Overall

Preparatory activities (borehole drilling, top soil stripping, site office mobilization, pre-construction surveys, etc.) are currently underway on each O-Train extension to facilitate the commencement of Stage 2 construction activities in 2019.

  • Investigative borehole drilling between Greenboro Station and Bayview Station is complete for the time being, and expected to resume as early as October
  • In coordination with OC Transpo Rail Operations, preparatory works such as surveying, clean up, trackwork and fencing are underway at the future site of the new Walkley Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility
  • Uplands Structures Yard set up is near completion
  • Jersey barrier installation is occurring at the following locations:
    • Airport Parkway – complete
    • Uplands Drive – complete
    • Lester Road – TBD
    • Leitrim Road – TBD
  • Caisson drilling at future Trillium Line rail bridges is anticipated to begin this week, and will ultimately occur in the following locations where new rail bridges will be constructed:
    • Uplands Drive (first to begin) o Airport Parkway
    • Lester Road
    • Leitrim Road
  • Top soil removal is currently taking place between Uplands Drive and Airport Station, and will begin soon at Leitrim
  • Baseline noise and vibration monitoring is underway at properties along the alignment to ensure that construction and rail activities comply with applicable regulations and requirements
  • Next month, rail required for the project will be delivered to areas along the alignment
  • Utility investigations using CCTV cameras in stormwater pipes along various areas of the alignment is ongoing
  • Building excavation for the Walkley Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) is expected to begin in September
  • Culvert installation as well as embankment construction is occurring along the Airport Link

⭕️Train Confederation Line East Extension

  • Tree clearing at the Montreal Road interchange cloverleaf is complete, and will later resume along Ottawa Road 174 between Blair and Green’s Creek
  • Borehole drilling is currently underway along OR 174 between Blair Road & Trim Road (night work)
  • East site office and day-to-day yard set up (Montreal Road and OR 174)
    • Office trailer installation is currently underway
    • This site will be used for the coordination of Confederation Line East construction
      activities, targeting occupation at the end of September
  • Pre-construction surveys
    • East-West Connectors (EWC) have retained DST Consulting Engineers to carry out a pre-construction survey of the homes and buildings located within close proximity to the project. They will be documenting properties to establish the existing conditions of the interior and exterior of buildings near the alignment, prior to construction.

⭕️Train Confederation Line West Extension

  • Tree clearing is expected to begin in September at several priority areas including at Iris Station to Baseline Station, Kitchissippi Look-out/Westboro Beach, the Light Maintenance and Storage Facility (LMSF) area, and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway area between Dominion Avenue and Cleary Avenue
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM) Cut and Cover Tunnel Preparatory Works:
    • SJAM is shifting north to accommodate the space required to construct a cut-and- cover tunnel between Dominion Station and Cleary Avenue
    • Off-peak lane reductions between Dominion Avenue and Cleary Avenue are anticipated in late October, although bidirectional traffic will be maintained at all times
    • Roadway work for the detour is on going
  • West site office and day-to-day yard set up (Baseline Road and Navaho Drive):
    • Utility installation is complete and water connection is pending
    • Granular pad installation is underway and office trailers are arriving on site
    • This site will be used for the coordination of Confederation Line West construction activities
  • Building demolition is scheduled to occur in September 2019 within the project limits:
    • On the east side of Connaught Avenue between Severn Avenue and Hanlon Avenue (three houses)
    • On Richmond Road, east of Cleary Avenue (one strip mall)
  • Rochester Field:
    • Archeological investigation efforts have concluded at Rochester Field, and an archaeological report is currently being finalized for the NCC
    • In the coming weeks this are will transition to a laydown site
  • Borehole drilling is currently underway in the following locations:
    • Transitway near Iris and Baseline
    • SJAM pavement boreholes in the median
    • Westboro Station
    • Dominion Station
  • Borehole drilling is scheduled to occur at the following locations:
    • Lincoln Fields Tunnel Portal
    • Pinecrest Creek SWM Pond
  • Pre-construction surveys
    • East-West Connectors (EWC) have retained DST Consulting Engineers to carry out a pre-construction survey of the homes and buildings located within close proximity to the project. As indicated in the east update, DST will be documenting properties to establish the existing conditions of the interior and exterior of buildings near the alignment, prior to the start of construction.