Extended Work Hours Leaside Station

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May 8, 2019

WHAT WORK IS TAKING PLACE?

Beginning as early as May 13, 2019, crews will work extended hours at Leaside Station. Work will be carried out between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Site-based noise mitigation measures have been implemented to reduce disruption due to noise.

Work during the extended hours includes deep excavation which will take place from under the decking and a long arm excavator will load dump trucks with soil on the surface. Loading of trucks will occur at both the main and secondary entrances.

TIMING

  • The extended hours will begin as soon as May 13 and continue until late 2019.
  • Construction activity will occur between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.  
  • Depending on excavation progress, there may be periods when extended hours do not occur.
  • The contractor will not always work on holidays, but may do so at its discretion.

 

NOISE MITIGATION EFFORTS

  • Training and controls to reduce the noise produced by equipment including:
  • Good neighbour training for site employees.
  • White noise/broadband back-up alarms on all trucks and equipment.
  • Loading soil only into the trucks (no large debris or rocks that would create banging noises).
  • Avoiding shaking of the excavator buckets.
  • Lowering the drop height so soil/debris falls closer to the truck bed. 
  • Securing tailgates on trucks to limit banging noise.
  • Limiting acceleration of the trucks as they ingress/egress.
  • Turning off truck engines while they wait or are staging. 

For buildings immediately adjacent the work zones, residents can request additional noise mitigation measures including white noise machines and acoustic drapes.