Starting Monday, July 21, Metrolinx contractors for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line are rerouting pedestrian access to Eglinton West Station during construction of the extraction shaft near the southbound ramp to Eglinton Avenue West from William R. Allen Road.
(The contractors will use the extraction shaft to remove tunnel-boring machines when they reach Allen Road. They’ll then install them into a launch shaft east of Allen Road, where the machines will begin their tunneling journey toward Yonge Street. Tunnels for the TTC’s 1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway line block the machines from tunneling through the Allen Road area without stopping.)
West of Eglinton West Station, pedestrians may walk from Park Hill Road on the pedestrian walkway north of the construction site and back to Eglinton Avenue, where they may cross at the traffic signal to Eglinton West Station.
East of Eglinton West Station, work will block the pedestrian crossing at the northbound ramp for long-term construction and pedestrians can’t cross the ramp. Instead, pedestrians may walk to the south side of Eglinton West to access the subway station.
Use the pedestrian traffic signal between Flanders Road and Glenarden / Westover Hill Roads when crossing Eglinton.
The work also blocks access to Eglinton from the pedestrian walkway parallel to Allen Road on the east side south of Wembley Road.
Metrolinx says that “it has been working closely with the City of Toronto, the TTC, elected officials and Toronto Police Services to monitor the situation and to consider modifying the current arrangement that allow Crosstown construction to continue on schedule, alleviate some of the traffic congestion and, ensure the safety of pedestrians along Eglinton Avenue”.
During LRT construction on Eglinton Avenue West at Allen Road, TTC passengers should expect delays for buses operating along these routes:
- 32 Eglinton West;
- 63 Ossington; and
- 109 Ranee.
- Metrolinx: The Crosstown