Park Hill Road Closure for Extraction Shaft Construction

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June 12, 2014

The Eglinton Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with an underground central section. The line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today.

What we are building

What: Crews have shifted  lanes of traffic for the construction of the extraction shaft in the vicinity of the southbound Allen Road Ramp. Traffic signals at the northbound Allen Road will be also be adjusted to improve northbound traffic to access the ramp and to allow the traffic to flow on Eglinton Avenue.

Why: Extraction and launch shafts are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines near the existing Eglinton West Station.  For the construction of the extraction and launch shafts, many utilities need to be moved safely out of the way.

Where: Park Hill Road will be closed at Eglinton Avenue and used for construction activities related to the extraction shaft.

When: Park Hill Road will be closed as early as mid June for approximately six to eight months. Timelines may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Park Hill map road closure

Traffic Details

  • During this phase of work, Park Hill Road at Eglinton Avenue will be closed.
  • No right turn onto Fairleigh Crescent from Eglinton Avenue West from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • For the safety of pedestrians, the north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue from Park Hill Road to the west side of the southbound Allen Road Ramp will be closed.
  • Pedestrians will be re-routed from Park Hill Road on the pedestrian walkway north of the construction site and back to Eglinton Avenue where they may cross at the traffic signal to Eglinton West Station.

Work Hours

The hours of work as permitted by the by-law for this contract are between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 days a week, when required. The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.

Contact Us

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.