LOW WATER PRESSURE NOTICE: Watermain Investigation Work

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March 31, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

On April 3, 2017, crews will begin subsurface utility engineering (SUE) investigation of a large 900mm watermain in the Eglinton Avenue West and Chaplin Crescent area.  The watermain will be exposed to determine the utility and ground conditions in advance of wet utilities relocation.  Most of the work will take place within the existing traffic staging at Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton Avenue West.

A valve shut-off is required for the duration of this work.  As a result, properties south of Eglinton Avenue West to St. Clair Avenue, between Caledonia and Avenue Roads may experience lower than normal water pressure.  

Affected Area 

Hours of Work

  • This work will be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM for approximately two (2) weeks
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion
  • In the event that overnight work is required, Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout
  • This work may be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect increased noise in the area caused by a saw-cutter, hydro-vacuuming truck, drill and other construction equipment
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within the designated work zones

Traffic and Pedestrian Details

  • The existing traffic staging at Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton Avenue West will remain in place
  • Intermittent sidewalk closures may be in effect
  • Intermittent lane closures may be in effect
  • If required, a Paid Duty Officer will be present to direct vehicular traffic at the intersection during this activity
  • As always, please take care when travelling near construction zones