Overnight Lane Reduction to a Single Lane between Brentcliffe Road and Leslie Street, Starting late August 2014

août 7, 2014

What/Where: Crews will be working on advanced utility construction and relocation between Brentcliffe Road and Leslie Street.

Why: Construction at the east Eglinton Crosstown launch site is now underway to prepare for delivery of the tunnel boring machines. The site will remain a construction zone for multiple years through various stages of the project. Walls of the launch shaft are required to be in place and the shaft excavated prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines. Construction of the walls requires utilities to be moved safely out of the way before work begins. Overhead hydro wires need to be relocated in this location.

When:  The work will start in late August 2014 and continue for approximately two weeks.

•    Work will take place overnight from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

•    This work is expected to last eight nights.  The work will take place for four nights during the first week and then four nights the following week.

•    Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.


North Side Utility Work:

A work zone will be set-up on the north lane of Eglinton - next to the east Eglinton Crosstown launch site.  It will extend from east of Brentcliffe Road to west of Leslie Street. The work zone will be separated from the right-of-way with traffic cones. 

Traffic Details

In order to perform the work, only one lane of traffic at-a-time will be able to continue. As such, eastbound and westbound traffic will alternately use the one lane. Paid Duty Officers (PDOs) will be employed to control the flow of traffic. There may be delays associated with this work.

North Lane Construction
As a result of advanced utility work on Eglinton, from Brentcliffe Road to Leslie Street, the westbound lane on Eglinton will be occupied by construction activities. 

To allow for westbound traffic to continue, eastbound Eglinton traffic will be temporarily stopped.  Westbound traffic will then be diverted to use the eastbound lane, around the work zone.  PDOs will be employed to control and synchronize the flow of traffic. 

Subsequently, to allow for eastbound traffic to continue, westbound Eglinton traffic will be temporarily stopped. Eastbound traffic will continue to proceed on the eastbound Eglinton lane.  Police will be employed to control and synchronize the flow of traffic, alternating eastbound and westbound.

Traffic patterns in the area will continue to change and shift during different phases of the work. Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please take care and watch the traffic signs when travelling near construction areas.

Work Hours

The hours of work as permitted are between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., 7 days a week. Underground tunnelling and associated work may continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Timelines may be adjusted due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Please Contact Us

If you would like more detail 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 rapid transit.