[Update August 28: Pottery Rd. Reopened Sunday after New Trail Bridge Installed Ahead of Schedule]
This weekend, Pottery Road is closed and the Lower Don Trail is closed to and from Pottery Road going north and south. That means no trail access south of Beechwood Drive/Don Mills through to Riverdale Park. Please avoid this area.
Access from the trails in Crothers Woods to and from Pottery Road will also be closed.
See map and more details below…
The good news:
The Pottery Road new pedestrian/cycling bridge is being placed the weekend of August 27-28! It will connect the new Bayview Avenue multi-use trail, now under construction, to the Lower Don Trail as part of Lower Don Trail improvements.
The bad news:
Bridge installation requires the following closures the weekend of Aug. 27-28:
Pottery Road between Bayview Avenue and Broadview Avenue will be closed to all through traffic the weekend of August 27-28, beginning 6 a.m. Saturday. Local access only to Fantasy Farms and Todmorden Mills will be maintained from Broadview Avenue.
Cyclists coming down Pottery Road from Broadview will not be able to connect to the Lower Don Trail. Same goes for pedestrians, skateboarders, incline skates, and uni-cyclists. Sorry.
Lower Don Trail, north of Pottery Road:
The trail will be closed south of Beechwood Drive/Don Mills. Any trail user arriving at Pottery Road will be turned back up the trail. There is no exit during construction.
Lower Don Trail, south of Pottery Road:
This portion of the trail is already closed, from Pottery to Riverdale Park, for continuing work on the new Belleville Underpass tunnel.
Crothers Woods Trail, north of Pottery Road:
The trail will be closed at the top of the hill leading down to Pottery Road. Any trail users arriving at Pottery Road will be turned back up the trail. There is no exit during construction.
The Worse News:
Unfortunately the closure on Lower Don Trail, south of Pottery Road, will be extended in to late fall. The complications in constructing the Belleville Underpass tunnel continue to be a serious challenge for our construction contractors. I know, this is really frustrating and annoying.
As a positive distraction, try the new Bloor Street bike lanes, which we just installed! Ya! Let’s just talk about Bloor, right? (sigh)