Large scale pipe-bursting used in Windsor, Ontario
It’s likely the first example of the use of large-scale pipe bursting trenchless technology in Canada. The City of Windsor, Ontario has completed installation of 1,150 linear metres of 880-millimetre-wide HDPE (high-density polyethylene) pipe along the busy Ojibway Parkway in the city’s industrial west end, a route which is also a major commuting thoroughfare to Windsor’s southern suburbs.
The four-lane highway also happens to be located in a narrow utility corridor and on soil that has high water density.
Suffice it to say that all were factors in the city’s engineering department deciding to put the tender out for an unconventional trenchless excavation bid.