Update: Upcoming Works at Eglinton Station: Support of Excavation

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May 18, 2017

What Work is Happening?

Pending a City of Toronto permit, support of excavation work, also known as shoring, will commence to make way for the future Eglinton interchange station. This work will include pile installation, jet grouting and road deck installation. Shoring will be conducted in phases, beginning in the former TTC bus depot on the southeast corner of Yonge and Eglinton and along the south side of Eglinton Avenue between Duplex Avenue and Holly Street. The first phase (depicted below) will take approximately six (6) months to complete. The entire shoring process will take approximately twenty-four (24) months to complete.

Timing

  • Work is expected to begin as early as May 2017.
  • The first stage of support of excavation will last approximately 6-8 months.
  • Work is expected to occur between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required. Metrolinx will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work is subject to permits and all relevant approvals, and may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Shoring Work for Eglinton Station

What to Expect

  • Construction zones will be instated along the south side of Eglinton Avenue, between Duplex Avenue and Holly Street, and on Yonge Street south of Eglinton Avenue.
  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect noise in the area caused by a pile drill, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment, as well as dust from drilling activity and debris removal.
  • Heavy truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone, and traveling through nearby streets can be expected.
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within designated work zones.
  • For safety purposes, metal fencing will be erected around the work zone.
  • All access to businesses is maintained throughout the stages.

Traffic & Pedestrian Details 

  • Lane closures on Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue will be required to carry out the work.
  • Cowbell Lane will be closed at Eglinton Avenue East.
  • At least one lane in each direction east-west along Eglinton Avenue and north-south along Yonge Street will be maintained. 
  • All turns at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will be restricted. Right turns may be permitted during some stages of shoring. 
  • The sidewalk from Duplex Avenue to Yonge Street on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West will close for the duration of this stage.
  • The north-south crosswalk on the east side of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will close to pedestrians.  Pedestrians travelling north across Eglinton Avenue must cross at the crosswalk south of Eglinton Avenue. 
  • The east-west crosswalk on the south side of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will close to pedestrians. Pedestrians travelling east-west across Yonge Street will be directed to the north side of Eglinton Avenue to cross Yonge Street.

Transit Information

Access to the TTC Eglinton Subway Station will be maintained. 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.

 

Travelling Smart during Construction

Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction. Please allow extra time for your journey. Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

 

Stay Informed

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

Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.

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