Local 793 member Nelleyn Cepriaso stands in front of a Liebherr 904 rubber tire excavator at the site of Bird Construction’s light-rail transit (LRT) project in Kanata. Brother Cepriaso works for Aecon and his task on this day is to dig utility trenches.

Once completed, the site pictured below will become a cold storage facility—a place where the transit vehicles can be stowed away from inclement weather when not in use.

Ottawa plans to complete Stage 2 of its LRT expansion project by 2025 and will add approximately 44km of new rail to its system.