Toronto Hydro Utility Overhead Relocation Work at Bayview and Eglinton - Stage Two

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August 11, 2015

What work is starting?

What: Toronto Hydro crews will be relocating overhead hydro utilities at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East ahead of headwall construction for the future Bayview Station. 

Why: Headwalls are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines at each of the stations. Construction of the headwalls requires the utilities to be safely relocated. Depending on site conditions, this could include moving gas, hydro, water mains, sewers, telephone lines and traffic lights and street lighting to allow for the installation.

When: Starting as early as August 24, 2015, and for several weeks, Toronto Hydro crews will be working within the intersection and different corners of the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East. This work will take place in the following locations in a sequence to be determined by Toronto Hydro. Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and/or unforeseen circumstances.

Where & Traffic Details:

Map - Bayview work zone Aug 2015

*This work will take place in the following locations in a sequence to be determined by Toronto Hydro.

North Side Eglinton Curb Lane, Immediately East of Bayview

  • During this stage, Toronto Hydro crews will be working on the westbound curb lane of Eglinton Avenue East, immediately east of Bayview Avenue.
  • When the crews are working in this area, the westbound Eglinton curb lane will be closed.
  • All other lanes will remain open.

North Side Eglinton Curb Lane, Immediately West of Bayview

  • During this stage, Toronto Hydro crews will be working on the westbound curb lane of Eglinton Avenue East, immediately west of Bayview Avenue.
  • When the crews are working in this area, the westbound Eglinton curb lane will be closed.
  • All other lanes will remain open.

South Side Eglinton Curb Lane, Immediately East of Bayview

  • During this stage, Toronto Hydro crews will be working on the eastbound Eglinton curb lane of Eglinton Avenue East, immediately east of Bayview Avenue.
  • When the crews are working in the area, the eastbound Eglinton curb lane will be closed.
  • All other lanes will remain open.

South Side Eglinton Curb Lane, Immediately West of Bayview

  • During this stage, Toronto Hydro crews will be working on the eastbound Eglinton curb lane of Eglinton Avenue East, immediately west of Bayview Avenue.
  • When the crews are working in the area, the eastbound Eglinton curb lane will be closed.
  • All other lanes will remain open.

During all stages of this work

  • No driveways will be blocked.
  • Access to stores along Eglinton Avenue East will be maintained.

Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please watch for traffic signs and take care when travelling near construction areas.

Pedestrians

  • For the safety of pedestrians, some sidewalks in the Bayview/Eglinton area intersection may be closed to pedestrians at the discretion of Toronto Hydro. 
  • Appropriate signage will be in place when sidewalks are closed or pedestrian detours are required.
  • Pedestrians will be safely separated from the overhead construction work at all times.
  • All store entrances on Eglinton Avenue East will remain open and accessible by sidewalk.  
  • Please watch for additional signs directing pedestrians.

Transit Information 

For the safety of transit riders, both eastbound and westbound TTC bus stops in the affected area will be relocated. Watch for posted signs and future information indicating the new 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 construction can be expected with this work. 

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 us.  We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build this important project.

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