Next Stage: Support of Excavation Works at Leaside Station: Stage 1B

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September 25, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

Earlier in 2017, crews started support of excavation work, also known as shoring, at the main entrance site and in the city right of way at the future Leaside Station.  The station is located at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East.  Steel piles as well as braces and tie-backs will be installed around the perimeter of the station box and entrances to support excavation.  Once steel piles are installed in each area, shallow excavation occurs and wooden decking is installed over the excavated area followed by reinstatement of the roadway. The entire process will take approximately 15 months. 

Hours of Work

 

  • The traffic configuration in the intersection will change in early-October 2017 and will last for approximately two (2) months.
  • Work is permitted between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, 7 days a week. Crews will be working until 11:00 PM on a regular basis. 
  • Occasional overnight work may be required – Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

 

Upcoming Traffic Stage 

Leaside Stage 1B
Traffic: 
  • Lane reductions will be in place; however, a minimum of one through lane will be maintained in all directions. 
  • Northbound left turn will be prohibited (Bayview Ave northbound to Eglinton Ave westbound).
  • Westbound left turn will be prohibited (Eglinton Ave westbound to Bayview Ave southbound).
  • Eastbound right turn will be prohibited (Eglinton Ave eastbound to Bayview southbound).
  • All other right turns will be restricted, with no right turns allowed when the light is red.
Pedestrian:
  • The east-west crosswalk on the south side of Eglinton Avenue will be closed. 
  • Overhead protection for pedestrians will be in place at various locations near the work zone.
What to Expect
  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect noise in the area caused by a pile drill, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment, as well as dust from drilling activity and debris removal.
  • Heavy truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone, and traveling through nearby streets can be expected.
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within the designated work zones.
  • For safety purposes, fencing will be erected around the work zone.
TTC Details
  • To accommodate ongoing work at Leaside Station, four (4) TTC bus stops on the corners of Eglinton Ave East and Bayview Ave will be relocated: this will remain for stages 1B and two. One (1) TTC stop will be closed.
Stage 1B TTC Map

Stay Informed

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You can view the permit here.

For more information, please contact Nicole DiCarlo at the East Community Office.

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

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