Update: Upcoming Traffic Changes at Kennedy and Eglinton Intersection

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January 2, 2019

Last Updated: January 24, 2019

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of the continued support of excavation works (shoring) and utility relocations for the future Kennedy Station, traffic staging at the intersection of Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue East will be changing in October. Shoring began in April 2018 and will continue in phases at the intersection.

Preparatory work for the reconfiguration will take place as early as Saturday, January 26, 2019 starting at 8:00 AM and ending Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5 AM. Once the traffic set-up is in place, this configuration is expected to remain in place until the end of May 2019.

Hours of Work

  • Work is expected to start as early as Saturday, January 26, 2019 starting at 8 AM and ending on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5 AM.
  • Once the new traffic set up in in place, this phase is expected to last until May 2019 with incremental improvements to traffic to follow in subsequent stages.
  • After the set up and for the period of 2 years, we will be finishing off the remaining support of excavation (SOE) in this area, then continue with the construction of the portal.
  • We may work weekends and past 5 pm or nights as may be required.
  • Support of excavation (SOE) work will be performed between the hours of 6 AM and 5 PM, Monday to Friday.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • During the preparation and flip itself, nearby residents and businesses can expect to see line painting vehicles, and other light vehicles carrying the traffic equipment and signage.

Traffic Impacts

  • A minimum of two lanes of traffic in each direction on Eglinton Avenue East will be maintained.
  • One through lane southbound traffic on Kennedy Road will be maintained.
  • Left turn restrictions westbound at Ionview Road and Eglinton Avenue East.
  • New traffic signals will be installed 160m east of Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue East.

Pedestrian Impacts

  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue East intersection will be closed for the duration of this stage. 
  • The crosswalks on the north, south, and east side of the intersection will remain open for the duration of this stage.
  • Temporary sidewalk access to Kennedy Station only located at the south side of Kennedy Road, pedestrians will need to cross to north side to continue on Eglinton Avenue East.
  • Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians to alternate routes.

Stay Informed

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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.

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