Upcoming Traffic Changes at Kennedy and Eglinton In Support of Shoring

 
juillet 20, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of the continued support of excavation works (shoring) and utility relocations for the future Kennedy Station, traffic staging at the intersection of Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue East will be changing in late July. Shoring began in April 2018 and will continue in phases at the intersection, taking approximately twelve (12) months to complete.

Preparatory work for the reconfiguration will take place as early as July 26, 2018 starting at 8:00 PM and continue over the weekend of July 27-July 30, 2018. The traffic set-up will be complete in advance of Monday morning rush hour.

Once the traffic set-up is in place, this configuration is expected to remain in place for approximately one (1) month for ongoing support of excavation works and utility relocations for the future Kennedy Station.

Hours of Work

  • Work is expected to start as early as July 26, 2018 starting at 8:00 PM. and continue over the weekend of July 27-July 30, 2018.
  • Once the new traffic set up is in place, this phase is expected to last approximately one (1) month.  
  • Work is permitted between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, 7 days a week. The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required. Metrolinx will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.                                                                                  
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, a pile drill and other construction equipment, and may experience dust from drilling activity and debris removal.
  • Heavy truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone can be expected.
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment, material storage and movement within designated work zones.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of the Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue East intersection will be closed for the duration of this stage.
  • The north-south crosswalk on the east side of the Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue East intersection will re-open for the duration of this stage.
  • The east-west crosswalks on the south and north sides of the Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue East intersection will remain open for the duration of this stage.
  • Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians to alternate routes.
  • The southbound right turn restriction from Kennedy Road to westbound Eglinton Avenue will be permitted for the duration of this stage.
  • A minimum of two lanes of traffic in each direction on Eglinton Avenue East and Kennedy Road will be maintained.

Stay Informed

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For more information, please contact Phil Rodriques at the East Community Office.

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

Please support your local businesses during construction.

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