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Metrolinx finishes tunnelling
for Eglinton Crosstown LRT

eglinton crosstown logo.pngAccording to a Government of Ontario news release, Metrolinx contractors have finished major tunneling for the future Eglinton Crosstown light rapid transit line.

Today, Tuesday, August 17, tunnel-boring machines (or “TBMs”) Don and Humber, digging out the eastern segment tunnels, arrived at Yonge Street. They’ve traveled 3,300 metres (10,827 feet) from where they started in September 2015, just east of Brentcliffe Road. In total, Don and Humber installed 26,178 precast concrete tunnel segments, which formed 4,363 rings. Their sibling TBMs, Dennis and Lea, finished tunnelling on the western segment of the Crosstown when they reached Yonge Street in May.

The project has at least one more underground segment near Science Centre Station at Don Mills Road.

Crews are already hard at work installing construction shoring at three Crosstown stations, Avenue, Keelesdale and Laird. Other crews have demolished or are about to demolish nearby property so they can build station infrastructure at Avenue, Chaplin, Eglinton, Fairbank, Forest Hill, Keelesdale, Laird, Leaside, Mount Dennis, Mount Pleasant, Oakwood and Science Centre stations.