Overnight Lane Reduction on Eglinton Avenue East for Crane Transport

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March 29, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

Crews will be transporting a crane into the extraction shaft construction zone area, on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East, east of Yonge Street. 


  • Work is expected to occur between Monday, April 3rd and Tuesday, Tuesday, April 4th, in the overnight period.
  • This work is permitted between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Following the transportation of the crane into the site, the second tunnel boring machine, Humber, will be extracted in early-mid April, 2017.

What to Expect

  • Residents and businesses near the extraction site should anticipate noise from trucks and other construction equipment.
Traffic Details 
  • In order to perform this work, Eglinton Avenue East, between Holly Street and Dunfield Avenue, will be reduced to one lane only.
  • Paid Duty Police Officers (PDO) will be present to direct and control eastbound and westbound traffic through this one lane. 
  • Left turns from northbound Holly Street to westbound Eglinton Avenue will remain prohibited.
  • Left turns from westbound Eglinton Avenue to southbound Holly Street will remain prohibited. 
  • Cars entering/exiting the driveway to 40 Eglinton Avenue East parking garage will be accommodated as needed.  
  • There may be delays as you travel through this area.  Please take care and watch the traffic signs and police direction when travelling near the construction zone.
Pedestrian Details
  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East will be closed to through-pedestrian traffic between the two Bell buildings, at 50 Eglinton Avenue East and 72 Eglinton Avenue East.  This section of the north sidewalk will remain closed until approximately mid-April once both Tunnel Boring Machines have been extracted.
  • Access to properties and businesses will be maintained.

For more information, please contact Nicole DiCarlo at the East Community Office.

Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.

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