Queen St. closed this weekend to remove Eaton Centre pedestrian bridge

May 19 2017, 4:17 pm

Just over a month ago, the Eaton Centre announced it will be rebuilding its pedestrian bridge across Queen Street.

The new bridge will better connect the mall to both Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue flagship locations.

And now the time has come for that construction project, which means part of Queen West will be closed.

Starting today, May 19 at 11 pm, Queen will be closed between Yonge and Bay Streets, and will not reopen until May 22 at 5 am.

There will also be no access to James Street during this period.

Eastbound traffic on Queen Street will be diverted at Bay Street while westbound traffic will be diverted at Yonge Street. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, however, the City said, there will be periodic stoppages during crane hoisting work.

As for TTC, since the 501 is currently a operated with buses, said buses will be making a short diversion throughout the weekend.

During the closure period, the 501/301 Queen buses will make the following diversions:

– Eastbound via Bay St., Adelaide St. and Yonge St. back to Queen St.
– Westbound via Yonge St., Richmond St. and Bay St. back to Queen St.

We can’t wait to see what the new bridge will look like.

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