Shoring at Fairbank Station Service Building

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March 14, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

Beginning in mid-March 2017, crews will start support of excavation work, also known as shoring, at the future Fairbank Station Service Building.  The Service Building is located on the southwest corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Dufferin Street, and will be used to host mechanical and electrical equipment for the station.  

Shoring is a common step in the process of constructing the foundation of a building.  Steel piles, as well as braces and tie-backs, will be installed around the perimeter of the station entrance to support excavation. Prior to installation of the piles, crew will construct a concrete guide wall on either side of the secant wall to ensure the alignment and verticality of the piles.  

This stage will take approximately six (6) weeks to complete.

Hours of Work

  • This work will be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, with crews working until 11:00 PM on a regular basis
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion
  • In the event that overnight work is required, Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout

Service Building

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect increased noise in the area caused by a pile drill, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment
  • Dust from drilling activity and debris removal can be expected
  • Truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone can be expected
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within designated work zones
  • For safety purposes, metal fencing has been erected around the work zone

Traffic & Pedestrian Details

  • While pedestrian access will be maintained, temporary sidewalk interruptions, closures or pedestrian rerouting may be in effect due to ongoing utilities relocation work at the intersection
  • Temporary lane reductions may be in effect due to ongoing utilities relocation work at the intersection
  • Truck traffic will enter and exit site from the north and south sides of the work zone
  • Pedestrians and motorists may experience delays while trucks enter and exit the work zone
  • A flag person will be present to direct truck and pedestrian traffic
  • As always, please take care when travelling near construction zones

TTC Details

  • The TTC bus stop on the southwest corner has been relocated approximately 70 meters to the west 

Please look for signage informing passengers of the new temporary.

Contact Us

For more information about this work, please contact Stas Ukhanov at 416-782-8118 or

crosstown@metrolinx.com.

 

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