Headwall Construction on the West of Yonge Street - Traffic Update for Edith Drive

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June 23, 2014

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 bus service today.

What we are building

What: Crews will be building headwalls for the future Eglinton Station. Headwalls are underground support walls located at the east and west ends of the station location.

Why: Station headwalls create the frame for future underground stations, and are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines at each of the station locations along the Eglinton Crosstown route. Construction of the headwalls requires a grout plant to be established nearby to pump a form of concrete, otherwise known as grout, to the station headwall location.

When: Starting as early as the week of June 23rd, 2014, for approximately six to eight months. Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Where: The work zone will extend from approximately east of Lascelles Boulevard to just west of Yonge Street along Eglinton Avenue West.  Various traffic control measures and the construction zone will occupy Eglinton Avenue West at Duplex Avenue intersection and will shift over in the coming months for the construction of headwall.

Traffic Update

To facilitate traffic flow during construction at Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue West, the following traffic adjustments will be put in place during the construction period:

  • Left turns onto Edith Drive from eastbound Eglinton will be allowed between 4p.m. - 6p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please take care when travelling near construction areas. Please watch for additional signs directing pedestrians.

Map Edith and Eglinton

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

The hours of work as permitted by the by-law for this contract are between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 days a week, when required. The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.

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.