Item - 2018.PW26.5

Tracking Status

PW26.5 - Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown LRT: Extension of Long-Term Roadway Closures and Black Creek Drive Partial and Full Closures

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
12 - York South-Weston, 15 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 16 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 21 - St. Paul's, 22 - St. Paul's, 25 - Don Valley West, 26 - Don Valley West, 35 - Scarborough Southwest, 37 - Scarborough Centre

City Council Decision

City Council on January 31 and February 1, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council temporarily close, to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the westbound lanes of Eglinton Avenue West from a point approximately 100 metres east of Strathearn Road to William R. Allen Road from January 31, 2018 to and including December 31, 2021.

 

2. City Council temporarily close, to vehicular traffic, the eastbound lanes of Eglinton Avenue from Duplex Avenue to Holly Street from December 31, 2018 to and including July 31, 2019.

 

3.  City Council temporarily close, to vehicular traffic, the westbound lanes of Eglinton Avenue East between Dunfield Avenue and Cowbell Lane from April 30, 2018 to and including July 31, 2019.

 

4.  City Council temporarily close, to pedestrian traffic, the south side sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue East, between a point 215 metres east of Kennedy Road and a point 140 metres west of Midland Avenue, from December 31, 2017 to and including December 31, 2021. 

 

5. City Council temporarily rescind the one-way northbound operation on Gilgorm Road, between Eglinton Avenue West and New Haven Drive, for approximately 12 additional months from June 30, 2018 to and including June 30, 2019, in order to facilitate the construction of Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Chaplin Station.

 

6. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways: Section 937-4. Closures which require Council approval to delegate the General Manager, Transportation Services, the authority to temporarily partially or fully close Black Creek Drive to vehicular and pedestrian traffic immediately north of Eglinton Avenue West, from February 1, 2018, to and including December 31, 2019, including up to 10-weekend full closures, as required to facilitate the construction of Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit elevated guideway.

 

7. City Council exempt the General Manager, Transportation Services, in carrying out the General Manager's authority under Part 3 above, from Section 937-5 of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways.

 

8. City Council direct that the traffic lanes and sidewalks be reopened when the project is complete.

Background Information (Committee)

(January 5, 2018) Revised Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown LRT: Extension of Long-Term Roadway Closures and Black Creek Drive Partial and Full Closures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-111582.pdf
(January 5, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown LRT: Extension of Long-Term Roadway Closures and Black Creek Drive Partial and Full Closures

Communications (Committee)

(January 15, 2018) E-mail from Cathy-Ann C (PW.New.PW26.5.1)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-01-2018 7:52 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW26.5 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Colle
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

PW26.5 - Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown LRT: Extension of Long-Term Roadway Closures and Black Creek Drive Partial and Full Closures

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
12 - York South-Weston, 15 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 16 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 21 - St. Paul's, 22 - St. Paul's, 25 - Don Valley West, 26 - Don Valley West, 35 - Scarborough Southwest, 37 - Scarborough Centre

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council temporarily close, to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the westbound lanes of Eglinton Avenue West from a point approximately 100 metres east of Strathearn Road to William R. Allen Road from January 31, 2018 to and including December 31, 2021.

 

2. City Council temporarily close, to vehicular traffic, the eastbound lanes of Eglinton Avenue from Duplex Avenue to Holly Street from December 31, 2018 to and including July 31, 2019.

 

3.  City Council temporarily close, to vehicular traffic, the westbound lanes of Eglinton Avenue East between Dunfield Avenue and Cowbell Lane from April 30, 2018 to and including July 31, 2019.

 

4.  City Council temporarily close, to pedestrian traffic, the south side sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue East, between a point 215 metres east of Kennedy Road and a point 140 metres west of Midland Avenue, from December 31, 2017 to and including December 31, 2021. 

 

5. City Council temporarily rescind the one-way northbound operation on Gilgorm Road, between Eglinton Avenue West and New Haven Drive, for approximately 12 additional months from June 30, 2018 to and including June 30, 2019, in order to facilitate the construction of Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Chaplin Station.

 

6. City Council amends City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways: Section 937-4. Closures which require Council approval to delegate the General Manager, Transportation Services, the authority to temporarily partially or fully close Black Creek Drive to vehicular and pedestrian traffic immediately north of Eglinton Avenue West, from February 1, 2018, to and including December 31, 2019, including up to 10-weekend full closures, as required to facilitate the construction of Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit elevated guideway.

 

7. City Council exempt the General Manager, Transportation Services, in carrying out her authority under Part 3 above, from Section 937-5 of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways.

 

8. City Council direct that the traffic lanes and sidewalks be reopened when the project is complete.

Origin

(January 5, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to extend previously-approved long-term road closures for the construction of the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS) has experienced delays in receiving utility and Ministry of Environment (MOE) permits, and plan approvals by project stakeholders. Consequently, they have revised their construction staging schedules, impacting the anticipated timelines to close specific road and sidewalk segments.

    

Specifically, this report recommends the continuation of:

 

- The ongoing closure of the Eglinton Avenue westbound lanes approaching Allen Road, to support the construction of Cedarvale Station. Traffic will continue to operate bi-directionally in what were previously eastbound lanes.

 

- The ongoing closure of one eastbound and one westbound lane on Eglinton Avenue to the east of Yonge Street, to support the construction of Eglinton Station. Traffic will continue to operate with one lane available in each direction.

 

- The ongoing closure of the south sidewalk on Kennedy Road to support the construction of Kennedy Station. Alternative pedestrian access has been provided.

 

- The ongoing operation of Gilgorm Road as a two-way road, in order to support the construction of Chaplin Station.

 

In addition, this report also seeks approval to grant the General Manager, Transportation Services the authority to temporarily close Black Creek Drive traffic lanes (full or partial) as requested by Metrolinx and its contractor CTS to construct the elevated guideway substructure and superstructure including widening works, protection works and box girder erection and installation.

Background Information

(January 5, 2018) Revised Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown LRT: Extension of Long-Term Roadway Closures and Black Creek Drive Partial and Full Closures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-111582.pdf
(January 5, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown LRT: Extension of Long-Term Roadway Closures and Black Creek Drive Partial and Full Closures

Communications

(January 15, 2018) E-mail from Cathy-Ann C (PW.New.PW26.5.1)

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council