Geotechnical Instrumentation Installations and Monitoring at Avenue Road

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March 3, 2017

Geotechnical Instrumentation Installations and Monitoring at  Avenue Station 

What work is happening?

As part of the ongoing construction works for the future Avenue Station, installation of above ground and in-ground monitoring points will take place periodically in the vicinity of Eglinton Avenue and Avenue Road. Monitoring evaluates the impact of construction works and monitoring points are located on Eglinton Avenue from Lascelles Boulevard to Braemar Avenue and on Avenue Road from Burnaby Boulevard to Eglinton Avenue.  


  • 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 arterial roads and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on 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. 


What to Expect

  • Construction crews and equipment will be present along roadways and sidewalks along Eglinton Avenue.
  • 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.

Pedestrian Details

  • Some portions of the sidewalk may need to be closed during work hours, in which cases pedestrians will be diverted onto the road protected by a form of fencing to safely bypass the construction.
  • 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. 
  • 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.


Contact Us

  • For more information about this work, please contact Brittany Maxwell at 416-782-8118 or


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