Just below Toronto – Crosstown top-down engineering taking place just under an active roadway at Fairbank station (New image)

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, a picture that captures an interesting way crews are toiling just below an active roadway.

Just below the intersection of Toronto’s Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West, crews are digging in.

To end your week, we thought we’d share an interesting recent Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) route image from Fairbank station that shows the ‘top-down’ method of construction. The roof under the roadway is completed first, with excavation under the roadway now ongoing.

Crews work just under the roadway, including tractors hauling out dirt.

The work now taking place at Fairbank station. Just above is the busy roadway. (Metrolinx photo)

The picture is a bit otherworldly, but the method is very down to earth.

Fairbank station is the fourth stop heading east on the Eglinton Crosstown. The station will include two entrances, on-street connections to TTC buses, retail space within the station and 30 outdoor bicycle parking spaces.

For other recent Crosstown stories, go here. And keep checking back, as we approach the completion of the first Crosstown station.