Upcoming Works at Eglinton Station: Bell Utility Relocation

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February 21, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

  • In preparation for building Eglinton Station, many utilities must be relocated to allow for support of excavation. To support the relocation of Bell utilities, crews will be digging trenches to install new duct banks and relocating the existing services. 
  • The next phase of this work is the relocation of Bell utility banks along Eglinton Avenue East from Yonge Street to Holly Street (depicted in the image below).

Hours of Work

  • Work is expected to begin as early as March 2018 and last for approximately 3-4 weeks.
  • Work is permitted between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, 7 days a week.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • 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.

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect noise in the area caused by a pile drill, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment, as well as dust from drilling activity and debris removal.
  • Heavy truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone, and traveling through nearby streets can be expected.
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within designated work zones.
  • For safety purposes, fencing will be erected around the work zone.
  • All access to businesses is maintained throughout the stages.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Lane closures on Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue will be required to carry out the work. At least one lane in all directions will be maintained. 
  • Cowbell Lane will be closed at Eglinton Avenue East.
  • All turns at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will be restricted, except northbound right turns onto Eglinton Avenue East.
  • The sidewalk from Duplex Avenue to Yonge Street on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West will remain closed for the duration of this stage.
  • The west underground tunnel connecting the Eglinton Subway Station to Riocan’s Yonge-Eglinton Centre will remain closed until 2021.
  • The south underground pedestrian tunnel connecting the Eglinton Subway Station to the south east side of Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street will remain open for this stage.  Pedestrians may continue to use the south tunnel to cross underground east-west on the south side of Eglinton Avenue.

Transit Information

Access to the TTC Eglinton Subway Station will be maintained. Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation between TTC and Metrolinx to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers. Please watch for posted notices indicating new information. 

Travelling Smart during Construction

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.