Water Shut-off for Watermain Reinstatement Work at Taunton Road April 4, 2019

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April 2, 2019

What Work is Taking Place?

On Thursday April 4, 2019, there will be a water shut-off starting at 9:00 a.m. for approximately seven (7) hours while crews perform watermain connection work at Eglinton Avenue East and Taunton Road.  This activity is required to complete the ongoing watermain reinstatement work.  Due to the equipment required to perform this activity, such as a hydro-vacuum truck, this shut-off will be conducted during the day.  Affected properties are listed below.

Crews will return to Taunton Road at Eglinton Avenue to on Wednesday April 3, to begin watermain reinstatement work in preparation of the shut-off on Thursday.  Road reinstatement is expected to begin on Friday April 5, 2019.  Work will take place in the southbound lane of Taunton Road between Eglinton Avenue and the commercial driveway on the west side of the street.  Access to Taunton Road from Eglinton Ave will be prohibited while work takes place.  At the end of each shift, the work zone will be plated and Taunton Road will be restored to two lanes.

Water Shut-off Details

  • Thursday April 4, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. for approximately seven (7) hours
  • The following properties will be affected by the water shut-off:
    • 51 – 93 Taunton Road (inclusive; odd numbers only)
    • 52 – 78 Taunton Road (inclusive; even numbers only)
    • 269 – 275 Eglinton Avenue East (inclusive; odd numbers only)
    • Utility interruptions may be longer or shorter than expected
    • This work may be delayed or rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances


What to Expect

  • Construction occurs between at 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Noise from use of construction equipment such as, hydro-vacuum truck, excavator and bobcat
  • No westbound left turns from Eglinton Ave onto Taunton Rd (all times)
  • No eastbound right turns from Eglinton Ave onto Taunton Rd (while work takes place)
  • No northbound left turns from Taunton Rd onto Eglinton Ave
  • Pedestrians will be rerouted around the work zone
  • During this time, no water will be available from taps or toilets.
  • Residents are encouraged to be prepared for the planned water shut off by storing water for domestic use.