Yonge Richmond closed

Major Yonge St. intersection closed for rest of month

Traffic woes continue in downtown Toronto as more major construction, this time at Yonge Street, is clogging surrounding streets. The work is part of extensive TTC track replacement and sidewalk repairs that earlier this month closed the intersection of Bay and Richmond.

Now that work has pushed further east, and Yonge and Richmond will be completely shutdown starting at 6 a.m. tomorrow (October 27) until 7 a.m. on October 31. Construction crews are scheduled to work around the clock to expedite the repairs required at the busy intersection.

In the meantime, here's some of the pertinent information from the City of Toronto about the closure:

  • Westbound traffic on Richmond Street will be forced to detour at Victoria Street.
  • Motorists can use alternative routes such as Wellington Street, King Street or Queen Street.
  • Southbound traffic on Yonge Street will be diverted at Queen Street.
  • Northbound traffic on Yonge Street will be diverted at Adelaide Street West.
  • Only local traffic will be permitted on Yonge Street in both directions approaching the intersection.
  • Not traffic will be able to go through the intersection during the closure.
  • Church Street, Bay Street or University Avenue are alternative north-south routes.

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