Utility Relocation Work for Emergency Exit Building on South Side of Eglinton - Temporary Closure of Petman Avenue

 
avril 22, 2015

Emergency exit buildings (EEBs) are built in between the stations when station platforms are more than approximately 760 metres apart to allow for easy evacuation of passengers during an emergency situation. The construction of an EEB includes the building of an evacuation pathway, a set of stairs from the tunnel to ground level, and a small building at the surface. The scale of construction is similar to building a small-scale underground station. Generally, it takes up to 24 months to complete construction of each EEB.

What work is starting?

What: Hydro poles and overhead utilities, located on City of Toronto property, on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East, east and west of Petman Avenue, will be removed. Also, underground hydro utility chamber work at the southwest corner of Petman Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East will take place. Underground hydro utility work will also occur on the sidewalk near 365 Eglinton Avenue East.   

This work will be completed in advance of EEB headwall construction. Headwalls are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines at each of the stations and the EEB locations. 

Why: Construction of the headwalls requires the utilities to be safely relocated. Depending on site conditions, this could include moving gas, hydro, water mains, sewers, and telephone lines, traffic lights and street lighting to allow for the installation.

When: Starting as early as late April 2015, crews will occupy the roadway on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East from east of Forman Avenue to west of Marmot Street. Petman Avenue will be closed to and from Eglinton Avenue East for several weeks in order to facilitate this utility relocation in the area. Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Where: Crews will occupy the roadway on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East from east of Forman Avenue to west of Marmot Street. Petman Avenue will be closed in both directions from Eglinton Avenue East for several weeks in order to facilitate this utility relocation. 

Also, hydro utility work will also take place on the sidewalk at the southwest corner of Petman Avenue as well as the sidewalk near 365 Eglinton Avenue East for several days due to some underground hydro utility chamber work. 

Traffic Details

  • During this stage of work, the construction zone will be in the south lanes of Eglinton Avenue East from east of Forman Avenue to west of Marmot Street.
  • Traffic will shift to the north lanes of Eglinton Avenue East from east of Forman Avenue to west of Marmot Street, and reduced to one lane in each direction.  
  • Petman Avenue will be closed south of Eglinton Avenue East.  Vehicular access to and from Petman Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East will not be available.  
  • The construction zone on Petman Avenue will extend south from Eglinton Avenue East, and will not block any driveways or laneways.
  • On-street parking will be restricted along the north and south sides of Eglinton Avenue East in the construction zone.

Map Petman south side utility work

Traffic patterns will continue to change and shift during different stages of work. All work zones will be separated from the right-of-way with traffic cones, jersey barriers and/or fencing. Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please watch for traffic signs and take care when travelling near construction areas.

Pedestrians

  • During this stage of construction, the north side Eglinton Avenue East sidewalk will open.
  • On the south side Eglinton Avenue East sidewalk, pedestrians are required to walk around the construction site at Petman Avenue.
  • To ensure the safety of pedestrians travelling on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East, a detour sign will be posted and pedestrians will cross Eglinton Avenue East at Forman Avenue and Banff Road.
  • For several days during this utility relocation work, the sidewalk at the southwest corner of Petman Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East (and subsequently at the eastern half of 365 Eglinton Avenue East) will be temporarily inaccessible.

Access to stores along Eglinton Avenue East will be maintained. For safety reason, pedestrians will be separated from construction with concrete barriers and fencing. Please watch for additional signs directing pedestrians.  

Transit Information 

For the safety of transit riders, both eastbound and westbound TTC bus stops in the affected area will be relocated. Watch for posted signs and future information indicating the new locations.  

Work Hours

Most of the work will be carried out between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., 7 days a week. In certain situations, some late night and/or early morning works may be required to complete the work and keep construction moving. The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.

Noise and Vibration

Noise and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. 

Please Contact Us

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.

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