Traffic Improvement at Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East

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September 25, 2019

Traffic Improvement at Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East


WHAT WORK IS TAKING PLACE?

As construction of the future Science Centre Station continues, three new traffic stages will be implemented at the Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East intersection (depicted below), as early as September 30, 2019.  An additional northbound and southbound lane will be available on Don Mills Road. Eastbound lanes on Eglinton Avenue East will be realigned to accommodate backfill and removal of temporary decking.

TIMING

  • Traffic is expected to change to Stage 1 as early as September 30, 2019 and remain in place for up to three (3) weeks.
  • Traffic is expected to change to Stage 2 mid-October 2019 and remain in place for up to three (3) days.
  • Traffic will then shift to Stage 3 and remain in place until late 2020.
  • 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. Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Stage 1

  • An additional northbound and southbound lane will be available on Don Mills Road.
  • Eastbound lanes on Eglinton Avenue East will be realigned to include one dedicated left turn lane, a through lane and a shared through and right turn lane.

Stage 2

  • Additional northbound and southbound lanes will remain in place on Don Mills Road.
  • Eastbound lanes on Eglinton Avenue East will be realigned to include one dedicated left turn lane and a shared through and right turn lane.

Stage 3

  • Additional northbound and southbound lanes will remain in place on Don Mills Road.
  • Eastbound lanes on Eglinton Avenue East will be realigned to include one dedicated left turn lane, two through lanes and a dedicated right turn lane.  


TRAFFIC IMPACTS 

  • An additional northbound and southbound lane will be available on Don Mills Road.
  • Eastbound lanes on Eglinton Avenue East will be realigned in stages 1 and 2 to accommodate backfill and removal of temporary decking as construction activities are completed.  
  • Construction zones may require adjustments once implemented – updated notices will be distributed in the case of any changes.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

PEDESTRIAN IMPACTS 

  • The sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton Avenue, west of Don Mills Road will be closed at the intersection.
  • The sidewalk on the west side of Don Mills Road south of Eglinton Avenue will be closed at the intersection.