Overnight Watermain Relocation Work Week of September 10 for Science Centre Station

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September 7, 2017

What Work is Taking Place? 

Crews will relocate an existing watermain on Eglinton Avenue East just east of Don Mills Road to support the upgrade of existing water infrastructure at the future Science Centre Station.

Timing

  • Work is expected to begin as soon as September 10, 2017 and will be completed in phases over approximately five (5) nights, in an effort to minimize disruption to local traffic and commuters.
  • Work will occur during overnight periods from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • The watermain will be installed in sections across Eglinton Avenue approximately 25 metres east of the intersection of Don Mills. 
  • Nearby businesses and residents can expect noise from excavators, bobcats, trucks and other construction equipment caused by utilities relocation activity.

Traffic and Pedestrian Details 

  • A minimum of one thru lane of traffic will be maintained while the work is being performed.
  • Turn restrictions will be required to safely conduct all phases of this work. Signage will be placed to advise motorists of restrictions.
  • Paid-Duty Police Officers will be present during this work.
  • Existing crosswalk and sidewalk closures will remain in effect. Please watch for signs directing pedestrians to alternate routes.

Transit Details 

  • TTC bus stops in the affected area will remain in their current locations.
  • Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation between TTC and Metrolinx to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers. Please watch for posted notices indicating new information.

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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