I am writing to provide you with an update on the Midtown Project. The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) successfully broke through the shaft on the evening of October 3. Technicore has been lifting it out in pieces and we expect it to be fully removed this week. Following this, it will travel on a flatbed truck to the main shaft at Mount Pleasant Rd.
I would also like to share an updated schedule for work at Bayview Junction. As you many of you know, we experienced a set-back in project timelines when the tunnel at the Mount Pleasant site collapsed in October of last year. This, along with some unforeseen construction issues has caused a delay in the project schedule. The updated schedule is as follows:
· Line tunnel with concrete: late October 2013 to February 2014
· Cable installation within the tunnel: June 2014 to Feb 2015
o This work will primarily occur inside the tunnel, however there will be some work on the surface.
· Installing new equipment at Bayview Junction: intermittently throughout 2015
o This work will occur in stages throughout 2015. Timing for the work at the junction is dependent on when Hydro One can take the equipment at the station offline, to safely install new components. Typically, Hydro One schedules these outages during times where there is not a high demand on the electricity system. The community will not experience an interruption in power as a result of the outages at the station.
· Old Pottery Road access removal, rehabilitation of site, and landscaping: 2016
o This timing could change depending on when the new equipment at the junction is installed.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Hydro One Networks Inc
483 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2P5