Hydro Utility Relocation for Avenue Station

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July 14, 2016

 Information as of July 13, 2016



What is the Crosstown?

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.  

Hydro Utility Relocation for Avenue Station

What Work is Taking Place?

Starting in mid-July, crews will begin work to relocate existing overhead hydro utilities on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West between Avenue Road and Oriole Parkway. Once relocated, outages will be required to switch services to the new infrastructure. Outages are scheduled for early August. Outage impacts will be communicated separately only to those specifically impacted by the outages.

Hours of Work:

  • The work is to occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., up to seven (7) days a week, though permitted hours are until 11 p.m.
  • The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Civil works, installation of overhead wires and preparations for outages will take approximately two (2) weeks.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect:

  • Construction crews will relocate existing hydro poles northward.
  • Businesses and residents will see construction equipment including a line truck to stand the new poles and string the overhead cables.
  • In early August, businesses and residents will experiene short outages in the area for five (5) to twenty (20) minutes.

 work site

Traffic, Parking and Pedestrian Impacts:

  • Short term lane closure of curbside westbound lane and parking spots at the location of each pole (one at a time).
  • Designated work zones will be marked on the sidewalk however a minimum of 1.5m will be maintained for pedestrian movement at all times.
  • On-street parking spots will be impacted by the work zone and equipment required for the works.
  • Pedestrian access to shops and businesses along the north side of the street will remain open.

For more information about this work please contact Carlos Hernandez at 416 782 2847 or carlos.hernandez@metrolinx.com


 Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project