Upcoming projects and activities

Find below a chronological list of upcoming projects and activities that could have an effect on residents of Rothwell Heights. Rest assured that NRC will work to minimize any disturbances caused by research activities.

This page is updated regularly to reflect the most current information.

Blasting operations March 21 – April 28, 2017

Description: Blasting operations as part of the ongoing construction project to upgrade the existing combined sewer system by constructing an independent sanitary and storm sewer system

Time: to Monday to Friday

Disturbance: Intermittent noise and vibrations from the blasting and excavating equipment.

Blasting signals:

  • One long whistle five minutes before blast
  • 12 short whistles one minute before blast
  • 30 second delay
  • Firing (blast)
  • One long whistle all is clear

Location: North side of the Montreal Road entrance, west of Blair Road, and north-west of Swans Way Street, along the back of buildings M35, M36, M32 and M23 which is along the western property line of the campus adjacent to the Canada Lands development.

Ongoing Testing Monday-Friday

Description: Developmental testing of a small gas turbine engine.

Time: We may test between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Disturbance: Low level noise; No to low level of odours.

Location: North of Montreal Road Campus, buildings M-10 and M-11.

Ongoing construction work until summer 2018

Description: NRC will be undertaking a major upgrade of the existing combined sewer system by constructing an independent sanitary and storm sewer system on the North side of the Montreal Road entrance.

Time: Work is scheduled to begin , extending over a period of up to two (2) years. Work will be carried out during regular working hours, to Monday to Friday, unless advised otherwise.

Disturbance: Intermittent noise from excavating equipment, heavy machinery, power cutting tools and increased truck traffic entering and leaving the campus.

Location: North side of the Montreal Road entrance, west of Blair Road, and north-west of Swans Way Street. The majority of the work is concentrated along the western property line of the campus, towards the new development (formerly Rockcliffe Base).

Ongoing construction work until March 2017

Description: Construction project to add a 5000 square foot extension to building M-48. The construction work will include the following activities plus all related miscellaneous works:

  • Civil work, grading, drainage, roadways, asphalt, and related works
  • Structural work, concrete, re-enforcing, steel fabrication, and related works
  • Architectural, walls, floors, ceiling, washrooms, doors, frames and hardware, painting, and related works
  • Mechanical, HVAC equipment, controls, sprinklers, domestic water, and related works
  • Electrical, power distribution, lighting, controls, fire alarm, and related works

Time: All work will be completed during normal working hours, to , Monday to Friday, unless advised otherwise. Work will begin in September, 2016 and be completed on or about March 2017.

Disturbance: The means and methods to accomplish the work will include heavy truck movement, overhead crane operations, power cutting tools, portable power generators, and small hand powered tools. Any expected disturbances will be intermittent during the project, but more concentrated during the first eight weeks, and the last 2 weeks of the project.

Location: North of Montreal Road campus, building M-48, which is located near Blair Rd, north / west of Swans Way N Street.

For comments and questions, please contact us at community@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.

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