Watermain Work at Bayview and Eglinton Avenues Starting the Week of July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014

What: Crews will be working on watermain construction on the east side of the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East.

Why: Headwalls are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines at each of the stations and emergency exit building locations. Construction of the headwalls requires utilities to be moved safely out of the way before work begins. Depending on site conditions, gas, hydro, water mains, sewers, traffic street lighting and telephone lines may be relocated to allow for the construction of headwalls.

When: Starting as early as Tuesday, July 22, 2014 and for approximately two to three weeks, crews will be working within the roadway at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East.

Where: During stage one, crews will occupy the westbound left-turn lane and the centre eastbound lane on Eglinton Avenue East as a work zone for approximately one week. The work zone will be approximately the length of the Eglinton east side median.

During stage two, crews will occupy the right-turn lane and the westbound curb lane as a work zone for approximately one week, and will extend from the east side of the intersection to east of the right-turn lane.

The work zone will be separated from the right-of-way with traffic cones.

Traffic Details

Stage 1

  • The affected westbound Eglinton left-turn lane will be shifted one lane to the north, around the closure, and will become a dual purpose lane. Cars will be permitted to turn left and proceed westbound.
  • Eastbound traffic will be gradually shifted/diverted one lane to the south, around the closure. Traffic barrels will also be installed on the eastbound centre Eglinton lane, just west of Bayview, in order to gradually merge traffic.

Bayview watermain relocation stage 1 July 2014

Stage 2

  • Westbound traffic will be shifted/diverted to the middle Eglinton lanes, around the closure.
  • The westbound Eglinton lanes, approaching the east side intersection, will be reduced by two lanes.

Bayview watermain relocation stage 2 July 2014

Traffic patterns in the area will continue to change and shift during different phases of the work.

Work Hours

Most of the work will be carried out between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., 7 days a week. In certain situations, some late night and/or early morning works may be required to complete the work and keep construction moving.  The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.

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