Expect Additional Delays in the Waverley Underpass Project Area as Rail Detour is Implemented

October 31, 2017

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians traveling in the vicinity of the Waverley Underpass project from Wednesday, November 1 until Friday, November 3 can expect additional travel delays as the rail detour is implemented at the at-grade railway crossing on Waverley Street just south of Taylor Avenue to facilitate further construction of the underpass.

Construction of the rail detour, called a “shoofly”, is almost complete and from about Wednesday to Friday this week trains will be transitioning from the CN mainline over to the shoofly. This work will involve passage of specialized equipment and workers through the crossing. During this time, additional delays over and above the usual delays caused by daily train traffic at this location can be expected.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are reminded to refrain from queuing or stopping on the tracks, and to always come to a stop in advance of flashing bells and gates when trains are approaching.

Motorists are encouraged to plan their travel routes, use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates, and to allow additional time to get to their destinations while the rail detour is implemented.

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