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July 13, 2016
This week, eastern stations continue to take shape as crews pour concrete and install structural steel. Along the guideway, track installation continues between Tremblay and Blair stations, where the vehicle testing will take place as early as the fall. Integrated stations continue to progress with concrete works. In the west, preliminary construction is ongoing at Pimisi and Bayview stations and crews finalize works at the Tunney’s Pasture temporary bus loop.
See below for the full update.
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Caisson installation at Bayview Station - Installation des caissons à la station Bayview
Tunney’s Pasture Station: crews install light poles and complete electrical connections for the Tunney’s Pasture Station temporary bus loop.
Bayview Station: here you see crews drilling and pouring caissons as part of station foundation work. During lifting operations currently underway, and for the safety of all Bayview pathway users, short-term closures and realignments of the multi-use pathway will be required. Flaggers are on site to assist users.
Pimisi Station: crews install caissons and excavate for station footings.
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Formwork in Lyon Station cavern - Installation du coffrage dans l'espace souterrain de la station Lyon
Lyon Station cavern: Here you see preparations for concrete pours. At the West Portal, excavation and reinforcements are ongoing in preparation for future guideway work.
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Rebar and formwork installation for L-walls in Parliament Station cavern - Installation des barres d'armature et du coffrage des murs en L dans l'espace souterrain de la station Parlement
Parliament Station west entrance: at the station entrance, crews install rebar and pour the concrete slab and columns. Crews excavate and install reinforcements at street level.
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Crews mobilize to begin rebar installation at uOttawa Station - Les ouvriers se préparent à installer les barres d'armature dans la station uOttawa
Rideau Station west entrance: crews excavate and install reinforcements. Mechanical work, rebar installation and waterproofing also occur.
At uOttawa Station, pictured here, foundation work has begun. Crews waterproof and install rebar for the future location of the station elevators.
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Structural steel installation at Blair Station - Montage des structures d'acier à la station Blair
Lees Station: station foundation work includes drilling and pouring caissons. Demolition of the sidewalks and material removals are finalized.
Hurdman Station: crews install rebar, pour concrete and complete grading. Crews mobilize to begin structural steel work.
At Tremblay Station, seen here, crews are pouring the station footings, columns and concourse slab. Structural steel and masonry installation occur. Backfilling of the platform area and work on the electrical room are ongoing.
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Cyrville Station: crews install the metal roof deck and structural steel. Rebar installation and concrete pours occur at the station concourse level. Crews complete station trackwork including tamping.
At Blair Station, pictured here, the station platform is taking shape and crews install structural steel. Crews are pouring concrete for duct banks, part of station utility work.
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Tunnel Excavation and Support
Running tunnel east of Parliament: mining of the running tunnel bench is ongoing.
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Caisson installation at the CPR Bridge near Bayview Station - Installation de caissons au pont du CPR près de la station Bayview
Guideway Construction – Tunney’s Pasture Station moving east, Bayview CPR Bridge to Preston Street, Mann Avenue Bridge to west of Lees Station, Rideau River Transitway Bridge to east of Hurdman Station and west of Tremblay Station to Blair Station.
Tunney’s Pasture Station moving east: crews continue preparing the future site of the TPSS just east of the station; activities include line drilling and hoe ramming.
Here you see CPR Bridge near Bayview Station, where caissons are being installed.
Mann Avenue Bridge to west of Lees Station: sewer work is ongoing in preparation for future trackwork along this section of the guideway.
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Track adjustments between St-Laurent and Cyrville stations - Alignement des rails entre les stations St-Laurent et Cyrville
Rideau River Transitway Bridge to east of Hurdman Station: crews backfill, remove materials and continue building the retaining wall during daytime and overnight.
West of Tremblay Station to Blair Station: near Tremblay Station, crews install ballast and pull rail moving west.
Here you see final track alignments being completed between St-Laurent Station and Blair Station in preparation for vehicle testing as early as the fall.
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Progress at the Booth Street Bridge - Les travaux se poursuivent au pont de la rue Booth
CPR Bridge near Bayview Station: crews begin constructing the bridge columns.
Here you see Booth Street Bridge where crews continue working on the parapet walls. Electrical installations are ongoing in preparation for the reinstatement of Booth Street as early as September.
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Upcoming Construction Activities
In the coming weeks, the following construction activities are scheduled to occur:
- Tunney’s Pasture Station construction.
- Bayview Station construction and short-term pathway realignments.
