Geotechnical Equipment Installations and Monitoring on Thursfield Crescent for the Brentcliffe Portal and Surface Stops

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October 4, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of the ongoing construction works for the future Brentcliffe Portal and Surface Stops, above ground and in-ground monitoring points will be installed on the City Right-of-Way, which may include the roadway, sidewalks and/or driveways on Thursfield Crescent.

Once installed, the instruments will remain at these locations for the length of the project. Monitoring allows crews to evaluate the impact of construction works.


  • The installations are expected to start as soon as early-October 2017, and last up to two (2) weeks.
  • Readings will occur periodically for the duration of the project.
  • Work is permitted between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, 7 days a week. The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • Construction crews and equipment will be present along the roadway and sidewalk on Thursfield Crescent.
  • Each monitoring point installation process takes anywhere from one hour to up to a few days, depending on the type of installation.
  • For installations, nearby residents and businesses can expect to hear noise-related to drilling, saw-cutting, use of a vacuum truck, and the use of heavy equipment.
  • For readings, crews move from instrument to instrument and may be present at each site from 5 minutes to an hour.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Short duration partial lane closures are required to safely perform the installation and reading work. 
  • Sidewalk access may be interrupted/closed at times. Alternative pedestrian routes will be provided. 
  • If required, staff will be present to direct pedestrians.