UPDATE: Bathurst Station Headwall Construction for Twin Tunnels

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February 10, 2015

What we are building

What: Crews will be building headwalls for the future underground Bathurst Station. Headwalls are underground support walls located at the east and west ends of the station. Following the site preparation, crews will be installing these headwalls in advance of the twin tunnel construction.

Why: Station headwalls are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines at each of the station locations along the Eglinton Crosstown route.  Construction of the headwalls requires a grout plant to be established nearby to pump a form of concrete, otherwise known as “grout”, to the station headwall location.  This grout plant will be located at Peveril Hill and Eglinton Avenue West.

When: A new traffic pattern for the construction of headwalls will start this month. Construction is expected to continue through the spring 2015. Timelines may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. 

Where: The current work zone on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West, west of Bathurst Street will shift to the south side of Eglinton Avenue West. The construction zone will extend from approximately east of Chiltern Hill Road to Old Forest Hill Road along Eglinton Avenue West. The construction zone will be separated from the right-of-way with traffic cones and concrete barriers and/or fencing. Various traffic control measures and construction zones will be near Eglinton Avenue and Bathurst intersection and shift over the coming months for the construction of two station headwalls.

Map Bathurst workzone Feb 2015

Traffic Details

Peveril Hill North Closure: A work site has been set up on the north end of Peveril Hill N for the jet grout plant used for the construction of the headwalls. Peveril Hill North will be closed to and from Eglinton Avenue for the duration of headwall construction.  

  • Traffic will be shifted to the north side of Eglinton Avenue West just west of the Bathurst Street intersection 
  • Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Chiltern Hill to Old Forest Hill Road.
  • Left turns onto Chiltern Hill Road from Eglinton Avenue West will be prohibited.
  • Left turns are permitted at the Bathurst intersection.
  • On-street parking will not be permitted within the work zones.
  • Most pedestrian walkways will remain open; however, detours and sidewalk closures may be in place. Pedestrians will be separated from construction with a chain link fence.

Traffic delays are expected during construction.  Please take care when travelling near construction areas. Please watch for additional signs directing pedestrians. 

Transit Information 

For the safety of transit riders, both eastbound and westbound TTC bus stops in the affected area will be relocated. Watch for posted signs and future information indicating the new locations.  

Noise and Vibration

Noise and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. 

Work Hours

Most of the work will be carried out between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 days a week. In certain situations, some late night and/or early morning works may be required to complete the work and keep construction moving.  The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion. 

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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