Rideau Transit Group, which is building the phase 1 of Ottawa’s light rail transit (LRT), called the Confederation Line, is coordinating the repair work for a 300-m stretch of the LRT tunnel underneath Rideau Street, where a massive sinkhole opened up on 08.06.2016. Engineers believe there will be no permanent damage to the tunnel, which is a key part of the $2.1 billion Confederation LRT line set to open in 2018. The Rideau Station is still under construction for the LRT but was not impacted. Rideau Transit Group has been selected for design, build and to maintain the line until 2038.
The 12.5 km Confederation Line will be a significant part of the integrated transit network. It will connect to the existing Bus Rapid Transitway at Tunney’s Pasture Station in the west and Blair Road in the east, and to the O-Train at Bayview Station. Together with a 2.5-km downtown tunnel, this light rail system will move Ottawa faster and in more comfort than ever before. And Metis® hollow anchor bolt is often applied in civil construction, helping to make our city more convenient and beautiful.