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Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Fairbank:
Overnight lane closures, starting September 16



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


“As early as” 7 p.m. Monday, September 16 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 17 and continuing overnight nightly, crews are excavating and installing “dewatering” or drainage systems

  • on Eglinton Avenue West, eastbound curb lanes, between Dynevor Road and Dufferin Street,

near the site of the future Fairbank Station.

The work zone restricts traffic on Eglinton West west of Dufferin to just one lane for both directions. “Paid-duty” Toronto Police Service officers and traffic-control personnel direct motorists through the single, shared lane, alternating the flow of traffic, first in one direction and then the other.

The south-side work zone west of Dufferin also extends from time to time overnight this week into the intersection. While crews work in the intersection, the work zone restricts traffic on Dufferin north and south of Eglinton to just one lane for both directions. “Paid-duty” police officers and traffic-control personnel direct motorists through the single, shared lane, alternating the flow of traffic, first in one direction and then the other. When crews finish working in the intersection, one lane will again be available on Dufferin for traffic in each direction.

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Dewatering-system installation and the resulting TTC and traffic delays continue overnight nightly until 6 a.m. September 20.


For transit passengers

  • The TTC has cancelled service along the 90B branch of the 90 Vaughan route to avoid delays resulting from LRT construction on Eglinton Avenue West between Northcliffe Boulevard and Oakwood Avenue.
  • It has already relocated stops near the work zones. It may also temporarily further relocate stops.
  • Overnight from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. from 7 p.m. September 16 until 5 a.m. September 20, expect major delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • 29 Dufferin;
  • 32 Eglinton West;
  • 329 Dufferin overnight;
  • 332 Eglinton West overnight; and
  • 929 Dufferin express.

For pedestrians

  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of Dufferin at Eglinton remains closed.
  • Temporary walkways lead you around the work zones on the northwest and southeast corners of the intersection.

For motorists

  • Work zones block westbound curb lanes on the north side of Eglinton east and west of Dufferin.
  • The work zone on the north side of Eglinton west of Dufferin extends into the intersection, blocking southbound curb lanes.
  • Another work zone blocks the eastbound curb lanes on the south side of Eglinton from Dynevor to Dufferin.
  • Overnight from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. from 7 p.m. September 16 until 5 a.m. September 20, just one lane is available for traffic in both directions on Eglinton west of Dufferin. “Paid-duty” police officers and traffic-control personnel direct motorists through the single, shared lane.
  • Intermittently overnight from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. from 7 p.m. September 16 until 5 a.m. September 20, just one lane is available for traffic in both directions on Dufferin north and south of Eglinton. “Paid-duty” police officers and traffic-control personnel direct motorists through the single, shared lane.
  • One lane is available to traffic in each direction on Eglinton east of Dufferin.
  • The City of Toronto is prohibiting all turns at the intersection of Dufferin with Eglinton.
  • You can’t turn left from northbound Dynevor Road onto westbound Eglinton.
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