75-Hour Weekend Work for GO Transit Improvements at Kennedy Station

Looking for information related to a specific area?

Choose an intersection from the drop down list to view the latest news and construction updates. Intersections are listed alphabetically (with Eglinton as the main cross-street).

 
March 13, 2018

Originally Published: March 13, 2018

Updated: March 15, 2018

Updated: March 16, 2018

Updated: March 20, 2018

As part of construction of the future Eglinton Crosstown LRT, improvements are also being made to the GO Corridor Stouffville Line at Kennedy Station. Improvements include building a new west platform, rebuilding the existing east platform, constructing a new ticketing building for the GO Station, and building a new south pedestrian underpass.

What Work is Taking Place?

In order to minimize disruption to GO passengers, beginning Thursday, March 29, crews will be performing a 74.5 hour weekend blitz to construct the south underpass beneath the GO Rail tracks south west of the Don Montgomery Community Centre.

Work includes the removal of track to perform excavation, shoring, backfilling, and placement of the new pedestrian underpass. Tracks will be reinstalled upon completion of the work. 

GO services on the Stouffville Line will be temporarily suspended for the duration of the work. GO service will recommence on Monday, April 2, 2018.

Hours of Work

  • Work will begin as soon as Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 11:30 PM. Work will be continuous until Monday, April 2, 2018 at 12:30 AM for a total of 74.5 consecutive hours.
  • This is a 24/7 operation for the duration of the initiative. 
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • 74.5 Hours of continuous work beginning at 11:30 PM on Thursday March 29th, until 12:30 AM on Monday, April 2, 2018.
  • GO service will be temporarily suspended for the duration of the work. 
  • Temporary reduction of parking spaces at the South Parking Lot at Kennedy Station during construction (see details below).
  • Noise and vibrations may be heard and felt in the buildings surrounding the construction zone.
  • Noise from saw cutting, excavation, hydrovac trucks and construction equipment can be expected.
  • For safety, fencing, dust cloth, barriers and scaffolding may be erected around work zones.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • The work will be performed within a secure work zone. There should not be impacts to traffic or pedestrians from this work.  
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

TTC and GO Transit Impacts

  • There should be no impact to TTC transit services (bus, subway, and rapid transit) from this work.
  • During construction, about 90 additional commuter parking spaces will be temporarily eliminated in the TTC South Parking Lot from March 25 to April 7, 2018 to safely conduct the work.  
  • An agreement is in place to temporarily suspend GO service during the construction period. 

Alternative Parking Options

  • Additional commuter parking is available at TTC Warden Station North Parking Lot — 3.9 km south west (705 Warden Avenue). 
  • For TTC commuter parking lot information, please call 416-393-4636 or visit the TTC website for more details: http://www.ttc.ca/Subway/Stations/Warden/parking.jsp

Stay Informed

Sign up for e-mail updates at http://www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up or download the aCrosstown traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor.

 

For more information, please contact Phil Rodriques at the East Community Office.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to build this important project.

Please support your local businesses during construction.

Sign up at www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up to receive regular email updates.