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.

January 18-19, 2018

Description: Combustion testing with natural gas and diesel.

Time: We may test at any time between and

Disturbance: Medium level noise and visible steam plume.

Location: North of Montreal Road Campus, building M-10F.

January 15-19, 2018

Description: Wind tunnel testing using gas turbine engine.

Time: Testing will occur between and

Disturbance: Low to medium level noise. Medium to high level of odors.

Location: North of Montreal Rd Campus, Building M46.

January 9-19, 2018

Description: Turbine engine static component testing.

Time: We may test at any time between and

Disturbance: Low level noise, odour level low and sporadically medium.

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

Performance testing of wood building assemblies until end of 2017

Description: Six fire tests will be conducted beginning on September 14, 2017 to test the fire resistance performance of wood building assemblies.

Time: The duration of the tests will be 1-4 hours, to take place Monday to Friday from to

Disturbance: No noise; low to no odours; some smoke may be noticeable from chimney during the test period.

Location: South side of Montreal Road campus, building M-59.

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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