Weed control along Guelph Junction Railway tracks May 30-31, 2018
DBI Services will conduct weed control along Guelph Junction Railway tracks between Woodlawn Road and Victoria Road, excluding a section of tracks from Norwich Street East to just past Macdonell Street.
Weed control will take place overnight May 30-31, 2018 starting at midnight (rain date is May 31–June 1).
As an added safety precaution, the Downtown Trail will be closed between Speedvale Avenue and Marcon Street for about 12 hours after the weed control is applied.
How we control weeds
Corn starch–based control is used in all areas within 60 metres of waterways. A distilled mixture of Torpedo, Overdrive and Round-up is used in all other areas. These substances have been evaluated by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency to be safe and are approved for use in parking areas, school yards, parks, golf courses and other public areas.400 KBMOECC-required notice regarding weed control, May 2018
Why we control weeds
Weeds and other plants that grow along railway tracks can:
- cause fires
- create poor drainage that leads to track damage or signal failures at road crossings
- lead to longer train stopping distances and/or poor site lines at trail crossings and roadways
Plant removal keeps railway tracks safe and clear for inspections, repairs and maintenance to Transport Canada standards.
For more information
Les Petroczi, General Manager
Guelph Junction Railway