Last section of Ottawa's LRT track to be laid Friday

By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, May 1, 2018

It's not quite the last spike — in fact, it's a clip that will hold the rail to the concrete — but the final piece of Ottawa's LRT track will be completed this Friday at the eastern end of the downtown tunnel, six months before the keys to the system are due to be delivered to the city.

There will be a photo op to commemorate this significant milestone in the city's $2.1-billion transit project, although the news was announced at Tuesday's finance and economic development committee meeting, where OC Transpo boss John Manconi delivered his monthly update on the project.

While the westbound track has been completed for some time, there's a small eastbound section near the University of Ottawa that has remained unfinished.

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