GIFL Project: Preliminary Assessment of Geotechnical Conditions
A desktop geotechnical study was conducted to gather data on the ground conditions in the project area, utilizing previous geotechnical investigations and geological maps/reports.
Based on this available information and geological references, a preliminary ground model/profile was established. This model also informed the development of preliminary geotechnical design parameters for the various layers identified.
Accordingly, geotechnical recommendations were made for the most suitable foundation option for the proposed bridge: drilled concrete caissons socketed in rock, considering the design loads of the caissons.
Additionally, a stability assessment of the proposed causeway configurations was carried out. This was to ensure they would perform satisfactorily against slope/shear failures in both the causeway body and the underlying soils.
These recommendations are expected to be verified and refined following a project-specific ground investigation, which will aim to obtain detailed information on ground stratigraphy and the engineering properties of different subsurface soils.
GIFL Project: Cultural Heritage Report
WSP's Cultural Heritage Report for the Georgina Island Fixed Link Project identifies key heritage sites and plans mitigation measures, with ongoing updates to include more First Nation elements.
Fixed link is ‘the promise of a better future’ for Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation
Community adhering to Impact Assessment Agency of Canada process to assess potential impacts on Lake Simcoe: Chief Donna Big Canoe
GIFL Project: Preliminary Traffic Impact Study
WSP's Draft Traffic Impact Study provides recommendations for intersection control, lane configurations, and turn-lane storage lengths at key intersections, and provides valuable input for the conceptual design of the Fixed Link project.