Monday, 10 April 2017 17:18

Crosstown Construction Notice - Mt Pleasant - Traffic Light Reconfiguration

Temporary Traffic Signal Hanging at Mount Pleasant Station

What Work is Taking Place?

To make way for future Mount Pleasant Station construction, crews must reconfigure the traffic signals at Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East. Crews will install temporary traffic poles at each corner of the intersection and then hang cables and new temporary traffic signals between the poles. Once the new signals are hung overhead, the existing traffic poles will be removed.  Following installation, the new signals will be tested, and once complete, the new signals will come into effect.

  • Beginning in early April 2017 for approximately two (2) weeks.
  • Permitted hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • This work may be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.
What to Expect
  • Nearby residents may experience noise caused by a hydro-vacuum, trucks and other construction equipment.
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within the designated work zones.
Traffic and Pedestrian Details
  • Temporary curbside lane closures and turn restrictions will be in effect.
  • A Paid Duty Officer will be on site to direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the intersection.
  • Motorists can expect delays and intermittent traffic disruptions when traveling through the intersection.
  • Pedestrian rerouting around closures on Eglinton Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road will be in effect.

Construction Works at Mount Pleasant Station
Main Entrance Support of Excavation, also known as shoring, is underway. The work will be contained in the existing site set up and will last for approximately six more weeks.

Secondary Entrance Support of Excavation is currently on hold as crews work to relocate an old sanitary sewer within the station entrance site.

To prepare for the next phase of shoring, crews will reconfigure the traffic signals at the intersection. New poles will be installed on each corner, and new lights will be hung on overhead cables between the poles. The new traffic lights will still have functioning audible signals for pedestrian crossing.
The next phase of shoring, Roadway Support of Excavation, may begin as early as early as Late April. Crews will install piles along the perimeter of the station box area in the roadway. Initially, crews will begin roadway shoring on the north side of Eglinton for approximately two months. Then they will switch the south side of the road to complete the rest of the station box.
Shoring in the roadway will require changes to the intersection for the safety of pedestrians and vehicular traffic in the area. You can expect to see crosswalk closures, lane reductions, and turning restrictions implemented.
The entire shoring process for Mount Pleasant Station will take approximately 13 months to complete.




Upcoming Public Open House
Join Metrolinx and our constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, at our upcoming open house and learn about the future Mount Pleasant Station.
You can find out:

  • What construction is happening in your neighbourhood
  • Why it needs to happen
  • How it may impact you
  • Who to contact if you have questions/concerns

 Open House Details:

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017
  • Drop in anytime between 6:30PM – 8:30PM
  • Northern Secondary School (851 Mount Pleasant Road)




Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.
Please support your local businesses during construction.
Last modified on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 17:16

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