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.

April 10 to 27, 2018

Description: Developmental testing of a gas turbine engine.

Time: We may test at any time between and .

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

Location: North of Montreal Road campus, building M11.

April 10 to 13, 2018

Description: Combustion testing with natural gas.

Time: We may test at any time between and .

Disturbance: Low level noise and visible steam plume.

Location: North of Montreal Road campus, building M10F.

Tuesday, March 13 2018

Description: Fire test using wood

Time: The duration of the test will be up to 4 hours, between and .

Disturbance: No noise, low odours; smoke may be noticeable from chimney or rooftop vents during the test period, with a smoke peak of approximately 40 minutes, likely between 8:30 am and 10 am.

Location: South side of Montreal Road campus, building M59.

March 5 to March 29, 2018

Description: Excavation and relocation of soil

Time: Work will be carried out between and , Monday to Friday

Disturbance: Noise is expected from excavating equipment and increased truck traffic

Location: North side of Montreal Road, west of Blair and north-west of Swans Way, generally focused along the western property line of the campus (formerly Rockcliffe Base)

Ongoing construction work until Fall 2018

Description: Hydro One Networks Inc. and the NRC are currently undertaking a major upgrade of the existing main electrical sub-station serving the Montreal Road campus.

Time: The work is carried out between and Monday to Friday unless special circumstances dictate otherwise. It is expected to be fully completed by September 2018

Disturbance: The work involves a variety of construction activities, including site preparation, the construction of a new building for electrical equipment, installation of outdoor pad-mounted electrical equipment and buried infrastructure including concrete manholes and electrical conduits. Throughout the course of the work, a variety of noise can be expected from various large equipment including excavators, loaders, trucks, cranes and vacuum trucks, depending on the nature of the work being performed.

Location: North side of Montreal Road, west of Blair Road, generally west of Fairview Lane and Davidson Drive.

Ongoing construction work until Fall 2018

Description: The NRC is currently undertaking a major upgrade of its existing combined sewer system on the North side of Montreal road.

Time: The work is carried out between and Monday to Friday. It is expected to be completed by October 2018

Disturbance: Loud noise can be expected and some vibrations may be experienced from excavating equipment, hoe-ramming of rock, heavy earth moving machinery and increased truck traffic.

Location: North side of Montreal Road, west of Blair Road and north-west of Swans Way. The work is primarily focused along the western property line of the campus (formerly Rockcliffe Base) and will progress towards the center of the campus and the south-east corner towards Montreal Road and Blair.

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

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