The preparation work for one of the largest construction projects in Ottawa’s history is set to hit another milestone on Monday.
An artistic rendering of the planned Bayview station.
Blasting at the entrance to the western tunnel of the city’s 12.5-kilometre light-rail line, which will be buried for 2.5 kilometres underneath downtown, was scheduled to begin in the morning.
The use of explosives near LeBreton Flats will happen intermittently between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for the next four weeks, according to a City of Ottawa press release.
The city awarded the contract for construction of the light-rail project, which the city refers to as the Confederation Line, late last year to a consortium led by engineering firm SNC Lavalin. It’s supposed to cost $2.13 billion.