Updated: Clearing and Grubbing continues for the Future Science Centre Station

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October 4, 2016

What work is starting

  • In March 2016, crews began conducting clearing and grubbing in the vicinity of Eglinton Avenue East and Don Mills Road, to allow for widening of the Eglinton Avenue East and Don Mills Road roadway, to make way for the future Science Centre Station
  • As part of the clearing and grubbing work, a number of shrubs, bushes and trees that are closest to the curbside will be removed
  • Additionally, a number of trees in close proximity to the station work zone will be protected during construction. Trees will be replanted and landscaping of the station area and portions of the streetscape will take place upon completion of station construction
  • Portions of the streetscape and road along Eglinton Avenue East will be upgraded as part of the City of Toronto’s Eglinton Connects plan
  • All appropriate permissions and permits to remove selected trees which are in conflict with the station construction are obtained prior to the start of this work

When

  • Clearing and grubbing work will continue into November 2016
  • Work will take place between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances

Where

  • Crews will be present along Eglinton Avenue East, east of Leslie Street to east of Gervais Drive, and along Don Mills Road, south of Wynford Drive to north of Rochefort Drive

What to Expect

  • Residents and businesses nearby should anticipate noise from chainsaws and wood chippers for the removal of debris

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Lane closures along the curbside lanes of Eglinton Avenue East and Don Mills Road are expected (subject to approval)
  • A flag person will be present for the safety of pedestrians on nearby sidewalks
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites

 

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