Nighttime and 24 Hour Weekend Work May 11 – 14
What Work is Taking Place?
As part of the continued support of excavation works and utility relocations for the future Science Centre station, traffic staging at the intersection of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East will be changing as early as May 11, 2017.
On the west side of the intersection, utility relocations and road widening continue on the northwest and southwest corners. On the east side of the intersection, support of excavation work requires a new work zone in the centre of the road; traffic will be diverted on either side of the work zone.
Hours of Work
- Weather permitting, crews will adjust the traffic set-up on the following schedule:
- Thursday May 11 at 7:00 PM, working overnight until Friday May 12 at 5:00 AM
- Friday May 12 at 7:00 PM, around the clock until Monday May 15 at 5:00 AM
- A paid-duty Police Officer will be present during traffic set-up work.
- The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
- Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
- Additional traffic set-up may be required and may take up to 1 week to complete.
- Once the traffic set-up is in place, it will remain for up to 3 months.
Traffic and Pedestrian Details
- During the work zone set-up additional lane reductions may be required.
- Once the set-up is complete, a minimum of two lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained.
- The east crosswalk will be closed. Pedestrian detours are clearly marked with signage directing pedestrians to the alternate routes.
- The westbound bus stop on Eglinton Avenue East will be relocated to the west side of Don Mills Road.
- The southbound bus stop on Don Mills Road will be relocated to the north side of the intersection.
- Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation between TTC and Metrolinx to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers.
- Please watch for posted signage indicating new transit information.
Looks nice in theory, but it took me 17 minutes to travel from Leslie and Eglinton to Don Mills and Eglinton between 1:00 p.m. and 1:17 p.m. on Saturday – The left turn lane shown here was sectioned off with pylons, and the Eglinton right-hand eastbound lane east of Don Mills was also sectioned off – There was ABSOLUTELY NO WORK taking place along the eastbound side of Eglinton; there were ABSOLUTELY NO OBSTRUCTIONS within the cordoned off areas east or west of Don Mills Road (no cuts or openings in the pavement, no workers, no construction vehicles, no apparent hazards of any kind) – The ONLY ACTIVE WORK TAKING PLACE at the time was on the north side of Eglinton in the westbound lanes east of Don Mills Road – I though about stopping to take photos but there was absolutely no place to pull over and stop without further impeding traffic – My take is that the contractor is demonstrating a complete lack of responsibility and consideration for vehicular traffic and the public – I called 311 and complained and was told that it would take 2 to 3 weeks to look into the matter – I find this completely unacceptable – John Tory has consistently promised to ease traffic congestion in the city – This would be a good place to start #Congestion #CongestionTO #TrafficCongestion #TrafficCongestionTO #Toronto – See more at http://www.torontotransitblog.com/434914343