Shoring at Forest Hill Station Secondary Entrance

 
avril 28, 2017

What Work is Taking Place

Beginning in late April 2017, crews will start support of excavation work, also known as shoring, at the Secondary Entrance of the future Forest Hill Station.  The Secondary Entrance is located on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West, west of Bathurst Street, mid-block.  

Shoring is a common step in the process of constructing the foundation of a building.  Steel piles, as well as braces and tie-backs, will be installed around the perimeter of the station entrance to support excavation. Prior to installation of the piles, crew will construct a concrete guide wall on either side of the secant wall to ensure the alignment and verticality of the piles.

This stage will take approximately two (2) months to complete.

Timing
  • Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., with crews working until 11:00 p.m. on a regular basis.
  • The contractor may not always work during permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • In the event that overnight work is required, Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
Shoring work for Forest Hill Station
What to Expect
  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect increased noise in the area caused by a pile drill, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment.
  • Dust from drilling activity and debris removal can be expected.
  • Truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone can be expected.
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within designated work zones
  • For safety purposes, metal fencing has been erected around the work zone
Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts
  • The existing traffic conditions at the intersection of Eglinton Ave W and Bathurst Street will remain in effect
  • Truck traffic will enter and exit site from the north and south sides of the work zone
  • The laneway behind the Secondary Entrance site will be closed behind the work zone only
  • Pedestrians and motorists may experience delays while trucks enter and exit the work zone
  • A flag person will be present to direct truck and pedestrian traffic
  • As always, please take care when travelling near construction zones

For more information, please contact Carlos Hernandez at (416) 782-8118 or crosstown@metrolinx.com..

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