City to extend Woodbine island median to combat flooding
As part of its plan to tackle local basement flooding issues, the City of Toronto has decided to extend the median island on Woodbine Avenue, just north of Lake Shore Boulevard East.
The existing median is set to be extended by 32.5 metres as a way to help manage storm water flows on Woodbine Avenue.
Once completed, this extension will help address periodic flooding in the community east of Woodbine Avenue, the Kew Beach Avenue exit ramp and the south end of Kew Beach Avenue.
Construction, which is expected to wrap up Friday, July 27, will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Area residents should expect some impacts and temporary inconveniences including noise and vibration caused by construction equipment.
Some pedestrian and traffic restrictions may also be necessary.
Signs will be posted advising people of detours, lane closures and pedestrian crossings. Access to driveways and sidewalks may also be restricted during construction. Emergency vehicle access and recycling/garbage collection will not be affected.
Once the project is done, parking on the east side of Woodbine Avenue in the area of the extension will be prohibited at all times to maintain two northbound lanes at all times. Five parking spots will also be removed on the east side of Woodbine Avenue and the driveway between 79 and 83 Woodbine Ave. will be restricted to right in/out access.
Anyone requiring further information should contact Mae Lee of the city’s public consultation department at email@example.com or at 416-392-8210.
- Joanna Lavoie