What Work is Taking Place?
The term “dewatering” means pumping water from the ground at a site where there will be excavation and is essential before and during upcoming mining operations at Avenue Station. The dewatering system is installed in two phases, drilling of the wells and then digging shallow trenches to connect the wells and lay the pipes, pumps, and valves for the system.
Since May, crews have been installing the perimeter of the dewatering system.
In October 2017, crews will install the system in the centre of the road on Eglinton Avenue West from Braemar Avenue to Lascelles Boulevard. To do this, three of four lanes on Eglinton must be closed.
After reviewing a number of options, it was determined that there is no technical or practical way to do the work during the day. To minimize traffic disruption for the community, transit users and local businesses, this work is being done overnight. Paid Duty Police Officers will maintain safe traffic flow.
Starting October 10, 2017 between the hours of 8:00PM and 5:00AM, crews will be work at Braemar Avenue and move east toward Lascelles Boulevard.