UPDATE – Re-configuration of Emergency Exit Site at Petman Avenue

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November 18, 2016

What Work is Taking Place?

The configuration of the current Emergency Exit Building site will be altered.  The existing vehicular access to 393 Eglinton Avenue East (Mac’s Convenience Store) parking lot, via Petman Avenue, will be closed.  Starting in late November, vehicles must use Eglinton Avenue East to access the Mac’s Convenience Store parking lot.   

  • The site is expected to change as early as the week of November 28, 2016
  • This set up will remain for the duration of construction of the Emergency Exit Building, until summer 2017.
  • Most of the work will be carried out between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., 7 days a week. In certain situations, some late night and/or early morning works may be required to complete the work and keep construction moving. The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.

Traffic Details

  • The work site will remain on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East from west of Forman Avenue to west of Marmot Street.
  • Access to and from Eglinton Avenue East from Petman Avenue will be closed.
  • Traffic will remain on the north lanes of Eglinton Avenue East, and remain reduced to one lane in each direction.  
  • On-street parking will be restricted along the north and south sides of Eglinton Avenue East in the construction zone.
  • Access to the parking lot for 383 Eglinton East (Gabby’s Pub) will remain open from Petman Avenue.  
  • Left turns from 393 Eglinton East westbound onto Eglinton will be prohibited.
  • Left turns for westbound Eglinton vehicles to 393 Eglinton East will be prohibited.
  • Left turns from 411 Eglinton Avenue East westbound onto Eglinton, will be prohibited
Map of Emergency Exit Building site

Pedestrian Details

  • During this final staging, the sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East will remain open.
  • To ensure the safety of pedestrians, the south Eglinton sidewalk between Forman Avenue and Marmot Street will be temporarily closed at Petman Avenue, to through-pedestrian traffic. However, access to stores along Eglinton Avenue East will be maintained.
  • To ensure the safety of pedestrians travelling on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East, detour signs will be posted. 
  • Access to stores along Eglinton Avenue East will be maintained. 
  • For safety reasons, pedestrians will be separated from construction with concrete barriers and fencing. Please watch for additional signs directing pedestrians.
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.

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

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