Upcoming Traffic Changes at Kennedy and Eglinton Intersection in Support of Shoring

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September 7, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of the continued support of excavation works (shoring) and utility relocations for the future Kennedy Station, traffic staging at the intersection of Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue East will be changing in September.

Shoring began in April 2018 and will continue in phases at the intersection.

Preparatory work for the reconfiguration will take place as early as Monday, September 10, 2018 starting at 9:00 PM and ending Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:00 AM.

Once the traffic set-up is in place, this configuration is expected to remain in place for approximately two (2) years for ongoing support of excavation works and utility relocations for the future Kennedy Station.

Hours of Work

  • Work is expected to start as early as Monday, September 10, 2018 starting at 9:00 PM and ending on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:00 AM.
  • Once the new traffic set up is in place, this phase is expected to last approximately two (2) years.
  • Support of excavation (SOE) work will be performed between the hours of 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, a pile drill, drill rig, crane, concrete trucks, and other construction equipment and may experience dust from drilling activity and debris removal.
  • Heavy truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone can be expected. In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment, material storage and movement within designated work zones.
  • Noise and vibrations may be heard and felt in the buildings surrounding the construction zone.
  • For safety, fencing, dust cloth, barriers, and scaffolding may be erected around work zones.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of the Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue East intersection remains closed for the duration of this stage.  
  • The north-south crosswalk on the east side of the Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue East intersection will remain open for the duration of this stage.
  • The east-west crosswalks on the south and north sides of the Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue East intersection will remain open for the duration of this stage.
  • Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians to alternate routes.
  • A minimum of two lanes of traffic in each direction on Eglinton Avenue East and Kennedy Road will be maintained.

Stay Informed

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

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to build this important project.

Please support your local businesses during construction.

 

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