Road Reconstruction: Swift Drive Closure

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February 15, 2019

WHAT WORK IS TAKING PLACE?

Crews will be conducting roadway widening and surface reconstruction approaching and within the Swift and Credit Union Drive intersection along Eglinton Avenue East. Work on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East at Credit Union Drive will be completed mid-February. Work will shift to the north side of Eglinton Avenue East as early as February 22nd, 2019. Access to Eglinton Avenue East via Swift Drive will be closed for six (6) weeks (depicted below).

Intermittent closures of the north-south pedestrian crosswalk at Swift and Credit Union Drive crossing Eglinton Ave E. may be required to complete road reconstruction in these areas. Detours will be clearly marked with signage to direct pedestrians to the alternate routes. Pedestrian rerouting around work zones is done to protect the safety of pedestrians.

All works are in support of the construction of the Crosstown LRT tracks and guideway (dedicated transit lane) in the center of Eglinton Avenue East.



TIMING

  • Traffic will change to as early as February 22, 2019 and remain in this configuration for up to six (6) weeks.
  • Work may occur between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, seven (7) days a week.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Updates on work taking place during overnight periods will be communicated separately.
  • Work may be rescheduled or extended due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Road closures are required to complete road reconstruction activities approaching and within the Swift/Credit Union Drive intersection along Eglinton Avenue East.
  • Access to properties and businesses will be maintained via alternate routes at the Sloane Avenue at Eglinton Avenue East intersection.
  • A separate notice will be provided for the required driveway closures.
  • A minimum of one through lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained.
  • Pedestrians and road users can expect delays when travelling through the work zone.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

  • Closure of Swift Drive at Eglinton Avenue East.
  • Motorists accessing Swift Drive and Eccleston Drive will be required to enter at the Sloane and Eglinton Avenue East intersection.

TTC IMPACTS

  • A temporary eastbound TTC stop will be set up slightly east of its current location for the duration of this work.

PEDESTRIAN IMPACTS

  • Intermittent closures of pedestrian crosswalks at Swift/Credit Union Drive may be required to complete road reconstruction in these areas.
  • Pedestrian crossing will be available at the Sloane Avenue and Bermondsey Road at Eglinton Avenue East intersection.
  • Pedestrian rerouting around work zones is done to protect the safety of pedestrians. Detours will be clearly marked with signage to direct pedestrians to the alternate routes.