Borehole drilling begins at new station sites for GO Train expansion to Bowmanville

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Published October 28, 2022 at 1:11 pm

Metrolinx will begin the next phase of construction of the Bowmanville extension today with borehole drilling to complete groundwater and soil samples on GO station properties at 500 Howard Street in Oshawa and three sites in Clarington: 1350 Courtice Road, Prince William Boulevard and Pethick Street, and Aspen Springs Drive and Bowmanville Avenue.

Intermittent borehole drilling is expected to be complete by November 3. Work is expected to take place Monday to Friday within the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.30 p.m.

Work may be rescheduled or extended due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
Residents should expect some noise, vibration, dust, and site lighting. A statement from Metrolinx promised that work crews will take “reasonable precautions” to minimize disturbances to residents.

Crews will use a truck mounted drill rig to perform the investigation works and will drill one borehole at a time with the work zone safely delineated.

There will be no impacts to public transit modes, traffic, or pedestrians during this work.

Metrolinx is committed to extend GO Train serve from Oshawa to Bowmanville with the addition of four new stations: two in Oshawa at Thornton Corners (Thornton Road north of Hwy 401) and Howard Street (the former Knob Hill Farms site); and two in Clarington on Courtice Road and in Bowmanville south-west of Bowmanville Avenue and Hwy 2.

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