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Eglinton Crosstown LRT -- Brentcliffe:
Construction reduces lanes overnight

eglinton crosstown logo.pngMetrolinx contractors are working to build the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line.

Crews continue to work on Eglinton Avenue East east of Brentcliffe Road to build a deep shaft, where, eventually, they’ll launch the east-end tunnel-boring machines. The site will remain a construction zone for several years through various stages of the project. The two tunnel-boring machines will work their way westward from the launch shaft towards Yonge Street.

The site will remain a construction zone for many years through various stages of the project. Walls of the launch shaft must be in place and crews must dig out the shaft before tunnel-boring machines can arrive. But, before they can do that, they have to move utilities safely out of the way and relocate overhead hydro wires.

Starting 11 p.m. Wednesday, September 17 until 6 a.m. Thursday, September 18 and continuing overnight nightly for about two to three weeks, crews will block one lane at a time between Leslie Street and Brentcliffe Road to continue relocating utilities.

They’ll set up a work zone on the north lane of Eglinton Avenue East, beside the east Eglinton Crosstown launch site. Traffic cones will separate the work zone separated from the right-of-way.

East- and westbound traffic will alternately use the one lane. Paid Duty Officers (PDOs) will be employed to control the flow of traffic. Expect delays resulting from this work as you travel through the area.

To allow westbound traffic to continue, the paid-duty Toronto Police Services officers will temporarily stop eastbound Eglinton traffic and divert westbound traffic to the eastbound lane around the work zone.

Alternately, to allow eastbound traffic to continue, the officers will temporarily stop westbound traffic and divert eastbound traffic to proceed on the eastbound Eglinton lane.

Construction likely continues until 6 a.m. October 3.

Traffic patterns in the area will continue to change and shift during different phases of the work. Expect traffic delays are expected during construction.

The City of Toronto has amended its noise by-law to permit work on this phase of the project to continue from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m., seven days a week. Underground tunneling and related work may continue 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

During construction at the east launch shaft — on Eglinton Avenue East between Leslie Street and Brentcliffe Road — TTC passengers should expect delays for buses operating along these routes:

  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 51 Leslie;
  • 54 Lawrence East;
  • 100 Flemingdon Park;
  • 305 Eglinton East overnight; and
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.


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