Update: Intersection Closure at Eglinton Square for Pavement Reconstruction

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November 20, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

Crews will conduct the first of a series civil works involving pavement reconstruction works at intersections along Eglinton Avenue East between Victoria Park Avenue and Birchmount Road in support of construction of the future surface stops.

Work began in November 2018 and will continue with an intersection closure on Friday, November 23, 2018 for approximately one (1) day.

Hours of Work

  • Work is expected to begin as early as Friday, November 23, 2018.
  • Work is expected to take approximately one (1) day to complete.
  • Permitted construction hours are 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Note: Unexpected circumstances (weather, equipment failure, etc.) may also change the above interruption plans or prolong the interruption. If this occurs, we will endeavour to provide reasonable notice.

What to Expect

  • Involves a partial closure of the intersection with full restrictions to north-south traffic.
  • East- west through traffic will be maintained.
  • East and westbound left and right turns will be restricted at the intersection.
  • Delays can be expected when accessing properties surrounding the work zone. 

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Two lanes of traffic west bound and one lane east bound.
  • Traffic will be shifted north along Eglinton Avenue East between Victoria Park Avenue and Pharmacy Avenue.
  • The south sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue East between Victoria Park Avenue and Pharmacy Avenue will be closed.
  • No traffic will be permitted from Eglinton Avenue East to Eglinton Square.
  • Access to Eglinton Square is restricted between Victoria Park Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East except access the to the mall driveway.
  • North-south crosswalk closed at Eglinton Avenue East and Eglinton Square intersection.
  • Pedestrians will be redirected to the crosswalks at Victoria Park Avenue or Pharmacy Avenue.
  • Driveways will remain open during this work.

TTC Impacts

  • TTC bus stops in the affected area may be relocated for the safety of transit riders.
  • In the event of relocation, please watch for posted signs indicating the adjusted locations.
  • Relocation and re-routing of bus stops and buses respectively, is done in consultation with TTC to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers.

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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.

Please support your local businesses during construction.

 

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