Toronto (February 29, 2016) – From 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, February 29, and Tuesday, March 1, the Ship Channel Bridge, which runs along Cherry Street in the Toronto Port Lands, will be closed overnight to vehicle traffic in order to conduct important work needed to reinforce one of the bridge’s critical structural components. The closures are part of the broader repairs being done to the bridge deck to re-open the bridge to two-way traffic, anticipated to occur by early April.
During the closures, traffic will be diverted via Commissioners Street, with clear signage indicating the diversion in place. The work is being conducted overnight so as to minimize any impact on the local community and is necessary to repair the bridge deck to its full operational capacity. During the closures, pedestrians and bike users will continue to cross the bridge as normal.
PortsToronto’s goal is to return the bridge back to two-way traffic as efficiently as possible, while minimizing any impact of the repair on the people who live and do business in the area.