OCS Cable Installation on Eglinton Avenue East at Don Valley Parkway West Intersection

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September 29, 2020

                      (Temporary turn restrictions at the Don Valley Parkway west ramps for OCS cable installation)

What Work is Taking Place?

Crews will be installing OCS (Overhead Catenary System) cables along Eglinton Avenue East, east of Don Mills Road to the Don Valley Parkway west intersection. Overhead catenary is the system installed overtop of the rails of a light-rail system, to provide operational power to the LRVs (Light Rail Vehicles). Installation will take place October 5th – 8th and October 13th – 16th, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

What to Expect

Cables will be installed overhead, using a high rail vehicle. To minimize the impacts to traffic, work will be performed overnight between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. A 15-minute closure of the intersection will be required as the high rail vehicle passes through the intersection(s). Paid duty officers will be onsite nightly to assist with traffic management. 

Hours of Work

  • Installation will take place each night, October 5th – 8th and October 13th – 16th, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Traffic and Pedestrian Details

  • Nightly short-term closure of the Don Valley Parkway west intersection at Eglinton Avenue East.
  • Southbound through and left turn movement will be temporarily restricted at the intersection for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Paid duty officers will be onsite nightly to assist with traffic management. 
  • There will be no changes to existing pedestrian routes for these activities. 

Transit Information

  • There will be no changes to existing TTC stop locations for these activities.  

Other Information

  • Minimal noise from construction vehicles and crews at the work zone can be expected.  
  • Site lighting may be required.

 

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