Update: Lawrence Avenue East from Post Road to Leslie Street to re-open this morning

City staff have advised that repairs to the road and water main are complete and Lawrence Avenue will re-open in both directions this morning!

On Thursday, city staff advised me that Lawrence Avenue from Post Road to Leslie Street is closed due to a water main break that has caused a sinkhole. That morning the road became compromised as a result of the break and the back wheels of a Transportation Services truck sank into the sinkhole.

All emergency services, including the Toronto Water fleet and Enbridge were on scene Thursday working to repair the sinkhole and temporarily redirect the gas line. Once the gas line was redirected, city staff worked to remove the truck safely from the sinkhole. Now that the truck has been removed, city staff will inspect and  repair the water main and the road.

City staff have closed Lawrence Avenue temporarily between Brian Cliff Road and The Bridle path due to the extensive damage to the roadway resulting in unsafe road conditions. The closure will be in effect until Lawrence Avenue is deemed safe to travel. Transportation Services has posted signs at Lawrence and Leslie as well as at Lawrence and Post Road directing traffic.