UPDATE: Ongoing Utility Relocations and Site Service Connections at Laird Station

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March 10, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

Crews continue working to finalize telecommunications utilities relocations from overhead to underground around the Eglinton Avenue and Laird Drive intersection. Crews are also completing works to connect water and sewer services at the main and secondary entrance. For the safety of the public and workers, temporary pedestrian and traffic changes will be in effect to accommodate this work. Work will occur in stages to minimize traffic disruptions. 

Hours of Work

  • Works are expected to be underway until the end of March 2017. 
  • The work is expected to occur between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 
  • If overnight work is required, Metrolinx will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. 

What to Expect

  • Businesses and residents will hear noise from construction equipment including a line truck, hydro-vac trucks, bobcat and other construction equipment required for utilities relocation activities.

Traffic Details

  • Short term lane closures on Eglinton Avenue and/or Laird Drive will be required.
  • Work zones will be set up and removed every day. Metal plates will be used to cover open excavations in the roadway.
  • Any intersection work will have a Paid Duty Officer (PDO) to help with traffic flow.  
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites

Pedestrian Details

  • Intermittent sidewalk closures are required for this work. Signage will be in place in various locations to direct pedestrians. 
  • Please remember to be safe and cross the street at traffic lights or designated crossings. Crossing in the middle of a block can be dangerous.
  • A minimum of 1.5m will be maintained for pedestrian movements for open sidewalks. 

For more information, please contact Heather Glicksman at the East Community Office.

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

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