We have new images of work underway at Port Credit, as part of construction for the Hurontario light rail transit line. In this case, the star of the show is preparation for a structure that will help form a tunnel underneath the Lakeshore West rail corridor tracks. Let’s dig in.
Port Credit is heating up – even beyond the seasonal weather.
New images show continued work around the GO station, as construction for the Hurontario light rail transit route continues. In the end, there will be a future Hurontario LRT Station stop at Port Credit GO.
Crews have been excavating a portion of the south and east parking lot for the construction of the ‘push box’, the structure that will help form a tunnel underneath the Lakeshore West Corridor railway tracks. Piles will support the ground for the construction of the station box. Excavation work includes having to dig deep enough for both the push box and station box structures and install the retaining wall that will support it.
The hollow, concrete push box structure will utilize hydraulic jacks that will slowly be pushed into its place underneath the railway tracks. Watch for this big push to happen later this year.
Here are some of the images that tell the tale of the most recent push box progress.
What is the Hurontario LRT again?
The18-kilometre Hurontario Light Rail Transit will feature 19 stops, travel through two urban growth centres and connect to major transit systems including GO Transit (Milton and Lakeshore West lines), the Mississauga Transitway, Brampton Transit, ZUM and MiWay. The Hurontario LRT will also have its own dedicated lane ensuring a smooth, reliable and convenient ride along the region’s busiest street.
Want to know more? Just go here.
Story by Erika D’Urbano, senior advisor, Rapid Transit