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Crosstown Updates

In September 2008, launched a regional transportation plan – The Big Move – a 25-year, $50 billion plan for coordinated, integrated transportation and transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). One of the first wave of projects currently underway is the Eglinton Crosstown, which represents an investment of $5.3 billion  toward better transit in Toronto.

The Crosstown is a light rail transit (LRT) line that will run across Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis (Weston Road) and Kennedy Station. This 19-kilometre corridor will include a 10-kilometre underground portion, between Keele Street and Laird Drive.  It will provide a rapid and reliable service that will be up to 60% faster than bus service today, when it is completed in 2020.

If you would like more details about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please do not hesitate to contact the Crosstown Community Relations office at: 416-782-8118 or  visit 1848 Eglinton Avenue West (at Dufferin St), Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Please support your local businesses during construction. Check out the website of the Upper Village BIA here.

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Latest News

November 10th, 2015

Re-opening of pedestrian walkway and Park Hill Road at Eglinton Ave. West

Pedestrian traffic is to be shifted back to the north of the extraction shaft. A traffic adjustment will also return a second eastbound lane for TTC buses, west of the Allen Road and Park Hill Road will re-open. Crews will be adjusting lanes of traffic as the work begins to reinstate the area of the tunnel extraction shaft on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West, west of the southbound Allen Road ramp. For more details, view the flyer here.

October 19th, 2015

Monitoring equipment will be installed on Eglinton Ave. West in the vicinity of Vesta Dr. on Monday October 19th until Wednesday October 21st, from 7:00a.m.- 4:00p.m. The equipment will be installed within the roadway on Eglinton, and a Paid Duty Officer will be on site to direct and control traffic. For traffic impacts and more information, view the flyer here.

October 8th, 2015

Monitoring equipment will be installed on Eglinton Ave. West in the vicinity of Vesta Dr. on Thursday October 8th, and Friday October 9th, from 7:00a.m.- 4:00p.m. The equipment will be installed within the roadway on Eglinton, and a Paid Duty Officer will be on site to direct and control traffic. For traffic impacts and more information, view the flyer here.

August 31st, 2015

Nightly Lane Reduction from Everdeen Road to Flanders Road

Deck repair/maintenance is required for the decking area east of Allen Road on Eglinton. In order to perform this work, Eglinton Avenue from Everdeen Road to Flanders Road will be reduced to one lane for both eastbound and westbound traffic. Nightly closure will occur from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am from August 31 to September 3, 2015. A Paid Duty Officer (PDO) will be present to direct and control eastbound and westbound traffic through this restricted area. View the flyer for more information.

August 18th, 2015

Active Truck Staging Lane and Construction Compound

Both of the Tunnel Boring Machines have started tunneling east of Allen Road to Yonge Street. The southbound Allen Road truck staging lane will be used to hold up to 4 trucks at a time as part of the operations. Additionally, the construction compound on the northbound Allen Road will be used as full time facility for staff and crews. For more details, please view the flyer.

June 2nd, 2015

Re-location of Temporary Pedestrian Walkways

The current temporary pedestrian walkways allowing access to Eglinton West subway station will be shifted south from its current location and separated from traffic with protective barricades and fencing. Please look out for additional signage directing pedestrians around the worksite to and from the subway. View the flyer for more information.

May 29th, 2015

Short Term Allen Road Lane Restrictions

Lanes will be restricted due to the installation of truck staging lanes and additional site facilities for Eglinton Crosstown project. The work will begin as early as June 4. View the flyer for more details.

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April 21st, 2015

After a few years of drilling their way west from Mt. Dennis, Dennis and Lea finally announced their presence as they made their above-ground appearance on the 17th and 18th of April at the Allen Rd./Eglinton Ave. West intersection.

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The move of these tunnel boring machines this past weekend was an exciting event and one that I eagerly committed to live tweeting.

The response that my office received after our call out to all “transit geeks” to join us at the event was encouraging and I knew that I wouldn’t be alone to witness the festivities.

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These enormous machines were carefully raised, rolled, and loaded into place so that they could continue their journey towards Yonge St.

