Construction Update

Scott Street widening past Holland Ave

West Transitway Service Adjustment

OC Transpo Service Adjustment in effect January 17, 2016 from Merton Street to Empress Avenue, to allow for the construction of Confederation Line.

Forming the starter wall in Lyon Station cavern

Lyon Station

Electrical conduit work continues, as well as pouring of slabs and L-walls.

Formwork on the parking levels at Lyon Station east entrance

Lyon Station West and East Entrance

West Entrance: crews begin line drilling and prepare for rock excavation. Preliminary work on the west HVAC shaft continues.

East Entrance: concrete work is ongoing for the elevator shaft, and work on the escalator opening begins. Preliminary electrical work is underway.

Parliament Station Cavern Chewrocka continues mining the north drift bench, and preparations are being made for further excavation. Tunnel support activities such as shotcrete are ongoing.

Parliament Station Cavern

Chewrocka continues mining the north drift bench, and preparations are being made for further excavation. Tunnel support activities such as shotcrete are ongoing.


Work on the winter enclosure at Parliament Station west entrance

Parliament Station West and East Entrance

West Entrance: work on the winter enclosure continues.

East Entrance: construction of new columns and pours for footings occur at the parking levels.

Traffic restrictions on Queen and O’Connor streets are in effect.

Excavating the Rideau Station cavern

Rideau Station Cavern

Crocodile Rouge continues excavating of the bench at the south side of the cavern and support installation begins.

Reinforcing the Rideau Station east entrance

Rideau Station West and East Entrance

West Entrance: shoring micro-pile installation occurs and will be followed by excavation in the coming weeks.

East Entrance: reinforcement activities are ongoing, including the pouring of the south whaler beam and tensioning of bars. Line drilling continues, which will be followed by blasting in the coming weeks.

Traffic restrictions on Rideau Street remain in effect.

Concrete work at Tremblay Station


Hurdman, Tremblay, St-Laurent, Cyrville and Blair Stations

At Hurdman Station, crews continue installing electrical duct banks

At Tremblay Station, excavation for the station footings occurs, along with concrete pours and rebar installation.

At St-Laurent Station, crews continue pouring concrete, as well as working on the mud slabs.

At Cyrville Station, formwork and work on the elevator pit are ongoing.

At Blair Station, foundation wall work, including rebar installation and pouring, continues.

Preliminary work at the Rideau River Transitway Bridge

Guideway– Lees, Hurdman and Tremblay Stations

Following the December 20, 2015 Transitway closure between Hurdman and Lees stations, crews began preliminary work on the Rideau River Transitway Bridge.

At Hurdman Station, forming of the deck occurred until the end of 2015. Work is expected to resume in spring 2016.

At Tremblay Station, crews continue formwork at the east road next to VIA Rail.

Installation of duct banks and OCS foundations are ongoing west of St-Laurent Station. Trackwork, including ballast and tamping, is anticipated to continue west of St-Laurent as early as the end of winter.

Belfast Yard site fencing

Belfast Yard Administration and Maintenance Building and Yard

Crews finalize work inside the building as well as in the yard. Alstom CITADIS light rail vehicle assembly is ongoing.

Concrete work at the Belfast Yard connector-2016-01-07

Belfast Yard Vehicle Storage Shed and Connector Works

Crews complete trackwork in the shed, including drilling for slabs. Final works take place on the connector, including completion of the connector roof.

Upcoming Construction Activities

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

  • Pimisi Station construction.
  • Work on CPR overpass.
  • Booth Street Bridge girder installation and deck work.
  • West Transitway Service Adjustment on Scott and Albert street on January 17, 2016.
  • Lyon Station west entrance excavation including blasting.
  • Hurdman Station permanent bus loop construction.
  • Watermain work near St-Laurent Station.


In the coming months:

  • Deck work at the Hurdman elevated guideway.
  • Deck pours at the Tremblay guideway