Support of Excavation Works at the North End of Kennedy GO Station Platform as Part of Eglinton Crosstown LRT

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July 6, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of construction of the future Eglinton Crosstown LRT, improvements are also being made to the GO Transit Stouffville Corridor at Kennedy GO Station. Improvements include building a new west platform; rebuilding the existing east platform; constructing a new ticketing building for the GO Station; and building a new south pedestrian underpass.

Crews will begin preparations for the support of excavation work (shoring) on the north end of the GO platform as part of the aforementioned GO Transit improvements. Preparatory work starts as early as July 7th, 2018. Shoring work will begin next as early as Saturday, July 14th.

Work will take approximately two (2) months to complete.

Hours of Work

  • Preparatory work is expected to start as early as Saturday, July 7th for one week.
    • Preparatory work will be performed between the hours of 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
  • Support of excavation (SOE) work is expected to start as early as Saturday, July 14th.
  • Work is expected to last approximately two (2) months. 
    • SOE work will be performed on a 24-hour basis, seven (7) days a week.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, a pile drill, drill rig, crane, concrete trucks, and other construction equipment and may experience dust from drilling activity and debris removal.
  • Heavy truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone can be expected. In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment, material storage and movement within designated work zones.
  • Noise and vibrations may be heard and felt in the buildings surrounding the construction zone.
  • For safety, fencing, dust cloth, barriers, and scaffolding may be erected around work zones.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • There should not be impacts to traffic and pedestrians from this work. 
  • The work will be performed within a secure work zone. 
  • The existing set up within Kennedy Station will not be changed.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

GO Transit Impacts

  • The north end of the GO platform will be closed for the duration of this work.
  • Please listen for GO Transit announcements for where to board and exit train.

TTC Impacts

  • There should be no impact to TTC transit services (bus, subway, and rapid transit) from this work.

Stay Informed

Sign up for e-mail updates at http://www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up or download the aCrosstown traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor.

 

For more information, please contact Phil Rodriques at the East Community Office.

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

Please support your local businesses during construction.

 

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