Technical Council Briefing - Rapid Transit - Region of Waterloo

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Technical Council Briefing ION Construction ̶ Six Month Overview (March to September 2015) February 24, 2015

Darshpreet Bhatti – Director, Rapid Transit Region of Waterloo Victor Bragues – Design Build Manager, GrandLinq Contractors

Prepared by GrandLinq

ION aBRT Update • ION aBRT construction began in summer 2014 • aBRT stops included: the Ainslie Street transit terminal, the Delta, Can-Amera and Pinebush • Construction nearly complete at Ainslie • Shelter structures and pads complete at Pinebush and Can-Amera; remaining components to be installed this spring/summer • Delta stops will be completed this spring/summer

• ION aBRT service to begin in September • Public engagement on ION Phase 2 (LRT from Cambridge to Kitchener) will begin in 2015, followed by the start of the formal Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP)

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LRT Construction Ahead. Let’s build this! • Having uninterrupted work zones around LRT construction speeds up progress and reduces the duration of construction impacts • Many hands make light work; multiple crews along the route will allow GrandLinq to get more done faster • Long-term detours let residents become familiar with their new routes, while diverting unnecessary vehicles from active work sites, reducing frustration and improving safety • Working with businesses, residents, municipalities and other key stakeholders before construction begins helps GrandLinq understand potential issues and gives everyone time to put solutions in place, where possible • Communication is key – residents and businesses need to know what is happening and when, and need a person on-site, or at the end of the phone/email to speak with about their questions or concerns • ‘Business is open’ initiatives can help customers to keep coming back to affected areas. Joint partnerships with the local BIAs will be critical

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How ION LRT is built

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Early utility work is completed (e.g., Rogers, Bell, Union Gas)

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Underground utilities (water, sanitary, stormwater) are upgraded and relocated

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Roads are restored and ready for the installation of LRT tracks

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LRT tracks and trackway structures are built (e.g., bridges or culverts)

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ION stops are built

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Electrical wires that bring power to the LRT and the pedestrian control signs are installed

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ION vehicles are tested to prepare for operations

Construction activities are expected to overlap and the sequence of work changes depending on the needs of a specific area 4

On-going Construction

• Waterloo • Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility (Dutton Drive) • Caroline, between Erb and Allen • CN Railway tracks, from Northfield to King South • Kitchener • Borden, between Charles East and the CN Railway tracks • CN Railway tracks, from Borden to Hayward

Timing of construction is subject to weather conditions and construction constraints 5

2015 Spring Construction

• Waterloo • Allen, from Caroline to King South • Kitchener • King West, from Union to Victoria • Charles, from Victoria South to Borden South

Timing of construction is subject to weather conditions and construction constraints 6

2015 Summer Construction

• Waterloo • King South, from Allen to Union • King South, from Erb to Allen • Kitchener • Duke, from Francis to Frederick/Benton • Victoria, from Charles to King West • Francis, from King West to Duke • King West, from Victoria to Francis

Timing of construction is subject to weather conditions and construction constraints

• Ottawa, from Charles to Mill • Charles, from Borden to Ottawa

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2015 Construction Overview

Timing of construction is subject to weather conditions and construction constraints 8