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Crews from Metrolinx, the City, and the Province were on hand to make sure that everything went according to plan and to usher these machines into place.


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I was pleased to be joined by over 200 people and to include so many members of the community in this historical event.

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I would like to take a moment to thank all of the residents and business owners in the neighbourhood who have been patient during this project. I recognize that it isn’t easy having a project of this magnitude as a neighbour but I hope that you feel the same excitement as I do that this project is going to mean great things for our neighbourhood. I am looking forward to the rejuvenation and value that the Crosstown will bring to our City.

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April 13th, 2015

TBMs on the move and road closure – April 17-20, 2015

Over the weekend of April 17-20, 2015, Dennis and Lea, the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will be lifted out of the extraction shaft located just west of Allen Road, and moved to the launch shaft just east of Allen Road so that tunnelling can continue to Yonge Street. To enable the move, Eglinton Avenue West will be closed to motorists from Marlee Avenue to Bathurst Street beginning Friday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m. to Monday, April 20 at 5:00 a.m. To find out more details about the road closure in the area, please click here.

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Jane’s Walk 2015 – May 2, 2015

On Saturday May 2, 2015, the Crosstown team will be participating in two Jane’s Walks along Eglinton Avenue. Details will be posted on our website shortly. Learn more about Jane’s Walk here.

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Construction Works

Dufferin Street – Gas line relocation work for future Dufferin Station

Enbridge Gas Distribution will begin to occupy the area near Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue, starting as early as this month, to relocate natural gas pipeline at the site of the future Dufferin Station. This work is expected to take two months to complete. For more information, please click here.

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Return of Northcliffe Boulevard to One-way Traffic Northbound

During construction at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue, Northcliffe Boulevard between Vaughan Road and Eglinton Avenue West was temporarily converted from a one-way northbound street to a two-way street. As early as this month, Northcliffe Boulevard will return to a one-way northbound street when Enbridge relocates the gas line in this area and remain one-way northbound after the work is complete. Traffic signage will be in place to reinforce the change. Further construction on Northcliffe Boulevard can be expected. Information will be shared as it becomes available. Please click here for details.

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Donlea Drive – Emergency exit building construction continues on the south side

Late last month, the work zone for the construction of emergency exit building near Donlea Drive shifted to the south side of Eglinton. Crews are expected to occupy the south lanes of Eglinton Avenue for the remainder of construction until 2016. For more details of this work, please click here.

Laird West – Utility relocation and headwall construction on the north side of Eglinton

The work zone has been shifted from the south to the north side of Eglinton Avenue near Sutherland Drive. This stage of construction is expected to last approximately three months. For more information about the traffic details in the area, please click here for details.

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April 10th, 2015

Eglinton Avenue West Closure – Closed due to MetroLinx Tunnel Boring Machine Move
Friday, April 17 to Monday April 20, 2015

Commencing at 9:00 p.m. on Friday April 17th and continuing until 5:00 a.m. on Monday April 20, 2015, Eglinton Ave. West will be closed in both directions from Bathurst St. to Marlee Ave. This is to facilitate the moving of the Tunnel Boring Machine (T.B.M.) from the west side of the subway tunnel to the east side. Given the location of the machinery most of this work will be conducted directly in front of Eglinton West Subway Station. As a result all routes entering Eglinton West Station will be required to divert (routings provided below). The actual moving of the T.B.M. will be conducted during non-operating hours of the subway.

For more information, click here.

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March 31st, 2015

Eglinton Crosstown TBMs on the move April 17-20 – Specialized lift and move will result in road closures

What is happening?
Dennis and Lea, the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that have been building the western segment of the
Eglinton Crosstown’s underground tunnel, are getting ready for their own big move.

Over the weekend of April 17-20, 2015, Dennis and Lea will be lifted out of the extraction shaft located just west of AllenRoad, and moved to the launch shaft just east of Allen Road. The TBMs are being moved in order to  bypass the TTC subway line in this area.

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How will this happen?
Each TBM is 10 metres long, 6.5 metres in diametre and weighs approximately 400 tonnes. It will take a lot of preparation and perfectly timed coordination to move each machine.

