Metrolinx GO Expansion (Rail Electrification) Utility Relocation Project 2023 Planned Construction

Published Date
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Metrolinx is expanding to serve you better, with more frequent service, cleaner technology and transforming GO Transit to bring more frequent two-way, all-day service to the Barrie line, which serves the Newmarket community. The Barrie Go line expansion will provide easier ways to seamlessly get where you need to go.

As part of the project to facilitate the electrification of the provincial Metrolinx GO Expansion program, Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. (“NT Power”) must relocate existing electricity distribution lines across the railway tracks at multiple locations.

Mulock Dr. South Railway Crossing

A contract has been awarded to Avertex Utility Solutions Inc. (“Avertex”) to perform the work on NT Power’s behalf. This project is currently in construction and is expected to be completed by Spring 2023.     

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Mulock Drive

 Timothy St. North Railway Crossing

A contract has been awarded to Black & McDonald Ltd. (“B&M”) to perform the work on NT Power’s behalf and construction is scheduled to commence late Winter 2023 and is expected to be completed by Spring 2023.

         

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Timothy Street

          Green Lane South Railway Crossing

A contract has been awarded to Avertex to perform the work on NT Power’s behalf and construction is scheduled to commence in February 2023 and is expected to be completed by Spring 2023.

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Green Lane

NT Power will continue to post live updates on its website and social media to enable our customers to track changes to the scheduled outages. Click here: Newmarket Construction Projects, Newmarket Outage Dashboard (arcgis.com)

You can find more information about what to do and how to prepare for a power outage on the Government of Canada’s Get Prepared Webpage.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. For more information, please contact our Operations Department Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm at (905) 895-2309 x 2. Customers can also submit their questions online 24/7 on our website by clicking on the following link: Contact Us | NT Power

For more information on the GO Expansion (Rail Electrification) work in Newmarket please contact Giuliana Ferraro, Community Engagement and Issues Specialist, Metrolinx, at Click here to show mail address

What can you expect?

  • Due to the nature of the work, there will be construction-related noise and dust from the equipment and trucks, though every effort to minimize this will be made.
  • Members of the public can expect limited access to sidewalks, paths, and reduced lane in and around the area once construction is set to take place
  • Planned hydro outages may occur during cinstruction as hydro wires are being relocated. NT Power will send out outage notices to all businesses and residents in the area that will be affected by any planned outages.