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Stage 2 LRT Project Update: Kitchissippi Highlights

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Stage 2 LRT Project Update: Kitchissippi Highlights

August 19, 2019 to September 1, 2019


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.


O-Train Trillium Line South Extension

• Investigative borehole drilling between Greenboro Station and Bayview Station is complete for the time being, and expected to resume as early as October

• 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

O-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:
     o SJAM is shifting north to accommodate the space required to construct a cut-andcover tunnel between Dominion Station and Cleary Avenue
     o Off-peak lane reductions between Dominion Avenue and Cleary Avenue are anticipated in late October, although bidirectional traffic will be maintained at all times
     o Roadway work for the detour is on going

• Building demolition is scheduled to occur in September 2019 within the project limits:
     o On Richmond Road, east of Cleary Avenue (one strip mall)

• Rochester Field:
     o Archeological investigation efforts have concluded at Rochester Field, and an archaeological report is currently being finalized for the NCC
     o In the coming weeks this area will transition to a laydown site

• Borehole drilling is currently underway in the following locations:
     o Transitway near Iris and Baseline
     o SJAM pavement boreholes in the median
     o Westboro Station
     o Dominion Station

• Pre-construction surveys
     o 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.

Posted September 5, 2019