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A gantry crane will hoist each machine and load it onto a self-propelled trailer specially designed to move each TBM. This trailer (or “dolly”) has 13 rows of 6 wheels. Crews are currently installing a temporary bridge deck on Eglinton Avenue for the planned move of the TBMs. Once the TBM is loaded onto the dolly, it will move 100 metres east on Eglinton, across the temporary bridge deck, where another gantry crane will unload the TBM and lower it into the launch shaft.

When will this happen?
The lift and move will happen over the weekend of April 17-20.

As a precaution, the TBMs will be lifted and moved during the overnight
hours while the TTC subway is not operating. Each TBM will be moved
separately in the early morning hours on Saturday and Sunday.

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Traffic Details
To prepare for the TBM move, beginning April 1st a lane reduction will be in place along Eglinton Avenue in front of the extraction shaft (located in front of Toronto Police 13 Division). Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction in this area.

In order to accomplish this work safely and on schedule, Eglinton Avenue West must be closed from Marlee Avenue to Bathurst Street beginning Friday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m. to Monday, April 20 at 6:00 a.m. Some access will be granted to business vehicles and local traffic.

This work is happening in coordination with the City of Toronto’s planned weekend closure of the Allen Road Expressway. Metrolinx and the City of Toronto worked to coordinate scheduling of the TBM move and regular spring maintenance in an effort to reduce overall disruption to the neighbourhood. Beginning Friday, April 17 at approximately 9:00 p.m., and reopening on Monday, April 20 at 5:00 a.m., the Allen Road Expressway will be closed from Lawrence Avenue West to Eglinton Avenue. Prior to the closure, there will be a southbound lane restriction, with the southbound curb lane closed, beginning Thursday, April 16 at 9:00 p.m.

Pedestrian & Transit User Details

Pedestrians will be able to access this area through the weekend,but will be restricted to a designated pedestrian walkway on the south side of Eglinton Avenue.

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Subway service will not be impacted during this event; however buses will be rerouting around Eglinton West Subway Station. More detailed information about these detours will come from the TTC well in advance of the weekend closure.

Paid duty police officers will be in place at key locations along Eglinton, between Marlee Avenue and Bathurst Street to ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians and spectators through the weekend operation.

Additional Considerations

Timelines may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

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March 30th, 2015

Lane reduction on Eglinton Avenue West at southbound Allen Road – April to June 2015

Dennis and Lea, the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that have been building the western segment of the Eglinton Crosstown’s underground tunnel, are getting ready for their own big move.

Over the weekend of April 17–20, 2015, Dennis and Lea will be lifted out of the extraction shaft located just west of Allen Road, and moved to the launch shaft just east of Allen Road. The TBMs are being moved in order to bypass the TTC subway line in this area.

What: In anticipation of the TBM move and for the assembly of the lifting equipment, a lane reduction will be in place along Eglinton Avenue in front of the extraction shaft (located in front of Toronto Police 13 Division). Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction in this area.

Why: The lane reduction is necessary to facilitate the movement and set-up of the equipment related to the tunnel boring machines and re-configuration of the extraction and launch shafts.

Traffic Details:
As a result there will be increased congestion on Eglinton Ave west near the southbound Allen Road ramp. There will be delays associated with this traffic restriction as you travel eastbound through the area. Expect Delays

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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March 26th, 2015

Gas line relocation for future Dufferin Station – Starting the week of April 6, 2015

What: Enbridge Gas Distribution (Enbridge) will be relocating natural gas pipelines at the site of the future Dufferin Station.

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Why: To accommodate the construction of the new Eglinton Crosstown Dufferin station, Enbridge is required to relocate natural gas pipelines that currently occupy the area. These pipelines are integral to Enbridge’s gas system and must be re-routed to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to customers in the Greater Toronto Area.

When: Crews will begin to occupy the area near Dufferin Street & Eglinton Avenue, starting as early as April 6, 2015. It is expected that this work will be completed over a two month period. Work could be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Where: The project will primarily take place on side streets and in laneways. Enbridge representatives will be in touch with affected businesses or home owners to notify them of any potential natural gas service interruptions or natural gas meter relocations.

