Originally Posted by jsbertram
That was to get to the 80% engineering complete stage of the project.
This is primarily needed to sharpen the pencils on the cost estimates.
Core samples along the length of the route greatly help to discover what is underground that the TBM will have to dig through - and how expensive that will be.
I've heard the "80% engineering report" is done and being reviewed by everyone involved in the Broadway extension planning
A Question. (or two)
Your post, jsbertram, is the first to put an actual number next to any accomplishment on the Broadway Line. I went to the open houses put on by Translink in early February and I got a well polished line of baffle gab about politics, engineering and other drivel.
They did not tell me a thing but pushed me around from representative to representative, each supposedly able to tell me an answer.
So .. any inside scoop on when the pencil sharpening will be finished? Any first indications as to we actually hear some real estimates?
Just as important, any gossip on compromises that the pencil sharpeners are using to keep costs down - you know - like the brain dead 40 meter stations on the Canada Line.