Delivery of Second Tunnel Boring Machine

Message from the TTC:Delivery of Second Tunnel Boring MachineSteeles West Station Launch Shaft SiteBeginning on March 28th, sections of a second Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) will be delivered to the Steeles West Launch Shaft site, located in the northwest section of York University’s Keele campus. Full delivery of the TBM will take approximately 3 weeks. Due to the size and nature of the deliveries, traffic control personnel will escort thedeliveries from the manufacturer to the launch shaft site to help ensure the safe movement of pedestrian, transit and vehicular traffic. The TBMs are scheduled to begin tunnel excavation in the spring of 2011, and is part of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) project.In order to receive the TBM and to prepare for tunnelling operation, the current Northwest Gate construction site continues to expand prior to the TBM delivery.Construction Vehicle AccessDelivery vehicles will access the construction site directly from Steeles Avenue West, eastof Northwest Gate. Due to the nature of the deliveries, motorists may face intermittenttraffic delays along Steeles Avenue West.MotoristsNorthwest Gate roadway remains closed to regular traffic from Steeles Avenue West,York University’s Northwest Gate parking lot is also closed to facilitate subwayconstruction.TTC Bus Route ServicesTransit delays may be experienced on the 60 Steeles West bus route during delivery of theTBM parts. Your patience during this time is greatly appreciated. We regret anyinconvenience that may be caused as a result of this work.For more TYSSE project information, please contact us at:Construction information line:[email protected]

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