CONSTRUCTION NOTICE #8: Port Lands Flood Protection

PORT LANDS FLOOD PROTECTION – PROGRESS UPDATE

What is happening this month

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Excavators are at work on the first section of the new river valley, digging up to 1 metre to establish the shape of the valley. In addition to excavators, expect to see front end loaders and rock trucks moving and storing soil. Right: Throughout the month of February, there will be partial lane closures on Commissioners Street while we conduct surveys and geotechnical investigations – at no point will the street be fully closed. The drill crews will also be working on the grassy area alongside Don Roadway between Villiers and Commissioners Streets. This work will not impact traffic along Don Roadway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area 1: Soil stockpiling

Areas 2, 3: Excavation, demolition and site preparation

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • The bulk of the work is scheduled on weekdays between 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • The impact of this work on traffic will be minimal. Throughout the month of February, there will be partial lane closures on Commissioners Street a while we conduct surveys and geotechnical investigations – at no point will the street be fully closed.
  • The geotechnical drilling will also occur in the grassy area along Don Roadway – no impact to pedestrian, bicycle or vehicle traffic
  • During excavation and stockpiling, we anticipate some odours.

What to expect this winter and early spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area 1, 2: Construction will start on New Cherry Street and foundation for the new Cherry Street North Bridge. Existing Cherry Street and Cherry Street Bridge will remain open.

Area 3: Soil stockpiling

Area 4, 8: Site preparation and demolition at the site of the future Promontory Park South. This includes removing the remaining structure of the Marine Terminal 35 building and salvaging components of the building to be reused. For an overview of our plans to preserve elements of this building and build a commemorative structure in its place, please reference slide 25 of the August 2018 presentation to the Port Lands Flood Protection Stakeholder Advisory Committee. You can find that document at https://portlandsto.ca/wp-content/uploads/Final-presentation-SAC-3.pdf

Area 5, 6: Excavation, demolition and site preparation

Area 7: Tree removal and demolition in the future ice management area. Once completed, this section of the Don River will help to break up ice in the winter and keep water flowing through the valley.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • The bulk of the work is scheduled on weekdays between 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • During excavation and stockpiling, we anticipate some odours
  • There will be some noise caused by construction of the temporary walls, drilling and concrete truck deliveries

CHERRY STREET LAKEFILING – PROGRESS UPDATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakefilling continues to create new land in the area highlighted in purple. A total of 20,000 truckloads of locally sourced clean fill has been placed around Essroc Quay to form the northwest corner of the future Villers Island. The crew will continue with lakefilling and creating the new shoreline and fish coves. Marine Landscaping work will cease over the winter months and start back up in the spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: The latest aerial image of the Cherry Street Lakefilling project, showing the new shoreline taking shape and new land forming south of Essroc Quay. Right: Closeup of lakefilling progress between the extended dock wall on the south side of the Keating Channel and Essroc Quay.

QUESTIONS:

To learn more about this project, please visit portlandsto.ca. Use this online form to send us questions or concerns about construction or email us at plfp@ellisdon.com. For urgent construction related issues, please contact Cameron Coleman, EllisDon, at 416-464-3583.