Lake Shore Cycle Track Update - Fall 2017

" As you may be aware, the City originally planned to construct the Cycle Track following the 2015-2016 Toronto Water Lake Shore Sanitary Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation, however this project was not completed until the end of October 2016. The construction of the cycle track was deferred to 2017 to allow Toronto Water more time to complete its work. A deferral also allowed for coordination with the TTC streetcar track replacement along Lake Shore Boulevard West, avoiding the potential increased costs of building temporary streetcar platforms and subsequently replacing them.

The TTC track work has been delayed due to site conditions, as outlined in Construction Update #4 that was distributed to local residents in September. It is anticipated that all track work will be completed by December 30th, 2017.

Now that the track work has moved beyond Norris Crescent, the City will begin the curb installation for the cycle track the week of October 30th. Crews will then construct the cycle track TTC bus platforms, add bicycle signals, delineate the cycle track using pavement markings, and install new signage. The construction of the cycle track is anticipated to take approximately 4-6 weeks.