I have had many calls from residents over the past few years related to the absence of sidewalks on Bathurst Street between Shaftsbury Avenue and Gamble Road. That section is a missing link for those wishing to walk or cycle in the area and is a particularly important route for students attending St Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School.
In response to this community need, a sidewalk and street lighting are currently being installed along the east side of Bathurst Street between Shaftsbury Avenue and Gamble Road. These improvements will benefit pedestrians and cyclists, as it will create a continuous sidewalk from Highway 7 to King Vaughan Road providing more connectivity for travellers along that stretch.
Work has begun and is anticipated to be completed by late November 2020. Bathurst Street will remain open to traffic and access will be maintained, however, a temporary lane closure of one northbound lane may be required between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Saturday for construction. Safety is a priority so please slow down through construction areas.
Please note: this work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or delays related to COVID-19 and Public Health guidelines. York Region will provide advance notice whenever possible.