Friday, 23 June 2017 20:15

Updated Traffic Plan at Mount Pleasant and Eglinton for Stage 2 (starting around Jun 27)

Metrolinx is building the Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto’s new 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue with a central 10 km underground section. The Crosstown will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today. With 25 stations and stops and connections to 3 TTC subway stations, 54 local bus routes, 3 GO Transit lines and the UP Express, the Crosstown will improve travel times and change the way we move through the heart of the city.
UPDATE:
The work zone will move into Stage 2 configuration as early as June 27, 2017.

Shoring and Utility Work in the Roadway at Mount Pleasant Station

What Work is Taking Place?

As early as June 2017, crews will begin shoring of the station box in the roadway, starting on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East. 

Shoring is a common step in the process of constructing the foundation of a building.  Steel piles, as well as braces and tie-backs, will be installed around the perimeter of the station box to support excavation.

Shoring in the roadway will be completed in four stages.  Stages 1 and 2 will take approximately two and a half (2.5) months to complete. 

Crews have already started support of excavation work (shoring) at the Main and Secondary Entrance sites and that work will continue as shoring works move into the roadway.  The entire shoring process for future Mount Pleasant Station will take approximately 12.5 months to complete.

Crews will also complete utility relocation while they are occupying the roadway for shoring works.

Timing

  • Work will begin as early as May 2017.
  • Work may occur between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. seven days a week.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • In the event that overnight work is required, Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
Stage 1 - Approximate Duration 2 Weeks
Stage 2 - Approximate Duration 2 Months

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect increased noise caused by a pile drill, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment.
  • Dust from drilling activity and debris removal can be expected.
  • Significant traffic and pedestrian changes will be in effect.
  • Motorists can expect delays while construction vehicles enter and exit the work zone.
  • Equipment and material storage within work zones can be expected.
  • For safety purposes, metal fencing, concrete barriers and dust cloth will be erected around the work zone.

Pedestrian Details

  • Pedestrian traffic travelling along Mount Pleasant Road will continue to be rerouted around the main entrance site on the northwest corner and will be separated from vehicular traffic with concrete barriers.
  • Pedestrian traffic travelling along Eglinton Avenue East will continue to use the current sidewalks and will be separated from construction work with concrete barriers and dust cloth covered fences.
  • During Stage 1:
    The west pedestrian crosswalk at Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East will be closed.
  • During Stage 2:
    The east pedestrian crosswalk at Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East will be closed.

Traffic Details

  • Traffic on Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • Westbound left turns from Eglinton Avenue East onto Brownlow Avenue and Taunton Road will be prohibited.
  • Northbound left turns from Brownlow Avenue and Taunton Road onto Eglinton Avenue East will be prohibited.
  • Rawlinson Avenue will remain closed at Eglinton Avenue East; local access only from Roehampton Avenue.
  • During Stage 1:
    Left and right turns all directions at the Mount Pleasant Road & Eglinton Avenue East intersection will be prohibited
  • During Stage 2:
    Stage 1 turn restrictions apply, except for the northbound right turn.

TTC Details

  • To accommodate Mount Pleasant Station construction, five (5) TTC bus stops, at the corners of Eglinton Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road will be relocated or eliminated.
  • Please look for signage informing passengers of the new temporary stop locations.

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