Update: Extended Sidewalk Closure for Subsurface Utility Investigation Work

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March 7, 2019

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of construction of the future surface alignment for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, crews will be conducting subsurface utility investigation along Eglinton Avenue East between Birchmount Road and Rosemount Drive. Work began in November 2018 and will be extended until the end of March 2019. There will be sidewalk closure on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East in close proximity to 2306 Eglinton Avenue East in order to safely carry out the work. 

Crews will drill bore holes and use a hydro-vacuum truck within the boulevard and roadway to determine the location and depth of existing underground utilities for design purposes. Once the work is complete, roads will be backfilled and restored accordingly.

Hours of Work

  • Work began in late November 2018 and will be underway until the end of March 2019.
  • This work may take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • The north sidewalk will be closed during the duration of this work.
  • The south sidewalk will remain open during the duration of this work.
  • Delays can be expected when accessing properties surrounding the work zone.
  • Nearby businesses and residents can expect noise from saw cutters, hydro-vacuum trucks and construction vehicles during this work.
  • Expect delays when traveling near work zones.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • The north sidewalk will be closed during the duration of this work, pedestrian detours can be expected.
  • Please watch for signs directing pedestrians to alternate routes.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

Stay Informed

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Contact Us 

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.

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