Upcoming Traffic Changes at Eglinton Station for Deep Excavation

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February 6, 2019

What Work is Taking Place?

With shoring activities nearing completion, the traffic configuration in the Yonge-Eglinton area will change to accommodate upcoming deep excavation work. This work will include excavating to the bottom of the future station box (approximately 22 meters at the deepest point). 

 

Hours of Work

  •  The traffic configuration is expected to begin as early as March 2019 for approximately 12 months. 
  • Deep excavation work is expected to begin beforehand in mid-December and last for approximately 12-16 months.
  • In order to maintain schedule, excavation work will begin as early as 4:00 a.m. Monday – Saturday as early as January 2, 2019.
  • Additional overnight work may be required. Metrolinx will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout. Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

 

 

 

 Traffic and Pedestrian Changes

  • All four crosswalks at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will be open during this stage.
  • Eglinton Avenue will remain as one lane in each direction between Duplex Avenue and Dunfield Avenue.
  • Yonge Street will open up to two lanes in each direction at Eglinton Avenue.
  • Bike lanes will be added on Eglinton Avenue from Duplex Avenue to Dunfield Avenue.
  • Holly Street will re-open for this stage.
  • Cowbell Lane will remain closed.
  • All turn restrictions at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will remain.

 

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect noise in the area caused by an excavator, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment, as well as dust from drilling activity and debris removal.
  • Existing approved haul routes will be used (Duplex Avenue to Eglinton Avenue and Cowbell Lane to Soudan Avenue to Yonge Street).
  • Increased truck traffic to and from the old TTC bus depot and Salvation Army sites.
  • For safety purposes, fencing will be erected around the work zone.
  • All access to businesses is maintained throughout the stages.

 

Noise Mitigation Efforts for Early Morning Works

Training and controls for staff to reduce the noise produce by equipment including:

  • White noise/broadband back-up alarms on all trucks and equipment. 
  • Loading soil only into the trucks (no large debris or rocks that would create banging noises). 
  • Avoiding shaking of the excavator buckets.
  • Lowering the drop height so soil/debris falls closer to the truck bed.  
  • Securing tailgates on trucks to limit banging noise.
  • Limiting acceleration of the trucks as they ingress/egress.
  • Turning off truck engines while they wait or are staging.

 

Transit Information

Access to the TTC Eglinton Subway Station will be maintained. Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation with TTC to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers. Please watch for posted notices indicating new information. 

 

Travelling Smart during Construction

Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction. Please allow extra time for your journey. Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

 

Stay Informed

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