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by William Conway/Progress Photography last update:Sep 26, 2014

Work progresses on the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT - West Launch Area on Eglinton Ave. between Black Creek Dr. and Bicknell Ave. in Toronto, Ont.
William Conway/Progress Photography
William Conway/Progress Photography

General contractor Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. began the work in June 2011 and completion is expected December 2012 for owner Metrolinx c/o Toronto Transit Commission.

The project includes construction of a launch shaft into the profile of a hill beneath Eglinton Ave. and the construction of a contiguous caisson wall to permit the excavation of a 60-metre-long x 20-metre-wide x 17-metre-deep access shaft for the TBM (tunnel boring machine).

The project represents the first phase of an $8.2 billion transit expansion program. Consultants are Transit City Group, Aecom, IBI Group and Transit Expansion Department. Subcontractors include: H & S Equipment (792873 Ontario Ltd.); Bermingham Construction Ltd. (shoring/caissons); Harris Rebar, a division of Harris Steel LLC; Outspan Concrete Structures Ltd. (formwork); Coreslab Structures (Ont.) Inc. (precast deck planks); Ontario Redimix, a division of Holcim (Canada) Inc.; Clearway Construction Inc. (site services); T.P.L. Construction Ltd. (electrical); Gazzola Paving Ltd. and Insitu (dewatering consultant).

last update:Sep 26, 2014

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