Shoring and Utility Work in the Roadway at Mount Pleasant Station

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July 26, 2017

ORIGINAL ISSUE DATE: June 1, 2017
Updated: June 22, 2017 

UPDATE: July 26, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

In June 2017, crews began shoring of the station box in the roadway, starting on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East.  

Shoring is a common step in the process of constructing the foundation of a building.  Steel piles, as well as braces and tie-backs, will be installed around the perimeter of the station box to support excavation. 

Shoring in the roadway will be completed in four stages.  Stages 1 and 2 will take approximately two and a half (2.5) months to complete.  Stage 1 is complete and Stage 2 set up is in place - details below.

Crews have already started support of excavation work (shoring) at the Main and Secondary Entrance sites and that work will continue as shoring works move into the roadway.  The entire shoring process for future Mount Pleasant Station will take approximately 12.5 months to complete.

Crews will also complete utility relocation while they are occupying the roadway for shoring works.

Stage 2 - Approximate Duration 2.5 Months


Timing

  • Stage 2 was implemented at the end of June 2017.
  • Work may occur between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. seven days a week.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • In the event that overnight work is required, Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout. 

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect increased noise caused by a pile drill, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment.
  • Dust from drilling activity and debris removal can be expected.
  • Significant traffic and pedestrian changes will be in effect.
  • Motorists can expect delays while construction vehicles enter and exit the work zone.
  • Equipment and material storage within work zones can be expected.
  • For safety purposes, metal fencing, concrete barriers and dust cloth will be erected around the work zone.

Pedestrian Details

  • Pedestrian traffic travelling along Mount Pleasant Road will continue to be rerouted around the main entrance site on the northwest corner and will be separated from vehicular traffic with concrete barriers.
  • Pedestrian traffic travelling along Eglinton Avenue East will continue to use the current sidewalks and will be separated from construction work with concrete barriers and dust cloth covered fences.
  • During Stage 2:
    The east pedestrian crosswalk at Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East will be closed.

Traffic Details

  • Traffic on Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • Westbound left turns from Eglinton Avenue East onto Brownlow Avenue and Taunton Road will be prohibited.
  • Northbound left turns from Brownlow Avenue and Taunton Road onto Eglinton Avenue East will be prohibited.
  • Rawlinson Avenue will remain closed at Eglinton Avenue East; local access only from Roehampton Avenue.

TTC Details

  • To accommodate Mount Pleasant Station construction, five (5) TTC bus stops, at the corners of Eglinton Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road will be relocated or eliminated.   
  • Please look for signage informing passengers of the new temporary stop locations.

Please Contact Us

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please contact Nicole Di Carlo at (416) 482-7411.

 

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