Construction Update

Along with the LRT stations, where progress is visible from Tunney’s Pasture to Blair, the guideway continues to take shape.  Overhead Catenary System poles west of Bayview Station moving east continue to be installed, as well as concrete ties just west of Pimisi Station. Crews also continue pulling rail in the running tunnel moving east to Lyon Station.

Concrete work and structural steel installation at Bayview Station

West Stations

Tunney’s Pasture Station 
Concrete pours occur for the foundation walls and slabs. Shoring begins for the concourse slab this week and steel beam installation also takes place.

Bayview Station 
Construction advances and includes work on the west side of the station for the platform slabs. Rebar and formwork installation is also ongoing as part of concrete work. Crews pour remaining concourse slabs.

 

Progress at the Pimisi Station upper concourse

Pimisi Station 
Concrete slab pours and installation of structural steel are ongoing. Mechanical and electrical rough-in work, as well as falsework, is ongoing for the west upper concourse. Waterproofing of walls will commence.

Progress of work at Parliament Station east entrance

Central Stations

Lyon Station cavern
Architectural work progresses in the cavern with ongoing block wall and ceiling work, installation of doors and hardware, and mechanical and electrical rough-ins in the HVAC room.

Lyon Station west entrance
The integrated entrance continues to take shape with ongoing concrete works on the ground floor, as well as forming and pouring over the elevator shaft. Crews continue waterproofing and drilling for dowels at the east vent shaft. Blasting activities and rock removals occur at the Lyon west vent shaft.

Lyon Station east entrance 
This week, installation of the station elevators is ongoing. In addition, framing for glazing is being installed at the retail concourse level. Concrete work takes place on the mezzanine level and final concrete works occur at the HVAC shaft.

Parliament Station cavern 
Crews waterproof and install rebar on the station’s end walls, arches and starter walls. Duct bank concrete work between the station and the intermediate shaft gets underway.

Parliament Station west entrance
Integrated entrance construction advances with pouring of mud slabs, installation of columns for elevators and ongoing mechanical and electrical work.

Parliament Station east entrance 
Concrete work includes pouring of the north and east walls and the mud slab this week.

Ongoing structural steel installation at uOttawa Station

Rideau Station cavern
Construction of the station cavern continues to advance, with final lining work occurring on the arch and the invert. Waterproofing and rebar installation also continue.

Rideau Station west entrance
Excavation of the west entrance is now completed. Waterproofing on the invert begins.

Rideau Station east entrance
Integrated entrance construction continues to advance with ongoing formwork for escalator pits and installation of rebar and formwork for exterior walls.

Concrete work and structural steel installation at Bayview Station

West Stations

Tunney’s Pasture Station 
Concrete pours occur for the foundation walls and slabs. Shoring begins for the concourse slab this week and steel beam installation also takes place.

Bayview Station 
Construction advances and includes work on the west side of the station for the platform slabs. Rebar and formwork installation is also ongoing as part of concrete work. Crews pour remaining concourse slabs.

Progress at the Pimisi Station upper concourse
Pimisi Station 
Concrete slab pours and installation of structural steel are ongoing. Mechanical and electrical rough-in work, as well as falsework, is ongoing for the west upper concourse. Waterproofing of walls will commence.

 

Progress of work at Parliament Station east entrance

Central Stations

Lyon Station cavern
Architectural work progresses in the cavern with ongoing block wall and ceiling work, installation of doors and hardware, and mechanical and electrical rough-ins in the HVAC room.

Lyon Station west entrance
The integrated entrance continues to take shape with ongoing concrete works on the ground floor, as well as forming and pouring over the elevator shaft. Crews continue waterproofing and drilling for dowels at the east vent shaft. Blasting activities and rock removals occur at the Lyon west vent shaft.

Lyon Station east entrance 
This week, installation of the station elevators is ongoing. In addition, framing for glazing is being installed at the retail concourse level. Concrete work takes place on the mezzanine level and final concrete works occur at the HVAC shaft.

