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Old Posted May 28, 2011, 10:30 PM
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it should be going underground on sunday and all road closures will be done by than - back to normal on monday i would imagine
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Old Posted May 29, 2011, 1:34 AM
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6th opened back up Friday around noon. Many of the smaller streets were still closed, but everything was to be completed by late this (Saturday) evening.
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Old Posted May 30, 2011, 5:36 AM
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I wandered by there while the sun was out today.

A worker said that the pull will be finished by Monday afternoon - evening at latest, followed by a week of grouting & pulling the steel casing pipe out.

One of the flag ladies is telling the gullible that these are the new beer delivery pipes - they're working as fast as possible to get them ready before the Stanley Cup playoffs start.
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Old Posted Sep 25, 2012, 2:13 AM
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Found a video on the project at the Journal of Commerce:


September 16, 2012

VIDEO: Mount Pleasant Substation in Vancouver, British Columbia

BC Hydro is building a substation to LEED standards in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver, British Columbia. The substation is part of the Vancouver City Centre Transmission Project.

Given increasing demand for electricity, the project will connect existing substations to the Mount Pleasant Substation as well as drilling underneath False Creek.

Marcel Reghelini, the director of transmission projects and programs for BC Hydro, spoke with the Journal of Commerce about building the substation not only to LEED standards but also as the most seismically stable structure of its type in North America.

Reghelini also detailed the challenges of working on a project of significant size in a residential neighbourhood, where heavy equipment must co-exist with a dense population and nearby heritage homes.

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