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Our Snapshot updates have resumed, now starting coverage for Stage 2 LRT construction. New to Snapshots will be video walkthroughs, discussing the current locations and what will be changing, a

I agree. It would have been better to sacrifice Convent Glen, surrounded by car-centric suburbia, in favour of a station at Jasmine Crescent. 

The eastbound detour lanes on the 174 are now open. Shouldn't be long before the westbound detour opens as well to allow crews to build the flyover. 

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And after seeing the plans for the new flyover just east of the current Transitway flyover east of Blair Station, it's pretty nigh impossible to imagine how planners are "protecting" for a future, post-2031 Jasmine Station. There's nowhere for it to be located anymore save for a hugely expensive and disruptive (and therefore unlikely) rebuild of the guideway in the middle of 174.

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The protected future Gloucester High School/Jasmine Station won't be in the median, but instead behind the new Costco, where the pocket tracks are planned. Future stations are not indicated on the system map, but you can see the location of the pocket tracks where the future station will be.

https://www.otrainfans.ca/system-map

It's too bad they couldn't have built the flyover further east to approach the future station to the high school and apartment buildings, but we'll take what we can get (if we can get it), 

I'm having more trouble figuring out how they will shoehorn Orleans Town Centre (OTC) and Tenth Line. Tracks seem to spread a little under Tenth Line (though not nearly as much as they should) but not at OTC.  I honestly don't think that these station are necessary as they are both very close to one another and Place d'Orleans. 

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I'm having more trouble figuring out how they will shoehorn Orleans Town Centre (OTC) and Tenth Line. Tracks seem to spread a little under Tenth Line (though not nearly as much as they should) but not at OTC.  I honestly don't think that these station are necessary as they are both very close to one another and Place d'Orleans. 

I could see Tenth Line being useful if that interchange ever saw proper development, but I have no idea how likely that is.

OTC seems useless from the get-go.

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I believe at some point in the past it was proposed that Tenth Line would get a station.

Although between Tenth Line and Orleans Blvd (Convent Glen station), the Orleans Blvd is likely to see much more traffic in by foot, as it is really in the middle of some dense residential area, whereas Tenth Line south of the 174 is pretty much nothing until you get further up the hill, and only the north side would see people walk in (even that is a bit of a distance). Tenth Line would mostly work as a bus transfer station, whereas I see Convent Glen serve both bus and foot traffic more successfully.

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Good Day.

Yep....AFAIK TenthLine has always been and still is in the books.

Jasmine/Gloucester should still be IMO, but I too have a hard time envisioning a location for it now. If it takes over the pocket track, then maybe, but that is on the west side of the flyover and too close to Blair....... the station should be on the east side of the flyover...... so.........a lotta shoehorn fitting to be done......... ouch !

As for OTC - I truely believe that it was a political sop to keep somebody off the record. It only makes sense for the politicians and civilservants at OTC. It is just too close to Tenth Line and Place d'Orleans. IMHO it is a nogo. (<sarcasm> After all - if 100 Constellation can have Algonquin, then why can't OTC have OTC ? <sarcasm>.) 

 

BTW.... congrats to 'occheetos'. May you rule well !

EnJoy!

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Confederation Line East Extension - Construction Update for August

August 28, 2020

In the east, Highway 174 road and utility relocation work is ongoing to make way within the centre median for LRT infrastructure. Bridge construction is underway for the rail flyover east of Blair Road, and at the Montreal Interchange.

To view a detailed and interactive map of the Stage 2 alignments, please visit Ottawa.ca/Stage2. Use the zoom function to narrow-in on your geographical area of interest, and click station names for a quick link to artistic renderings and detailed description. 


Highway 174 Roadworks between Blair Road to Place d’Orleans area

  • Crews continue the construction of new lanes on the south side of Highway 174, east of Blair Road. Traffic has a new configuration on the eastbound lanes, as a work zone for the Rail Flyover bridge has been created in the median.
  • Culvert extension work near the eastbound off-ramp at Montreal Road is complete.
  • Retained Soil Systems (RSS) wall is complete and busses are to be reinstated onto the bus lanes this week.
  • Monitoring equipment has been installed to ensures noise and vibration levels remain compliant with project limits.
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Pictured Above: Relocated Highway 174 eastbound lanes, at Blair Road.

