Eglinton Crosstown LRT West Launch Area
Client:  Metrolinx / TTC
Prime Consultant:  Transit City Group (IBI Group, AECOM)
Value:  $25.5 million

The project involved the construction of a launch shaft into the profile of a hill beneath Eglinton Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. This project represents the first phase of an $8.5B transit expansion program to install a Light Rail Transit system from Black Creek Drive to Scarborough Town Center.

Through a series of traffic stages, the project included the widening of the bridge over Black Creek Drive, and the construction of a contiguous caisson wall to permit the excavation of a 60m long x 20m wide x 17m deep access shaft for the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM).

In order to permit unhindered vehicle movements on Eglinton Avenue during the overall project, a temporary road deck, consisting of concrete deck plates and structural steel beams, was installed and in service while excavation and future tunneling operations were underway. 

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