Utilities Relocations at Eglinton Station: Stage 2

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April 18, 2017

What work is Taking Place?

Work will continue replacing and relocating existing utilities in the area of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue to make way for the future Eglinton interchange station. Storm and sanitary sewers, water mains, hydro ducts, and telecommunications utilities are being replaced and relocated in a series of stages. During this stage, work will take place at the northeast and southeast corners of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection.

Timing

  • This stage of work is expected to begin as early as April 21, 2017 and is expected to last up to 4-6 weeks.
  • Work is permitted between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, 7 days a week.
  • 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 may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
Stage two utility relocation Eglinton Station

What to Expect
  • Construction zones will be instated along Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street. 
  • Residents and businesses near construction sites should anticipate noise from excavators, bobcats, and other construction equipment caused by utilities relocation activity and removal of debris.
  • All access to businesses is maintained throughout the stages.
Short-Term Traffic & Pedestrian Details
  • Construction zones will be instated on Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue (as depicted in the diagram).
  • Lane closures on Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue will be required to carry out the work.
  • At least one lane in each direction east-west along Eglinton Avenue and north-south along Yonge Street will be maintained. 
  • All left turns at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will be restricted. 
  • Eastbound, westbound, and southbound right turns at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will be restricted.
  • Two crosswalks at the intersection of Yonge and Eglinton will close to pedestrians; the east-west crosswalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue and the north-south crosswalk on the east side of Yonge Street.
  • A temporary, east-west crosswalk will be installed north of Eglinton Avenue to allow pedestrian access east-west across Yonge Street, north of Eglinton Avenue.
Transit Information

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

Sign up for e-mail updates at www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up or download the aCrosstown traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor.

 

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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