The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project is one of many ongoing Metrolinx projects aimed at connecting Toronto area communities and enhancing mobility in the region.
This project was awarded to Crosslinx Transit Solutions for $8.5 billion. Dufferin Concrete provided 300,000 cubic metres representing approximately $50 million of the contract value.
Including 25 stations, the LRT will run east-west across the city along Eglinton Avenue from Mount Dennis all the way to Kennedy. The total length of the line is an impressive 19 kilometres, with over 10 of those being built underground including 14 stations. The line will include three connections to subway stations, three train lines and 54 bus routes. Slated for completion in 2021, it is estimated that this major transit project will improve user commuting time by 60%.
Three different construction methods are being utilized for the building of the new stations: cut and cover, top to bottom and sequential excavation method (SEM) for Shotcrete stations. Working together with the client, Crosslinx, Dufferin Concrete has developed unique mixes to meet project requirements.