Mount Pleasant Dewatering to Commence Week of June 20, 2016

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June 22, 2016

What work is starting?

What: Dewatering will commence to allow crews to perform scheduled maintenance on the tunnel boring machines. Dewatering wells were installed in advance of the arrival of the tunnel boring machines. 

When: Starting as early as the week of June 20, 2016 until early to mid-July 2016, work will begin on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East, east of Mount Pleasant Road. Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and/or unforeseen circumstances. 

Where: During this stage of construction, dewatering will occur within the work zone on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East, east of Mount Pleasant Road to west of Taunton Road. 


Traffic Details

  • The work zone will be located in the curb lane on the south side of Eglinton.
  • Traffic on Eglinton Avenue East will continue to be reduced to one lane in each direction, from just west of Mount Pleasant Road to west of Taunton Road.
  • Left turns from Taunton Road to westbound Eglinton Avenue East will be prohibited.
  • On-street parking will be restricted along Eglinton Avenue East within the construction zone. 

Pedestrian Impacts

  • Sidewalks will remain open.
  • Access to all businesses will also remain open during construction. 

Public Transit

TTC bus stops in the affected area may be relocated for the safety of transit riders. Please watch for posted signs indicating the adjusted locations.

Work Hours

Please note that dewatering pumps and/or generators are required to be active 24 hours a day.

Noise and Vibration

Noise and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work.


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

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