Crosstown

UPDATE: Oakwood Station Secondary Entrance Traffic and Pedestrian Changes

October 18, 2018

 

WHAT WORK IS TAKING PLACE?

To facilitate continue progress on the construction of the Oakwood Station secondary entrance, next stage of construction at the Oakwood Secondary Entrance will soon be underway. Piling work was completed in late 2017 and mining works started at the main entrance in early 2018. Excavation of the secondary entrance has been underway since May 2018 with no additional traffic or pedestrian impacts. Now, to continue progressing works at the secondary entrance a lane closure on Eglinton Avenue is required.

 The lane closure will facilitate mining operations at the Secondary Entrance from late October to the end of December. This work will occur on a 24 hour, 5 day a week rotation.

 The new road configuration at the secondary entrance will be in place until the end of December 2018, however it may be extended in to 2019 as required to continue progressing works.

south lane closure

TIMING

  • The new construction zone is expected to be implemented as soon as October 29, 2018
  • Work at Oakwood Station takes place on a 24 hour schedule.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Residents near the work site can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, concrete trucks and other construction equipment.
  • Truck traffic entering and exiting the station entrances will increase.
  • In addition to the construction activities, residents can expect to see material storage and equipment movement in the designated work zone.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near construction zones.

TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN IMPACTS

  • A new lane closure on Eglinton Avenue W will be in place between Times Road and Oakwood Avenue.
  • Pedestrians will be re-routed around the construction zone in a protected walkway.
  • There will be no new impacts to on-street parking or existing TTC stops.

 NOISE REDUCTION MEASURES

Prior to this work commencing, several noise mitigation measures were explored and a noise and vibration reduction plan has been put in place. Noise barrier walls, ventilation silencers, rubber mats, alternative backup signals, enclosures for pumps and generators as well as careful sequencing of the works to minimize night time delivery and hauling have all been incorporated in order to minimize the impact that construction will have on the local community.

 By expediting the construction process, this work also serves to help Metrolinx deliver better transit to the city on time.

WORKING TOGETHER 

Metrolinx and its contractor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, will work together with the City of Toronto to monitor any situation of concern or disruptions. We know that during construction of this significance, residents will be inconvenienced. We will continue to work hard to keep residents informed as we deliver this important transit project. Thank you for your patience. 

For more information, please contact Lancefield Morgan at the West Community Office.

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

Please support your local businesses during construction.

 

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