OCS Cable Installation on Eglinton Ave at Hakimi and Warden Avenue Intersections- September 21, 2020

 
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What Work is Taking Place?

Crews will be installing OCS (Overhead Catenary System) cables along Eglinton Avenue East between Hakimi/Lebovic and Warden Avenue. Overhead catenary is the system installed overtop of the rails of a light rail system, to provide operational power to the LRVs (Light Rail Vehicles). Installation will take place September 21 -24 and September 28-October 1, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. 

What to Expect

Cables will be installed overhead using a high rail vehicle. To minimize the impacts to traffic, work will be performed overnight between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. A 15-minute closure of each intersection will be required as the high rail vehicle passes through the intersections. Paid duty officers will be onsite nightly to assist with traffic management.  Installation will take place September 21 -24 and September 28-October 1, 2020.

HOURS OF WORK

  • Installation will take place September 21 -24 and September 28-October 1, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

TRAFFIC DETAILS

  • Nightly short-term closure of the Hakimi/Lebovic and Warden Avenue intersections at Eglinton Avenue East.
  • Northbound through and left turn movement will be restricted at the intersection for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Southbound through and left turn movements will be restricted at the intersection for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Eastbound left turn movement will be restricted at the intersection for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Westbound left turn movements will be restricted at the intersection for approximately 15 minutes.

PEDESTRIAN AND TTC DETAILS

  • There will be no changes to existing pedestrian routes or TTC stop locations for these activities.  

OTHER IMFORMATION

  • Minimal noise from construction vehicles and crews at the work zone.  
  • Site lighting may be required