Traffic Change at Fairbank Station - September 2017

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September 29, 2017

Notice originally posted on September 15, 2017.

What Work is Taking Place?

Since fall 2016, crews have been conducting support of excavation work (also known as shoring) at the Main Entrance and Service Building sites of the future Fairbank 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 box to support excavation.

In the spring, crews began shoring of the station box, as well as wet utilities relocation, on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West. Now, in early October, new temporary traffic changes will be implemented at Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West, to make way for support of excavation activity in the northwest corner of the intersection.  Preparatory works on the northeast corner has already begun.

Shoring in the roadway will be completed in stages.  This This is the second stage and will take approximately four weeks to complete. 

Hours of Work

  • This work will be conducted Monday through Saturday, between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
  • Work on Sundays may be required.
  • In the event that overnight work is required, the public will be notified in advance.

What to Expect

  Traffic and pedestrian changes will be in effect

  • Pedestrians and motorists can expect delays when travelling through the intersection.
  • Noise and dust as well as equipment and material storage within work zones can be expected.
  • For safety purposes, metal fencing, scaffolding, concrete barriers and dust cloth have been erected.

Temporary Traffic and Pedestrian Changes

  • Traffic on Dufferin Street will be shifted to the east.
  • The west crosswalk will be closed and the east crosswalk will be reinstated.
  • Turn prohibitions will be in effect at Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West and the surrounding area.

TTC Details 

To accommodate Fairbank Station construction, three (3) TTC bus stops, at the corners of Dufferin St and Eglinton Ave W have been temporarily relocated or eliminated.   Please look for signage informing passengers of the new temporary stop locations.