Utility Relocation at the future Forest Hill Station July 2016

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June 29, 2016

 

 Information as of June  28, 2016

 

 

What is the Crosstown?

 

The Eglinton Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with an underground central section. The line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today.  

 

Utility Relocation at the future Forest Hill Station

July 2016

 What Work is Taking Place?

 In early July 2016, crews will begin relocation of existing telecommunication (Bell) lines on  the south side of Eglinton Avenue West.  Aerial Bell lines will be relocated to a duct below  ground in preparation for station construction.  For the safety of the public and workers,  temporary pedestrian and traffic changes will be in effect to accommodate this work.

 Timing

  • 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 their discretion
  • In the event that overnight is required, Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout
  • This work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances 

 What to Expect

  • Nearby businesses and residents can expect increased noise caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment, as well as dust from construction activity and debris removal

Forest Hill Utilities Work Site

 

 

Traffic Details

  • Through traffic on Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced to one lane in either direction
  •  Left turn lanes on Eglinton Avenue West will be maintained

Pedestrian Details

  • For the safety purposes, temporary sidewalk closures will be in effect along the south side of Eglinton Avenue West from Peveril Hill North to east of Bathurst Street
  • Pedestrians will be rerouted around the closure, and separated from vehicular traffic using concrete barriers
  • The east-west pedestrian crossing on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West will be closed for the duration of this work
  •  Access to properties along Eglinton Avenue West will be maintained

Transit Details

  • To accommodate this work, one TTC bus stop on the south east corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Bathurst Street may be relocated.  The stop services the following TTC bus routes:

o           32 Eglinton West (A)(C)(M)(N)

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#   332 Eglinton West

  • Please look for signage informing passengers of the new temporary stop locations

 

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