Emergency Exit Building Construction on South Side of Eglinton - Temporary Closure of Petman Avenue

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March 3, 2016

What work is starting?

What: Work continues on the emergency exit building and will return to the south side of Eglinton Avenue East at Petman Avenue. Crews will relocate underground utilities and install secant piles. This stage of construction will take approximately 3 months to complete, before crews return to the north side of Eglinton Avenue East.

A temporary closure of Petman Avenue at Eglinton Avenue East will be required for the duration of this work.  

Why: Construction requires the utilities to be safely relocated. Depending on site conditions, this could include moving gas, hydro, water mains, sewers, and telephone lines, traffic lights and street lighting.

When: Starting as soon as the week of March 7, 2016 (subject to approvals), crews will occupy the roadway on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East, from east of Forman Avenue to west of Marmot Street. Petman Avenue will be closed to and from Eglinton Avenue East for approximately 3 months in order to facilitate emergency exit building construction. Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Where: The work zone will extend from approximately west of Forman Avenue to west of Marmot Street and will occupy the south lanes of Eglinton Avenue East.

Traffic Details: 

Traffic will shift to the north lanes of Eglinton Avenue East, and remain reduced to one lane in each direction.  

  • Petman Avenue will be closed at Eglinton Avenue East. 
  • No driveways or laneways will be blocked during this stage of construction. 
  • Petman Avenue will be narrowed to one-lane from just south of Eglinton Avenue East to approximately 87 Petman Avenue. Vehicles travelling northbound on Petman, just south of the construction zone will yield to oncoming traffic. Proper signage will be displayed to notify drivers.
  • The Mac’s convenience store (393 Eglinton Avenue East) parking lot can be accessed from Petman Avenue only.
  • On-street parking will be restricted along the north and south sides of Eglinton Avenue East in the construction zone and along the west and east sides of Petman Avenue in the construction zone.

Transit Information 

For the safety of transit riders, both eastbound and westbound TTC bus stops in the affected area will be relocated. Watch for posted signs and future information indicating the new locations.

Pedestrian Information:

During this stage of construction, the north Eglinton Avenue East sidewalk will remain open.

  • To ensure the safety of pedestrians, the south Eglinton Avenue sidewalk will be temporarily closed at Petman Avenue and will be not be open to through-pedestrian traffic; 
  • Pedestrians will be temporarily diverted to the sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue, and will cross Eglinton Avenue East at Forman Avenue and Banff Road.
  • The west Petman Avenue sidewalk will remain accessible to and from the south Eglinton sidewalk, 
  • The east Petman Avenue sidewalk will not be accessible to and from the south Eglinton sidewalk.
  • To ensure the safety of pedestrians travelling on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East, detour signs will be posted. 
  • Access to stores along Eglinton Avenue East will be maintained.

For safety reason, pedestrians will be separated from construction with concrete barriers and fencing. Please watch for additional signs directing pedestrians. Please take care when travelling near construction areas.

Work Hours

Most of the work will be carried out between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., 7 days a week. In certain situations, some late night and/or early morning works may be required to complete the work and keep construction moving. The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.

Noise and Vibration

Noise and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. 

Please Contact Us

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please contact Heather Glicksman at (416) 482-7411. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.

The Eglinton Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with an underground central section. The line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today.