Parliament Station cavern 
Crews waterproof and install rebar on the station’s end walls, arches and starter walls. Duct bank concrete work between the station and the intermediate shaft gets underway.

Parliament Station west entrance
Integrated entrance construction advances with pouring of mud slabs, installation of columns for elevators and ongoing mechanical and electrical work.

Parliament Station east entrance 
Concrete work includes pouring of the north and east walls and the mud slab this week.

Rideau Station cavern
Construction of the station cavern continues to advance, with final lining work occurring on the arch and the invert. Waterproofing and rebar installation also continue.

Rideau Station west entrance
Excavation of the west entrance is now completed. Waterproofing on the invert begins.

Rideau Station east entrance
Integrated entrance construction continues to advance with ongoing formwork for escalator pits and installation of rebar and formwork for exterior walls.

Ongoing structural steel installation at uOttawa Station

East Portal
Work continues with rebar installation and concrete pours on the west and east walls of the ramp.

uOttawa Station
The station continues to take shape with ongoing concrete work. Roofing and framing for upcoming porcelain panel installation of the concourse level progresses. Next phase of steel installation to commence. Construction also begins on the station plaza this week.

Structural steel installation continues at Hurdman Station

East Stations

Lees Station
Installation of masonry on the ancillary building advances at the station, along with rebar, formwork and concrete pours in cycles for the upper concourse area. Crews are mobilizing to begin work on the service trench connecting the station and the ancillary. Mechanical and electrical rough-ins at concourse level are ongoing. The next phase of structural steel work also takes place this week.

Hurdman Station
Progress continues to be visible at the station with ongoing framing and structural steel installation, escalator and electrical work. Concrete pours for the suspended slabs are continuing. Installation of the south escalator will occur. Interior finishing at the bus operator building is continuing.

Tremblay Station
Crews continue installing composite and porcelain panels and working on elevators to prepare for the arrival of the machines. Initial landscaping also occurs and includes parapet work at the west ring road. Concrete construction is ongoing, including curbs. Elevator installation and painting of structural steel is ongoing. Skylight framing and glazing to commence.

Initial work for skylight framing at Tremblay Station

St-Laurent Station
Final platform finishes, precast concrete on the stairs and work on doors and escalator cladding are ongoing. Masonry is being completed. Platform level electrical and sprinkler installation at the concourse is ongoing.

Cyrville Station
Construction includes glazing, work on precast stairs, and station signage. Concrete pour for platform topping and landscaping to commence. Sign and conduit work is progressing.

Blair Station
Crews install railings and precast concrete on stairs. Glazing activities and final finishes on the platform are ongoing. Porcelain panel, door and hardware installation is ongoing. Testing and commissioning of mechanical equipment is underway. Light fixture installation and interior finishing continues.

Trackwork advances along guideway in the west

Guideway and Trackwork

The guideway continues to take shape along the alignment: Overhead Catenary System poles are being installed just west of Bayview station moving east to Pimisi Station, rails are being pulled and dowels installed in the tunnel moving east. In addition, trackwork activities occur just east of uOttawa Station to Hurdman Station, including pulling rail and ballast tamping. System crews have completed the installation of wires to allow the test track and vehicle testing to advance in the east section of the alignment.

Progress of track and dowel work in tunnel west of Lyon Station

Upcoming Construction Activities

In the coming weeks, the following construction activities are scheduled to occur:

  • Hoe ramming as part of work on the western section of the guideway.
  • Delivery and installation of the Traction Power Sub Station east of Pimisi Station.
  • Ongoing overnight work at the Rideau Station west and east entrances and at the East Portal.
  • Next stage of work at uOttawa Station requiring overnight lane restrictions.
  • Final work on the pedestrian tunnel at uOttawa Station.
  • Hydro connection work to Hurdman Station requiring lane restriction on Riverside Drive.
  • Manhole work as part of guideway activities at intersection of Riverside Drive and Tremblay Road, requiring lane restrictions.
  • Fencing installation on guideway just west of Tremblay Station.
  • Glazing at Tremblay Station.
  • Systems installation along the guideway, including Overhead Catenary System poles and wires.