Crosstown

Road Closure: No Vehicular Access between Leslie and Eglinton - July & August

June 28, 2019

What work is taking place?

 

  • Starting July 1, there will be a temporary eight-week restriction on vehicles travelling between Leslie Street and Eglinton Avenue East. 
  • Vehicles approaching Eglinton southbound on Leslie must u-turn upon reaching the closure.
  • Traffic on Eglinton will not be able to turn onto Leslie. East-west traffic lanes will be maintained on Eglinton.
  • Pedestrian access between Leslie and Eglinton will be maintained.
  • Access to all Leslie Street businesses will be maintained.
  • TTC route 51 Leslie will u-turn at the bottom of Leslie Street. Route 54 Lawrence East will detour on Don Mills Road.
  • Emergency services access to and from Eglinton will be maintained at all times.
  • Entry to Sunnybrook Park off Leslie Street north of Eglinton Avenue is outside the work zone and will remain open.
  • Crosstown construction on nearby major north-south routes will continue during this period, however, all traffic movements will be restored and turn restrictions lifted at Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue, as well as at Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue, before the Leslie St closure happens.

 

Why is the closure necessary?

  • Keeping the intersection open and carrying out the work would be very difficult due to the width of the road and grading issues where Leslie Street and Eglinton Avenue meet.
  • Instead of six months of road closures on nights and weekends, and traffic configuration changes, the partial closure would allow the work to complete in two months.

 

What about the TTC?

51 Leslie

  • Leslie Street and Eglinton Avenue East, north side intersection, will be closed to vehicular traffic for eight weeks. At all times, 51 Leslie will terminate at Leslie Street and Eglinton Avenue East. 
  • On weekdays, from approximately 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., customers can transfer to 54D Lawrence East or 34 Eglinton East at Eglinton Avenue East to reach Eglinton Station. 

  • All other times, customers can transfer to 54 Lawrence East or 34 Eglinton East at Eglinton Avenue East to reach Eglinton Station. New 51 C Eglinton-Don Mills service will connect Leslie Street and Eglinton Avenue East with Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue East. 

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54 Lawrence

  • Leslie Street and Eglinton Avenue East, north side intersection, will be closed to vehicular traffic for eight weeks. 
  • On weekdays, from approximately 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., 54 Lawrence East will terminate at Leslie Street and Eglinton Avenue East. 
  • Customers can transfer to the 54D Lawrence East service which will operate between Lawrence East Station and Eglinton Station via Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East.

  • At all other times, 54 Lawrence East will operate direct service to Lawrence East Station and Eglinton Station via Don Mills Road without the need to transfer. New 51 C Eglinton­Don Mills service will connect Leslie Street and Eglinton Avenue East with Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue East 

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For more information about TTC bus routes, call 416-393-4636 or visit ttc.ca

 

Timing

  • Regular construction hours are 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven (7) days per 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.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required. Metrolinx will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.

 

Travelling Smart During Construction

  • Travel delays are expected with construction. Please allow extra time for your journey.
  • Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction.
  • Download the free ‘aCrosstown’ traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for Eglinton Avenue.

 

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