Queens Quay Construction Update March 25-28

heartNote: There will be no construction activity on Friday, March 29th (Good Friday).

Storm and Sanitary: Work continues on the construction of a new sanitary sewer west of York St. (on the north side of Queens Quay). Crews will be saw-cutting and excavating the existing roadbed to install the new sanitary line approximately three metres under Queens Quay. A second crew is starting the installation of catch basins for the new storm sewer west of Lower Simcoe and Queens Quay (on the north side).

Road Work: Construction preparations are underway for three new temporary bus laybys on the south side of Queens Quay. These laybys, located in front of Harbourfront Centre (just east of Lower Simcoe) and the Rees and Simcoe Slips, will be used for passenger loading and unloading during construction. Crews will begin saw-cutting the curbs and the demolition of the adjacent sidewalk this week.

Toronto Hydro: Work continues in many locations. East of Bay St., crews are working on either side of the Yonge Slip. At the western side of the Westin Hotel, crews expect to complete the lateral connection between the hotel and the conference centre in the next two weeks.  The new cable chamber at the southeast corner of York and Queens Quay is nearing completion. Crews are now expected to begin working on road crossing laterals in this intersection. Work is also underway on lateral crossings at 228/230 Queens Quay and crews are preparing to begin a new cable chamber at the Rees Slip. Work is also expected west of the Peter Slip Bridge toward Lower Spadina Ave. Crews may work on Saturday, March 23 (weather-dependent).

Peter Slip Bridge: Crews will perform some additional chipping of the road surface prior to sandblasting the deck in preparation for waterproofing the surface. Work also continues under the bridge where crews are building the infrastructure required to support new ducts for TTC and Toronto Hydro.