Short- term Road Closures at Gilgorm Road for Removal of Grout Plant

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October 2, 2015

What: The jet grout plant at Eglinton Avenue West and Gilgorm Road will no longer be needed and will be taken down over the next few weeks. This will result in road closures at the south end of Gilgorm Road. 

When: The demobilization of the plant has started and will continue over the next couple of weeks. The road closure is expected to start as early as October 2 and last for approximately six days. The site will no longer occupy the south end of Gilgorm Road after October 9.  

How: A large crane/rig will be installed on Gilgorm Road adjacent to the site and will be used to disassemble the jet grout plant and/or various equipment during the week as the equipment is hauled away by large trucks.

  Gilgorm closure Oct 2015

Although every effort will be made to keep disruptions to a minimum, some noise associated with construction, delivery and removal of materials can be expected at this site.

Traffic Details

  • The intersection of Eglinton Avenue and  Gilgorm Road will be closed as a result of the crane and disassembly of the plant 
  • There will be no northbound traffic onto Gilgorm Road due to the closure, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
  • North of the site, Gilgorm Road will be converted to a two-way street (for local traffic only) for the duration of the work. There will be no southbound access to Eglinton Avenue during this time. 
  • For motorists driving eastbound on Eglinton Avenue, left turns onto Gilgorm Road will be prohibited. For motorists driving westbound on Eglinton Avenue, right turns onto Gilgorm Road will be prohibited. 
  • No restrictions for through traffic on Eglinton Avenue are expected during this operation.   
  • Full access to Gilgorm Road will be restored from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. 

When possible, please choose an alternate route. Please take care when travelling near construction areas. Pedestrian walkways will remain open. On occasion, northbound and southbound pedestrian traffic on Gilgorm Road will be held during various lifts with the crane. As required, a “flag person” will be directing pedestrians for public safety.

Work Hours

The hours of work as permitted by the by-law for this contract are between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 days a week, when required. The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion. For this location, the contractor could be working on Saturdays and extending their usual work day until 7pm in the evenings.

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.

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