ROAD WIDENING AND GUIDEWAY CONSTRUCTION ON EGLINTON AVENUE EAST AT THE DON VALLEY PARKWAY

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March 22, 2019

WHAT WORK IS TAKING PLACE?

As part of road widening and guideway construction approaching and within the Don Valley Parkway and Eglinton Avenue East intersections, two new traffic stages (depicted below) will be implemented as early as April 1st, 2019.  To accommodate these traffic configurations, a temporary east-bound off ramp will be constructed at the Don Valley Parkway West intersection. Preparatory work will begin as early as March 25, 2019.

All works are in support of the construction of the Crosstown LRT tracks and guideway (dedicated transit lane) in the center of Eglinton Avenue East.

TIMING

  • Preparatory work and construction of a temporary ramp to begin as early as March 25th, 2019.
  • Stage 1 will be implemented as early as April 1th, 2019 and will be in place for approximately six (6) weeks.
  • Stage 2 will be implemented as early as May 13th, 2019 and will be in place for approximately eight (8) weeks.
  • Work may occur between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, seven (7) days a week.
  • 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 or unforeseen circumstances. If this occurs, we will endeavor to provide reasonable notice.

 

Stage 1 – 6 Weeks  

 

Stage 2 – 8 Weeks


WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A temporary eastbound off-ramp will be constructed prior to the implementation of these construction stages.
  • Stage 1 will involve road widening, road reconstruction and paving activities.
  • Stage 2 is dedicated to guideway construction and includes: cutting and removal of existing asphalt, excavation, installation of subgrade materials, duct banks installation and track drainage, track slab and stops.
  • Pedestrians and road users can expect delays when travelling through the work zone. As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

 

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

  • Lane closures are required to safely conduct the work.
  • Two lanes of through traffic in each direction will be maintained.

 

PEDESTRIAN IMPACTS

  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton Ave E will be closed between the East and West Don Valley Parkway ramps for Stage 1.
  • Short-term, intermittent closures of the north-south crosswalk at the Don Valley Parkway west ramp may be required for Stage 1.
  • An 8-week closure of the north-south crosswalk at the Don Valley Parkway west ramp will be required for Stage 2 (guideway construction).
  • Pedestrian rerouting around work zones is done to protect the safety of pedestrians. Detours will be clearly marked with signage to direct pedestrians to the alternate routes

 

TTC IMPACTS

The westbound TTC stop at Eglinton Avenue East and the Don Valley Parkway west ramp will be shifted slightly west and a temporary platform will be installed for Stage 1. 

 

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