Monitoring Equipment Installation Work near Yonge Street: Temporary Closure of Southbound Holly Street from Eglinton

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February 12, 2015

What we are building

What: Crews will be installing monitoring equipment on the west side of Holly Street, just south of Eglinton Avenue. This work is required prior to building support headwalls and an extraction shaft within the Eglinton Avenue roadway on the east side of Yonge Street, and is in addition to the current construction activities on the north side of Eglinton Avenue.  

Why: Monitoring equipment will provide construction data while the crews build the extraction shaft and headwall.  

Map Eglinton & Holly Feb 2015

When: Monitoring equipment installation work will take place starting as early as mid-February, on the west side of Holly Street just south of Eglinton Avenue East.  This work is expected to take up to five days to complete. Timelines may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Traffic Details:

To facilitate monitoring equipment installation in the area, Holly Street will be closed to southbound traffic.  Eglinton Avenue East will remain accessible to northbound Holly Street traffic.   

  • Northbound Holly Street to Eglinton Avenue East will remain open.
  • Right turn only to access Eglinton Avenue East from Holly Street northbound will be permitted.
  • All southbound traffic on Holly Street will be prohibited between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
  • From east of Yonge Street, the construction zone for extraction shaft work will continue to occupy the north lanes of Eglinton Avenue, from just west of Holly Street to west of Dunfield Avenue.  
  • Traffic through this area will operate one lane in either direction.  

Traffic patterns in the area will continue to change and shift during different stages of the work. All work zones will be separated from the right-of-way with traffic cones, concrete barriers and/or fencing. Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please watch the traffic signs and take care when travelling near construction areas. 

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

Pedestrian walkways will remain open; however detours may be in place. Pedestrians will be separated from construction with a chain link fence. Access to stores along Eglinton will be maintained.

Work Hours

The southbound lane closure on Holly Street hours are 9:00 am. to 8:00 p.m. The southbound lane on Holly Street will be open to traffic between 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. daily.

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 do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.

Transforming transit across the middle of Toronto will involve significant road works. Construction will be visible along the corridor and on some side streets. There will be short-term local street closures and turning restrictions to allow for the construction to take place. Metrolinx, City of Toronto staff and your elected officials are working closely together to monitor and make adjustments to the local road configurations, work zones and other day to day items such as signage and temporary adjustments.

Please support your local businesses during construction.