Crosstown

Pedestrian Safety near School Areas and Construction Sites

August 27, 2014

Students crossing an intersection

The construction of the Eglinton Crosstown at some of the major intersections along Eglinton Avenue is in full swing. For the safety of pedestrians near the construction areas, please note the following:

  • Motor vehicular traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction near construction sites. Barriers will be used to separate the work zone from motor vehicle traffic.
  • During construction, some sidewalks may be closed. Pedestrians may be required to divert to the other side of the road or a temporary pedestrian walkway. Please observe and follow signs directing pedestrians.
  • For your own safety, please plan your route and use designated pedestrian crosswalks and traffic lights to cross the street before reaching a construction zone.  Crossing in the middle of a block or jaywalking can be dangerous. 
  • Please DO NOT walk on the roadway adjacent to the barriers.
  • Both eastbound and westbound TTC bus stops in affected areas will be relocated for the safety of transit riders. Please watch for posted signs indicating the new stop locations.  
  • Please be alert and aware of your surroundings when travelling near construction areas.  

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. Metrolinx, City staff and your elected officials are working closely together to monitor and make adjustments to the local road configurations, work zones and other day-to-day items such as signage and temporary adjustments.   

We understand that construction can be disruptive, and we will do our best to keep you informed. If you would like more information 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.

Map of Crosstown west v east tunnels

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