The town of Milton received a notice from Hydro One about some upcoming constrcution to the transmission corridor along James Snow Parkway from Steeles to Main Street. As you will read the construction will take a number of weeks with the goal of being finished by mid-May.
Reisdents will see helicoptors flying around and there will be some loud bangs from the use of implosive devices to fuse wires together…so dont be alarmed. The notice I’m posting here will be sent to area residents and businesses, sent to the local papers, and local police & fire services.
Here is a link to the notice & a copy of the letter to residents/businesses.
Bruce to Milton Project Construction Activities
April 28, 2011
Hydro One would like to inform you about some upcoming construction activities in the Town of Milton associated with our Bruce to Milton Transmission Reinforcement Project.
Over the next several weeks our contractor, Valard Construction, will be installing conductor (wire) on the Hydro One right-of-way east of James Snow Parkway, between Main Street and north of Steeles Ave (see map on reverse). In order to string conductor onto the new towers, helicopters will be used and will be required to make short stops at each tower.
In order to fuse the conductor together, our contractor will be using implosive devices. This process makes a loud banging sound similar to that of a firearm discharging, so please do not be alarmed when you hear it.
These activities are scheduled to begin on Saturday, April 30, and will continue periodically, throughout the area until mid May, 2011. Crews will be working seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We expect several implosive connections will be made each day.
Hydro One will be notifying residents and businesses within one kilometre of the work sites. In addition, we will be notifying nearby schools, local police, ambulance and fire departments to ensure they are aware of the work.
We apologize in advance for the noise and any inconvenience this work may cause. We thank you for your patience while Hydro One and its contractor complete this critical 500 kilovolt transmission line that will add 3000 megawatts of transmission capability to Ontario’s grid.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Marty Dendekker, Construction
Contact Officer at (519)873-0331, or our Community Relations Line toll-free at
1-877-345-6799, or by email at Community.Relations@HydroOne.com.
Dear Mayor Krantz,
This weekend, Hydro One’s contractor Valard Construction will begin stringing the conductor (wire) along the new Bruce to Milton transmission towers in the Town of Milton. The area affected is along the transmission corridor, east of James Snow Parkway and between Main Street and north of Steeles Avenue (see attached notice and map). We expect this work will be completed by mid May.
Helicopters will be used to install the new wires. Following this, implosive devices will be used to fuse the wires together. These implosive devises make a loud bang, similar to a firearm discharging. The attached notice will be distributed to homes and businesses in the area through the Milton Canadian Champion and Georgetown Independent, so people are aware of the process and won’t be alarmed if they hear the occasional bang. We have also notified local Police and Fire Services.
In addition, to string this section of line, helicopters will need to fly over Highway 401 at James Snow Parkway tentatively this weekend and next (May 7 and 8). As a precautionary measure, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will slow down traffic on Highway 401 in the vicinity of James Snow Parkway to ensure that this work can be completed safely. We expect there will be eight slow-downs of traffic over the two weekends for about 5 minutes each time. The exact timing will be determined by Valard Construction and the OPP on site.
If weather conditions allow, this work could be completed in less time, and traffic slow downs may not be required on both weekends.
Please do not hesitate to call me or Marylena Stea, Community Relations Officer at 416-345-5706 if you have any questions.
Manager, Public Affairs
Hydro One Networks