Last weekend KEV worked on both Saturday and Sunday to advance their work on the Cut & Cover Tunnel. The objective was to utilize equipment that is occupied elsewhere on the project during the week and their efforts proved fruitful with a week’s worth of progress achieved in just 2 days. In addition, KEV is actioning their weekend work in zones and they’ve indicated this zone will shift early May.
Please note that this weekend, we’ve been advised that KEV will once again work within the Byron Linear Park. Below KEV’s plan is listed including hours of work, anticipated volume of vehicles and approximate locations.
Lastly, we have received some emails relating to last weekend’s work and we wanted to note, that there is no mechanism at the City of Ottawa or at the Province of Ontario to limit daytime work between the hours of 7 am and 10 pm, 7 days a week. However, for contractors to work outside of that timeframe they require sound rationale and consent from the affected ward councillor.
New Orchard Station (same location as last weekend)
On Saturday, work will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will involve the use of 4 excavators with hoe rams to break rock and & one excavator will be filling dump trucks, there will be one excavator loading the fill into 20 operating dump trucks.
On Sunday, work will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will involve the use of 5 excavators with hoe rams to break rock. At the end of day KEV anticipates that they will be at the bottom of their tunnel excavation with only elevator and sump pits remaining.
The major breaking operations will be moving west of Woodland so there will be a reprieve for residences Allison to Woodland.
On Saturday, work will begin at 7:00 a.m. and will involve the use of 1 excavator with hoe ram to break rock.
Photos from Byron Linear Park