Confederation Line - EAST EXTENSION

The following answsers are provided by Michael Morgan, Director, Rail Construction Program.
  1. The current concept imagery of Trim Station shows a pedestrian walkway to cross the 174 from the O-Train to the station entrance at the Park and Ride facility. Is there any news or advancement on a similar connection to the North (opposite) side of the highway?
Response: Trim road will be re-aligned to the east of the existing facility, and an improved intersection with OR 174 will be constructed. The improved intersection will permit safe pedestrian connections to and from the north side of the OR 174. There are currently no plans to provide a pedestrian bridge to the north side of the highway.
The following answsers are provided by Michael Morgan, Director, Rail Construction Program.
  1. The station being located in the highway median, the current median is too narrow. What are the plans to address this to accommodate the station? Will the highway trench be widened and the lanes moves more to the sides to make for the necessary room?
Response: The median in this area is wide enough to accommodate the Confederation Line east extension with only minor lane relocations in the immediate area of the Place d’Orléans Station. Lane relocations may also be required to accommodate construction access points, and utility relocation work that is required as part of the project.
  1. The current overpass for Champlain will remain, be refurbished or replaced?
Response: The current overpass bridge will remain in place. 
The following answsers are provided by Michael Morgan, Director, Rail Construction Program.
  1. The station being located in the highway median, the current median appears to be slightly too narrow. What are the plans to address this to accommodate the station?
Response: The median in this area is wide enough to accommodate the Confederation Line east extension with only minor lane relocations in the immediate area of the Orleans Blvd Station. Lane relocations may also be required to accommodate construction access points, and utility relocation work that is required as part of the project.
  1. Will the current overpass be replaced?
Response: The current overpass bridge will remain in place.
The following answsers are provided by Michael Morgan, Director, Rail Construction Program.
  1. Will the current overpass remain, be refurbished or replaced?
Response: The overpass bridge will remain in place.
The following answsers are provided by Michael Morgan, Director, Rail Construction Program.
  1. The current highway overpass will no doubt be replaced. Is there a timeline on when this will occur? And will it make use of the rapid bridge replacement method?
Response: Work has already begun on the westbound and eastbound bridge of the Montreal Road interchange. Work is anticipated to be completed by  the end of 2020. The construction of the station bridge within the median will follow, which is anticipated to be completed by mid-2021. New piers are required for the new bridges; rapid replacement is not a possible construction method for this particular location.