At CP, keeping our track and infrastructure to the highest safety standards is important to us. This means people may notice periodic work on tracks, ties, crossings, bridges and other infrastructure. Below is a list of projects that are either underway or planned.
CP's maintenance work occurs across the network year round.
CP's crossing sightline program includes removing brush and trees within 1,200 feet in both directions of crossings, out to CP's property boundary. Vegetation will be removed from 1,200 feet to 3,000 feet from crossings at a width of 35 feet from the track centerline. These measures enhance safety for grade crossing users and ensure compliance with the regulations on crossing sightlines.
Maintenance work in your community may also include the replacement of rail, rail ties or ballast, requiring the use of specialized equipment. Railway neighbours may see and hear heavy machinery and work associated with industrial activity. CP operates around the clock; maintenance work may take place at any time.
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CP is proposing to build a multi-modal, multi-commodity transload and logistics facility on strategic land holdings adjacent to its existing intermodal rail facility in Pitt Meadows, B.C. The proposed facility, named the CP Logistics Park: Vancouver, is in the early stages of design and is subject to regulatory approval prior to CP's final investment decision. Members of the community are invited to visit cplogisticspark.ca to learn more about the project and provide their feedback.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is leading the Pitt Meadows Road and Rail Improvement project that will eliminate the rail crossings at Harris Road and Kennedy Road. Along with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Government of Canada, CP is currently investing in the Pitt Meadows Road and Rail Improvements Project through the National Trade Corridors Fund. More information about the Pitt Meadows Road and Rail Improvements Project can be found on the project website.
Anderson Creek, Nelson, B.C.
CP is replacing an existing rail bridge with a new box culvert at Anderson Creek in Nelson, B.C. The creek will be temporarily diverted during construction. The new box culvert is equipped with fish baffles, which enable fish to swim upstream more easily.
The culvert installation is planned for the week of August 11, 2021, and the project is expected to be completed by August 30, 2021. Work is tentatively scheduled to take place between 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT.
Appropriate approvals have been obtained from the relevant ministries.
During the project, residents can expect to hear heavy machinery and trucks, and may notice an increase in noise. CP will endeavor to minimize any inconvenience to the community to the extent possible.
CP is working to connect the tracks on the newly constructed bridge over the Elbow River with the tracks to the east and west. This project is expected to be completed in September, 2021.
Work will take place on CP property in the area of 69th Avenue SE to accommodate the City of Calgary Green Line LRT project. Information on this project is available through the City website at https://www.calgary.ca/greenline.
CP will begin remediating an abandoned gas well located on S Railway Street SE between 5 Street SE and Hill Road SE, Medicine Hat on Aug. 25, 2021.
The work is estimated to take four weeks to complete. To meet project deadlines, work will occur 24 hours per day.
The gas well will be remediated using a drilling/service rig and corresponding equipment. The work area will be fenced and access limited to project staff only. Community members can expect some increased noise levels related to the project. CP will endeavor to minimize any inconvenience to the community to the extent possible.
The following parking and road restrictions will be in place:
· Parking will be impacted at the Pattison Funeral Home at 540 S Railway Street SE and Daramola Medical Clinic at 564 S Railway Street SE.
· Vehicle traffic on S Railway Street SE will be limited to local business traffic only between 5 Street SE and Hill Road SE. Through traffic will be re-routed around the work area.
· Pedestrian traffic on S Railway Street SE between 5 Street SE and Hill Road SE will be maintained on the east side of S Railway Street.
The CP Piapot siding is being extended eastward by approximately 4,200 feet. The grading work is anticipated to be completed by June 30, 2020 and track work in 2021.
The Regional Municipality of York is replacing the bridge over Highway 27 south of Major Mackenzie Drive in order to accommodate the Region's expansion of the roadway to six lanes. The public can expect delays, road closures and other impacts during this work. Please contact the Regional Municipality of York for updates on road closure and detour information.
As part of the bridge project, CP will be constructing a diversion track starting the week of April 26, with work expected to be complete May 3. Construction will take place 24 hours a day to complete the work. During the project, residents should expect an increase in noise, including heavy machinery and trucks. CP will endeavor to minimize any inconvenience to the community to the extent possible.
The Davenport Diamond is the rail intersection where the Metrolinx Barrie GO corridor meets the CP rail tracks, near Davenport Rd. and Lansdowne Ave. Metrolinx is currently constructing a rail overpass for GO trains. Information on this project is available through the Metrolinx website.
Metrolinx is expanding the GO train corridor between Oshawa and Bowmanville. Preliminary engineering work is being performed on CP property at this time. Please visit the Metrolinx website for details.
This project is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 1, 2021 once appropriate approvals have been obtained from the relevant ministries. The in-water work is expected to be completed by September 2021, with final project completion in December, 2021. Contracted engineering experts have plans in place to protect wildlife, the surrounding habitat and water quality in the area.
As work activities progress, members of the community will see restrictions put in place in the vicinity of the dam. Access to the immediate area surrounding the dam will be restricted during construction. However, residents will still be able to access the surrounding lake area. Traffic to and from the area will increase during this period to accommodate transport of materials and personnel. Work is tentatively scheduled to take place between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
CP will be replacing the rail on the Seaway Bridge starting in mid-April.
The rail replacement project on the bridge will ensure freight and commuter trains continue to operate safely across the bridge and through Kahnawake.
CP will update the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake as this safety project moves forward. Community members with questions about the work can contact CP Community Connect email@example.com.
The CP project at Les Cèdres is currently part of a company-wide review of existing facilities. As a result of this extensive review, there has been no firm timeline set for the discussion of plans at this site. We remain committed to informing all interested parties about the status of the Les Cèdres project, and about our operations in the municipality.
If you have questions about these or other projects, contact our Community Connect team here.