UPDATE August 21: The reconstruction of Roncesvalles is well under way. There is one through lane northbound on Roncesvalles, with limited local southbound traffic.
Please obey signage for safety. We have reports of some near-accidents and dangerous behaviour in the construction zones. Cyclists and pedestrians, please avoid the construction zones!
Contractors are now using chalk while drilling or breaking concrete to cut down on dust.
The west-side intersection of Pearson and Roncesvalles will open today or tomorrow. Pearson west of Roncesvalles is temporarily two-way traffic.
The west-side intersection of Galley and Roncesvalles is closed, but is expected to open approximately August 27. Galley west of Roncesvalles is temporarily two-way traffic.
The west-side intersection of Garden and Roncesvalles is closed for about two weeks while water and sewer work is being done there. Garden west of Roncesvalles is temporarily two-way traffic.
The west-side intersection of Fern and Roncesvalles will be closed starting about August 27.
The west-side intersection of Geoffrey and Roncesvalles is closed for several days. Geoffrey west of Roncesvalles is temporarily two-way traffic.
The east-side intersection of Grenadier and Roncesvalles is closed for several days. This should open up by August 23.
The west-side intersection of Grenadier and Roncesvalles will close about August 27. Grenadier west of Roncesvalles will be temporarily two-way traffic.
Sidewalk closures: The west-side sidewalk on Roncesvalles is closed between Fermanagh and Geoffrey, and also closed between Galley and Fern. There will be west-side sidewalk closures between Constance and Marmaduke when water main installation begins in the next day or two.
Parking is permitted outside the construction zones and on side streets; you can usually park within a block or two of your favourite shop! Put your money where your house is, and keep shopping on Roncesvalles.
Delivery zones are coned areas of the street, usually to the north of active construction.
Water main work will be continuing between Galley and Fern.
Please note that the Roncesvalles Polish Festival will be going ahead on September 19 and 20. The contractors will remove equipment from the street, clean up and pave what they can. We will have a very walkable and danceable street for the festival.
TTC Service Changes: The 504 King streetcar will turn back east at the Roncesvalles TTC yard during the reconstruction (until Fall 2010). Roncesvalles service to Queen Street and from the Dundas West subway will be replaced with shuttle buses travelling south along Lansdowne and then north up Roncesvalles. More details at Transit Toronto and the TTC’s 504 King service advisory webpage.
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