Launch Shaft Welding Overnight Work at Allen Road until end of Summer 2014

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July 8, 2014

The Eglinton Crosstown is a transit project that will provide rapid and reliable service across Eglinton Avenue. It includes an underground central section from Keele Street to Laird Drive, bring transit service that will be up to 60% faster than bus service today.

What work is starting?

What: Crews will conduct overnight welding work at the launch shaft at Allen Road. During the day, crews will be building and installing a road deck for a future traffic shift for the continuing work of the launch shaft.

Why: Welding is needed to prepare Eglinton Avenue for road decking, creating a temporary road surface. Construction work will continue underneath Eglinton Avenue uninterrupted, allowing vehicles to continue travelling in the area on Eglinton Avenue during this construction.

Where: Crews will work within the launch shaft at the Allen Road between Everden and Strathern Road.

When: Beginning in mid-July and continuing until the end of the summer.

Crews welding steel plates together west of Allen Road

Crews welding steel plates together west of Allen Road.

Additional Construction Details

Temporary lights will be used on the south side overnight to ensure a safe environment for crews. In addition, welding tents will be used to surround the welding spots to shield the flashing of the welding.

Work Hours

In order to expedite this welding work, crews will work three eight-hour shifts during the day and overnight. The longer work day means the duration of the activity will be reduced. Underground tunneling and associated work may continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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.