Upcoming Support of Excavation (SOE) at Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue East

mai 31, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

Crews will commence support of excavation (SOE) work, also known as shoring, on the west side of the Kennedy and Eglinton intersection within a protected work zone in June. This work supports construction of the future Kennedy Station.

To facilitate SOE on the west side of the intersection, the drill rig currently on the east side of Kennedy Road will be moved to the west side of the intersection starting as early as Monday, June 4, 2018.  To reduce impact to the community and travelling public, the relocation of the drill rig will take place overnight.

Traffic set up at the intersection will not change. 

Hours of Work

  • Weather permitting, crews will move the drill rig overnight on the following schedule:
    • Beginning Monday, June 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM working overnight until 5:00 AM on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
    • The new set-up is expected to be complete by Tuesday, June 5, 2018 and will remain in place for approximately three (3) weeks.
    • Once in place, crews will commence drilling piles on the west side of the intersection.
  • A paid-duty Police Officer will be present during traffic set-up work, as required.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • Traffic set up at the intersection will remain the same.
  • A minimum of two through lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained.
  • During the drill rig set-up additional short duration lane closures may be required to safely conduct the work.
  • Existing sidewalk and/or crosswalk closures will remain in effect.
  • Pedestrian rerouting around work zones can be expected, with detours clearly marked with signage directing pedestrians to the alternate routes.
  • Pedestrians and road users can expect delays when travelling through the work zone.
  • Nearby businesses and residents can expect noise from trucks and other construction equipment required to perform the work.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Traffic set up at the intersection will remain the same.
  • The north, south, and west pedestrian crosswalks remain open.
  • The east pedestrian crosswalk (north-south) remains closed.

TTC Impacts

  • TTC bus stops in the affected area will remain in their current locations.
  • Relocation and re-routing of bus stops and buses respectively, is done in consultation with TTC to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers.

Stay Informed

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For more information, please contact Phil Rodriques at the East Community Office.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to build this important project.

Please support your local businesses during construction.


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