Upcoming Utility Work at Edith Drive and Eglinton Avenue West - August 22, 2020

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August 14, 2020

Upcoming Utility Work at Edith Drive and Eglinton Avenue West - Aug 22

What Work is Taking Place?

As early as Saturday August 22, 2020, utility works will take place on Eglinton Avenue West, east of Edith Drive, to facilitate ongoing catch basin installations and connections. This work is part of the construction of the new Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track, which will be implemented continuously from Avenue Road to Holly Street. For more information on the City of Toronto's Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track Design, visit www.toronto.ca/eglinton.

To perform this work safely, crews will be required to temporarily occupy the westbound lane on Eglinton Avenue West, east of Edith Drive. Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced one lane only, alternating traffic in each direction, while this work takes place. Work will begin as early as 7:00 a.m. and take approximately six (6) hours to complete. Traffic control personnel and/or a Paid Duty Officer will be present during this work.

What to Expect

Noise from construction activity, including trucks, breaking of concrete and asphalt, utility work, and use of heavy equipment can be expected. Staging of construction vehicles and trucks will take place within work zones and traffic tapers. Traffic barrels, fencing, signage, and other equipment will be erected to delineate the work zone. 

HOURS OF WORK

  • As early as Saturday August 22, 2020
  • Work will begin as early as 7:00 a.m. and is expected to take approximately six (6) hours to complete
  • This work may be rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

  • The westbound lane on Eglinton Avenue, east of Edith Drive, will be temporarily occupied, while this work takes place
  • Eglinton Avenue will be reduced to one lane only, alternating traffic in each direction, while this work takes place
  • Paid Duty Officers will be present while work takes place 
  • Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction; please allow extra time for your journey
  • Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

PEDESTRIAN IMPACTS

  • No changes to pedestrian routes are expected as a result of this work
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