Update: Extended Construction Hours for Excavation and Tunnel Demolition at Chaplin Station May – June 2020

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May 14, 2020

What Work is Taking Place?

Since April 2020, crews have been working extended construction hours at Chaplin Station to complete deep excavation and tunnel demolition.  Extended construction hours will continue until tunnel demolition and deep excavation are complete in late May and mid-June 2020, respectively.  To minimize disruption, the period between 12:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. will be used for loading, hauling and site maintenance only. 

An excavator and crane are used to break the concrete tunnel encasement located below Eglinton Avenue and load the pieces into trucks at the street level, then haul to an off-site facility.  Excavators and a crane are also used to remove soil from beneath Eglinton Avenue and load the soil into trucks at the street level, the haul it to an off-site facility.  Tunnel demolition and deep excavation take place from the Main Entrance work zone located on the north side of Eglinton Avenue, between Chaplin Crescent and Gilgorm Road.

Occasionally, chipping of hardened material and concrete will be required as part of deep excavation.  An excavator with a jack hammer will be used to perform chipping.  Chipping typically takes place for periods of 1-2 weeks at a time.  Chipping will take place between 5:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. only.  Notice will be provided in advance of sustained periods of chipping.

Hours of Work

  • Tunnel demolition is underway and expected to continue approximately two (2) weeks
  • Deep excavation is underway and expected to continue through to mid-June 2020
  • Demolition of the tunnel will take place between 5:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. only
  • The contractor may not always work during these hours, but may do so at its discretion
  • This work may be longer or shorter than expected


Work Area Map

What to Expect

  • Noise from construction activity, including heavy equipment, trucks and a ventilation fan can be expected
  • Site lighting will be in use
  • Work will take place from the Main Entrance work zone
  • Property access will be maintained


Traffic and Pedestrian Details

  • There is no change to the current traffic configuration and pedestrian routes associated with this work


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.

Stay Informed

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