Stage 2: Bayview Headwall Construction – Shift to North Side of Eglinton Avenue East

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January 14, 2016

What work is starting?

What: Crews will be shifting construction to the north lanes on Eglinton Avenue East to continue constructing the east and west headwalls for the future Bayview Station in advance of the tunnelling works. 

Headwalls are underground support walls located at the east and west ends of the future station location. This work will include heavy civil construction; installation of secant piles which includes the use of a large drill-rig, jet grouting, daylighting and relocating utilities.

Why:  These station headwalls are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines at each of the station locations along the Eglinton Crosstown route, including at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue East and Bayview Avenue. 

When:  Work will begin as early as mid-January 2016 and will continue for approximately 2 – 3 months.

Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Where:  The work zone will extend from approximately west of Mann Avenue to west of Bessborough Drive along Eglinton Avenue East. During this stage of construction, the work zone will occupy the north lanes on Eglinton Avenue East. 

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Traffic Details:

Stage Two– North Lanes

  • The entrance to the Metro Plaza (656 Eglinton Avenue East) from Eglinton Avenue will remain open for westbound traffic only (eastbound traffic will not be permitted to make a left turn into the plaza).
  • The exit onto Eglinton Avenue East from the Metro Plaza will be closed.
  • Westbound Eglinton Avenue traffic will not be permitted to turn left into the Eglinton Avenue driveway of 1750 Bayview Avenue.
  • Left turns from westbound Eglinton Avenue East to southbound Mann Avenue will be prohibited.
  • Left turns from northbound Mann Avenue to westbound Eglinton Avenue East will be prohibited.
  • Left turns from the Sunnybrook Plaza (660 Eglinton Avenue East) to eastbound Eglinton Avenue East will be prohibited.
  • On-street parking will be prohibited along Eglinton Avenue East within this construction zone. 

Traffic patterns in the area will continue to change and shift during different stages of the work. All work zones will be separated from the right-of-way with traffic cones, concrete barriers and/or fencing. Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please watch the traffic signs and take care when travelling near construction areas. 

Pedestrian Walkways

During construction, the north and south Eglinton sidewalk will remain open and will be separated from the construction site by concrete barriers with chain link fence or temporary fencing. Please watch for additional signs directing pedestrians and take care when travelling near construction areas.

Public Transit 

Both eastbound and westbound TTC bus stops in the affected area may be relocated for the safety of transit riders. Please watch for posted signs indicating the adjusted locations.

Work Hours

Most of the work will be carried out between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., 7 days a week. In certain situations, some late night and/or early morning works may be required to complete the work and keep construction moving. The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.

Noise and Vibration

Noise and vibration associated with this construction is to be expected.

What’s Next

Following this current work, a further stage of construction on the south side is expected. Further details will be provided at a later date. 

Please 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 Nicole DiCarlo at (416) 482-7411. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.