Upcoming Lane Closures Between Victoria Park Avenue and Jonesville Crescent for Delivery of TPSS 10

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février 4, 2020

Upcoming Lane Closures Between Victoria Park Avenue and Jonesville Crescent for Delivery of TPSS 10

 

WHAT WORK IS TAKING PLACE?

The traction power substation 10 (TPSS 10) building will be delivered to the northwest corner of Eglinton Avenue East and Victoria Park Avenue the evening of Friday, February 7, 2020. TPSS 10 will be delivered in five sections. Vehicles carrying the loads will travel southbound on Victoria Park Avenue and continue westbound on Eglinton Avenue East to the staging area west of the intersection.

Crane Installation: February 7, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

As early as 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 7th, 2020, westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane west of Victoria Park Ave for crane installation within the worksite.

Delivery and Installation: February 7, 9:00 p.m. to February 9, 6:00 p.m.

Beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, all westbound lanes will be closed from Victoria Park Ave to Jonesville Crescent for TPSS delivery and installation. Westbound traffic on Eglinton Avenue East will be diverted north on Victoria Park Avenue to Jonesville Crescent and south to Eglinton Avenue East.

Demobilization: February 10, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane west of Victoria Park Avenue for crane removal and demobilization.  

WHAT IS A TPSS?

  • A TPSS is a steel building similar in size to a large shipping container.
  • It provides electrical power to the LRT via the overheard catenary system used to power the trains. A TPSS converts electricity from the local power source to the levels needed by the vehicles.
  • A TPSS is a safe structure that will not introduce any new risk to the community in which it is constructed.
  • All TPSS structures are air-conditioned and therefore emit a low humming noise, similar to a residential air conditioner.

WORK AREA MAP 


HOURS OF WORK

  • Crane installation will take place on Friday, February 7 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
  • TPSS delivery and installation will take place beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7 through to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2020.
  • Crane removal and demobilization will take place Monday, February 10 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours but may do so at its discretion.
  • This traffic change and related construction activities may be delayed or rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

  • For TPSS delivery, westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane west of the intersection.
  • During installation, westbound lanes will be closed, and traffic rerouted north on Victoria Park Avenue to Jonesville Crescent and south to Eglinton Avenue East.
  • For crane removal, westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane west of the intersection.
  • Westbound traffic can expect delays while travelling through the work area.
  • Paid-duty officers and traffic control personnel will be present.

PEDESTRIAN IMPACTS

  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East will remain closed between Victoria Park Avenue and Jonesville Crescent.
  • The sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East remains open between Bermondsey Road and Victoria Park Avenue.

TRANSIT INFORMATION

  • TTC bus routes 34 and 334 will be temporarily rerouted north on Victoria Park Avenue to Jonesville Crescent and south to Eglinton Avenue East (depicted below). The detour will be in place beginning Friday, February 7 at 9:00 p.m. through to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9.  
  • The westbound stop on Eglinton Avenue East and Victoria Park Avenue will be moved further east to accommodate the traffic configuration.
  • The westbound stop on Eglinton Avenue East at Jonesville Crescent will be closed beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7 through to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9.
  • Relocation and re-routing of bus stops and buses, respectively, are done in consultation with the TTC to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers.
  • Visit www.ttc.ca for more information.


TRAVELLING SMART DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Travel delays are expected when passing construction zones. Please allow extra time for your journey.
  • Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction.

STAY INFORMED

  • Sign up for e-mail updates at www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up or download the Crosstown traffic app to get real time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor
  • Download the free ‘aCrosstown’ traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for Eglinton Avenue.