In the west, crews focus on platform level works such as topping slabs, lighting installations and windscreen glazing. There’s visible progress at the central stations as well with streetscaping, architectural finishes, and elevator and escalator installations. In the east, wood ceilings, wall panels, and light fixtures are being installed.
Tunney’s Pasture Station
Crews continue to work on the both the eastbound and westbound platform topping slabs. Other activities include finishes in the service rooms within the station. At the bus loop, crews will continue to work on the foundation walls for the bus operator building. Also, at Tunney’s Pasture Driveway on May 15, work got underway to replace a manhole and reconstruct the sidewalk, this work has resulted in the closure of the southbound right-turn lane onto Scott Street and will be in effect until late August.
Work to install the platform edge light housing is expected to continue for a few more weeks. Crews are completing the topping slab on the westbound platform and the windscreen glazing. Composite panels are going in at the north and south ceilings. The centre-line of the multi-use pathway (MUP) is to be painted.
Waterproofing of the upper concourse is expected to continue over the coming week. In addition, crews are scheduled to do sand blasting on the lower concourse soon. Work on the new Booth Street Bridge bike lanes is expected to begin in the coming weeks.
Elevator glazing continues at the west entrance. Throughout the station, fire alarm and communications devices are installed and tiling progresses. Artwork painting is ongoing, as is wood ceiling grid installation at the entrance levels, and concourse platform ceiling panels and insulation. Streetscaping works occurring around the east Tunnel Vent Shaft
Streetscaping, glazing, and framing advance at the east entrance. At the west entrance, glazing, door installations, and ceiling grid framing advance. Intumescent painting, tiling, and escalator installations occur in all areas of the station. Moreover, crews continue to work on the communications room.
Hydrovacing will occur intermittently during day time hours over the coming weeks to clean surface areas and underground lines in the tunnel. The Queen Street closure between Bank and O’Connor continues.
Parliament Station east TVS
Demobilization concludes and plumbing works take place.
Structural steel installation and painting continues for station elevators. The lower mezzanine concrete slabs are poured while escalator installation and commissioning is ongoing. Mechanical, electrical, masonry, and communications equipment installations are also occuring.
Hydrovacing will occur intermittently during day time hours over the coming weeks to clean surface areas and underground lines in the tunnel.
Rideau Station west entrance
At the west TVS, forming, rebar, and concrete pours occur for the fifth of seven pours. Next week, crews will work on the escalator and stair enclosures.
Rideau Station east entrance
The entrance head house continues to take shape with intumescent painting and electrical and mechanical installations. Ceiling installations and tiling occur at the station landings.
Cut and cover tunnel backfilling continues this week.
Canopy glazing installations will be completed soon, and preparation is underway for the concrete topping slab. Elevator glazing installations near completion. The plaza stairs also approach completion. Last week, windscreen glass panels were installed along the west side of the station during daytime closures of Nicholas Street.
Crews will be busy completing ceiling work, including mechanical and electrical installations, in advance of architectural wood finishing. Other activities include finalizing concrete topping slabs at both the eastbound and westbound platforms.
The composite panel installation is expected to wrap up in a few weeks. Installation of full-height glazing is ongoing. Crews will also be continuing with the mechanical and electrical fixtures installations, at the platform level followed by the lower concourse level.
Wood ceiling installations will be continuing. Stair handrails and glazing will be ongoing until the end of May. The end-of-platform doors are to be installed. Fare-gate installation is expected to be complete later this month.
Stair railing and post installations are ongoing and are expected to be completed next month. Station utility cabinets are going in. Light fixture installations are ongoing.
Elevator lighting is being finalized, while general station light fixture installations are ongoing. Other scheduled works include the electrical rough-ins for back-lit entrance lanterns, and windscreen installations at the fare-gate area.
Wood ceiling work is ongoing, as is the upper concourse glazing installation. Landscaping around the station is ongoing and public art components will be installed in the coming weeks.
Guideway and Trackwork
Overhead Catenary System (OCS) installations continue throughout the tunnel and western portion of the alignment. Regular train-testing occurs between Blair and uOttawa Stations and OLRTC is looking ahead to the extension of regular train-testing through to Segment 1 in the near future. Permanent OCS power will extend to the west in the coming weeks. Assembly of LRV34 continues.
In the coming weeks, the following construction activities are scheduled to occur:
- Digital signband, light-band and entrance lanterns are being installed.
- Completion of stairs at the S-MUP at uOttawa Station.
- Addition of bike lanes on the Booth Street Bridge.
- Windscreen glass installation at Tunney’s Pasture Station.
- Skylight glazing installation at Tunney’s Pasture Station.
- Elevator installations at Rideau Station.
- Rideau Station west TVS grate installation.
- Parliament Station west TVS grate installation.