Cross Passage Headwall Construction near Duncannon Drive - Stage 1

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January 8, 2015

What we are building?

What: A cross passage is a tunnel cut between two other parallel tunnels required for maintenance or emergency purposes. Crews will be building one headwall for the future cross-passage required for future maintenance of the tunnels. 

Why: Headwalls create the frame for future cross passages and/or stations, and are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines along the Eglinton Crosstown route. Construction of the headwall requires a grout plant and grout lines to be established nearby to pump a form of concrete, otherwise known as “grout”, to the headwall location.  

Where: The work zone will extend from approximately Heddington Avenue to Castleknock Road on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West. The work zone will be separated from the right-of-way with traffic cones and concrete barriers and/or fencing.  Various traffic control measures and construction zones will occupy the Eglinton Avenue near Duncannon Drive and will shift to the south side of Eglinton over the coming months for the construction of the headwall.

When: Starting in January 2015, there will be a new traffic pattern for the construction of headwall for cross passage at Duncannon Drive. At the same time, grout lines will also be installed at the edge of the road and extend from the jet grout plant at Gilgorm Road. Construction is expected to continue through to Spring 2015. Timelines may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Work will take place in two stages. 

Duncannon Drive Jan 2015

Traffic Details

  • Traffic lanes on Eglinton Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction, while construction is happening on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West between Heddington Avenue and Castleknock Road.
  • Due to construction, left turns from Duncannon Drive to Eglinton Avenue will be prohibited. Left turns from Eglinton Avenue to Duncannon Drive will also be prohibited. Right turns will be permitted. 
  • Left turns from and onto Tarlton Road will be prohibited. Right turns will be permitted.
  • On-street parking will not be permitted within the work zones.

Traffic patterns in the area 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, concrete barriers and/or fencing. Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please watch the traffic signs and take care when travelling near construction areas. 

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 a.m. and 11 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 & 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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