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May 4, 2015

bayview station rendering

Utility Relocation: The first stage of work in this area is utility relocation. Construction of headwalls requires some utilities such as hydro, gas, water, telecommunication, etc. to be moved safely out of the way in advance of tunnel and station construction.

Headwall Construction: Station headwalls create the frame for future underground stations and are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines (TBMs) at each station location along the Eglinton Crosstown route. Construction of the headwalls requires a grout plant to be established nearby to pump a form of concrete, otherwise known as “grout”, to the station headwall location. The grout plant that has been established on Donlea Drive will remain on site to support operations to construct the east and west headwalls for the future Bayview Station.

photos of jet grout plant

When: Some utility works are currently scheduled for late May 2015. Following initial utility work, there will be four stages of work and each stage is expected to last approximately two to three months. Stage one of construction is expected to start as early as July 2015. Detailed construction notices will follow as we get closer to the start of each phase. Please visit thecrosstown.ca for more project information. Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and/or unforeseen circumstances.

Where: The work zone will extend from approximately east of Mann Avenue to west of Bessborough Drive along Eglinton Avenue East. All work zones will be separated from the right-of-way with traffic cones, concrete barriers and/or fencing.

Changing Traffic Patterns

Traffic patterns in the area will continue to change and shift during different stages of work. During the first stage of headwall construction, a work site will set up on one side of Eglinton Avenue East. Traffic lanes will remain open on the other side of Eglinton with one lane in each direction. Where there is on-street parking, it will be restricted along the north and south of Eglinton Avenue East in this construction zone. Bus lanes will be accommodated where possible. In some cases, there will be short-term turning and parking restrictions to allow for construction to take place. Initial preparations could require short term lane restriction on Eglinton Avenue East for the installation of grout lines and utility investigation.

Transforming transit across the middle of Toronto involves significant road works. Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please watch the traffic signs and take care when travelling near construction areas.

photo of one lane traffic

More details on traffic plans will be provided in a separate notice when the plan is finalized. For more details or updated traffic information, please contact us.

Pedestrian Information

To ensure safety, pedestrians will be separated from construction with a barrier at all stages of construction. In some cases, some sidewalks may require temporary closure and pedestrian detours may be required. Please follow signs directing pedestrians and take care when travelling near construction areas.

photo of pedestrian detour

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.

Waste Collection

Solid Waste Management Services will continue to pick up waste during construction of the Crosstown. Recycling and garbage collection schedules along Eglinton Avenue will not change during the construction period. Please continue to abide by their guidelines for garbage disposal and follow your normal routine. Please label your bins with addresses and place them as close to the usual location as possible before 7:00 a.m. or the night before the scheduled collection day. If necessary, during construction, your bins may be temporarily moved to the edge of the work zone by the contractor.

Noise & Vibration

Noise and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. Monitoring equipment is in place to monitor noise and vibration levels and ensure that they are within acceptable legal limits.

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 to ensure construction remains on schedule. The contractor will not always be working during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.

The Crosstown Community Office

We understand that construction can be disruptive, and we will do our best to keep you informed. If you would like more information 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.

Businesses remain open on Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East.Please support local businesses during construction.

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