Dec 14
Have to rebuilt a few computer systems that will delay me in posting any photos for a few days I shot today.

Schedules are easy to talk about, but not meeting them is something brush under the carpet. We have already seen a number of miss and late schedules this year starting with the PC Box that was to happen in April; then the late start up on the elevated piers; the late push for the QEW Box follow by 2 intersections that saw the guideway for them completed a week or so late. Matheson was to be done by Dec 8, but only haft of it is done with no work taking place on the other haft that is ready for it.

Construction well underway for Matheson Platform set back from Matheson to allow a ramp(?) to be built to it from Matheson. It hard to tell at this time if this platform is for a single 42m car or double like it to happen for 3 29m cars.

Work is underway north of Britannia for the northbound lanes with only 2 lanes each way over the 401.

About 200' of yard lead up at the 407 loop to be fully encase in concrete. The rest that I could see is fully encase with the last 200' to see top coat.

Tracks will be on the northside of Top Flight and then swing to the centre at Hurontario. Most of the road base is done including water and sewer work as well the pouring of the curb. Trap on top of the finish area to protect it from the weather until the guideway can be build. You now have Hanas/Ambassador intersection that is to be done by Dec 28 that only has some track material on site for the northbound track and nothing for the southbound.

The ramps for the walkway over the tracks are a bitch to climb and more so in the snow and ice for the winter month. Non able people will have a real time dealing with the ramps as they don't meet the 8:1/4:1 requirements.

The Kingsway intersection has most of the tracks in place and since they are cover up, hard to say if the base is pour or not, but the top coat is not done. No idea what the schedule is for this intersection.

Steel shoring in place for the piers for the 407 on ramps that will allow the widening of the bridge to allow the guideway to be built in the centre of the bridge. This is schedule for early 2023. Noticed the east centre pier has the pad on top of the support pier for beams, but the west doesn't.

Huge piles of gravel for the guideway base as well the sewer and waterline work. Convoys of trucks coming and going from the area at the 407 where one is pickup loads for a site while other dump the material. Evacuated material is pile up there including concrete material.

Forming underway for the south pier over Rathbun to box in the beams sitting on it.

A fair number of intersections north of Eglinton have new traffic lights installed, but cover up.

Hydro doing a lot of string wires at various location on the west side of Hurontario on the new taller poles.

2 blocks have rails in place for them, but no concrete pour for them.

Are there any places where tracks (or just ties) are installed and visible? I want to go down and take some pics.
Are there any places where tracks (or just ties) are installed and visible? I want to go down and take some pics.
Between Matheson and Britannia is where most of the track that can be seen legally. Same for the intersections I noted.

You can see some MSF stuff at the loop legally, but as soon as you are on the ROW and up to the MSF, you can see the track illegally.

Even on the weekend, you will run into crews with Sunday the best day to do it or over Christmas. Most likely New Year day as well with no one around
New elevated guideway pictures the project's twitter account.


As I noted above, having a schedule is great, but meeting those dates is another thing with a lot of late dates so far.

As of today, we can add the PC Box move as another miss schedule date for 2022, then 2023 and that 2023 date is now move back another month or 2 due to concerns around the excavation for the box move.

Shot the elevated section today and noticed there is a form on the east side of of the beams sitting on the pier on the northside of Rathburn.

The next set of elevated beams will be place starting Jan 2023 over the eastbound 403 off ramp to Hurontario St as well the ramp to City View and Rathburn.

Nothing has happen for the south end for the box at the QEW, but forming well underway for the northside. All the concrete for the push wall has been removed along with a large section for the base to support the box in the first place. Only the shoring beams are in place for the northside and are in the process of having 10' or more being cut off with the remainder being bury.

From the QEW to Mineola, Hurontario is now 4 lanes in place of the 2 that been there all this year. South of Mineola, traffic is still 2 lanes and they are now in the northbound lanes. South of the traffic lights to the RR bridge, the southbound lanes are fence off.

The west pier for the new Englewood bridge is formed and cover up. No work on the east pier has started. More wall sections for the Mary Fix Creek has been formed and poured. A large section of the retaining wall for the LRT is also in place.

This is one shot I got today of the track support for the Box move. Others will get a better overhead shot than me. It was a Chappy day when I was shooting and clear up hours later.








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I mean, there's just a tiny bit of difference between running an elevated guideway over a highway interchange and down the middle of an inner city street...
This must be the intrusive elevated rail everyone's talking about!
I think intrusive elevated rail is when it goes down the centre of a street and the businesses directly underneath it tend to suffer. I think this is a bridge.
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