Crosstown

Extended: Telecommunication Relocation Work between Victoria Park Avenue and Birchmount Road

November 6, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

Crews will continue to relocate and upgrade existing overhead and underground telecommunication between Victoria Park Avenue and Birchmount Road, as part of construction of the future surface section for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Telecom work commenced in February and has been extended until the end of the year (Fall/Winter 2018).

Hours of Work

  • Work began mid-February and will continue until the end of 2018. 
  • Time: work will be performed between the hours of 7 am and 11 pm, seven days a week.
  • Note: Unexpected circumstances (weather, equipment failure, etc.) may also change the above interruption plans or prolong the interruption. If this occurs, we will endeavour to provide reasonable notice.
  • If overnight work is required, we will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.

What to Expect

  • Work zones will be erected between Victoria Park Avenue and Birchmount Road, as well as on the east side of Victoria Park Avenue, north of Eglinton Avenue East for approximately 75 metres.
  • Nearby businesses and residents can expect noise from excavators, bobcats, trucks, and other construction equipment caused by utilities relocation activity.
  • For safety purposes, fencing will be erected around the work zones.
  • Pedestrians and road users can expect delays when travelling through the work zone.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Intermittent lane reductions may be required on Eglinton Avenue East while crews set-up and/or demobilize.
  • The actual work will take place within the public boulevard, off the roadway.
  • There may be occurrences where a shoulder is narrowed and a traffic protection barrier is placed to accommodate safe working conditions.
  • Temporary pedestrian re-routing around work zones may be necessary to accommodate this work.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

TTC Impacts

  • Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation with TTC to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers.

Stay Informed

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

 

For more information, please contact Phil Rodriques at the East 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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