Beginning in mid-June, the TTC will be co-ordinating various accessibility and infrastructure improvement projects along the St Clair streetcar route and inside both St Clair and St Clair West stations. Throughout this construction, buses will replace streetcars along the 512 St. Clair streetcar route. For details about the scope of the construction, please see a complete overview of the projects here.
The fences on the Glen Cedar pedestrian bridge were put up to protect residents from rotting planks on the “sidewalk” sections of the bridge. This bridge gets inspected as part of the City’s bi-annual inspection program. As part of the last inspection some wear and tear on some of the planks was noted and suggested for replacement in the next couple of years. However, it recently came to the attention of Transportation staff that the sidewalk portions were unsafe and that rotting had occurred to an extent that posed a safety risk to users. The sidewalk portions of the bridge were installed in a different fashion from the main walkway of the bridge and as a result have shown quicker deterioration. In order to ensure the safety of the bridge users, the raised “sidewalk” sections will have to remain fenced off until the bridge rehabilitation works are completed. My office is working with Engineering Construction Services to determine a reasonable timeline for this work.
The bridge is not undergoing an Environmental Assessment with the province as was last reported.