The following is an update on underground utility work on Finch Avenue West between CP Bridge and Signet Drive expected to occur between January and August.What?
As part of the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project, crews will be rebuilding and relocating the underground electrical system along Finch Avenue West between the CP Bridge, located east of Weston Road and Signet Road. The work includes the replacement of the existing electrical cables, duct banks, and cable chambers. Work will begin in early January and will last for approximately seven months.When and Where?
Work will take place Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and weekend work may occur, if needed.
Overnight work will occur, on an as needed basis.What should I expect?
Due to the nature of the work, at times there will be dust, noise and vibration associated with this work.
Power outages will be necessary to switch from the old to the new electrical system. If that is the case, affected properties will be notified separately in advance.
Flaggers will be on site when necessary to ease traffic access and ensure public safety.
Please obey all posted construction signs and do not enter the work zone.
And please take extra care when walking near work sites, and always make eye contact with the driver before crossing in front of any equipment or vehicle.
Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.What should pedestrians and drivers know?
Road and sidewalk restrictions are in place within the construction area to protect workers and the public.
Pedestrians will be re-routed around the construction area when possible. For safety reasons, pedestrians may be asked to use the sidewalk on the opposite side of the street.
In the event of any parking restrictions, advanced notice will be provided.
A minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction along Finch Avenue West will be maintained.
Expect short-term lane closures of the curb lanes in the area.
Access to schools, churches, and businesses will be maintained.
Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.Will bus stops be relocated?
TTC bus stops in the affected area may be relocated for the safety of transit riders. Please watch for posted signs indicating the adjusted locations.
Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers.
For further information, members of the public are encouraged to contact Metrolinx.
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