Traffic Signal Relocation at Caledonia Station

 
janvier 20, 2017

January 20, 2017


What is the Crosstown?

 

Metrolinx is building the Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto’s new 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue with a central 10 km underground section. The Crosstown will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today. With 25 stations and stops and connections to 3 TTC subway stations, 54 local bus routes, 3 GO Transit lines and the UP Express, the Crosstown will improve travel times and change the way we move through the heart of the city. 

 

 

Traffic Signal Relocation at Caledonia Station

 

What work is taking place?

To make way for station construction, crews must relocate the existing traffic signals at Blackthorn Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West outside of the work zone.  A new, temporary traffic signal will be installed on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West at Blackthorn Avenue to direct truck traffic exiting the station during construction.

Traffic signal relocation will take place in three stages over the course of one week.  Crews will install temporary traffic poles and signals at the north and southeast areas of the intersection.  The temporary traffic signals and cables will be hung overhead, while the existing traffic poles are removed.  Following installation, the temporary signals will be tested, and once complete, the new temporary traffic signals will come into effect.

In addition to traffic signal relocation, relocation of Bell and hydro utilities is underway in the station work zone.  Some temporary interruptions to pedestrian and vehicular traffic may be in effect to accommodate this work.

Timing

  •  Beginning January 24 for approximately one (1) week
  • Permitted hours are 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion
  •  This work may be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances

Stage 1 – two (2) days

Stage 1 traffic set-up

Stage 2 – one day

Stage 2 set up

Stage 3 – one day

Stage 3 traffic set-up

What to expect

  • Nearby residents may experience noise caused by a hydro-vacuum, trucks and other construction equipment
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within the designated work zones

Traffic and Pedestrian Details 

  • A Paid Duty Officer will be on site to direct vehicular, pedestrian and vehicular traffic at the intersection
  • Motorists can expect delays and  intermittent traffic disruptions when traveling through the intersection
  • Pedestrian rerouting around closures on Eglinton Avenue West and Blackthorn Avenue will be in effect

 

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For more information about this work, please contact Carlos Hernandez at 416-782-8118 or crosstown@metrolinx.com

 

Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project