Headwalls are underground support walls at the east and west ends of each station site. Crews first started relocating utilities and installing headwalls in May, 2013 and continued to work on this phase of the project until this spring.
The headwalls must be in place before tunnel-boring machines arrive at each station location. Crews had to move the utilities safely out of the way while they installed the headwalls.
Although headwall construction has ended, contractors continue to work at the site, upgrading the water mains. The work zone extends along on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West between east of Gabian Way and west of Croham Road, although crews may reorganize the work area and traffic patterns, depending on their progress in upgrading the mains. Barriers separate the work zone from the traffic and also restrict vehicles on Eglinton West to just one lane in each direction, with all vehicles traveling along the north side of the street.
The City of Toronto’s noise control bylaw permits contractors to work on rapid transit projects seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. However, the contractor will not always work during these longer hours, but may do so when necessary.
The TTC has relocated both eastbound and westbound stops in the area for the safety of passengers.
During Eglinton - Crosstown LRT construction west of Caledonia Road, expect delays for TTC buses operating along this route:
- 32 Eglinton West.
Metrolinx - The Crosstown