Utility Work at Bayview and Eglinton (Update)

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May 15, 2015

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.

What work is starting?

What: Crews will be doing some preparatory work at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East prior to the utility relocation and headwall construction for the future Bayview Station.

Why: Headwalls are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines at each of the stations. Construction of the headwalls requires the utilities to be safely relocated. Depending on site conditions, this could include moving gas, hydro, water mains, sewers, and telephone lines, traffic lights and street lighting to allow for the installation.

When: Starting as early as the third week of May, 2015 and for approximately a month, crews will be working at different corners of the intersection of Bayview and Eglinton: in Stage One on the northwest corner, in Stage Two, on the southeast corner, and in Stage Three on the southwest corner. Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and/or unforeseen circumstances.

Stage One: Northwest Corner

Traffic Details

  • Crews will be working on the westbound curb lane of Eglinton Avenue East, immediately west of Bayview Avenue. During this time, this lane will be closed. 
  • The affected westbound Eglinton lane will be shifted south, around the work zone area.

Pedestrians

  • The sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East will remain open.
  • To ensure the safety of pedestrians, the sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East, immediately west of Bayview Avenue, will be temporarily closed. Pedestrians will be diverted to the sidewalk on the south side, using the crosswalk just east of Hoyle Avenue and the two Bayview crosswalks. 
  • All Bayview/Eglinton intersection crosswalks will remain open. 
  • Pedestrians will be separated from construction with concrete barriers and a chain link fence. Please watch for additional signs directing pedestrians.

Bayview and Englinton Utility Relocation Stage One

Stage Two: Southeast Corner

Traffic Details

  • During this stage, the eastbound Eglinton curb lane, east of Bayview Avenue will be closed. 
  • The affected eastbound Eglinton lane will be shifted northward, around the work zone area.
  • No driveways will be blocked.

Pedestrians

  • Both the north and south sidewalks will remain open.
  • Pedestrians will be separated from construction with concrete barriers and chain link fence. Please watch for additional signs directing pedestrians.

Stage Three: Southwest Corner

Traffic Details

  • Crews will be working on the eastbound curb lane of Eglinton Avenue East, immediately west of Bayview Avenue.
  • During this stage, the eastbound Eglinton curb lane, west of Bayview Avenue will be closed. 
  • The affected eastbound Eglinton lane will be shifted northward, around the work zone area.

Pedestrians

  • Both the north and south sidewalks will remain open; however, for safety reasons, the sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton, will be temporarily routed around the north side of the construction site.
  • All store entrances on Eglinton Avenue East will remain open and accessible. 
  • Please watch for additional signs directing pedestrians.

Bayview and Eglinton Utility Relocation Stage 2 and 3

Stage 2 Stage 3

During all stages of this work:

  • No driveways will be blocked.
  • All crosswalks at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East will remain open. 
  • All store entrances on Eglinton Avenue East will remain open and accessible. 
  • Traffic barrels or concrete barriers will be installed to separate traffic from the construction zone and in order to gradually merge traffic.

Traffic patterns will continue to change and shift during different stages of work. All work zones will be separated from the right-of-way with traffic cones, jersey barriers and/or fencing. Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please watch for traffic signs and take care when travelling near construction areas.

Transit Information

For the safety of transit riders, both eastbound and westbound TTC bus stops in the affected area will be relocated. Watch for posted signs and future information indicating the new locations.

Work Hours

Most of the work will be carried out between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., 7 days a week. In certain situations, some late night and/or early morning works may be required. The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.

Noise and Vibration

Noise and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work.

Please Contact Us

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build this important project.

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