Section of Sherbrook Street Partially Collapses

By Sarah Klein

A section of shoring along Sherbrook Street partially collapsed Wednesday, March 21, 2012 near the new Women's Hospital. (HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE)

The unseasonal rainstorm on Monday is being blamed for a section of shoring collapsing outside of the new Women’s Hospital on Sherbrook Street.

Staff say a section of shoring collapsed Wednesday, causing damage to Sherbrook and closing two westbound lanes between Elgin and William Avenues.

Construction officials with PCL Constructors Canada Inc., engineers and developers are on site assessing the situation before beginning repair work. The repairs are expected to take two weeks.

No one was injured in the shoring collapse.

Construction has been ongoing around the Health Sciences Centre for several weeks.

The southbound lanes on Sherbrook Street have been temporarily closed to traffic between Elgin and William at the Health Sciences Centre worksite. Traffic on Sherbrook has been reduced to one lane in the northbound direction, and one lane in the southbound direction. The shoring failure compromised the west sidewalk and southbound lanes on Sherbrook as well. The lane closures will remain in effect through rush hour traffic today.

Motorists are advised to use Balmoral Street and Arlington Street as alternative routes.


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