Update: Shoring and Excavation at Oakwood Station

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September 5, 2017

 

Original Issue Date: July 12, 2017

Re-issue Date: September4, 2017

Since 2016, shoring and excavation work has been underway at the main and secondary entrance sites for the future Oakwood Station. Excavation at the Main entrance is currently underway and will be followed by mining operations in late 2017.

Based on consultations with local businesses as well as elected officials, the following amended staging plan has been prepared and may be implemented as soon as the week of September 4, 2017. Set up of the staging below may be completed in phases.

 The long-term road and sidewalk occupancy on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West between Oakwood Avenue and Times Road will begin and remain for the duration of the work into 2020. A portion of the sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton Ave West between Oakwood Avenue and the Secondary entrance construction site will be occupied from October 2017 and remain for the duration of the work. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

oakwood work zone

Hours of Work

  • For this stage of construction, crews will be working until 11:00 p.m. on a regular basis. The work is permitted between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required. Metrolinx and Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS) will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.

 

What to Expect

  • Construction staging has been designed to reduce impacts to the neighbourhood as best as possible while allowing crews to complete the work safely.
  • Future stages of the work at Oakwood Station will be mined. This will significantly reduce the potential impact to the roadway and allow crews to work under the roadway.
  • Residents near the work site can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, a pile drill and other construction equipment.
  • There will be increased truck traffic at times entering and exiting the station entrances.
  • In addition to the construction activities, residents can expect to see material storage and equipment movement in the designated work zone.
  • Residents near the work site can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment.

 

Traffic Impacts

  • One westbound lane will be closed.
  • On-street parking on Eglinton Avenue West from Oakwood Avenue to Times Road will be removed.
  • South bound left turn from Times Road to Eglinton Avenue West will be prohibited.
  • During peak hours, travel times may be affected. Be sure to allow extra time.

 

Pedestrian Impacts

  • The north south pedestrian crossing on the west side of Oakwood Avenue will be reinstated.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West between Oakwood Avenue and Times Road will be reduced to a minimum of 1.5m width to maintain an open and accessible sidewalk.
  • The sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton Ave West between Oakwood Avenue and Times Road will be reduced to a minimum of 1.5m width to maintain an open and accessible sidewalk.
  • Access to shops and businesses along the south side of Eglinton Avenue West will be maintained.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West at Oakwood Avenue will continue to be closed.