Update: Eglinton West Station Bus Loop Closure - Sunday, March 29, 2020 to Late Summer 2020

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March 18, 2020

 

What Work is Taking Place?

Starting Sunday March 29, 2020, the bus loop at Eglinton West Station will be closed for approximately five (5) months while crews construct part of the roof of Cedarvale LRT Station. To construct the roof, crews must open up the area in front of Eglinton West Station. Eglinton West Station will remain open during this work, but buses will not be able to access the station’s bus loop. Temporary covered bus platforms will be constructed on the north and south sides of Eglinton Avenue West to maintain TTC bus service to-and-from Eglinton West Station. Significant changes to TTC service will be in effect. Please review the complete notice or visit www.ttc.ca for more information.

Construction of the bus platforms began on Saturday March 14, 2020. This work will continue through to Saturday March 28, 2020, from 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. daily, with the installation of hoarding and sidewalk widening on the north and south sides of Eglinton Avenue West.

The bus loop closure will close on Sunday March 29, 2020 at 2:00 a.m.  Once the closure is in place, traffic on Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., between Atlas Avenue and Park Hill Road. The bus loop closure and traffic change will be performed overnight when traffic is lighter.

Hours of Work

  • The Eglinton West Station bus loop will be closed for approximately five (5) months beginning Sunday March 29, 2020
  • Construction of bus platforms is underway through Sunday March 28, 2020, 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • The bus loop closure and traffic change will take place overnight Saturday March 28 – Sunday March 29, 2020
  • This work may be rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances

Work Area Map

What to Expect

  • Overnight noise can be expected when the bus loop is closed and while traffic changes are implemented
  • Increased pedestrian traffic on Eglinton Avenue West in the vicinity of the temporary bus platforms
  • Extended construction hours for deep excavation and TTC underpinning works are currently underway and will continue while this work takes place
  • Expect delays when travelling through the intersection

Transit Information

With Eglinton West Station closed, two temporary covered bus platforms will be installed on Eglinton Avenue West: one on the north side between Fairleigh Crescent and Park Hill Road for westbound buses, and one on the south side between Atlas Avenue and Winnett Avenue for eastbound buses. The platforms will provide TTC bus service to-and-from Eglinton West Station. Each platform will serve up to three buses at a time. The platforms will be covered, and curbs will be installed to ensure pedestrian safety.

Close Up Temporary Bus Platform at Cedarvale Station (March 29 to Late Summer 2020)

TTC Routing during Eglinton West Station Bus Loop Closure (March 29 to Late Summer 2020)

Wheel-Trans Bus

Eglinton West Station will remain open during the bus loop closure, however, due to elevator maintenance the station will not be fully accessible. During the closure, Wheel-Trans will be diverted to Lawrence West and St. Clair West stations. For more information on elevator service and accessible alternatives please visit: http://www.ttc.ca/Subway/Stations/Eglinton_West/station.jsp#ElevatorsAndEscalators_

63 Ossington Bus Route

The 63 Ossington bus will terminate at St Clair Avenue West during the closure. A new temporary bus route named 163 Oakwood will provide service north of St Clair Avenue West, operating between Ossington Station and Lawrence West Station. New stops will be added on Marlee Avenue at Eglinton Avenue West to maintain access to Eglinton West Station.

109 Ranee Bus Route

The 109 Ranee will be diverted and will terminate at Lawrence West Station.

32D Eglinton Bus Route

The 32D Eglinton West bus will be extended to terminate at Eglinton Station.

Eglinton Station

With the 32D Eglinton West bus being extended to Eglinton Station, the 51 Leslie and 56 Leaside buses will be required to use Duplex and Berwick Avenues to access the bus terminal at Eglinton Station. Speed bumps on Duplex and Berwick Avenues must be modified to accommodate TTC buses travelling along these routes. Once the Eglinton West bus loop re-opens in September, the 51 Leslie and 56 Leaside buses will resume their regular route into Eglinton Station.

Signage will be in place directing TTC riders. TTC ambassadors will be on-site to help transit riders navigate the area during the first weeks of the closure. For more information on changes to TTC service during the closure, please visit www.ttc.ca.

Traffic Details

  • Traffic on Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced to one lane in each direction during off-peak hours between Atlas Avenue and Park Hill Road
  • Public vehicles will be permitted to access both curb lanes during peak hours, providing two lanes of traffic in each direction
  • The eastbound left turn lane will remain for vehicles turning onto Allen Road North

Pedestrian Details

  • Pedestrian routes at Allen Road South and Eglinton Avenue West will remain the same
  • Pedestrian access to Eglinton West Station will be maintained at all times
  • Transit riders travelling to-and-from Eglinton West Station by bus will be required to walk to-and-from the temporary bus platforms or to the nearest stop; buses will not enter the bus loop
  • During the closure, crossing guards will be stationed at the Allen Road South and Eglinton Avenue West crosswalks between 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. to assist pedestrians crossing the intersection
  • Prior to the closure, the bike racks at Eglinton West Station will be removed to accommodate pedestrian traffic

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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