Metrolinx resuming GO Train expansion drilling work on rail corridor in Pickering

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Published December 28, 2022 at 3:38 pm

Ongoing drilling work along the Lakeshore East rail corridor in Pickering will resume January 3 in Pickering.

As part of investigative work for the GO Expansion project, crews will be drilling vertical boreholes to assess ground conditions within the rail corridor. Boreholes will be drilled at various locations across the GO network to collect important information about soil and ground conditions. The results of the investigation will be used to inform the design and planning work for electrification and the GO Expansion program.

Residents may experience some noise and vibration from construction vehicles and equipment, with hammering and diesel engines the chief culprits. On-site noise mitigation measures will be used to minimize the disruption as much as possible.

Drilling is expected to take place Monday to Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. beginning January 3 near the Pickering-Toronto border and continuing for about two weeks.

Equipment movement and set up may occur in the overnight period between midnight and 5 a.m. Work may be rescheduled or extended due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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