Stage 2 LRT Update

O-Train Trillium Line South Extension
– Walkley Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF)
– Helical pile installation is underway.
– Helical pile installation is a ground anchoring system used for constructing foundations. Similar to a screw being drilled into a piece of wood, helical piles are run into the ground in a spiral, creating an anchor for the foundation.

• Airport Link
– Earthworks, culvert installation, and embankment construction are ongoing west of Uplands Drive.
• Uplands Drive Rail Bridge
– East column construction is complete.
– West column construction is underway.
• Airport Parkway Rail Bridge
– Column construction is currently underway on the west side of the Airport Parkway Rail Bridge.
• Bowesville Road Rail Bridge
– Caisson drilling is complete on the west. Crews have commenced pouring concrete.
– Caisson drilling is underway on the east.
• Guideway construction is ongoing between Lester Road and Leitrim Road
• Earthworks, grading and tree clearing are ongoing between Leitrim Road and Limebank Road.

O-Train Confederation Line East Extension
• Tree and vegetation removal
– Tree clearing is underway on both the north and south sides of the 174 between Blair Road and Trim Road.
– Clearing activities are approximately 70% complete.
• OR174 Road Relocation (Blair to east of the Montreal Interchange)
– Crews are reconfiguring OR 174 ramps at the Montreal Road Interchange to facilitate bridge construction. New ramps opened the week of November 18. Relocations of OR174 lanes will follow.
– Ongoing works include the installation of temporary concrete barriers, traffic signals, and steel safety fencing, excavation and hauling of road material, and paving work.
– In order to keep daily traffic along OR 174 moving during peak hours, some of this work will occur during overnight hours through December 2019.
• 174 Preparatory Activities (at Jeanne d’Arc to Place D’Orleans)
o Crews removed overhead highway signage along OR 174 eastbound lanes and installed temporary signage.
o In order to keep daily traffic along OR 174 moving during peak hours, some of this work will occur during overnight hours through December 2019.

• Hydro One Raising Work along OR 174 near Trim Station
– Hydro One has completed the replacement hydro poles near Trim Station in order to accommodate the future construction activities.
• East site office set up:
– Installation efforts are underway at Trim Road.

O-Train Confederation Line West Extension
• Tree and vegetation removal
– Clearing is currently underway at the following locations:
▪ Moodie Light Maintenance and Storage Facility (LMSF)
▪ Woodroffe Stormwater Pond
▪ Carling Avenue
▪ Connaught Avenue and Southwest Transitway
▪ Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway
– Clearing is planned for the following locations pending permits and approvals):
▪ Bayshore Station
▪ Lincoln Fields Station

• 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 may occur between Dominion Avenue and Cleary Avenue, although bidirectional traffic will always be maintained.
– The new westbound lanes opened on November 22.
– Temporary eastbound traffic lane construction will resume in the spring of 2020.

• Woodroffe Pond Preparatory Works
– Multi-Use Pathway construction is underway.
– Excavation of Woodroffe Pond will begin when Environmental Compliance Approval permit has been received.
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• West site office set up:
– Final installation efforts are underway at the Baseline Road and Navaho Drive day-to-day yard. Occupation is anticipated to take place in December.
– Installation efforts are underway at the Moodie Drive and Rochester Fields site offices.

Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Stage 2 drop in information sessions are planned to occur in December through to early 2020. Each session will provide a project overview and cater to a specific geographic area:
• Cleary Station to Lincoln Fields Station (December 3, 2019)
• Blair Station to Trim Station (December 5, 2019)
• Tunney’s Pasture Station to Dominion Station (December 9, 2019)
• Iris Station to Baseline Station (December 11, 2019)
• Lincoln Fields ‘Flyover’ Bridge to Moodie Station (December 12, 2019)
• South Keys Station to Airport Station and Limebank Station (2020 TBD)
• Bayview Station to Greenboro Station (2020 TBD)
New tools have been established for stakeholders to stay up to date on the Stage 2 LRT project. The main source of information for the project is, where stakeholders can now access the following:
• New Stage 2 LRT interactive map
• New Stage 2 LRT newsletter
• Station descriptions and renderings
• Factsheets and other helpful resources

The project’s website has transitioned to Staff continue to engage with Councillors and community stakeholders as work progresses. Stakeholders can continue to direct inquiries to the Stage 2 LRT project’s email account,