Update: Bell Utility Relocations at Leaside Station

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January 23, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

To complete the Bell Relocations works currently underway at the Bayview and Eglinton Avenue East intersection, crews will extend the work zone in to the intersection at Bayview Avenue on the south side of Eglinton Ave E. Work will take place in two stages; stage one will take place on the west side of Bayview Avenue at Eglinton Avenue and stage two will take place in the middle of Bayview Avenue at Eglinton Avenue.

Bell utilities Stages 1 & 2

Timing

  • Work is expected to begin as early as January 23th, 2017 and will continue for approximately seven (7) weeks. 
  • Stage one is expected to last approximately four (4) weeks and stage two approximately three (3) weeks.
  • 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.
  • Work zone will stay in place and will not be plated outside of working hours. 
  • Occasional overnight work may be required – Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work is subject to permits and all relevant approvals, and may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • Residents and businesses near construction sites should anticipate noise from excavators, bobcats, and other construction equipment caused by utilities relocation activity and removal of debris.
Traffic Details

  • Lane closures and turn restrictions will be required to carry out the work in stage one and stage two. 
Stage One: 
  • Right turns from eastbound Eglinton Ave to southbound Bayview Ave will be prohibited.
  • One southbound lane on Bayview Avenue will be closed from just north of Eglinton Ave to south of Eglinton Ave. 
Stage Two:
  • Right turn from eastbound Eglinton Ave to southbound Bayview Ave will be allowed.
  • Left turn from westbound Eglinton Ave to southbound Bayview Avenue will be prohibited.
  • Only through traffic will be allowed for northbound traffic on Bayview Avenue. Right and left turns prohibited. 
  • One southbound lane and one northbound lane will be open on Bayview Ave north and south of Eglinton Ave.

Pedestrian Details

  • The east-west crosswalk on the south side of Eglinton Avenue will be closed to pedestrians during stage one and two. Pedestrians travelling east-west across Eglinton Avenue will be directed to the north side of Eglinton Avenue to cross Bayview Avenue. 
  • Pedestrian routes around the work zone will maintain a minimum of 1.5 m for pedestrian movements. 
  • Pedestrian bridges will be installed to facilitate pedestrian movement in specific areas.
  • Signage will direct pedestrians to use existing crossings.
  • Access to properties and businesses will be maintained.

 

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

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