Ongoing Utility Relocations and Site Service Connections at Laird Station

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February 3, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

Crews continue working to finalize telecommunications utilities relocations from overhead to underground around the Eglinton Avenue and Laird Drive intersection. For the month of February crews will also complete works to connect hydro, water and sewer services at the main and secondary entrance. For the safety of the public and workers, temporary pedestrian and traffic changes will be in effect to accommodate this work. Work will occur in stages to minimize traffic disruptions. 

Shows the work zones are around the Eglinton and Laird Intersection

Hours of Work

  • Works are currently underway and are expected to continue for approximately four (4) weeks, until the end of February 2017. 
  • Works are expected to occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., up to seven (7) days a week. Permitted hours are until 11:00 p.m.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • If overnight work is required, Metrolinx will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. 

What to Expect

  • Businesses and residents will hear noise from construction equipment including a line truck, hydro-vac trucks, bobcat and other construction equipment required for utilities relocation activities.

Traffic and Pedestrian Details

  • Short term lane closures on Eglinton Avenue and/or Laird Drive will be required. 
  • Work zones will be set up and removed every day. Metal plates will be used to cover open excavations in the roadway. Any intersection work will have a Paid Duty Officer (PDO) to help with traffic flow.  
  • All access to businesses and driveways will be maintained.
  • A minimum of 1.5 metres will be maintained on all pedestrian routes.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

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

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

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