Update – Toronto Hydro Overhead Relocation Work at Mount Pleasant and Eglinton

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July 29, 2015

What work is starting?

What: Toronto Hydro crews will be relocating overhead hydro utilities at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East ahead of headwall construction for the future Mount Pleasant Station.  

Why: Headwalls are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines at each of the stations. Construction of the headwalls requires the utilities to be safely relocated. Depending on site conditions, this could include moving gas, hydro, water mains, sewers, and telephone lines, traffic lights and street lighting to allow for the installation.

When: Starting as early as the week of July 27, 2015 and continuing for several weeks, Toronto Hydro crews will be working on the eastbound Eglinton Avenue East curb lane and adjacent sidewalk, just east of Mount Pleasant Road. This work will take place at this location in a sequence to be determined by Toronto Hydro.  

Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and/or unforeseen circumstances.

Where & Traffic Details

  • Toronto Hydro crews will be working on the south east curb lane of Eglinton Avenue East, immediately east of Mount Pleasant Road.
  • During this work the eastbound Eglinton curb lane will be closed at this location.
  • Traffic barrels or concrete barriers will be installed to separate traffic from the construction zone, and in order to gradually merge traffic.

Work zone Eglinton Mt Pleasant July 2015

Pedestrians

  • During this construction, sidewalks will remain open.
  • For safety reasons, pedestrians will be separated from construction with concrete barriers and/or chain link fence. Please watch for additional signs directing pedestrians.
  • All crosswalks at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East will remain open.
  • All store entrances on Eglinton Avenue East will remain open and accessible.

Traffic patterns could change and shift during this stage of work. All work zones will be separated from the right-of-way with traffic cones, jersey barriers and/or fencing. Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please watch for traffic signs and take care when travelling near construction areas.

Transit Information 

For the safety of transit riders, both eastbound and westbound TTC bus stops in the affected area will be relocated. Watch for posted signs and future information indicating the new locations.  

Work Hours

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.

Noise and Vibration

Noise and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. 

Please Contact Us

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build this important project.

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