Next phase of work on Bowmanville train corridor starts

Metrolinx, the operator of GO Transit, has announced that between last December and March this year, topographic survey work has been scheduled on parts of the rail corridor identified for expansion of rail services from Oshawa via Courtice to Bowmanville.

The work will be conducted at properties near the Canadian Pacific (CP) rail corridor between Thornton Road South (Oshawa) and Bowmanville Avenue (Bowmanville).

“This important work is required to support the preliminary design activities for the Bowmanville Expansion project and is anticipated to take approximately three months to complete.” said a Metrolinx statement.

It said residents can expect to see a small crew working within, or near the CP rail corridor. This work will be non-invasive and is not expected to generate a significant amount of noise, vibration, or dust. Crews may require access to private property to complete this work.

Hours of Work:

  • Work will occur between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, five (5) days per week (Monday to Friday);
  • Additional work may be required during the evening hours or on weekends. Advanced notice will be provided through our Durham regional e-newsletter; and
  • Work may be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Metrolinx said minimal traffic impacts are anticipated with this work. Where traffic impacts are expected, traffic control measures will be implemented. No pedestrian impacts are anticipated with this work.

There will also be no impacts to Durham Region Transit (DRT) or other public transit modes are anticipated during this work.

“Thank you for your patience as we work to transform the rail corridor in your area,” the statement added.

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