closed or relocated away from work zones, as needed.
  • Relocation of bus stops is done in consultation with TTC.
  • Access to TTC will be maintained at all times.
  • Please visit www.ttc.ca for more information