An unusual vehicle is working at heights on the Crosstown LRT
Take a look at essential surface level work on the east end of the Crosstown, & below the surface.
Jul 17, 2020
A unique piece of machinery has made ladders and scaffolding a thing of the past on some parts of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project.
If you live in Toronto’s east end you might have noticed some interesting work going on along Eglinton Avenue – including a big yellow vehicle. No, that’s not the LRT in action. It’s actually a special truck that runs along the newly installed tracks to help crews install things up high.
Recently, construction crews were using this specialized vehicle to install the trackside radio system – a critical communications tool – for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
Further below the surface at Avenue Station, construction teams are keeping cool underground.
Far from the reaches of the scorching summer sun, crews are waterproofing Avenue Station. Keeping water and moisture out is essential to the longevity of any structure.
Keeping with the theme, things shift to progress being made on the work taking place beneath one of Toronto’s busiest intersections.
The intersection of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue is home to one of the most important interchange stations on the Eglinton Crosstown route – Eglinton Station. This is one of the points where the Crosstown LRT will intersect with the TTC subway system.
by Scott Money Metrolinx editorial content manager