Reason behind Toronto street closure under mystery

(CNN) — A massive closure that has frustrated drivers all year on a Toronto street is to remain in place as authorities figure out why it has been temporarily closed for so long. Residents…

Reason behind Toronto street closure under mystery

(CNN) — A massive closure that has frustrated drivers all year on a Toronto street is to remain in place as authorities figure out why it has been temporarily closed for so long.

Residents in the city’s Eglinton West community had complained for months about traffic on the street, with one resident, Analise Freedman, providing footage on the issue to CBC, a Canadian public broadcaster.

The city has since promised to repair and reopen the 10 lane stretch of road by mid-May.

The stretch of road, closed since November to clean snow in one lane, also is home to a large subway station. Freedman said that all of the street has been closed for the past few months.

Toronto City Councilor Denzil Minnan-Wong tweeted that the TTC (Transit Toronto Corporation) had issued a notice of work in the middle of the day stating that the street would be closed during December and December 2018, but officials were unable to provide a reason at the time.

According to the city, approximately 7,000 people daily travel on the street, which offers 14 bus stops and several large intersections.

Minnan-Wong added that it is unfortunate that it took so long to correct the problem, and suggested that answers may still come to light in the future.

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