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Pictured Above: Retained Soil Systems (RSS) wall, required in order to shift Highway 174 eastbound traffic further south. 
 

Flyover Rail Bridge (East of Blair Road)

  • Bridge shaft drilling in the highway median has begun.
  • Asphalt and concrete breaking continues.

Highway 174 Montreal Road Interchange

  • Overpass bridge deck concrete pours are upcoming.
  • Excavation, embankment and grading works are underway at the Montreal Road eastbound Highway 174 off-ramp and on-ramps.
  • Crews will continue constructing retaining walls, at the north-east and south-east ramp quadrants.
  • Drainage work for a new storm sewer is ongoing.

Green's Creek

  • Retaining wall work is underway at the Green’s Creek culverts.

Utility Relocation - Champlain Avenue at Highway 174

  • Highway 174 westbound on-ramp, at Champlain Street, has been realigned in order to move the traffic further away from the work zone.
  • Excavation of rock, placement of drainage pipelines, and manhole installation will resume through September. This work will occur during daytime and overnight hours.   

Trenchless Culvert Work along Highway 174

  • Crews and equipment will be stripping soil, building access pads, and installing silt fencing, followed by localized pit excavation and culvert installation using a jack and bore method.
  • This will be done in various locations between Rockcliffe Parkway and Champlain Street along the north and south sides of the highway.  

Trim Park and Ride

  • Ductbank and catch basin installations are on hold, expected to continue in September.
  • Installation of a watermain and sewer lines is expected to begin in late September, required to serve the future Trim Road LRT Station and bus facility.
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O-Train West Extension - Construction Update for August

August 28, 2020

In the west, work at Lincoln Fields, Iris, Queensview, and Moodie, is in full swing. Construction of the west split structure rail bridge south of Lincoln Fields is ongoing, and utility relocations are occurring in preparation for the commencement of cut and cover tunnel construction later this year along Byron and in the Connaught area.

To view a detailed and interactive map of the Stage 2 alignments, please visit Ottawa.ca/Stage2. Use the zoom function to narrow-in on your geographical area of interest, and click station names for a quick link to artistic renderings and detailed description. 
 

Tree Removal

  • Dominion Station area still has a few trees awaiting removal.
  • Lawn Avenue parkette still has a few trees awaiting removal.
  • Skead, Fraser, Mansfield area to undergo utility relocation, and two City trees in the right of way may require removal.

Moodie Light Maintenance and Storage Facility

  • Corkstown Road utility relocations are ongoing.
  • Culvert bridge caisson work is complete, and abutment and drainage work has begun.
  • Site preparations for future utility work at Moodie Station has begun. Barriers around the work zone will be installed in the coming weeks. 

Holly Acres

  • Site preparation for utility relocations to begin in the next few weeks.
  • Pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicular traffic movements will be maintained.

Baseline Station Area

  • Excavation is ongoing for retaining wall construction near Navaho Drive.
  • Excavation and preparation for utility work and laydown area at the Baseline Bus Operator Building is ongoing.

Pinecrest Creek Pond

  • Boring for eventual hydro line relocation is complete.

Iris Station Area

  • Foundation construction is taking place to support the future Pinecrest Creek culvert.
  • Bus stop along the Transitway will be relocated in the coming weeks. 
  • Wet utility work will begin at Baseline & Cobden and Iris & Navaho in the coming weeks, required for Iris Bridge culvert construction.
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Micro piling is complete for the culvert extension under Iris Street. These micro piles are the deep foundation base the culvert will rest on.
 

Split Structure Rail Bridge (south of Lincoln Fields)

  • 4 of 6 piers have been poured.
  • Installation of girders expected to begin end of September.
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Construction of the West Split Structure Rail Bridge south of Lincoln Fields is ongoing; once completed, this structure will take LRT trains west to Moodie Station and south to Baseline Station.
 

Connaught Cut and Cover Tunnel

  • Utility relocation is ongoing in Connaught Park and Connaught Avenue.

