Revised: Massey Creek Culvert Work Begins

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January 31, 2019

Latest Update: March 18, 2019

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of the ongoing works to build the LRT system along Eglinton Avenue East, crews will be replacing the existing culvert at Massey Creek. Work began as early as late February 2019 and will last for approximately nine (9) months. The creek is located at the signalized intersection of Eglinton Avenue East and Rosemount Drive.

Preparatory work began in late February 2019 includes tree removals, dewatering of wells and deep excavation. Crews will be excavating nine and half (9.5) meters deep and replacing the storm water culvert.

Preparatory work for the reconfiguration Stage 1 will take place as early as Saturday March 16, 2019 starting at 6:00 AM and ending Monday March 18, 2019 at 5:00 AM.                               

Stage 1

 Stage 2

Hours of Work

  • Preparatory work for Stage 1 reconfiguration will start as early as Saturday, March 16 at 6:00 AM and end on Monday, March 18 at 5:00 AM.
  • Work is expected to begin from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, seven (7) days per week, Monday through Sunday.  
  • Work is expected to take approximately nine (9) months to complete.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions of unforeseen circumstances. 

What to Expect

  • During the preparatory work for the reconfiguration, nearby residents and businesses can expect to see line painting vehicles, and other light vehicles carrying the traffic equipment and signage.
  • The initial phase of this work will have significant noise and vibration impacts.
  • The work will be completed in stages, commencing with stage 1 then stage 2. Stage 1 is expected to last approximately five (5) months and Stage 2 is expected to last approximately four (4) months.
  • If you have a business in the area, it is suggested that you take extra precautions with business operations and equipment that are sensitive to vibrations.
  • If you live near the construction zone, you may want to temporarily remove wall hangings and pictures that could fall and be damaged from these potential vibrations.
  • Due to the nature of this work, at times there will be noise and vibration around the work area. Monitoring will be conducted to ensure all levels are kept within industry standards.
  • There may be driveway restrictions during this work. Affected properties will be notified separately.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of Rosemount Drive and Eglinton Avenue East will be closed for the duration of both stages.
  • The north-south crosswalk on the east side of Rosemount Drive and Eglinton Avenue East will remain open for the duration of both stages.
  • East bound and west bound left turn lanes restrictions at Rosemount Drive during both stages.
  • The north sidewalk in close proximity to 2306 Eglinton Avenue East will be closed during stage 2.
  • The south sidewalk will be open during stage 2.
  • Temporary sidewalk will be provided for the south sidewalk during stage 1.
  • A minimum of one (1) through lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during this work.
  • Please watch for traffic and construction signage.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

TTC Impacts

  • The westbound bus stop on the west of Rosemount Drive will be relocated fifty- seventy (50-70) metres west during stage 2.
  • The eastbound bus stop on the east of Rosemount Drive will be relocated to the west side on a temporary bus platform during stage 1.
  • Relocation and re-routing of the bus stops and buses respectively, is done in consultation with TTC to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers.

Stay Informed

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For more information, please contact Phil Rodriques at the East Community Office.

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

Please support your local businesses during construction.


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