This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Pinecrest Station and the Light Maintenance and Storage Facility (LMSF), west of Moodie Drive. While the project continues to progress into the New Year, residents in the area may be impacted by construction activities including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment as well as pedestrian and vehicle mobility.
Residents should be aware that throughout 2023, there will be an increased requirement for nightwork across the alignment, where permitted. Notifications to affected residents will precede all impactful activities occurring after 10:00 p.m., and a weekly summary of nightwork will also be shared at the outset of each week. If you are interested in receiving a weekly update, please contact email@example.com to be added to the Ward 7 – Weekly Night Work Summary Distribution List.
Construction on the LRT guideway west of Pinecrest Station began in 2022 with a closure of the Transitway. The guideway is at-grade and parallel to the north side of Highway 417, with a trench underneath Pinecrest Road and Moodie Drive, and a bridge over Holly Acres Road.
Early activities in the guideway were focused on earthworks, including asphalt removal, rock breaking, excavation, and hauling of excavated materials. Excavation of the guideway will continue in 2023. There have also been ongoing utility relocations, including catch basins and subdrains, which will be completed in the new year. Extensive drainage channels and duct banks are being established within the guideway and run the entire length of the corridor. The drainage channels ensure that rainwater is removed from the track area, while the duct system carries hundreds of kilometres of conduit for communications, train control and traction electrification systems. Installation of the drainage system began between Holly Acres Road and Moodie Station, and completion of the drainage system and duct banks between Pinecrest Station and Moodie Station will be a priority in 2023.
Installation of the underground foundations needed to support the overhead catenary system (OCS) poles, infrastructure forming part of the train’s electric power system, will be an additional priority in 2023. When these works are completed, the guideway will be graded followed by the spreading of sub-ballast and ballast. Located immediately beneath and surrounding the ties, sub-ballast and ballast holds the track in place. Rail for the west extension, was delivered and is being stored at a site in the guideway between Holly Acres Road and Moodie Station. Track work is expected to begin this coming spring.
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