Lincoln Fields Station Area

  • Crews are relocating a storm sewer that conflicts with the future Lincoln Fields Station and guideway.
  • Carling Avenue south utility work is ongoing.
  • Traffic has recently been shifted to accommodate the utility work, and night work will occur periodically.
  • Access Road construction and excavation to support construction of a temporary bus loop has begun.

Byron and Richmond Corridor (Byron Linear Park)

  • Storm sewer and drainage work is ongoing.
  • Utilities relocation will be starting along Byron Avenue with temporary road closure and detours this fall.
  • Hydro relocation work on Richmond Road near McEwen Park in progress.
  • Bell and Rogers duct work is ongoing.
  • Richmond at McEwen north sidewalk detoured for utility work.
  • Support of excavation installations in the area of New Orchard begins in the coming weeks.
  • Byron Linear Park will remain closed until completion of park renewal, following tunnel construction; site is secured with barriers and signage.

Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM)

  • The pathway on the south side of the SJAM Parkway has been closed between Cleary and Dominion with a signed detour in place.
  • Construction of drainage outfalls and headwalls is ongoing.
  • Construction of a temporary access road for slurry plant, along SJAM, is completed, although future modifications may be required as part of ongoing sewer work.
  • Equipment is arriving in Rochester Field and along SJAM for future cut and cover tunnel work.
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Pictured Above: Ongoing construction along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.
 

Goldenrod Bridge (west of Tunney's Pasture Station)

  • Support of excavation installation for the new bridge is ongoing, and excavation will follow.
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Surviving stone wall from an old streetcar loop at McEwan Park, Ottawa. It will no doubt have to be taken down to build the new O-Train tunnel. 

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Quick question: by copying the image instead of the image link (which is possible on RailFans, but not SSP for example), does that mean the image will stay even if the original link/website is lost? 

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7 hours ago, J.OT13 said:

Quick question: by copying the image instead of the image link (which is possible on RailFans, but not SSP for example), does that mean the image will stay even if the original link/website is lost? 

No unfortunately it is still loading it from the original link or site. So if it is taken down in the future it will stop loading here. Ideally you can save the image and post it here if it is worth keeping. But yeah, just posting the link still loads it from the origin so that`s dependent on it staying up there.

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18 minutes ago, Shane said:

No unfortunately it is still loading it from the original link or site. So if it is taken down in the future it will stop loading here. Ideally you can save the image and post it here if it is worth keeping. But yeah, just posting the link still loads it from the origin so that`s dependent on it staying up there.

Thanks for the response. I had posted a few newer renderings for a few stations on the individual station threads (Jeanne d'Arc, Place d'Orleans, Kichi Sibi, Pinecrest, Westboro) from the websites of origin. Would it be possible to add them to the respective station sections on the O-Train Fans website for posterity? I can save them on my computer and repost if that helps. I can also screenshot some newer renderings from presentations over the last year and post if that could be of help. 

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Stage 2: Extending the O-Train South, East, and WestHighway 174 Westbound Traffic Shift West of Montreal Interchange

September 2020

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project westbound lanes of Highway 174 will be shifted. This shift is required in order to create enough space for the construction of the new elevated rail bridge that will allow trains to transition from the existing transit alignment on the north side of the highway onto the centre median.

WHAT:         Westbound traffic will be shifted south onto the current eastbound highway traffic lanes and completely separated.  174 westbound will remain open with lane reductions during the traffic shift, and that there will be no impact to eastbound traffic.  
 
WHEN:       The traffic shift will occur on the weekend of September 26-27.   The shift will be in-place until Spring 2021  
 
WHERE:      West of Montreal Road to West of Blair Road, along Highway 174.

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ANTICIPATED IMPACTS
Efforts are made to minimize the impact on the local community and motorists during construction.

Motorists should be aware of and adhere to highway traffic control signage and use extra caution as traffic patterns change.

Delays may be expected and as a result motorists and transit users should allow for extra time when travelling through active construction corridors.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

https://mailchi.mp/3bff2e5da472/work-under-the-sir-george-tienne-cartier-parkway-bridge-1048731?e=a999a549a3

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Just went through there by car and it doesn’t appear quite ready for the shift. There is still a bit of difference in ashphalt height between the existing road and the temporary road so will be interesting to see how fast they can get this ready if it’s supposed to happen in the next 2 days. 

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