I drove the line from Mount Dennis to Science Centre late last week to see if it was worth video updates but mostly the sites looked similar to what I have shown before on the channel. Eglinton's station head is more complete now but the road is still temporarily covered. The stations are not miles away (except Eglinton) and some look almost ready to open. The shots of Kennedy inside are encouraging from a completion perspective. The one huge thing that I noticed was how appalllingly bad the condition of Eglinton Avenue road is along the line to about Mount Pleasant. Will need complete resurfacing soon between stations. Might be part of project completion.
It would certainly be interesting to know how long they can hold this up without opening it. I have a bad feeling that something is very wrong at Eglinton and they cannot figure out a solution without tearing up much of what they have built. I hope not though. The silence is deafening.
Anything outside the stations has no impact on the line opening date. Road work is one of the last thing to be done that only effect surface traffic. If there is sidewalks work around the station once its in service, entrance will be open with limited access until the work is done.
What we can't see is the work inside of the stations themselves with Kennedy being the last one as well Yonge to be fully completed. The rest should be completed by now or needing small amount of finishings touchup.
As noted, Yonge could be a problematic station as somethings have not worked out as plan or have gone south. Until Yonge is completed, the line will not open even for bypassing it.