King Street closed

King Street is now closed to vehicles until next year. Until July 20, it is also closed to pedestrian traffic between 7 am and 7 pm.

Little boys and girls will thrill at the sight of huge digger trucks and cement mixers, however. Take it from me.

Nunziata to Sullivan: Weston Road and Oak Street congestion not your concern.

The 1920s era railway bridge looking south on Weston Road

If you have made the mistake recently of trying to go along St. Phillips to Weston Road stores at the Crossroads Plaza or the 401, patience is a virtue as you inch across the Humber a few cars at a time. The same goes for those heading through that same junction on Weston Road which is down to one lane at the old railway bridge. There aren’t too many alternatives although some drivers are finding a back-door route through Weston Village. According to the official City link, the work (and blocked lane) is scheduled to continue until the end of 2014.

WESTON RD

from OAK ST to ST PHILLIPS RD. Utility relocation and road re-profilling (sic) work on Weston Rd from Oak St to St Phillips Rd and Humberview Cres. Northbound curb lane closure to be implemented continuously.
START: 2012-Mar-01 12:00:00 AM
END: 2014-Dec-31 12:00:00 AM

INFO UPDATED: 2012-Mar-14 2:33:44 PM DISTRICT: Etobicoke York
WARD: York South-Weston (11)
ID: RD2545823

Utility relocation; looking North on Weston Road

This was already a difficult bottleneck especially when tag-teamed with the lights at Oak Street but now it’s an exercise in frustration. Needless to say, people are not very happy about the delays and some raised the issue during MP Mike Sullivan’s recent town hall meeting. Sullivan agreed to follow up and ask Councillor Frances Nunziata what was being done to ease the congestion. According to Paul Ferreira at Mike Sullivan’s Office the Councillor isn’t playing ball, saying that she would rather deal with constituents directly. I checked the Councillor’s latest newsletter but sadly there was no mention of the issue. Paul helpfully included the councillor’s email address which is here: [email protected] – or you can contact her by phone at 416-392-4091.