Ongoing Preparatory Works between Leslie Street and Midland Avenue SPRING & SUMMER 2017: Geotechnical Works, Monitoring Instrument Installations, Subsurface Utility Investigations

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May 10, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

Crews will be conducting ongoing preparatory work that requires short-term temporary work zones along Eglinton Avenue East between Leslie Street and Midland Avenue, including Transway Crescent and the Eglinton Avenue loops near Kennedy Station.

Geotechnical Work

Drilling of boreholes to determine the existing condition of asphalt, soil, and rocks.

Monitoring Instrument Installation  

Drilling of boreholes to install equipment that will provide information on the ground conditions during construction activities.

Subsurface Utility Investigations

Crews use a saw-cutter and hydro-vacuum truck to determine the location and quality of existing underground utility infrastructure, like duct banks, sewers, and water mains.

What to Expect

  • Work will be conducted within sidewalks, boulevards and the roadway along Eglinton Avenue East.
  • Short term lane closures and pedestrian detours may be necessary around each work zone.
  • The work zone will shift as crews will move equipment and trucks from one borehole location to the next.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.


  • Periodically throughout spring and summer 2017.
  • Work may occur between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. seven days a week.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.


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

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