Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario
Toronto Tunnel Partners - EllisDon & Strabag Joint Venture
— October 2019
Tender support for design during RFP followed by detailed design of excavation and support sequence drawings, primary and permanent lining, sheet membrane waterproofing system including cross passages. Portal wall design.
TTP delivered two new single-track rail tunnels of approx. 188m length and 11m height each crossing the Highway 401/409 intersection. The aim is to increase capacity along the Kitchener GO commuter rail corridor and to accommodate the new Union-Pearson (UP) Express service. The tunnels are mined less than 5m under the 401/409 Highway using the Sequential Excavation Method (SEM). Tunnel design services were provided to address the challenging conditions (large tunnel cross sections, very low overburden, man-made ground, intercepting piles and other man-made obstructions).
Granular non-cohesive and cohesive embankment fill underlain by glacial till, sands and clay. Subsurface obstructions such as piles, foundations, retaining walls of old Highway construction phases and boulders.