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.

Combustion testing from to , 2019 (3 days of testing)

Description: Combustion testing using natural gas (one day) and diesel fuel (two days).

Time: Testing activity will take place between and

Disturbance: Low level noise and visible steam plume.

Location: North of Montreal Road campus, building M10B.

Combustion testing between and , 2019 (3 days of testing)

Description: Combustion testing using natural gas (one day) and diesel fuel (two days).

Time: Testing activity will take place between and

Disturbance: Low level noise and visible steam plume.

Location: North of Montreal Road campus, building M10B.

Gas turbine engine testing between and 2019

Description: Developmental testing of a gas turbine engine.

Time: We may test between and

Disturbance: Low level noise; Medium to high level of odours.

Location: North of Montreal Road campus, buildings M10 and M11.

Ongoing snow and ice buildup removal from mid-November 2018 to mid-April 2019

Description: The NRC must ensure safe access to roads and facilities for emergency responders and for its staff 24/7, and therefore walkways and roads must be free of ice buildup, and accumulated snow cannot exceed 4 cm.

Time: From mid-November 2018 to mid-April 2019, at any time depending on current weather conditions.

Disturbance: Noise can be expected.

Location: All areas of the Montreal Road campus.

Ongoing construction work until 

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.

Disturbance: 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 towards the centre of the campus and the south-east corner towards Montreal Road and Blair Road.

Ongoing construction work until April 2019

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 April 2019.

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.

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

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