Upcoming Works at Eglinton Station: Initiating Excavation Adjacent the TTC Box

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February 20, 2019

What Work is Taking Place?

With support of excavation works nearly complete, crews have begun deep excavation under the traffic decking to open up the station box area for construction. The next major work will be underpinning the TTC’s Line 1 Eglinton Station subway box. In order to excavate the area adjacent the TTC box, crews will need to occupy the northwest corner of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection (as depicted below). The north-south crosswalk on the west side of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will close for the duration of this stage.

Hours of Work

  • Work is expected to begin as early as March 4, 2019 and will last for approximately 6-8 weeks.
  • Occasional 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.

 

 

What to Expect

  • A new work zone will be set up on the northwest corner of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection.
  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect noise in the area caused by a crane, excavator, 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 designated work zones.
  • For safety purposes, fencing will be erected around the work zone.
  • All access to businesses is maintained throughout the stages.

 

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will close for the duration of this stage.
  • Lane closures on Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue will be required to carry out the work. At least one lane in all directions will be maintained. 
  • Cowbell Lane will remain closed at Eglinton Avenue East.
  • All turns at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will be restricted.
  • The sidewalk from Duplex Avenue to Yonge Street on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West will remain closed for the duration of this stage.
  • The east-west crosswalk on the south side of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will remain open.
  • The east-west crosswalk on the north side of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will remain approximately 20 metres north on Yonge Street.
  • The north-south crosswalk on the east side of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will re-open.
  • The south underground pedestrian tunnel connecting the Eglinton Subway Station to the southeast side of Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street will remain open for this stage.
  • The east, west and north underground tunnel connecting the Eglinton Subway Station to Riocan’s Yonge-Eglinton Centre will remain closed until 2021. 

 

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.

 

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