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  • October 27, 2011

Eglinton-Crosstown Soil Testing is Underway!

Testing assists with the future design of the tunnel and stations.

Soil sampling is taking place along Eglinton Avenue from Keele Street to Kennedy Station. The testing will be ongoing from fall 2011 to early 2012. This work will normally occur between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Machines used to perform testing are called drilling rigs. They consist of a truck with a large auger attached to the end, similar in technology to a large drill bit. Six to ten drill rigs will be visible on the street per day. This allows work to be completed faster.

Each rig is in place for three to five days at a location. Vehicles performing work off of Eglinton Avenue will stay parked overnight. Due to utility locations, samples will be taken in the middle of the road. In these areas, work may take longer as the crew cannot work during rush hour.

Efforts will be made to expedite the work as much as possible, while avoiding disruption to rush hour traffic.

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