Updated: Construction Begins for Traction Power Substation 12

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May 29, 2019

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of continued support of the future surface alignment for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, crews will be commencing construction of the Traction Power Substation (TPSS) 12 that will power the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (ECLRT) line. The work will take place in a fenced work zone located on the north east side of Birchmount Road in close proximity to Toronto Police Service 41 Station.

Crews will be excavating, installing and pouring concrete for duct banks, building foundation, building traction power substation as early as Wednesday, May 15, 2019 for approximately six (6) months.

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What is a traction power substation?

  • A TPSS is a steel building similar in size to a shipping container.
  • It provides electrical power to the LRT via the overhead catenary system used to power the trains.
  • A TPSS converts electricity from the local power source to the levels needed by the vehicles.
  • A TPSS is a safe structure that will not introduce any new risk to the community in which it is constructed.
  • All TPSS structures are air-conditioned and therefore emit a low humming noise, similar to a residential air conditioner.

Hours of Work

  • Work is expected to begin as early as Wednesday, May 15, 2019 for approximately six (6) months.
  • Work will be performed between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm, seven (7) days a week.
  • Note: Unexpected circumstances (weather, equipment failure, etc.) may also change the above interruption plans or prolong the interruption. If this occurs, we will endeavor to provide reasonable notice.

What to Expect

  • Preliminary activities include: fencing and setting up the work zone.
  • Construction activities include: excavation, building foundation, trenching, duct bank installation, building of TPSS.
  • Construction activities will take place within an existing fenced work zone.
  • Intermittent lane restrictions or reductions may be necessary to accommodate this work.
  • Temporary pedestrian re-routing around work zones may be necessary to accommodate this work.
  • Nearby businesses and residents can expect noise from construction equipment.
  • Delays can be expected when accessing properties surrounding the work zone.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Intermittent lane restrictions or reductions may be necessary to accommodate this work.
  • Temporary pedestrian re-routing around work zones may be necessary to accommodate this work.
  • There may be occurrences where a shoulder is narrowed and a traffic barrier is placed to accommodate safe working conditions.

TTC Impacts

  • Relocation and re-routing of bus stops and buses respectively, is done in consultation with TTC to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers.

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