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Upcoming Utility Work at Edith Drive and Eglinton Avenue West August 22, 2020

August 15, 2020 10:20 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

Upcoming Utility Work at Edith Drive and Eglinton Avenue West August 22, 2020

What Work is Taking Place?


As early as Saturday August 22, 2020, utility works will take place on Eglinton Avenue West, east of Edith Drive, to facilitate ongoing catch basin installations and connections. This work is part of the construction of the new Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track, which will be implemented continuously from Avenue Road to Holly Street. For more information on the City of Toronto's Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track Design, visit www.toronto.ca/eglinton.

To perform this work safely, crews will be required to temporarily occupy the westbound lane on Eglinton Avenue West, east of Edith Drive. Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced one lane only, alternating traffic in each direction, while this work takes place. Work will begin as early as 7:00 a.m. and take approximately six (6) hours to complete. Traffic control personnel and/or a Paid Duty Officer will be present during this work.  
 

What to Expect

Noise from construction activity, including trucks, breaking of concrete and asphalt, utility work, and use of heavy equipment can be expected. Staging of construction vehicles and trucks will take place within work zones and traffic tapers. Traffic barrels, fencing, signage, and other equipment will be erected to delineate the work zone.

Hours of Work

  • As early as Saturday August 22, 2020
  • Work will begin as early as 7:00 a.m. and is expected to take approximately six (6) hours to complete
  • This work may be rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances

Pedestrian Details

  • No changes to pedestrian routes are expected as a result of this work

Traffic Details

  • The westbound lane on Eglinton Avenue, east of Edith Drive, will be temporarily occupied, while this work takes place
  • Eglinton Avenue will be reduced to one lane only, alternating traffic in each direction, while this work takes place
  • Paid Duty Officers will be present while work takes place
  • 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.

Stay Informed


Sign up for e-mail updates at www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up or download the Crosstown traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor.

 

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Thank you for your continued patience as we work to build this important project.

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