Hydro Utility Relocation for the Eastern End of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Line

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June 20, 2017
What Work is Taking Place?

Crews will relocate and upgrade existing overhead hydro utilities between Birchmount Road and Kennedy Station in preparation for construction of the surface section dedicated transit lanes (guideway), the Kennedy Portal, and the Kennedy LRT Station. Existing overhead and underground hydro lines will be relocated from the north side of Eglinton Avenue East to the south side of Eglinton Avenue East.

Outages will be required to switch services to the new infrastructure. Outage requirements and impacts will be communicated separately only to those directly impacted.
  • Beginning as early as late June 2017 for approximately six (6) months.
  • This work may take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.\
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • This work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Updates on works taking place during overnight periods will be communicated separately.
What to Expect
  • Beginning at Birchmount Road and moving eastward, crews will be installing new poles, wires, transformers, and switches on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East, followed by trenching of new duct banks across Eglinton Avenue East to connect to existing infrastructure.
  • Nearby businesses and residents can expect noise from excavators, bobcats, trucks and other construction equipment caused by utilities relocation activity.
Traffic and Pedestrian Details 
  • Temporary, short duration single lane staging (approximately 30 minute intervals) along Eglinton Avenue East moving eastward from Birchmount Road.
  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction.
  • Pedestrian and property access will be maintained.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.
TTC Details
  • TTC bus stops in the affected area may be relocated for the safety of transit riders. Please watch for posted signs indicating the adjusted locations.
  • Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation between TTC and Metrolinx to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers.
Contact Us
For more information about construction in the area, please contact Grace Lau at the East Crosstown Community Office.
Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.
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