Transit Information
For the safety of transit riders, TTC bus stops in the affected area will be relocated. Watch for additional signs directing pedestrians.

Traffic Details
During construction hours, lane reductions or short-term road closures may be required. These roads will be reopened in the evening for local residents. Driveways will be accessible to residents at all times.

Please take care when travelling near construction areas. Pedestrian walkways will remain open. Please watch for additional signs directing pedestrians as detours may be required.

Due to the current volume of traffic in this area, traffic delays are expected during construction.

Work Hours
Most of the work will be carried out between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. In certain situations, some late night and/or early morning work may be required to keep construction moving. Enbridge will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at their discretion.

For more information about Eglinton Crosstown Project, please contact us. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build this important project.

For more information about this gas line relocation work, please contact Enbridge at 416-495-7550.

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March 4th, 2015

Newsletter winter 2015 – Parking in the vicinity of Bathurst, Chaplin and Avenue during Construction

Transforming transit across the middle of Toronto is a significant undertaking and requires a lot of coordination. Construction is visible along the Eglinton corridor and on many side streets while we work to build this important transit project. In some cases, there will be short-term local street closures, turning and parking restrictions to allow for the construction to take place.

On-street parking will not be available within the vicinity of construction on Eglinton Avenue between Allen Road and Yonge Street. To alleviate the loss of parking on Eglinton Avenue during construction, Metrolinx, in collaboration with the City of Toronto and local elected officials, will be adjusting the parking restrictions on some streets to accommodate parking in the neighbourhood and for businesses.

Original parking conditions and restrictions will be restored upon completion of the works.

For more information, please see: Crosstown-Newsletter-Parking-Final-Mar-6-2015.pdf

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February 27th, 2015

Latest News

The Eglinton Crosstown is a light rail transit (LRT) line that will run across Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis (Weston Road) and Kennedy Station. This 19-kilometre corridor will include a 10-kilometre underground portion, between Keele Street and Laird Drive. It will provide a rapid and reliable service that will be up to 60% faster than bus service today, when it is completed in 2020.

Engaging Residents with Tele-town Halls

On January 29, February 3 and 4, Metrolinx held a series of telephone town hall meetings with residents living close to the Eglinton Crosstown route, giving them an opportunity to speak directly with Metrolinx and project team staff about construction taking place along Eglinton Avenue. Thank you to those who participated and asked great questions during our live meetings. More tele-town halls may be held in the future so stay tuned!

Upcoming TBM move

We expect the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) to be extracted from the west side of Allen Road and re-launched on the east side in Spring 2015. This will mark a major milestone for the project! Some road closures can be expected. Please stay tuned for details as they become available. When tunneling continues, construction will continue 24/7 to complete the remainder of the tunnels for the Crosstown LRT.

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Temporary Bridge Deck to move TBMs

Crews will be installing a temporary bridge deck for the future planned move of the TBMs from the extraction shaft at Allen Road. Crews will be installing micro-piles for support and this will be followed by the addition of ramps and placement of steel beams and decking for the bridge. For more information on this work, please click here.

Bathurst Station Headwall Construction Continues

Crews are building headwalls for the future underground Bathurst Station. Headwalls are underground support walls located at the east and west ends of the station. Headwalls are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines. In order to facilitate this construction, a grout plant has been setup at Peveril Hill and Eglinton Avenue West to pump grout to the station headwall location. In addition, a new traffic pattern has been in place for the construction of the headwalls and a switch to the south side will be taking place shortly. Please note construction timelines may be affected by extreme cold weather. For more information on this work, please click here.

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Avenue Road Construction Continues

Construction of headwalls for the future Avenue Station is ramping up. Crews are building headwalls near Lascelles Blvd and Avenue Road in advance of tunnel construction. A jet grout plant has been setup at Highbourne Road for construction of these headwalls. For more information on work taking place in this area, please click here.

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Monitoring Equipment Work Starting at Yonge and Eglinton and moving East

Crews will be installing monitoring equipment on the west side of Holly Street, just south of Eglinton Avenue. This work is required prior to building supports headwalls and an extraction shaft and is in addition to the current construction activities on site. In addition, monitoring equipment will be installed in the roadway along Eglinton Avenue at major intersections between Yonge and Brentcliffe. For more information on this work at Yonge and Eglinton, please click here.

