Upcoming Works at Eglinton Station: Support of Excavation – Stage Three

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December 1, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

Support of excavation work, also known as shoring, has commenced to make way for the future Eglinton interchange station. This work will include pile installation, jet grouting and road deck installation. Shoring will be conducted in phases, beginning in the former TTC bus depot on the southeast corner of Yonge and Eglinton and along the south side of Eglinton Avenue between Duplex Avenue and Holly Street. The next phase (depicted below) will take approximately 23 months to complete. The entire shoring process will take approximately twenty-four (24) months to complete.

In order to maximize efficiency of the piling rigs, Stage 3 will be underway prior to and during Stage 2.

Hours of Work

  • Work is expected to begin as early as December 2017. Portions of this phase of shoring will be approximately 23 months.
  • 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.

Map of Shoring Phase 3 at Eglinton Station

What to Expect

  • A new work zone will be set up on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West, just east of Duplex Avenue. Traffic will be routed around the work zone.
  • 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 remain closed at Eglinton Avenue East.
  • All turns at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will remain restricted.
  • 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 east-west crosswalk on the north side of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will remain open for the duration of this stage.
  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will remain open for the duration of this stage.
  • The north-south crosswalk on the east side of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will remain closed for the duration of this stage.
  • The east-west crosswalk on the south side of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection 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. 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 AM and 3 PM.

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.

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