Unfortunately Lower Don Trail will remain closed between Pottery Road and Riverdale Park Bridge in to spring 2017.
This extended closure is caused by unforeseen underground site conditions and challenges with 3rd party existing infrastructure in the work zone.
Heavy concrete trucks are travelling in the work area now. Please respect the trail closure that is in place for your own safety. See recommend detour route map via Broadview Ave below or at this link .
The new Bayview Ave multi-use trail is now passable from Pottery Road to Rosedale Valley Road, which makes a good alternate route connecting west to the Brick Works, The Beltline Trail or into the city.
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The project team has been hard at work on the Belleville Rail Underpass portion of the project. Sub-grade works have been complete with the placement of the final caisson and the advancement to the structure works. The footing concrete and associated rebar have been placed with our crews working on forming the accompanying wingwalls and retaining walls.
At the Pottery Road segment of work, contractors have been excavating and grading the pathway connection from Bayview to the new Pottery Structure. They are coordinating with the railway to create an appropriate at-grade crossing plan. Please note the new trail bridge is not yet open.
Please be reminded that construction activities and the associated truck traffic pose a risk to the public. We have to stress that all parties respect the trail closure that is in place as it is for the safety of the public. Unfortunately, it has been observed that some individuals choose to disregard the signage, fencing, site personnel and closure. The act of disregarding this closure can pose a risk not only to yourself but to others as well.
See recommend detour route map via Broadview Ave below. Bayview Multi-use trail is also now passable from Pottery Road to Rosedale Valley Rd.