- Blasting at Parliament Station east entrance.
- Final concrete work in Lyon and Parliament station caverns.
- Mann Avenue Bridge rehabilitation.
- Watermain work near St-Laurent Station, along the guideway.
- TPSS deliveries along the alignment.
Bus operators’ building construction and catch basin/landscaping work at Blair Station.
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For one weekend only, all buses will be diverted from the Transitway between Tunney’s Pasture and Westboro transit station onto Scott Street....
June 16, 2016
Notice: Weekend closure of West Transitway between Tunney’s Pasture & Westboro Station
This notice is to advise that, as part of the O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project, the Transitway between Tunney’s Pasture and Westboro Transit Station will be closed for one weekend to help facilitate the realignment of the West Transitway into a new bus loop and terminus at Tunney’s Pasture Station.
WHAT: For one weekend only, all buses will be diverted from the Transitway between Tunney’s Pasture and Westboro transit station onto Scott Street.
WHEN: Starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 24, until 3 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016.
WHY: To help facilitate the construction of a new bus loop that is being built at Tunney’s Pasture as part of the West Transitway closure/detour, which takes effect on Monday, June 27, 2016. All buses traveling along the West Transitway will serve a new bus loop on the upper level of Tunney’s Pasture Station, located immediately west of the existing station. Buses will be detoured along Scott Street east of Tunney’s Pasture Station until the planned opening of the Confederation Line in 2018.
- During this weekend detour, Transitway bus routes will travel along Scott Street, between Westboro and Tunney’s Pasture Stations. Temporary bus stops will be provided on the upper level at Westboro Station and on Scott Street at Tunney’s Pasture Station. Up to 30 buses an hour per direction will use the Scott Street corridor instead of the Transitway during this weekend.
- Only minor delays to traffic and transit are anticipated due to the reduced traffic volumes over the weekend period.
The southbound lane on Bank Street between Albert and Wellington streets will be closed for the summer so crews can work at the Queen/Bank street intersection as part of
May 27, 2016
Notice: Southbound traffic not permitted on Bank Street for Queen Street renewal work
This notice is to advise that, as part of the O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project, Bank Street will be reduced to one lane going north only between Wellington and Albert streets in order to undertake construction work at the intersection of Queen and Bank streets this summer.
WHAT: The southbound lane on Bank Street between Albert and Wellington streets will be closed for the summer so crews can work at the Queen/Bank street intersection as part of the Queen Street Renewal project. One northbound lane will remain open.
WHEN: June 4 to early September 2016
WHY: Queen Street between Bay and O’Connor/Metcalfe streets will be undergoing a complete streetscaping to improve pedestrian, cycling and vehicle infrastructure to better meet the needs of light rail along the Queen Street corridor. Lane reductions on Bank Street are required to allow for the complete reconstruction of the Queen St./Bank St. intersection, including laying down concrete surfaces and foundation slabs, and installing infrastructure for new traffic signals and streetlights.
- Detour signage will be in place throughout the construction period that will direct all southbound traffic around Bank Street using Albert, O’Connor, Wellington and/or Lyon streets. Traffic will still be able to travel northbound on Bank Street.
PEDESTRIAN & CYCLIST IMPACTS
- Pedestrians will be directed to use an alternate crosswalk at Bank and Queen Street.
- For any OC Transpo service adjustments, please visit the OC Transpo website.
RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS IMPACTS
All regular access to residential and business premises will remain in place.
Construction in the Laurier-to-Lees corridor will begin now that the Transitway that runs parallel to Nicholas Street has closed....
May 3, 2016
Notice: Construction begins along Transitway at Nicholas Street
As part of the O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project, construction in the Laurier-to-Lees corridor will begin now that the Transitway that runs parallel to Nicholas Street has closed. This includes uOttawa station, guideway and tunnel ramp construction, as well rehabilitation of the Mann Avenue Transitway Bridge.
WHAT: uOttawa Station: Crews will begin reinforcing the construction zone along Nicholas before moving onto the demolition of the existing Campus Transitway station and beginning construction of the new uOttawa LRT station.
Guideway: Crews will begin laying the foundation, trackwork, overhead wires and other components of the LRT guideway along Nicholas Street from Lees Station to the East Portal
Tunnel East Portal Ramp: The East Portal is located adjacent to the University of Ottawa at Nicholas Street and Laurier Avenue. Crews will begin bringing equipment (excavators, trucks, cranes) on site before starting construction on the ramp that leads to the underground tunnel. Removal of the existing roof will be required later in the fall/winter of 2016.
