Overnight Tunnel Boring Machine Removals Eglinton Avenue Closure: Yonge St. to Dunfield Ave. Nightly, April 4-7 & April 10, 2017

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March 29, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

Tunnelling is complete, and crews will be removing the south TBM, Humber, over several days in April, 2017 (April 4, 5, 7 and 10).  As with Don, Humber will be disassembled and removed in pieces. The pieces will be loaded onto trucks by large cranes and transported offsite.

TBM Humber will require several nights of overnight work to be removed. In order to complete this work, there will be nightly closures of all lanes on Eglinton Avenue East between Yonge Street and Dunfield Avenue.  

Hours of Work

Humber TBM Removal  
  • Nightly from April 4, 5, 7 and April 10 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. 
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the work will be carried out overnight on April 6 and 11 as per the contingency plan.
  • Daytime Hours: Short term blockages on Eglinton Avenue East, just east of Holly Street, will be required.
  • Overnight Hours (9PM – 5AM each night): Full closure of Eglinton Avenue East between Yonge Street and Dunfield Avenue. 
TBM Extraction #2
What to Expect
  • Businesses and residents nearby can expect to hear noise as the TBMs are dismantled, pulled out of the ground and loaded onto transport trucks during the overnight hours.
  • Cranes, large trucks, and other heavy construction equipment will be used for this work.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.
Traffic Details
  • Access for local traffic on Eglinton Avenue East between Yonge Street and Holly Street will be available.
  • Access to Eglinton Avenue East from northbound Holly Street will be closed.
  • Access to Holly Street from eastbound Eglinton Avenue East will remain open.
    • Detours for traffic travelling eastbound and westbound on Eglinton Avenue East will be available.
    • Dunfield Avenue will be converted to a two-way street from 9PM – 5AM nightly.
  • Parking on the west side of Dunfield Avenue will be prohibited nightly.
  • Paid Duty Police Officers will be located at detour intersections to assist with traffic direction. 
Pedestrian Details
  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East will be closed to through-pedestrian traffic between 50 and 72 Eglinton Avenue East.
  • Pedestrians will be diverted to the sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East, which will remain open during the overnight hours.
  • Pedestrian access to businesses will remain open at all times.
  • Pedestrian traffic will be separated from construction works using construction barrels, temporary fencing, or concrete barriers.
  • Please watch for additional signage directing pedestrian traffic and please take care when travelling near construction zones.
Transit Details
  • The eastbound and westbound TTC bus routes in this area will be diverted; please see the map on the front page of this notice for details. For further information please visit the TTC Service Advisory page available at www.ttc.ca. 
  • Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation between TTC and Metrolinx to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impacts on the community and customers.
  • Please look for signage informing passengers of the new temporary stop location.

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

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