Extraction Shaft Construction at Yonge and Eglinton Begins

Construction of a large extraction shaft has started on the east side of Yonge Street. Crews have relocated utilities on the south side of Eglinton and are now focused on the construction of the large extraction shaft including the building of support piles and a headwall. For more information on this work, please click here.

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The Crosstown Community Relations Team

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February 12th, 2015

Temporary Bridge Deck Installation on Eglinton Avenue

What: Crews will be installing a temporary bridge deck on Eglinton Avenue for the future planned move of the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) from the extraction shaft. The TBMs will be moved from the extraction shaft on the west side of Allen Road to the launch shaft under construction on the east side of Allen Road. This bridge deck will facilitate the movement of the TBMs and is not for public use.

Where: Installation of the supports for this bridge deck will occur in the north lanes of Eglinton Avenue in front of Eglinton West subway station. The installation of the support micro-piles will be followed by the addition of ramps and placement of steel beams and decking for the temporary bridge deck.

When: Through February and March. While the installation of the bridge deck will be performed closer to the TBM move date, the installation of support piles is expected to last a few weeks. Timelines may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Traffic Details
Current lane restrictions have allowed for construction of the extraction and launch shafts There are no additional traffic restrictions as a result of this work.

Work Hours
The work will be performed during day time hours, as permitted, primarily between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 days a week, as required. Noise can be expected during this work.
We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.

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February 11th, 2015

Parking on Eglinton Avenue West – East of Allen Road

Dear neighbours,
For the benefit of the neighbourhood, Metrolinx, in collaboration with the City of Toronto and local elected officials, have developed a parking strategy allowing for relaxation of the local parking restrictions on designated streets to offset those parking spots displaced by the construction on Eglinton Avenue West. The following roads now have extended parking to support local businesses:

  • Glenarden Road (west side) between Eglinton Avenue West to Old Forest Hill Road
  • Westover Hill Road (east side) between Eglinton Avenue West to Dewbourne Avenue
  • Wembley Road (west side) Wembley Road to Hilltop Road on the south side of the road

Furthermore, in response to your concerns regarding the lane reduction along Eglinton Avenue West between Old Park Road and Allen Road, Metrolinx asked the City of Toronto to review the traffic management plans. The traffic taper, which was implemented with the use of pylons, is a required and regulated component of the roadwork. However, the City has agreed to shorten the traffic taper from Old Park Road to Menin Road. This adjustment has now been made. Parking in the area outside of the taper (pylons) is allowed in accordance with existing City of Toronto bylaws.

Toronto Police Services will be ticketing and towing private vehicles which park illegally within the remaining traffic cone taper along Eglinton Avenue.

We recognize that the work has been an inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work to improve transit along Eglinton Avenue.

Best regards,
The Crosstown Community Relations Team
crosstown@metrolinx.com
416-782-8118

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February 10th, 2015

Bathurst Station Headwall Construction for Twin Tunnels

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.

For traffic, noise, transit and work hours, click here.

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November 27th, 2014

Where are the tunnel boring machines?

The underground tunnelling work is progressing well below Eglinton Avenue. Dennis, the first tunnel boring machine, is located at Park Hill Road, and has reached the wall of Launch Shaft 1, while Lea, the second one, is just east of Marlee Avenue under Eglinton Avenue. Lea is stopped for planned maintenance. Follow tunnelling progress on the Crosstown website.

Did you know there’s more to tunnel building than station construction?

In addition to the 25 stations and stops being built for the Eglinton Crosstown, other very important structures like emergency exit buildings and cross passages are being built along the route. To find out more, please click here.

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November 14th, 2014

Construction of emergency exit buildings and cross passages

In addition to the 25 stations and stops being built for the Eglinton Crosstown, other very important structures like emergency exit buildings and cross passages are being built along the route.

