Geophysical studies for future Laird Station

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March 7, 2016

What work is starting

  • 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 meter intervals.


  • The geophysical testing is expected to take place during the week of March 14, 2016 between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • It is estimated work will take one night to complete.
  • The work will be done overnight when there is the least car and truck activity on the road for more accuracy.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions.


  • Crews will be present along Eglinton Avenue East, beginning in the westbound curbside lane at Brentcliffe Road, and heading westward to the passing lane at Sutherland Drive.

Traffic Details:

  • Temporary lane closures will be required along the westbound lane of Eglinton Avenue East.
  • 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

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please contact Heather Glicksman at (416) 482-7411. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.

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.

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