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cmzs's avatar

My question is very brief due to character limitation on questions.
I'm asking how will Emergency Services access Eglinton Avenue during this closure of Leslie Street at Eglinton, especially given that there is a fire hall 450m north of the Leslie/Eglinton intersection?

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Metrolinx
Apr 5, 2019 - 10:02

Hi there, emergency services access to and from Eglinton Avenue will be maintained at all times during the proposed closure. 

Anonymous's avatar
Apr 4, 2019 - 18:41

Remove the right and left turn restrictions to and from Bayview Avenue from the side streets north of Eglinton which run parallel to Eglinton (for example Broadway) so that traffic can flow in and out of the area with more convenience (although understandably the traffic will be heavier in the residential areas) but so long as this is only a short period of time it would be much more convenient for the traffic to move without having excessive backlogs on Bayview, Eglinton, Don Mills and Overlea.

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Metrolinx
Apr 5, 2019 - 10:52

Hi there, unfortunately we do not have those details at this time. I have forwarded your question to the traffic team and will advise once I hear back. 

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Metrolinx
Apr 5, 2019 - 11:07

To follow up on your question, traffic lanes will open up and turn restrictions will be lifted at Bayview/Eglinton and Don Mills/Eglinton before the Leslie work starts. Broadway is outside our constructor’s work zone, therefore falling under the responsibility of the City of Toronto (Transportation Services). Any changes to turning restrictions by-laws within the neighborhood will have to be approved by Council. In short, you would have to share your recommendations with your local Councillor.

Anonymous's avatar
Apr 8, 2019 - 11:59

As other residents asked below, Metrolinx should ensure turning restrictions onto Bayview (Craig Crescent, Broadway, etc) are lifted during this period. The alternative is forcing all of northbound leaside traffic to travel south to Eglinton in order to turn north at the Bayview&Eglinton intersection. This may be outside of the contractor's area of work, but Metrolinx should be ensuring that appropriate changes are made to manage traffic flows during intersection closures even if those changes occur outside of an arbitrary administrative boundary.

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Metrolinx
Apr 8, 2019 - 12:17

Hi there, thank you for your feedback. Traffic lanes will open up and turn restrictions will be lifted at Bayview/Eglinton and Don Mills/Eglinton before the Leslie work starts. We work closely with our partners, including the City, to ensure the safest routes and configurations are implemented. Anything outside of the constructor's work zone is out of our control and is decided on by the City. We can certainly bring forth any feedback we receive. 

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Metrolinx
Apr 5, 2019 - 10:03

Hi there, thank you for your suggestion. We will share your feedback with the team. 

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Metrolinx
Apr 5, 2019 - 11:04

Hi, to follow up, we investigated and found that the input fields were incorrectly setup. The “topic” or question title is limited to 64 characters. The question field is now unlimited.

Ronald's avatar
Apr 6, 2019 - 09:26

Last year, the sidewalks in the construction zone on Eglinton were not maintained, with severe weed overgrowth and interfering objects. Is there a plan to do something better with this closure making sidewalks critical?

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Metrolinx
Apr 8, 2019 - 10:35

Hi Ronald, 

Our contractor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, will maintain the area within construction zones, as well as roadways and sidewalks that have been impacted by construction. Maintenance outside of these areas or sidewalks in the vicinity of work zones that are not affected by construction remains the responsibility of the City of Toronto.

 

Anonymous's avatar
Apr 9, 2019 - 10:26

Once Leslie is closed, will anything be done about the uneven (and frankly damaging to my vehicle) pavement on Eglinton WB between the DVP and Celestica? Many drivers stop abruptly to avoid the bumpiness which is dangerous in and of itself. Thanks!

Anonymous's avatar
Apr 4, 2019 - 22:25

You are going to make an already brutal traffic situation worse!!

Anonymous's avatar
Apr 5, 2019 - 15:34

Will the TTC increase service on its Eglinton East and/or Leaside routes to compensate for the rerouting of the Leslie and Lawrence East buses?

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Metrolinx
Apr 5, 2019 - 15:53

Hi there, the TTC will introduce a new temporary bus route (# 54C) across Eglinton Avenue East to Don Mills Road to Lawrence Avenue East. Both the # 54A and 54B will continue to serve Leslie Street.

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Will the Glendale/Bayview north bound turn restrictions (7-9 and 4 to 6) be also ending during the closure?

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Metrolinx
Apr 5, 2019 - 09:59

Hi there, at this time we still don't have those traffic details. Upon receipt of the permit from the City of Toronto, we will have the full traffic details.