This Saturday, I will be hosting a pre-budget consultation at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex with my east-end colleagues.
O-Train Trillium Line South Extension
- Walkley Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF)
- 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.
- Tree clearing will take place in early September within the footprint of the new MSF.
- Building excavation for the Walkley Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) is anticipated in late September
- Top soil removal is currently taking place between Uplands Drive and Airport Station along with culvert installation and embankment construction
- Uplands Structures Yard set up is complete and being utilized to support ongoing construction activities.
- Delivery of Trillium Line rail has commenced and will arrive later this month.
- Utility investigations using CCTV cameras in storm infrastructure along various areas of the alignment is ongoing.
- Caisson drilling is currently underway at Uplands Drive to support the construction of the future bridge structure.
O-Train Confederation Line East Extension
- Tree clearing along Ottawa Road 174 between Blair and Green’s Creek is anticipated to begin in September.
- 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.
O-Train Confederation Line West Extension
- Tree clearing underway at demolition properties and is expected to begin in October at several priority areas including Iris Station to Baseline Station, Moodie Light Maintenance and Storage Facility (LMSF) area, and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway area.
• 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
- Gravel spreading is currently underway within the SJAM median.
- 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 complete 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)
- Crews will be commencing preparatory activities such as decommissioning utilities and site fencing in early September.
- 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
- 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.
So excited that the public will be able to get aboard Ottawa’s new LRT on September 14, 2019!
I have been advised that the City and Independent Certifier are in agreement on Stage 1 LRT reaching substantial completion. The update below highlights the criteria for a successful testing period, as well as the remaining activities in this project. I am pleased to hear of the progress made to date, and look forward to Innes ward benefitting from the long-awaited transit system upgrade.
Aujourd’hui, j’ai été mise au courant qu’OC Transpo a reçu une soumission du Groupe de Transport Rideau, qui, à leur avis, a pratiquement terminé le projet de train léger sur rail (TLR) de la phase 1.
L’état actuel du projet de TLR est que le train sera soumis à 12 jours d’essais rigoureux par un organisme de certification indépendant afin de s’assurer que le consortium de transport en commun corrige toute lacune.
Le but de l’essai sera de répondre aux questions suivantes :
- Essais de fonctionnement (temps de déplacement en période de pointe et en période creuse)
- Activités d’entretien
- Performances du véhicule
- Test des systèmes d’assistance à la clientèle
Au cours de cette période d’essai les trains ne circuleront peut-être pas sur les voies, mais des essais sont effectués sur d’autres parties du projet. À la fin de la période d’essai, si le projet est accepté, le GTR le remettra à la ville d’Ottawa pour qu’elle poursuive les procédures d’essai dans le cadre de son entente visant à assurer la disponibilité des services payants.
I would to thank residents who shared their thoughts with me about the rink/community chalets proposed for Bradley Ridge Park and Patrick Dugas Park.
Based on questions and comments posed by the community, I’ve compiled responses to frequently asked questions below. There will also be a second pop-up event on Thursday at Patrick Dugas Park from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for residents to learn more about the chalets and to speak to myself and city staff. You can also provide your feedback by emailing Laura.Dudas@ottawa.ca until June 28.