Median Removals on Eglinton Avenue East for Surface Stops

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July 14, 2017

The surface section of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT will run down the centre of Eglinton Avenue East in dedicated transit lanes at street level. To prepare for the construction of the surface section, crews are working to get the roadway ready.

Setting up the construction work zones in the roadway will require changes to how car and truck, bus, and pedestrian traffic flows along Eglinton Avenue East and the associated intersections where future stops will be located. To conduct this work safely lane reductions will be required.

What Work is Taking Place? 

  • As part of preparatory works, crews will be conducting median removal work in the roadway to prepare Eglinton and nearby roads for the future changes.

Work Hours

  • Work is expected to begin early as mid-July 2017 and last for up to three months. 
  • Work can be expected between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
  • Median lane occupancy will be in place for the duration of the work.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect to hear noise related to drilling, saw-cutting, and the use of heavy equipment.
  • Paid Duty Police Officers will be present when work is in close proximity to intersections. 

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts 

  • A minimum of one lane in each direction will be maintained. Efforts will be made to maintain more than one lane where possible. 
  • New turning restrictions may be implemented at intersections along Eglinton and other nearby intersections.
  • Pedestrians may be rerouted through temporary pedestrian walkways. 
  • Additionally, TTC bus stops may be relocated to ensure the safety of passengers accessing transit is maintained.
  • Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation between TTC and Metrolinx to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers.

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For more information, please contact Heather or Phil at the East Community Office.

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

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