Upcoming Works at Eglinton Station: Utilities Relocations – Stage 3

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May 2, 2017

What Work is Taking Place

Work to replace and relocate existing utilities continues to make way for the future Eglinton interchange station. Storm and sanitary sewers, water mains, hydro ducts, and telecommunications utilities are being replaced and relocated in a series of stages. During this third stage, work will take place on the south side of Eglinton Avenue, east and west of Yonge Street.

Timing

  • Work is expected to begin as early as mid-May 2017.
  • This stage of the utilities relocation is expected to last 1-2 months.
  • Work is expected to occur between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required. 
  • 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.
Eglinton Station Utilities Stage 3
What to Expect
  • Construction zones will be instated along the south side of Eglinton Avenue and on Yonge Street. 
  • Residents and businesses near construction sites should anticipate noise from excavators, bobcats, and other construction equipment caused by utilities relocation activity and removal of debris.
  • Access to businesses will be maintained throughout all stages.
Short-Term Traffic and Pedestrian Details
  • Construction zones will be instated on Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue (as depicted in the diagram on the front page).
  • Lane closures on Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue will be required to carry out the work.
  • At least one lane in each direction east-west along Eglinton Avenue and north-south along Yonge Street will be maintained. 
  • All left turns at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will be restricted. 
  • Eastbound, westbound, and northbound right turns at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will be restricted..
  • The sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West between Yonge Street and Duplex Avenue will be closed. 
  • The east-west crosswalk on the south side of Eglinton Avenue will close to pedestrians. Pedestrians travelling east-west across Eglinton Avenue will be directed to the north side of Eglinton Avenue to cross Yonge Street.
Transit Information

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.

For more information, please contact Nicole DiCarlo at the East Community Office.

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

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