Extraction Shaft Construction Work East of Yonge Street Shifting to North Side of Eglinton Avenue

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January 16, 2015

What: Crews will be working on the construction of a large shaft including the building of support piles and a headwall, located within the Eglinton Avenue roadway on the east side of Yonge Street. 

Why: Crews are currently relocating utilities on the south side of Eglinton. During the next stage, construction of a large shaft will begin on the north side of Eglinton. Construction of this shaft will include daylighting for utilities, installation of piles, jet-grouting and excavation and decking of the roadway.  

When: Extraction shaft construction work in the north lanes is expected to start as soon as mid-January 2015. Timelines may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. 

Where and Traffic Details:

North Lanes Extraction Shaft Work 

  • During this stage of work on the east side of Yonge Street, the construction zone for extraction shaft work will be within the north lanes of Eglinton Avenue.  The work zone will extend from approximately west of Holly Street to west of Dunfield Avenue along Eglinton Avenue. 
  • Traffic will be shifted to the south curb lanes and reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • Left turns from northbound Holly to westbound Eglinton will be prohibited.
  • Left turns from westbound Eglinton to southbound Holly will be prohibited.  

Map - work zone NE Yonge & Eg Jan 2015

Traffic patterns in the area will continue to change and shift during different stages of the 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.  

Pedestrian Information

Pedestrian walkways will remain open; however detours may be in place. Pedestrians will be separated from construction with a chain link fence. Access to all stores and businesses will remain open during construction.

Work Hours

Most of the work will be carried out between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 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 and 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.

For more details or updated traffic information, please contact the Community Relations Office at 416-482-7411.

Transforming transit across the middle of Toronto will involve significant road works. Construction will be visible along the corridor and on some side streets. There will be short-term local street closures and turning restrictions to allow for the construction to take place. Metrolinx, City of Toronto staff and your elected officials are working closely together to monitor and make adjustments to the local road configurations, work zones and other day to day items such as signage and temporary adjustments.

Please support your local businesses during construction.