Wet Utility Upgrades along Surface Section of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT: Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road

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September 25, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of construction of the future surface alignment for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, crews will be conducting wet utilities relocation work along Eglinton Avenue East between Warden Avenue and Birchmount Road.

Starting as early as Monday, September 24th, 2018 and lasting approximately three (3) weeks, crews will install new pipes, and replace manholes and catch basins. This work supports the upgrade of water infrastructure across Eglinton Avenue East for the future Crosstown surface stops.

Hours of Work

  • Beginning as early as Monday, September 24, 2018 for approximately three (3) weeks.
  • Work will be performed overnight between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., five (5) days a week.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • Catch basins will be installed between Warden Avenue and Birchmount Road. The work will be performed within a protected work zone.
  • 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.
  • For safety, fencing, dust cloth, barriers, and scaffolding may be erected around work zones.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Temporary sidewalks will be provided.
  • Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians to alternate routes.
  • Temporary bus platforms will be provided at affected TTC bus stops.
  • All left-turns to and from commercial properties along Eglinton Avenue East will be restricted for the duration of this work.
  • All left-turns at major intersections will be maintained. 
  • A minimum of two (2) lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained.
  • Please watch for traffic and construction signage.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

TTC Impacts

  • TTC bus stops in the affected area may be relocated for the safety of transit riders.
  • In the event of relocation, please watch for posted signs indicating the adjusted locations.
  • Relocation and re-routing of bus stops and buses respectively, is done in consultation with TTC to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers.

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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