Permanent Removal of Left Turn Lanes on Eglinton Avenue East at Birchmount Road

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November 7, 2019

 

What Work is Taking Place?

In order to accommodate the future Birchmount Stop construction,  the  left turn lanes on Eglinton Avenue East at Birchmount Road will be  removed.

The westbound left turn lane on Eglinton Avenue East at Birchmount Road will be removed as early as November 13, 2019. 

The eastbound left turn lane on Eglinton Avenue East at Birchmount Road will be removed as early as December 9, 2019.

Eastbound and westbound left turns onto Birchmount Road will be prohibited.  

Additionally, following the Eglinton Crosstown Project completion in September 2021, this left turn removal will remain in place to support the light rail transit operations along Eglinton Avenue. 

Westbound left turns will be available at nearby intersections, including Warden Avenue, Rosemount Drive and Kennedy Road. 

 

November 13

 

 

December 9

 

 

Hours of Work

The westbound left turn lane will be removed as early as November 13 2019 and will remain closed permanently.

The eastbound left turn lane will be removed as early as December 9 2019 and will remain closed permanently.

Work may take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

The contractor may not always work during these hours, but may do so at its discretion. 

Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances

 

What to Expect

Eastbound and westbound turns onto Birchmount Road will be prohibited

Advanced signage will be in place to alert drivers to the turn prohibitions

Eglinton Avenue East will remain open in both directions

Nearby businesses and residents can expect noise from excavation, bobcats, trucks and other construction equipment caused by utilities relocation activity.

Pedestrians and road users can expect delays when traveling through work zone

As always, please take care when travelling near work sites

 

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

November 13

Westbound left turns on Eglinton Avenue East at Birchmount Road will be permanently prohibited

Left turns will be available at Warden Avenue and Kennedy Road 

Emergency services access will be maintained

Pedestrian access will be maintained at the intersection

The south sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue East between Birchmount Road and Rosemount Drive will be temporarily restricted, pedestrians will be rerouted.

 

December 9

Westbound and eastbound left turns on Eglinton Avenue East at Birchmount Road will be permanently prohibited 

Left turns will be available at Warden Avenue, Rosemount Drive and Kennedy Road.

Emergency services access will be maintained

Pedestrian access will be maintained at the intersection

The south sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue East between Birchmount Road and Rosemount Drive will be temporarily restricted, pedestrians will be rerouted.

 

TTC Impacts

Temporary TTC bus stops will remain in their current locations.

Relocation and re-routing of bus stops and buses is done in consultation with TTC to ensure construction can continue safely, while minimizing impact on the community and customers

 

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