What is a Cross Passage?
A cross passage is a small passageway built to connect the eastbound and westbound tunnels for maintenance and/or emergency purposes. Crews will build these cross passages within the newly built tunnels after the tunnel boring machines have completed their work. In order to build each cross passage in the tunnels, dewatering equipment will be used at various locations at street level along Eglinton Avenue. Dewatering is the process of removing groundwater from the tunnel level below. The dewatering equipment will be in place for the duration of the building of each cross passage and are not an active construction site. These sites will be monitored periodically by staff to ensure their operation.

Cross Passage work at each location will occur in three stages:
Stage One: drilling of the dewatering wells and small trenches for approximately 1 week with centre traffic lane restrictions.
Stage Two: placing a generator and a dewatering treatment tank occupying a short curb lane restriction for approximately four to six months.
Stage Three: removing the equipment/dewatering wells and restoring the roadway upon completion of the cross passage work.

When will construction work start?
Cross Passage construction will take place between late Fall 2014 and Fall 2015.

Where will cross passages be built?
Cross passages will be located in the vicinity of the following cross-streets (pictured below) along Eglinton Avenue between Keele Street and Allen Road. While the majority of work will occur underground, dewatering operations will be visible on the surface. The map below shows the approximate locations of the cross passages along Eglinton Avenue.

Changing traffic patterns
While installing the dewatering wells, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction within the vicinity of the work for approximately one week per location. Once wells and trenches are installed, discharging equipment will occupy a short curb lane area for approximately 4 months. Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please take care when travelling near construction areas.

Transforming transit across the middle of Toronto will involve significant road work. Construction will be visible along the corridor and on some side streets. There will be local street closures and turning restrictions to allow for the construction to take place. Metrolinx, City of Toronto staff and councillors are working closely together to monitor and make adjustments to the local road configurations, work zones and other day-to-day items such as signage and temporary adjustments.

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

Work hours
Please note that dewatering pumps and or generators are required to be active 24 hours a day.

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

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 September 19th, 2014

Bathurst Station headwall construction for twin tunnels – to start October 23rd

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

Why: Station headwalls create the frame for future underground stations, and 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 & Eglinton Avenue West.

When: A new traffic pattern for the construction of headwalls will start during the month of September 2014. Construction is expected to continue to Winter 2015. Timelines may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Where: The work zone will extend from approximately east of Chiltern Hill Road to Old Forest Hill Road along Eglinton Avenue West. The work 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.

Traffic Details
Peveril Hill N 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 N will be closed to and from Eglinton Avenue for the duration of headwall construction.

· At the intersection of Eglinton Avenue and Bathurst, the east and west traffic medians on Eglinton will be removed temporarily for the construction of the headwalls
· Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction near the intersection of Eglinton Avenue and Bathurst Street starting from Chiltern Hill to Old Forest Hill Road
· Left turns are permitted at the 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.

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September 19th, 2014

What is the next phase of work in the vicinity of northbound Allen Road ramp?

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To accommodate the construction of the tunnelling site, crews have built a new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp.

What: Traffic will shift to the new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp. Traffic signals at the northbound Allen Road ramp will be adjusted accordingly

Where: The new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp is located just west of the old northbound ramp.

When: Starting as early as September 2014

Traffic Details
Significant truck traffic hauling muck will be travelling to and from the Allen road ramps into and out of the launch shaft workzone.

* Traffic lights and traffic signage will be relocated accordingly. For your own safety, please observe and follow signs.
* Traffic will travel on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West in the vicinity of the Allen Rd.
* Traffic will continue to be reduced to one lane in each direction at this location during the construction of the extraction shaft and the long term tunnelling operations at the launch shaft.
* On-going construction of the extraction shaft at the southbound Allen Road ramp on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West will continue.
* On the north side of Eglinton Avenue West, a new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp will be opened.
* Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please take care when travelling near construction areas. Please watch and obey traffic signs and signals.

Work Hours
Underground tunnelling and associated work may continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion. Timelines may be adjusted due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

For a diagrammatic representation of the new ramp, please click here.

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August 28th, 2014

What is the next phase of work in the vicinity of the northbound Allen Road ramp?