Mann Avenue Transitway Bridge: Crews will be on site rehabilitating the bridge for future guideway work.
WHEN: Mobilization for uOttawa Station construction has already begun. Some overnight work will occur.
All other work is expected to begin in early May and June 2016 and continue in phases throughout 2017. As construction progresses, overnight work may be required.
WHY: To convert the Transitway into an LRT corridor, and the Campus BRT Station into the uOttawa LRT Station.
PEDESTRIAN & CYCLING IMPACTS
- On May 2, 2016, the pedestrian tunnel from Campus Station to Colonel By Drive will be closed until August 22, 2016, in order to widen the tunnel. An alternate route map is posted on site.
- The Transitway that runs parallel to Nicholas Street closed from Laurier to Lees as of April 24, 2016, and all buses have been re-routed onto Nicholas. As a result, northbound lanes between Highway 417 and Laurier Avenue have been converted to one general traffic lane and one bus-only lane. Buses and general traffic now share both southbound lanes on Nicholas Street, with a reserved bus lane beginning at the Highway 417 eastbound on-ramp. This change will be in effect at all times until the opening of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018.
- To accommodate work on the Mann Avenue Bridge, lane restrictions on Mann Avenue will be required as early as this summer.
RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS IMPACTS
- Noise levels for all work are expected to be moderate to high. An overnight bylaw exemption will be in place for any overnight work.
For further information about this project, please contact [email protected].
Construction Update: Hurdman Multi-use pathways Please be advised, the Multi-Use Pathway in the Hurdman Station area will be...
April 25, 2016
Multi-Use Pathway Updates
Construction Update: Hurdman Multi-use pathways
Please be advised, the Multi-Use Pathway in the Hurdman Station area will be on the following detour until 2018. This is to facilitate the closure of the Rideau River Transitway bridge on December 20, 2015 and the ongoing Confederation Line construction.
The red path pathway indicates a closed pathway. The yellow pathway indicates the detour routing as of December 20, 2015.
Updates to follow.
For further information or to sign up for multi-use pathway notices please email [email protected].
In order to accommodate O-Train Confederation Line construction activity, the Transitway just west of downtown between Merton Street and Empress Avenue will be closed....
January 13, 2016
Notice: West Transitway Closure and Bus Detours
WEST TRANSITWAY CLOSURE
BUS DETOURS ON SCOTT/ALBERT STREETS
In order to accommodate O-Train Confederation Line construction activity, the Transitway just west of downtown between Merton Street and Empress Avenue will be closed. All in-service OC Transpo buses will be relocated to use the newly-constructed bus-only lanes on Scott and Albert streets. All out-of-service buses will be diverted through Tunney’s Pasture to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.
WHEN: Starting on Sunday, January 17, 2016, and continuing until 2018 when the O-Train Confederation Line officially opens for service.
WHY: In order to transform the Transitway into a Light Rail Transit line.
PEDESTRIAN & CYCLING IMPACTS/IMPROVEMENTS
- New signalized pedestrian crossings have been installed at Merton Street and City Centre Avenue.
- New multi-use pathways connecting Bayview Road to Bayview Station, and from Bayview Station to Albert Street, have been built to help accommodate pedestrian and cycling traffic.
- On Scott and Albert streets, the multi-use pathways have been re-paved and will be winter maintained. The existing sidewalk on the south side will remain open throughout construction.
- Two lanes of regular vehicular traffic will remain open throughout the construction period, one in each direction.
- All existing left-turn lanes will remain in both directions.
- Vehicles may enter the bus lanes in advance of a right turn, whether to access a street, private driveway or business establishment.
RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS IMPACTS
- OC Transpo has implemented service adjustments in order to maintain important connections for customers and minimize the number of buses running on Scott and Albert streets.
- Access to all residential and commercial sites will be maintained throughout construction.
TRANSIT SERVICES IMPACTS
- All transit stations and local bus stops along the detoured corridor will remain open and be served by routes designated on the bus stop signs during the construction period.
- There will be changes to the platform locations at Bayview and LeBreton Stations which move south to Albert Street.
- For safety reasons, buses travelling in bus lanes will not provide “Safe Stops” between designated stops.
- Most customers using this section of the Transitway will have a slightly longer travel time.
- Residents are advised to contact OC Transpo for specific route service adjustments at 613-741-4390 or www.octranspo.com.