Closure of Taunton Road for Storm Sewer Installation at Mount Pleasant Station

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October 6, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

Since spring 2017, crews have been performing support of excavation (shoring) in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East.  Shoring of the station box, located in the roadway, is currently underway on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East.  In preparation of shoring on the south side of the station box, crews will install new storm sewer infrastructure.

To minimize the impact to pedestrians and road users, a construction method called micro-tunneling will be used.  Construction of two shafts is required; one launch shaft at Taunton Road and Eglinton Avenue East, and one receiving shaft on Eglinton Avenue East, east of Brownlow Avenue.  The launch shaft will be constructed first, followed by the receiving shaft several weeks later.

The new traffic stage (pictured below) will be implemented as early as Thursday October 12, 2017, to commence utilities investigation followed by construction of the launch shaft.  During this stage, Taunton Road will be closed at Eglinton Avenue East for approximately twelve (12) weeks while this work takes place.  A second traffic stage will be implemented in late fall to accommodate construction of the receiving shaft east of Brownlow Avenue.

Taunton Road Closure
Hours of Work
  • Beginning as early as October 12, 2017 for approximately three months. 
  • Work is permitted between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, 7 days a week. Crews will be working until 11:00 PM on a regular basis.
  • Tunneling will take place on a 24-hour basis for approximately two (2) weeks once the launch shaft has been constructed.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required – Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
What to Expect
  • Traffic changes in the vicinity of Mt. Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East will be implemented.
  • Noise and dust from construction activity as well as material and equipment storage can be expected.
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within the designated work zones.
  • For safety purposes, fencing will be erected around the work zone.
Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts
  • Taunton Road will be closed at Eglinton Avenue East.
  • Local access to and from Taunton Road will be from Soudan Avenue only.
  • The existing closures on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East at Mount Pleasant Road will remain in place.
  • Pedestrians will be re-routed around the construction zone for safety; however, access to Eglinton Avenue East will not be impacted.

Transit Information.

Access to the TTC Eglinton Subway Station will be maintained. Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation between TTC and Metrolinx to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers. Please watch for posted notices indicating new information. 

Travelling Smart during Construction.

Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction. Please allow extra time for your journey. Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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For more information, please contact Nicole DiCarlo at the East Community Office.

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