A significant water main break at a downtown intersection has left a hole and caused one side of Bloor Street to wash away. Crews have been working since Friday to repair the pipe on the east side of the street near Dundas Street West. CAA Toronto posted photos on Twitter of the road with sections of the blacktop gone.
So today’s bridge repair project did not go as planned. #BloorSt #roadspace A post shared by CAA Toronto (@caetoronto) on Aug 4, 2018 at 10:25am PDT
Water Service @owntown Toronto at Dundas, west of Bloor, has been shut down due to a water main break on the right bank of the Don River #Toronto pic.twitter.com/D3muadrOxJ — CAA Toronto (@caetoronto) August 3, 2018
Crews started work yesterday to replace an old culvert. The water main and manhole later collapsed. The two lanes of Bloor between Queen and Dundas West were closed, and remained closed through the weekend. But the repairs got under way today.
#BloorSt #Roadspace Washed Away parts of Bloor St between Queen & Dundas were washed away from the massive water main break on the west side of the street on Friday August 3rd. Crews have begun repairing the badly damaged section of roadway. @TorontoHydro is working to assess and fix any damage to their systems in the area. pic.twitter.com/bKqL3z7n2Z — CAA Toronto (@caetoronto) August 4, 2018
It was interesting to see how many people live and work above the concrete. Who would have guessed so many of them are far higher up, in elevators?
Since the concrete was also exposed to the elements, water flowed all over the street, leading to flooding in the basements of buildings below. Water leaked out of the basements of some three dozen homes, including one of the largest multi-family buildings in the city. Employees at the nearby Starbucks could be seen scooping out flooded streets and shoes.
YORK subway construction at Innes Road — what a funny one. Not a good looking one. The materials that were used to salvage the stones had some resemblance to sandblasted metal. According to the story on this blog, the materials were scrap material that had been stacked up for over a year at a nearby scrapyard.
Stone Workers at the Bloor St bike lane repair are lowering the fragile cement blocks and covering them with black paint to prevent them from rusting. pic.twitter.com/VPGpyagcPl — Tiffany Walden (@tiffneywalden) August 4, 2018
Twitter users couldn’t believe that a city bike lane has been damaged.
@citytv why would you not fix the bike lane on Bloor Street! That’s one shitty cycle path. pic.twitter.com/BY4V4lX8qz — Trelia Wilde (@OhItsTrelia) August 6, 2018
And of course, now there are reports that this new repair could soon be replaced by a roundabout, which may be more functional in terms of traffic.
Read the full article at Chatelaine.
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Congestion-free—can the bloomin’ Detroit crossing make it so for everyone?
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