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Finch West LRT - Islington: Enbridge relocating gas lines, starting May 18

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Metrolinx continues to prepare for upcoming construction of the Finch West light rail transit line between Humber College and Finch West subway station in the North York and Etobicoke areas of Toronto.

Enbridge continues relocating gas lines on Finch Avenue West to prepare for the upcoming project. Enbridge must move the natural gas pipelines from the centre of the roadway (the proposed location of the new track-bed) to the south side of Finch Avenue West between Kipling Avenue and east of Islington Avenue.

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Thursday, May 18, crews start phase 2 of the project, occupying a section of the roadway

  • on Finch Avenue West west of Islington Avenue,

near the site of the future Islington stop, as crews dig a trench and install the gas line in its new location.

As a result,crews are removing a number of trees on the roadway off Finch West near Finch - Islington Park. During the final landscaping phase, Metrolinx will be replanting trees in the area.

During working hours, the work zone may restrict traffic on the east- and westbound lanes of Finch West or block the entire roadway for a short term. All roads reopen evenings after working hours for local residents. Driveways will be accessible to residents at all times. Crews mostly work from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. Occasionally, they may work late nights, early mornings or Sundays to complete this phase of the project on time.

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TTC passengers aboard buses along this route can expect delays:

  • 36 Finch West.

The TTC may also temporarily relocate bus stops as construction proceeds.

Enbridge continues relocating the gas lines at west of Islington “until the end of August 2017”, or until about August 31.

Crews started phase 1 of the project Monday, March 20.

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Gas-line relocation activity on the south side of Finch Avenue West east of Kipling Avenue.