Geophysical Studies for Future Avenue Station

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March 7, 2016

Information as of March 7, 2016


The Eglinton Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with an underground central section. The line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today.


Geophysical Studies for Future Avenue Station

What work is taking place?

•     A crew will be conducting geophysical studies to determine the soil characteristics in the area.

•    The test is done by hitting the bare asphalt with a solid pipe, which produces a dull thud. The seismic signal

       produced by this hit is recorded by instruments on the ground.

•    This is a non-destructive non-invasive test carried out along a straight line.

•    The test is done at nine metre intervals.




Eglinton Avenue West from Braemer Avenue to Lascelles Boulevard.


The crew will move east to west in the westbound curb lane, shifting to the passing lane when needed.

Avenue Rd Geotesting map



The seismic testing is expected to take place over the weekend of March 11-13, 2016.


The work will take place overnight between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am, when there is the least amount of car and truck activity on the road. It is estimated that the work will take one night to complete.


The work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions.


Traffic Details:


Crews will be moving very slowly and will be followed by a sign truck to direct traffic around the crew.


A paid-duty officer will be in place to provide traffic control assistance at intersections as required.


Access to and from properties will be maintained.


As always, please take care when travelling near construction areas.




Noise associated with construction can be expected with this work.


Please Contact Us

For more information about the demolition work or the Crosstown LRT project, please contact Carlos Hernandez at    416-782-8118.


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