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New underpass installed for Hurontario LRT

One of the great things about capturing unique construction projects is the opportunity to witness incredible innovation right in front of you.

Timescapes are super excited to share this time-lapse which they captured for Mobilinx on the Hurontario LRT (Hazel McCallion Line) project which took place in Mississauga over the course of 55 hours in late October.

This project was especially unique due to a process called “push box” or “box-jacking” used to complete the work. A first in Ontario, the push box technique involved using a series of hydraulics to push the 6000 tonne tunnel structure into place. This 55 hour window, beginning late on a Friday evening, involved closing all lanes of the QEW, excavating out the area for the tunnel, pushing it into place, all before backfilling, paving and having it fully reopened by 6am on Monday for the morning commuters into downtown Toronto. An incredibly complex and precise process, which was completed on time, without a hitch.

Massive shout out to all involved parties, including MobilinxBot Construction GroupAmico Affiliates, and Priestly Demolition Inc.

Courtesy of Timescapes Canada – see member profile