If they're going to redo this whole intersection they should really try to improve the traffic flow on and off the Allen.
Agreed. If there's any place in Toronto that is an excellent case scenario for a roundabout, Eglinton & Allen Road is it. A large roundabout with the station in the middle would solve a lot of problems. If you're going South on Allen Rd, you can go West by getting off by turning right, enter the roundabout and then go straight to go East or stay on the roundabout to turn around and go North. If you add enough lanes on the roundabout, traffic lights wouldn't even be needed.
Is there room for a roundabout here?
They expect it to be done alongside the crosstown construction as the Allen south of Lawrence will be shut down for 4 years anyways to allow for construction staging for the ECLRT.
the original plan was to shut down the north bound allen at eglinton to store the equipment.. there has been a lot of protest to that idea and they said they were working on trying to figure out where else they could put the equipment but I haven't heard any news on that front and I have been to quite a few of the meetings. That being said the South bound Allen does not bother eglinton however it is the on ramp to to allen which clogs up the entire road. Personally and I have said this many times but it just seems that it would make sense to put proper on and off ramps at Lawrence and call it a day. sell the land that the allen is on from Lawrence to Eglinton for development. IF they shut down eglinton for a prolonged period of time maybe they will see the benefit of this. It would also make sense to help the flow of Lawrence.