Update: Facility Services Building Construction at Eglinton Station

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July 18, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

Beginning July 6th, 2018, work will get underway building the foundation and housing for the Facility Services Building for the TTC Line 1 Subway system. Crews will also undertake various activities inside the TTC station.

The future Facility Services Building will house an upgraded ventilation system and will be located on the TTC Line 1 corridor (Yonge-University), south of Berwick Avenue. The new ventilation system will include smoke extraction for emergency situations at Eglinton Station. Fans will be equipped with acoustic dampers to reduce noise, and, outside of emergency situations, will only run for testing purposes.

For details of this phase of work, please refer to the presentation materials from the public meeting held on May 7 on the Crosstown website.

Timing

  • Due to the location of the new building, the work can only be carried out safely while the subway is not in operation. There will be a series of weekend subway closures throughout the entire year. Below are the upcoming planned weekend subway closures for spring/summer 2018: 

o July 7th/8th, 14th/15th, and 21st/22nd 

o August 11th/12th, and 18th/19th 

o Additional weekend subway closures are anticipated throughout 2018. More details to follow.

  • Construction activities will begin on each Friday before these weekends, and will continue during regular working hours (7am-11pm) and overnight (11pm-7am) until the subway re-opens the following Monday morning.

 

Transit Information

There will be no subway service at TTC Eglinton Station on each of the weekends listed. Access to TTC Eglinton Station Bus Terminal will be maintained, allowing TTC users to access shuttle buses for the duration of the closure. Please visit the TTC website for more details under “Scheduled Subway Closures” on subway closures and shuttle bus operation. Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation with TTC to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers. Please watch for posted notices indicating new information. 

 

What to Expect

  • Construction zones and laydown areas will be set up on Berwick Avenue between Duplex Avenue and Yonge Street, Hillsdale Avenue just west of Yonge Street, and in TTC’s corridor (south of Berwick Avenue).
  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect noise in the area caused by construction equipment, heavy truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone, and equipment and material storage within designated work zones.
  • Work will occur on a 24 hour schedule on the TTC subway weekend closures listed above.
  • All access to business entrances will be maintained throughout construction.

 

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Two-way traffic will be maintained during week days on Berwick Avenue.
  • Berwick Avenue will be closed mid-block during each weekend closure beginning on each Friday at approximately 7:00 a.m. and will re-open at approximately 7:00 a.m. Monday.
  • TTC bus access into bus terminal and Oxford loading dock will remain open.
  • Some driveways may be impacted during the closure of Berwick Avenue. Property owners with affected driveways have been contacted individually.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained along the north side of Berwick Avenue from Duplex Avenue to Yonge Street. At times, pedestrians may be asked to halt or divert around the crane movements.

 

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

Sign up for e-mail updates at www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up or download the aCrosstown traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor.

 

Contact Us

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please contact the East Community Office at (416) 482-7411.

 

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