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(Update) Overnight OCS Cable Installation on Eglinton Ave at Victoria Park, Eglinton Square and Pharmacy Avenue Intersections

October 19, 2020

What Work is Taking Place?

Crews will be installing Overhead Catenary System (OCS) cables along Eglinton Avenue East, between Victoria Park Avenue and Pharmacy Avenue. OCS is the system installed overtop of the rails of a light rail system, to provide operational power to the Light Rail Vehicles (LRV’s). Installation will take place October 19-23 and 26-30, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

What to Expect

Cables will be installed overhead using a high rail vehicle. To minimize the impacts to traffic, work will be performed overnight between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. A 15-minute closure of the Victoria Park Avenue, Eglinton Square and Pharmacy Avenue intersections at Eglinton Avenue East will be required, as the high rail vehicle passes through the intersections. Paid duty officer(s) will be onsite nightly to assist with traffic management. 

Hours of Work

  • Installation will take place October 19-23, 26-30 and November 2-5, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Traffic & Pedestrian Details

  • Nightly short-term closure of the Victoria Park Avenue, Eglinton Square and Pharmacy Avenue intersections at Eglinton Avenue East.
  • Northbound through and left turn movement will be restricted at the intersection for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Southbound through and left turn movements will be restricted at the intersection for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Eastbound left turn movement will be restricted at the intersection for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Westbound left turn movements will be restricted at the intersection for approximately 15 minutes.
  • There will be no changes to existing pedestrian routes for these activities.  

Transit Information

  • There will be no changes to existing TTC stop locations for these activities.  

Other Information

  • Minimal noise from construction vehicles and crews at the work zone expected.  
  • Site lighting may be required.

 

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