With the north-south tunnel now complete, the CSST team has informed me that it expects delivery of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) to Stanley Park to begin on the evening of Friday, Aug. 24.
The TBM consists of a number of large segments of equipment. Each will be brought into the park on large float trucks via the established CSST trucking route. The overall duration of the TBM’s delivery is anticipated to be up to ten days, during which time the CSST team expects 3-4 float trucks per day.
In terms of what to expect, the CSST team has provided the following planned schedule:
- Friday, August 24: Delivery of the cutter-head by float to Stanley Park is expected after 6 pm, and unloading at site will not continue past 10 pm.
- Saturday, August 25: Delivery of the shields by float is expected after 7 am, and unloading at site will not continue past 10 pm.
- Sunday, August 26: Deliver of the shields by float is expected after 9 am, and unloading at site will not continue past 10 pm.
- Monday through Friday (August 27 – 31): Delivery of the TBM support structure is expected after 7 am, and unloading at site will not continue past 10 pm.
Weeknight staging of up to three manned trucks will be on Stanley Avenue between Thomas Street and Sussex Drive (where there are no residences). To facilitate this, from Sunday, August 26 to Thursday, August 30, there will be a night-time closure of the road in this block only, and night-time on-street parking within this block will be prohibited. Staging will respect the Idling Control By-law.
- Saturday, September 1: Delivery of the TBM support structure is expected after 7 am, and unloading at site will not continue past 10 pm.
- Sunday, September 2: Delivery of the TBM support structure is expected after 9 am, and unloading at site will not continue past 10 pm.
During this period, residents adjacent to Stanley Park, and the site access and egress, may notice the float trucks and flaggers along the established truck route, as well as a large crane, lighting and loaders on site, and associated back-up beepers. In order to minimize the potential for back-up beepers at the intersection of Queen Victoria/Stanley during deliveries and to facilitate turn movements, on-street parking will be restricted on a segment of Stanley Avenue north of Queen Victoria.
To see what the TBM looks like, click here.
Following delivery of the TBM, the contractor will continuing assembling and setting up the equipment onsite until approximately October. Overall project details and timing can be found in the updated project schedule provided by the CSST team – please click here.
The CSST team can be reached through the following methods:
- Email: CSST@ottawa.ca
- Email newsletter: View the latest update here. Sign up to receive email newsletters here.
- On-site Field Ambassador: Alistair Hart (he wears a white helmet)
- By phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 22778 (2CSST)
- For more information about the CSST (Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel) project, please visit ottawa.ca/CSST. For background documents, presentations, notices and other documents, please click here.