Traffic Configuration Change: Edith Drive to Lascelles Boulevard - September 21, 2020

 
septembre 9, 2020

INFORMATION UPDATED on September 10, 2020

Traffic Configuration Change: Edith Drive to Lascelles Boulevard

Traffic Configuration Change: Edith Drive to Lascelles Boulevard

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of Eglinton Crosstown LRT project, improvements to the streetscape, cycle tracks and utility upgrades will be implemented at certain stations areas and stretches of Eglinton Avenue. The improvements have been designed in coordination with the City of Toronto’s planned Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track Design. For more information on the City’s Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track Design, visit www.toronto.ca/eglinton.

As early as Monday September 21, 2020, a new traffic configuration will be implemented on Eglinton Avenue West, between Edith Drive and Lascelles Boulevard, to facilitate ongoing construction of the new Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track. Work zones will be erected on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West, between Edith Drive and Lascelles Boulevard, to allow for excavation, concrete, and wet and dry utility works to continue. As part of this work, the existing roadway, sidewalk, and any street furniture and trees will be removed.

The new streetscape and cycle track will be implemented continuously between Avenue Road and Holly Street. Construction will take place in phases, beginning with Phase 1 on the north side of Eglinton Avenue, from Duplex Avenue to Lascelles Boulevard. Phase 1 will take approximately six (6) months to complete. Crews will work Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. with overnight work as required.

Occasionally, use of a hydro-vacuum truck, jack hammer and/or compaction roller will be required. Property access will be maintained. Significant traffic and pedestrian changes will be in effect. Please review the complete notice or visit www.thecrosstown.ca for more information.

What to Expect

Noise from construction activity, including trucks, breaking of concrete and asphalt, utility work, and use of heavy equipment can be expected. Construction vehicles and trucks will stage within work zones and traffic tapers. Traffic barrels, fencing, signage, and other equipment will be erected to delineate work zones.

Property access will be maintained. Expect delays while travelling through the intersection.

HOURS OF WORK

  • The new traffic configuration will be implemented as early as Monday September 21, 2020
  • Phase 1 will take approximately six (6) months to complete
  • Work will take place Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Overnight work may be required
  • Work may be rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances

TRAFFIC DETAILS

  • Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Lascelles Boulevard and Duplex Avenue
  • The westbound left turn from Eglinton Avenue West to Colin Avenue will be prohibited for the duration of Phase 1 construction

PEDESTRIAN DETAILS

  • The north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West, between Duplex Avenue and Lascelles Boulevard, will be reduced during Phase 1 of construction
  • A minimum sidewalk width of 1.5 metres will be maintained at all times
  • Pedestrian access to business store fronts will be maintained at all times

TRANSIT INFORMATION

  • Temporary bus platforms will be constructed to maintain TTC service
  • Access to TTC will be maintained at all times
  • Please visit www.ttc.ca for more information

 

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