Geotechnical Equipment Installations and Monitoring at Oakwood Station

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February 17, 2017

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Metrolinx is building the Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto’s new 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue with a central 10 km underground section. The Crosstown 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. With 25 stations and stops and connections to 3 TTC subway stations, 54 local bus routes, 3 GO Transit lines and the UP Express, the Crosstown will improve travel times and change the way we move through the heart of the city.



Geotechnical Equipment Installations and Monitoring at

 Oakwood Station 


What work is taking Place?

As part of the ongoing construction works for the future Oakwood Station, installation of above ground and in-ground monitoring points will take place periodically in the vicinity of Eglinton Ave and Oakwood Ave.

Monitoring evaluates the impact of construction works and monitoring points are located on Eglinton Avenue from east of Oakwood Ave to west of Times Road. 


  • The installations and readings will occur periodically for duration of the project.
  • In general, work is permitted between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • For installation work, occupancy of the roadway is permitted between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on main roads and 7am-8pm on local roads.
  • For installation work on Sundays, occupancy of the roadway is only permitted between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on main and local roads
  • Readings that require lane closures are not permitted from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


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What to Expect

  • Construction crews and equipment will be present along roadways and sidewalks along Eglinton Ave.
  • Each monitoring point installation process takes anywhere from one hour to up to a few days, depending on the type of installation.
  • Reading crews move from instrument to instrument and may be present at each site from 5 minutes to an hour.  
  • For installations, nearby residents and businesses can expect to hear noise-related to drilling, saw-cutting, hydro-vaccing, and the use of heavy equipment.


  • Some portions of sidewalk may need to be closed during work hours, in which cases pedestrians will be directed through alternative routes.
  • Some installation sites may be located on the edge of the curb or roadway, in which case there would be protection erected around the worksite with a minimum of 1.5m for pedestrians maintained at all times. 

Traffic Details 

  • During the day, traffic lanes may be reduced. Short-term lane closures will allow the crews to perform their work safely. Some lane closures may be left in place overnight.
  • Parking spaces may be impacted depending on the location of the installation. Protection is set-up around the work area, which may require a few spots at a time.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.


For more information about this work, please contact Lancefield Morgan at 416-782-8118 or


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