In one of the busiest places in the East, Toronto has resumed traffic, as crews completed the extensive project to replace the tram rails a month earlier than planned.
The intersection of Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East was reopened to cars, bicycles and pedestrians at 08:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12.
“Work ended early due to favorable weather and infrastructure status, located under the intersection of Broadview-Gerrard − said the administration of Toronto on its website. − Thanks to the team of workers was able to finish with the replacement and track repair for a shorter period than previously planned”.
However, TTC staff will work at the crossroads until 25 August to restore the supply of electricity by aerial wires. They will continue to work in the daytime, therefore, according to the city administration, some traffic lanes will be temporarily shut off.
“However, all this time, traffic will be implemented in both directions,” − said in a press release.
The project for replacement of old tram tracks along Broadview Avenue started on June 25, and officials from the TTC reported at the time that the complex nature of infrastructure in this area can complicate a work task.
Transport service TTC also said it plans “to hold an event to celebrate the opening of” the intersection, but not yet submitted details.