Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (THESL) Relocation Work at Kennedy Station

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August 11, 2017
What Work is Taking Place?
Crews will relocate and upgrade existing overhead hydro utilities between the West Service Roads to the East Service Roads of Eglinton Ave East in preparation for construction of the Kennedy Portal and the Kennedy LRT Station. Existing overhead and underground hydro lines will be relocated from the south side of Eglinton Avenue East (South West Service Rd) to the north side of Eglinton Avenue East (North West Service Rd). Poles, switches, and transformers on the South East Eglinton Service Road will also be replaced. No work will be performed on the surface of the Eglinton Bridge east of Kennedy Road.

Outages will be required to switch services to the new infrastructure. Outage requirements and impacts will be communicated separately only to those directly impacted.

Hours of Work
• Anticipated start date of August 14th 2017 for approximately six (6) months. 
• This work may take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
• The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
• This work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
• Updates on works taking place during overnight periods will be communicated separately.

What to Expect
• Crews will be installing new poles, wires, transformers, and new duct banks starting at the Eglinton Ave East North West Service Road then moving eastward.
• Nearby businesses and residents can expect noise from excavators, bobcats, trucks and other construction equipment caused by utilities relocation activity.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts
• Temporary, short duration lane closures will be required to safely conduct the work. 
• Pedestrian and property access will be maintained.
• As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

TTC Details 
• 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.
• Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation between TTC and Metrolinx to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers. 

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

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