Upcoming Deep Excavation Works and Traffic Changes at Cedarvale Station

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December 18, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

As early as January 2019, deep excavation work will get underway to prepare for underpinning TTC’s Line 1 subway box and construction of the new Cedarvale LRT station. Over the course of the year, spoils from the excavation will be extracted and hauled from various sites along Eglinton Avenue from Park Hill Road to Strathearn Road. A new traffic configuration will also be implemented to accommodate ongoing shoring activities.

Hours of Work

  • The upcoming traffic changes will take place as early as late December 2018 and is expected to last for approximately three months.
  • Deep excavation work will begin as early as January 2019 and is expected to last for approximately 12 months.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required. Metrolinx will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout. Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Traffic Changes

  • Westbound access to Allen Road north on-ramp will be moved further east.
  • All existing crosswalks, turn restrictions, and road closures will remain for this stage.

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect noise in the area caused by excavators, cranes, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment, as well as dust from debris removal.
  • Existing approved haul routes will be used.
  • Increased truck traffic to and from sites for the disposal of spoils.
  • For safety purposes, fencing will be erected around the work zone.
  • All access to businesses is maintained throughout the stages.

Transit Access

  • Access to the TTC Eglinton West Subway Station will be maintained at all times.

Travelling Smart during Construction

  • Travel delays are expected with construction. Please allow extra time for your journey.
  • Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction.
  • When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Download the free ‘aCrosstown’ traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for Eglinton Avenue.


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