In order to accommodate the construction of the tunnelling site, crews are building a new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp. The new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp will be located just west of the old northbound ramp. Traffic will shift to the new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp and traffic signals at the northbound Allen Road ramp will be adjusted accordingly.

a) New northbound Allen Road ramp
To accomodate the construction of the tunnelling site, crews are building a new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp.

What:  Traffic will shift to the new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp. • Traffic signals at the northbound Allen Road ramp will be adjusted accordingly. Where: The new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp will be located just west of the old northbound ramp.

When: Starting as early as September 2014

Click here for diagrammatic representation of the above.

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August 25th, 2014

Cross Passage Headwall Construction – Vesta Drive area

What: A cross passage is a smaller tunnel placed between two other parallel tunnels for maintenance or emergency purposes. Crews will be building one headwall for the cross-passage required for future maintenance of the tunnels. Headwalls are underground support walls.

Why: Headwalls create the frame for future cross passages and/or stations, and are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines along the Eglinton Crosstown route. Construction of the headwall requires a grout plant and grout lines to be established nearby to pump a form of concrete, otherwise known as “grout”, to the headwall location. During this stage of construction, the work zone will switch to the south side of Eglinton.

Where: The work zone will extend from approximately east of Gardiner Road to east of Mayfair Avenue along Eglinton Avenue West. The work 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 occupy the Eglinton Avenue at Vesta Drive.

When: A new traffic pattern for the construction of the headwall will start as early as September 2014. Construction is expected to continue to late fall of 2014. Timelines may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Traffic details
Traffic lanes on Eglinton Avenue will remain as one lane in each direction, while construction is set up on the south side of Eglinton Avenue from east of Gardiner Road to east of Mayfair Avenue. – For this stage of construction, there will be no restrictions to turn into the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute entrance. Right turns and left turns will be permitted. – Right- turns onto Vesta Drive from the eastbound direction will be permitted – Right- turns onto Old Forest Hill Road from the eastbound direction will be permitted Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please take care when travelling near construction areas. Pedestrian walkways will remain open. 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.

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.

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

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August 28th, 2014

What is the next phase of work in the vicinity of the northbound Allen Road ramp?

In order to accommodate the construction of the tunnelling site, crews are building a new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp. The new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp will be located just west of the old northbound ramp. Traffic will shift to the new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp and traffic signals at the northbound Allen Road ramp will be adjusted accordingly.

a) New northbound Allen Road ramp
To accomodate the construction of the tunnelling site, crews are building a new temporary northbound Allen
Road ramp.

What: Traffic will shift to the new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp. Traffic signals at the northbound Allen Road ramp will be adjusted accordingly.

Where: The new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp will be located just west of the old northbound ramp.

When: Starting as early as September 2014

Click here for diagrammatic representation of the above.

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August 25th, 2014

Cross Passage Headwall Construction – Vesta Drive area

What: A cross passage is a smaller tunnel placed between two other parallel tunnels for maintenance or emergency purposes. Crews will be building one headwall for the cross-passage required for future maintenance of the tunnels. Headwalls are underground support walls.

Why: Headwalls create the frame for future cross passages and/or stations, and are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines along the Eglinton Crosstown route. Construction of the headwall requires a grout plant and grout lines to be established nearby to pump a form of concrete, otherwise known as “grout”, to the headwall location. During this stage of construction, the work zone will switch to the south side of Eglinton.

Where: The work zone will extend from approximately east of Gardiner Road to east of Mayfair Avenue along Eglinton Avenue West. The work 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 occupy the Eglinton Avenue at Vesta Drive.

When: A new traffic pattern for the construction of the headwall will start as early as September 2014. Construction is expected to continue to late fall of 2014. Timelines may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Traffic details
– Traffic lanes on Eglinton Avenue will remain as one lane in each direction, while construction is set up on the south side of Eglinton Avenue from east of Gardiner Road to east of Mayfair Avenue.
– For this stage of construction, there will be no restrictions to turn into the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute entrance. Right turns and left turns will be permitted.
– Right- turns onto Vesta Drive from the eastbound direction will be permitted
– Right- turns onto Old Forest Hill Road from the eastbound direction will be permitted
Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please take care when travelling near construction areas. Pedestrian walkways will remain open. 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.

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.

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