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Eglinton Crosstown Update

  1. 1. 1 Crosstown Update Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue June 19, 2013 Welcome
  2. 2. 2 What is the Crosstown?  The Eglinton Crosstown is a 19 kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with an underground central section  The line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east  The new service will be up to 60% faster than bus service today
  3. 3. 3 Project Schedule 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Sheppard Finch Eglinton Scarborough RT SRT / Sheppard Maintenance Facility Note: Timeline reflects initiation of major construction activities RFQ Issued RFP Issued Financial Close Timeline 2021
  4. 4. 4
  5. 5. 5 Eglinton Crosstown LRT  Project  $4.9 B (2010$), funded by the Province of Ontario  19 kilometres east-west LRT from Kennedy to Jane/Black Creek, including 10 kilometres of tunnel  Connections to Yonge-University-Spadina Subway, Scarborough RT and GO Stouffville  Up to 26 stations
  6. 6. 6 Tunnelling Update  The tunnel contract was awarded September 11, 2012  The winning consortium is comprised of Kenny Construction Co., Kenaidan Contracting Ltd., Obayashi Canada Ltd. and Technicore Underground Inc.  Assembly of the first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) at the West Launch pit at Eglinton and Black Creek is complete and tunnelling is underway  A twin machine is being assembled
  7. 7. 7 Assembly of Tunnel Boring Machines
  8. 8. 8 Assembly and Launch Tunnel Boring Machine
  9. 9. 9 Sequence of Tunnel Drive
  10. 10. 10 Tunnel Drive Works 2013-Current Status  The majority of the works in 2013 will take place between Black Creek Drive and the vicinity of Allen Road  Crews are starting the construction of headwalls at future station sites along Eglinton Avenue West  Work zones are set up at Keele and Caledonia
  11. 11. 11 Tunnel Drive Works 2013-Current Status
  12. 12. 12 Tunnel Drive Works 2013  Headwalls: Temporary support walls for future excavation of the LRT stations  Made of concrete and installed to the depth of the future track level  Two methods of installation used: Secant Pile Walls, Jet Grout  Machinery including drill rigs, grout tanks, diggers and other equipment  Tunnelling from Black Creek to Caledonia expected by end of year
  13. 13. 13 Tunnel Drive Works 2013 Secant pile wall: formed by intersecting concrete piles Jet grout wall: uses engineered grout to form wall in situ
  14. 14. 14 TBM Extraction- Vicinity of Allen Road and Eglinton  Extraction Shaft: a deep excavation located just west of Allen Road where the first two tunnel boring machines will be removed from the ground  Utility relocation will occur before excavation begins  Concrete temporary support walls will form the foundation of the shaft  Work will start on the north side of Eglinton Avenue. Traffic will be shifted according to phases of the work
  15. 15. 15 Excavation Shaft West of Allen Road
  16. 16. 16  Launch shaft: deep excavation just east of Allen Road  Two more tunnel boring machines will be assembled and launched for the second phase of tunnelling to Yonge Street  The site will be active for the delivery of tunnel liners and the hauling of spoils northbound on Allen Road for 12 months  Sound barrier will be erected on north side of east commuter parking lot  Existing subway service will remain operational TBM Launch Shaft-Vicinity of Allen Road and Eglinton
  17. 17. 17 TBM Launch-Vicinity of Allen Road and Eglinton
  18. 18. 18 Timeline  At future station locations underground structures (emergency exits, cross passages) utility relocation and headwall installation is expected to last approximately six months on average  The deep excavations at Allen Road that provide egress and access points for TBMs are expected to take up to 24 months to construct  Tunnelling activities for the second phase of tunnelling to Yonge are expected to take 12 months  Following the completion of tunnelling works, the site will be turned over to the Metrolinx station contractor
  19. 19. 19 Utility Relocations  Construction of the headwalls and shafts requires that some utilities be moved safely out of the way  Depending on site conditions: gas, hydro, water mains, sewers, lighting and telephone and cable lines may be relocated to allow for construction  In the vicinity of the launch and extraction shafts Metrolinx is co-ordinating with Bell, Enbridge, Toronto Water and Toronto Hydro, Cogeco regarding required relocations  In most cases utility relocations will be undertaken by Metrolinx contractor  Enbridge will coordinate works with Metrolinx
  20. 20. 20 Approach to Traffic Management  Maintain a minimum of one lane eastbound and westbound on Eglinton in construction work zones  Buses and general traffic will share this lane  Additional lanes will be provided if space allows  Metrolinx will work with City of Toronto Transportation, local elected officials and neighbours to monitor local traffic  Signal timing may be modified and turning restrictions may be added or relaxed
  21. 21. 21 Traffic Lane Reductions
  22. 22. 22 Anticipated Side Street Closures In order to safely move utilities out of the way and to install underground structures, some local streets off of Eglinton Avenue will be closed during construction phases:  Strathearn Rd  Flanders Rd  Winnett Ave  Everden Rd  Atlas Ave  Park Hill Rd  Old Park Rd
  23. 23. 23 Allen Road Access  Metrolinx is no longer pursuing the full year-long closure of Allen Road for an extended period  Temporary, short-term closures to on and off ramps will be required during different phases of construction  We will provide as much notice as possible in advance of those closures  Advance warning signs will be placed in the vicinity of the corridor including electronic changeable message signs and static signs
  24. 24. 24 Transit Services during Tunnel Construction  Pedestrian and bus access to Eglinton West Station will remain open  Both eastbound and westbound TTC stops in the affected area may be shifted and relocated for the safety of transit riders. Watch for TTC posted signs indicating the adjusted stop locations
  25. 25. 25 Parking  Currently, 3 hour paid parking is available on Eglinton Avenue during off-peak hours  In order to provide space for construction work, street parking on Eglinton in the work zone will not be permitted  In order to off-set street parking losses for users of the shops and services along Eglinton, Metrolinx is proposing that one-hour parking on some local roads be extended to 3 hours while construction is impacting parking availability  The provision of additional all-day parking is not within the scope of Crosstown works
  26. 26. 26 Proposed Parking Alternatives  The following streets have been proposed to allow 3 hour parking while construction is impacting on-street parking availability:  Glenarden Road: Between Eglinton Avenue & Old Forest Hill Road WEST SIDE ONLY  Westover Hill Road: Between Eglinton Avenue & Dewbourne Avenue EAST SIDE ONLY  Wembley Road: Between west end point & Hilltop Road SOUTH SIDE ONLY
  27. 27. 27 Pedestrians  In the construction zone for temporary sidewalks or existing sidewalks the goal is to maintain 1.5 metre sidewalk widths wherever possible  Access to properties from sidewalks should be maintained  Some sections of sidewalk may be closed and crossings will be available at traffic signals  Please take care when travelling near construction. Watch for additional signage directing pedestrians
  28. 28. 28 Pedestrian Detours
  29. 29. 29 29 Please get in touch with us  Franca Di Giovanni  Nicole Di Carlo  Mark Iogna  Denise Jayawardene  Grace Lau E-mail: crosstown@metrolinx.com Online: www.thecrosstown.ca Tel: 416-782-8118 Community Office 1848 Eglinton Avenue West Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: by appointment Crosstown Community Relations Team

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