Construction Update - New northbound Allen Road ramp, Construction to be shifted to the north side of Eglinton

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August 27, 2014

What is the next phase of work in the vicinity of northbound Allen Road ramp?

A) New northbound Allen Road ramp

To accommodate the construction of the tunnelling site, crews are building a new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp. 

What: 

  • Traffic will shift to the new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp
  • Traffic signals at the northbound Allen Road ramp will be adjusted accordingly

Where: The new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp will be located just west of the old northbound ramp.

When: Starting as early as September 2014

Allen Road new ramp

B) Construction to be shifted to the north side of Eglinton 

The launch shaft is being constructed just east of Allen Road. The area will remain an active construction site for many years as the twin tunnels and interchange station are built from this site. 

What:  Crews are finishing the first phase of excavation for the launch shaft on the south side of Eglinton Avenue.  Upon completion of the road decking, the work zone will shift to the north side of Eglinton and traffic will be shifted to the south side of Eglinton. Crews will continue to occupy the northeast side of Eglinton Avenue West for tunnelling work at the launch shaft. 

When:  Starting as early as September 2014

Traffic Details

  • Traffic will travel on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West in the vicinity of the Allen Rd. 
  • Traffic will continue to be reduced to one lane in each direction at this location during the construction of the extraction shaft and the long term tunnelling operations at the launch shaft.
  • On-going construction of the extraction shaft at the southbound Allen Road ramp on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West will continue. 
  • On the north side of Eglinton Avenue West, a new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp will be opened.
  • Winnett Avenue will remain open.  Left turns from Winnett Avenue to Eglinton Avenue West will continue to be prohibited.
  • Strathearn Road and Flanders Road will be re-opened to traffic. 
  • Left turns will not be permitted onto Strathearn Road when travelling westbound on Eglinton Avenue West.

Traffic delays are expected during construction.  Please take care when travelling near construction areas.  Please watch and obey traffic signs and signals.

Pedestrian Details

Pedestrian map Allen Road Sept 2014

  • Pedestrians will continue to be re-routed to the south side of Eglinton Avenue to access Eglinton West Subway Station from the west. 
  • Pedestrians will continue to be re-routed from Park Hill Road to the pedestrian walkway north of the construction site of the extraction site.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of Ben Nobleman Park will reopen.
  • The pedestrian walkway parallel to Allen Road northbound will remain closed from Wembley Road to Eglinton Avenue West. Please follow pedestrian detour. 

For your safety, please use the designated crosswalks east of Flanders Road and at the Allen Road off-ramp. 

Please watch for posted signs and maps to help guide you through the area. Take care when travelling near construction areas.

Transforming transit across the middle of Toronto will involve significant road works. Construction will be visible along the corridor and on some side streets. There will be short-term local street closures and turning restrictions to allow for the construction to take place. Metrolinx, City of Toronto staff and your elected officials are working closely together to monitor and make adjustments to the local road configurations, work zones and other day to day items such as signage and temporary adjustments.

Work Hours

Underground tunnelling and associated work may continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion. Timelines may be adjusted due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

The Crosstown Community Office

We understand that construction can be disruptive, and we will do our best to keep you informed. If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown Project, please do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.

 

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