June 19, 2017
Some new information and documents have been posted to the Development and Tenant Concerns section.
Driving Disruption on Lillian Street
Information as of June 8, 2017
What is the Crosstown?
Metrolinx is building the Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto’s new 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue with a central 10 km underground section. The Crosstown will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today. With 25 stations and stops and connections to 3 TTC subway stations, 54 local bus routes, 3 GO Transit lines and the UP Express, the Crosstown will improve travel times and change the way we move through the heart of the city.
Dewatering System Installation
Eglinton Ave E from Lillian Street to Redpath Ave
The term “dewatering” means pumping from the groundwater at a site where there will be excavation. At Eglinton Avenue East between Lillian Street and Redpath Avenue, half a dozen small wells will be drilled for the future Cross Passage. The volume of soil that requires dewatering is significant. The wells will be drilled and shallow trenches will be required to lay the pipes, pumps, wells, and valves to do the work.
Hours of Work/ What to Expect
Works will commence as early as June 14, 2017*
Drilling and trenching will occur between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The installation and dewatering will take approximately five months.
Equipment will remain in place after the rig has finished for the day. This approach will expedite the work and ensure it continues to move around the zone efficiently.
Generators, pumps and water storage tanks will be stored in a closure on the south sidewalk of Eglinton Ave East until the end of November (1.5m sidewalk will be maintained).
Once installed, the system will run continuously.
* Timelines are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.
Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts
Turn restrictions will be in place for the first portion of the work, please watch for signage. More specific notification will be issued online closer to the start date.
Anyone coming from east to west will not be able to turn left onto Lillian during those dates. Drivers will need to approach Lillian from west to east.
Lane reductions will be in place on Eglinton Avenue East in the vicinity of the construction zone.
Pedestrian access will be maintained.
Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.
For more information, please contact Nicole DiCarlo at the East Community Office or the 24-hour phone line at 416-482-7411.
Please support your local businesses during construction.
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