Client: Toronto Hydro
Size of Project: $15 Million (Construction)
Duration: 1 year (Design)
Overhead Powerlines Relocated: 6.5 KM’s
Underground Powerlines Relocated: 5 KM’s
New Light Rail Transit Extension: 11 KM’s
Toronto’s Light Rail Transit Projects are part of Metrolinx’s Regional Transportation Plan, a $50 billion 25-year plan to provide fast, reliable and convenient, transportation that will relieve the ever-increasing traffic congestion in and around the GTA.
The Finch West Light Rapid Transportation (FWLRT) Project will add 11 kilometres of new transit along Finch Avenue from the planned Finch West subway station at Keele Street to Humber College.
In advance of the LRT construction, 11.5 kilometres of existing overhead and an underground plant needed to be relocated. Constant Land Base change, however, has created challenges with the proposed placement of hydro poles and overhead distribution.
DPM’s Roles and Responsibilities
Due to our experience and expertise with power distribution systems, as one of Toronto Hydro’s prime consultants, DPM Energy was brought on board to assist Metrolinx in creating preliminary designs to be used by the successful proponent to help execute the ultimate relocation works.
These deliverables include the following services:
Provide Scope ReviewProvide Scope Review
High level budgets
Property impact analysis
Obtain design approval from Toronto Hydro