Yonge & Eglinton Avenue East Extraction Shaft Work Shifting to North Lanes

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March 12, 2015

What: Work on the construction of the tunnel boring machine extraction shaft located within the Eglinton Avenue roadway on the east side of Yonge Street continues. The next stage of work is set to begin, and will involve construction shifting back to the north lanes of Eglinton Avenue. This work will include daylighting and relocating utilities.


Yonge Eglinton north shift Mar 2015

When: Work shifting to the north lanes is expected to start as early as the week of March 16, 2015. Timelines may be adjusted due to weather conditions and/or unforeseen circumstances. 

Traffic Details:

North Lanes Extraction Shaft Work 

  • During this stage of work on the east side of Yonge Street, the construction zone for extraction shaft work will be within the north lanes of Eglinton Avenue.  The work zone will extend from approximately west of Holly Street to west of Dunfield Avenue along Eglinton Avenue. 
  • Traffic will be shifted to the south curb lanes and reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • Left turns from northbound Holly to westbound Eglinton will be prohibited.
  • Left turns from westbound Eglinton to southbound Holly will be prohibited.  

Traffic patterns in the area will continue to change and shift during different stages of the work. All work zones will be separated from the right-of-way with traffic cones, concrete barriers and/or fencing. Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please watch the 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.  

Pedestrian Information

Pedestrian walkways will remain open; however detours may be in place. Access to all stores and businesses will remain open during construction.

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 when necessary.

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, 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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