Update: New Traffic Changes from Victoria Park Avenue to Birchmount Road to Support Surface Section Work

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September 17, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of construction of the future surface alignment for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, crews will be conducting traffic changes in order to accommodate road widening, upgrading and relocating wet utilities and dry utilities along Victoria Park Avenue to Birchmount Road starting as early as Friday, September 21st.

Preparatory work for the reconfiguration will take place as early as Friday, September 21, 2018 starting at 7:00 PM and ending Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6:00 AM.

Once the traffic set-up is in place, this configuration is expected to remain in place for approximately six (6) months for ongoing road widening works and utility relocations for the future surface alignment.

Hours of Work

  • Work is expected to start as early as Friday, September 21, 2018 starting at 7 PM and ending on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6 AM.
  • Once the new traffic set up in in place, this phase is expected to last approximately six (6) months.
  • Permitted hours are 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven (7) days per week.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, a pile drill, drill rig, crane, concrete trucks, and other construction equipment and may experience dust from drilling activity and debris removal.
  • Heavy truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone can be expected. In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment, material storage and movement within designated work zones.
  • Noise and vibrations may be heard and felt in the buildings surrounding the construction zone.
  • For safety, fencing, dust cloth, barriers, and scaffolding may be erected around work zones.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Temporary sidewalks will be provided.
  • Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians to alternate routes.
  • Temporary bus platforms will be provided at affected TTC bus stops.
  • All left-turns to and from commercial properties along Eglinton Avenue East will be restricted for the duration of this work.
  • All left-turns at major intersections will be maintained. 
  • A minimum of two (2) lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained.
  • Please watch for traffic and construction signage.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

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.

Stay Informed

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


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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