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Update: Notice of Chaplin Cres Road Closure for Traffic Bridge Removal Works June – July 2020

June 18, 2020 10:27 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

What Work is Taking Place?

  • On Monday June 8, 2020, Chaplin Crescent closed between Eglinton Avenue and Russell Hill Road for approximately six (6) weeks while crews perform traffic bridge removal works at the intersection.  The Chaplin-Russell Hill laneway is also closed.  Construction activities will include removal of the existing traffic bridge, back-filling, reinstatement of utilities and paving. 
    One lane of traffic in each direction on Eglinton Avenue will be maintained.  Local access will be maintained from the south end of the closure and the east end of the laneway.  Upon completion of the work, Chaplin Crescent and the Chaplin-Russell Hill laneway will re-open.  Significant traffic changes will be in effect.  Please carefully review the Traffic and Pedestrian Details below.
    Please note that the TTC detour has changed.

Hours of Work

  • Chaplin Cres will be closed from June 8, 2020, for  approximately six (6) weeks
  • Traffic bridge removal work will take place between 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Monday – Sunday
  • The contractor may not always work during these hours, but may do so at its discretion
  • The closure may be in place longer or shorter than expected

Work Area Map

What to Expect

  • Noise from use of a crane, excavator, trucks, compactor and other heavy equipment
  • Site lighting will be required
  • Truck staging within work zones, traffic tapers and on the median north of Eglinton Ave
  • 24 hour deep excavation work will continue during closure into mid-June 2020
  • Motorists can expect delays when travelling through the intersection

Traffic & Pedestrian Details

  • Chaplin Cres is closed between Eglinton Ave and Russell Hill Rd
  • The Chaplin-Russell Hill laneway is closed
  • One lane of traffic in each direction is maintained on Eglinton Ave
  • Southbound traffic on Chaplin Cres is required to turn left or right at Eglinton Ave
  • The west crosswalk has been removed and the north crosswalk has been reinstated
  • The south crosswalk has been shifted further south
  • Parking on Russell Hill Rd has been temporarily prohibited to accommodate the TTC detour
  • No change to parking on Tarlton Rd is anticipated
  • Traffic control personnel will be present while traffic bridge removal work takes place
  • Local access is maintained from the south end of the road closure and from the east end of the laneway

TTC  Details

  • TTC bus route 14 Glencairn will be on detour for the duration of the closure.  The westbound bus will turn right onto Tarlton Rd, left onto Eglinton Ave and continue north on Chaplin Cres.  The eastbound bus will turn left onto Eglinton Ave, right onto Russell Hill Rd and continue south on Chaplin Cres.  For more information, visit

Travelling Smart during Construction

Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction. Please allow extra time for your journey. Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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