What is the next phase of work in the vicinity of Allen Road?

May 14, 2014

What is the Crosstown?

The Eglinton Crosstown is a 19 kilometre light rail transit line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with an underground central section. The line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today.

What is the next phase of work in the vicinity of Allen Road?

What: Crews will again be shifting lanes of traffic for the construction of the extraction shaft in the vicinity of the southbound Allen Road Ramp.

Traffic signals at the northbound Allen Road will be also be adjusted to improve northbound traffic to access the ramp and to allow the traffic to flow on Eglinton Avenue.

Pedestrian access to Eglinton West Station will be affected by these lane shifts and signal changes. Additional pedestrian detours will be put in place.

When: A new phase of work will start in May and is expected to be in place for several months.

Allen Road map 1

Traffic Details
West of Eglinton West Subway Station

• Traffic will be shifted to the south side of Eglinton Avenue and work zone will be shifted to the
north side as the installation of piles and deep excavation of the extraction shaft continues.

• Traffic will continue to be reduced to one lane in each direction at this location along Eglinton

• The southbound Allen Road off-ramp will not be impacted.

• Winnett Avenue and Everden Road will be reopened to traffic.

East of Eglinton West Subway Station

Temporary Northbound Allen Road Ramp

A new temporary northbound Allen Road ramp will be built for use during construction to help with traffic congestion and facilitate bus operations at Eglinton West Station. This will maintain access to the northbound Allen Road on-ramp.

One through lane and one lane onto the Allen Road will continue to be in place during this construction period and for the foreseeable future. A further shift of traffic lanes will take place when pile installation currently on the south side of the street is shifted to the north as construction of the launch shaft continues.

Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please take care when travelling near construction areas and while traffic adjusts to a new set up of lanes.

Pedestrian Details

Allen Road map 2

West of Eglinton West Subway Station

• The north sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue from Park Hill Road to the west side of the southbound Allen Road Ramp will be closed due to the shift of traffic lanes to the north.

• Pedestrians will be re-routed from Park Hill Road on the pedestrian walkway north of the
construction site and back to Eglinton Avenue where they may cross at the traffic signal to
Eglinton West Station.

East of Eglinton West Subway Station

• For the safety of pedestrians, pedestrians will be re-routed to the south side of Eglinton Avenue to walk west and to access Eglinton West Subway Station.

• The pedestrian crossing across the northbound Allen Road ramp will be closed for long-term

• Please use the designated pedestrian traffic signal mid-block between Flanders and Glenarden/Westover Hill.

• Access to Eglinton Avenue from the pedestrian walkway parallel to Allen Road will be closed.

Please watch for posted signs detouring pedestrians in the area and take care when travelling near construction areas.

Metrolinx has been working closely with the City of Toronto, the TTC, elected officials, and police to monitor the situation and to consider modifications to current arrangement that allow Crosstown construction to continue on schedule, alleviate some of the traffic congestion and, ensure the safety of pedestrians along Eglinton Avenue.

Transforming transit across the middle of Toronto will involve significant road works. Construction will be visible along the corridor and on some side streets. There will be short-term local street closures and turning restrictions to allow for the construction to take place. Adjustments to the local road configurations, work zones and other day to day items such as signage and temporary adjustments will be implemented, as necessary.

Work Hours

The hours of work as permitted are between 7am and 11pm, 7 days a week. Overnight work may be required. Underground tunnelling and associated work may continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Timelines may be adjusted due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

The Crosstown Community Office

We understand that construction can be disruptive, and we will do our best to keep you informed. If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.

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