Update: Dewatering System at Laird Station

septembre 1, 2017

Re-Issue date: September 1, 2017

The term “dewatering” means pumping from the ground water at a site where there will be excavation.  At Eglinton Avenue East and Laird Drive, dozens of small wells will be drilled along the curbside eastbound lane. Wells will be drilled and shallow trenches will be required to lay the pipes, pumps, wells and valves to do the work.  

Hours of Work/ What to Expect 

  • A large part of the dewatering installation activities has been completed. Work recommenced in late July 2017 and is expected to continue until September 2017.
  • Drilling and trenching will occur between 7:00 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Equipment will remain in place after the rig has finished for the day. This approach will expedite the work and ensure it continues to move around the zone efficiently.
  • The entire installation will take approximately two months.
  • Equipment is expected to change position approximately every 3 days. 

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Existing sidewalk closures at Laird Drive and Eglinton Avenue East will remain in place.
  • Access to bus stops and businesses will be maintained at all times.
  • Lane reductions will be in place on Eglinton Avenue East in the vicinity of the construction zone.
  • Access to driveways and streets on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East will be maintained and may be supported by Traffic Control Personnel.
  • Some on-street parking spaces will be impacted. 

* Timelines are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.


Photos of well installation drill rig and the process of trenching.


For more information, please contact Heather Glicksman at the East Community Office.

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