Subsurface Utility Mapping to Support the Design of a Multi-Use Pathway

Subsurface Utility Mapping to Support the Design of a Multi-Use Pathway
December 31, 2019

Subsurface Utility Mapping (SUM) Supports the Design of a Multi-Use Pathway in City of Markham.

multiVIEW was pleased to provide subsurface utility mapping to support the detailed design of a multi-use pathway in the City of Markham on John Street between Bayview and Woodbine Avenues. The multi-use pathway is just one portion of the planned 121 km Lake to Lake Cycling Route and Walking Trail, which will connect Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe through a series of off-road trails, in-boulevard tracks, and paved multi-use paths. The pathway will also connect six municipalities in York Region, (Georgina, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill and Markham) along with the City of Toronto. This new development will provide access to numerous parks, beaches, community centres, and transit hubs across Toronto and York Region. Wayfinding signage and route markers will be placed throughout the trail, and will include elements of accessibility for all road users such as tactile walking surface indicators.

The project involved geometric design and a significant utility coordination component. multiVIEW supported the detailed design by performing a Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Quality Level A (QL-A) investigation to designate, capture and plot the inferred spatial position of targeted underground utilities in the project area. The scope of work included leveraging hydro excavation equipment to expose underground utilities in the project area. It also included public utility notification, full test hole restoration and disposal, obtaining required permits and developing a traffic control plan. Following the investigation, the client was provided with digital drawings to the CI/ASCE 38-02 standard in addition to a comprehensive photo report.

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