Tree Removals on Eglinton Avenue West (Edith Dr to Duplex Ave) - July 24, 2020

 
juillet 22, 2020

WHAT WORK IS TAKING PLACE? 

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, crews at Avenue Station began construction of Phase 1 of the new Eglinton Streetscape and Cycle Track. The new streetscape and cycle track will be implemented continuously between Avenue Road and Yonge Street, beginning with Phase 1 on the north and south sides of Eglinton Avenue, between Lascelles Boulevard and Duplex Avenue. Construction will take place in coordination with the City of Toronto’s planned Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track Design. For more information, please visit www.toronto.ca/eglinton.

To facilitate construction of the new streetscape and cycle track, all trees located in the right-of-way on the north and south sides of Eglinton Avenue, between Avenue Road and Duplex Avenue, will be removed, beginning with removal of five (5) trees located on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West, between Edith Drive and Duplex Avenue. The number of trees to be removed is the minimum amount required to safely construct the new streetscape. 

New trees will be planted in place of the removed trees. Tree removals will be carried out in stages as work progresses westward. Notice will be provided in advance of future tree removals. All trees will be reviewed by an avian biologist prior to removal. 

UPCOMING TREE REMOVALS 

Tree Removals on Eglinton Avenue West (Edith Dr to Duplex Ave) - July 24, 2020

FUTURE CONFIGURATION

Tree Removals on Eglinton Avenue West (Edith Dr to Duplex Ave) - July 24, 2020

HOURS OF WORK 

  • Tree removals will begin as early as the week of July 20, 2020 for approximately one (1) day
  • Phase 1 of Eglinton Connects will take approximately six (6) months to complete 
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Removal of five (5) trees between on the north side of Eglinton Ave between Edith Dr and Duplex Ave
  • Noise from chainsaws and woodchippers for the removal of trees can be expected
  • Future tree removals will be required as part of the new Eglinton Streetscape and Cycle Track implementation
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within designated work zones

TRAFFIC & PEDESTRIAN DETAILS 

  • Eglinton Ave will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Lascelles Blvd and Duplex Ave during Phase 1 of the new Eglinton Streetscape and Cycle Track implementation
  • The sidewalk on the northside of Eglinton Ave will be reduced to 1.5 meters between Lascelles Blvd and Duplex Ave during Phase 1 of the new Eglinton Streetscape and Cycle Track implementation
  • Property access will be maintained

TRAVELLING SMART DURING CONSTRUCTION

Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction. Please allow extra time for your journey. Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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.

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