UPDATE: Upcoming Works at Eglinton Station to Support Deep Excavation

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December 6, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

With shoring activities nearing completion for the station box, deep excavation work will get underway to prepare for station construction. This work will include excavating to the bottom of the future station box (approximately 22 meters at the deepest point). Spoils from the excavation will be extracted and hauled from the existing TTC bus depot site at the southeast corner of Duplex Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West, and the Salvation Army site at the corner of Eglinton Avenue East and Cowbell Lane.

 

Hours of Work

  • This work is expected to begin as early as December 10, 2018 and deep excavation work is expected to last for approximately 12-16 months.
  • In order to maintain schedule, excavation work will begin as early as 6:00 a.m. Monday – Saturday on December 10, 2018, and 4:00 a.m. Monday – Saturday as early as January 2, 2019.
  • Additional occasional overnight work may be 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

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect noise in the area caused by an excavator, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment, as well as dust from debris removal.
  • Existing approved haul routes will be used (Duplex Avenue to Eglinton Avenue and Cowbell Lane to Soudan Avenue to Yonge Street).
  • Increased truck traffic to and from the old TTC bus depot and Salvation Army sites.
  • For safety purposes, fencing will be erected around the work zone.
  • All access to businesses is maintained throughout the stages.

 

Noise Mitigation Efforts

  • Training and controls for staff to reduce the noise produce by equipment including:

o White noise/broadband back-up alarms on all trucks and equipment. 

o Loading soil only into the trucks (no large debris or rocks that would create banging noises). 

o Avoiding shaking of the excavator buckets.

o Lowering the drop height so soil/debris falls closer to the truck bed.  

o Securing tailgates on trucks to limit banging noise.

o Limiting acceleration of the trucks as they ingress/egress.

o Turning off truck engines while they wait or are staging.  

  • For buildings immediately adjacent the work zones, residents can request additional noise mitigation measures including white noise machines and acoustic drapes.

 

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