Oak Ridges Air Management Facility
York Region completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study in 2016 and identified the need for a new Air Management Facility (AMF) with odour control technology for the Oak Ridges community in the City of Richmond Hill.
The odour control technology will remove odour causing compounds from the York Durham Sewage System (YDSS) sewer which has been identified as a source of odour in the area.
The new Oak Ridges Air Management Facility will be constructed at 57 King Road, in the City of Richmond Hill near the intersection of Yonge Street and King Road.
When: Fall 2022 to Spring 2024
Project Updates and News
View Temporary Lane Restriction Notice - January 16, 2023
View Construction Notice - September 12, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
What is happening?
York Region is constructing the new Oak Ridges Air Management Facility (AMF). The AMF will be constructed at 57 King Road, in the City of Richmond Hill. When complete, the AMF will provide treatment and collection of odourous air in the York Durham Sewage System and resolve odour nuisances in the area.
How will the AMF be constructed?
Construction of the Air Management Facility will involve the drilling of deep piles to build the foundation and walls of the facility. A ductwork tunnel will be built that connects the facility to the York Durham Sewage System. The ductwork tunnel will be built using microtunnelling technology which utilizes a small tunnel boring machine creating a path that connects the AMF to the sewage system.
What is microtunnelling?
Microtunnelling is a construction method where a machine will tunnel underground, installing ductwork approximately 5 to 7 metres below the surface. The use of microtunnelling minimizes the impact on local traffic and residents.
How will construction of the AMF impact the community, motorists, and public transit users?
There will be additional truck traffic in the area, construction-related noise and dust, though every effort to minimize it will be made. Traffic and public transit users may be impacted due to the construction compound located in the northbound traffic lanes near Yonge Street and King Road. The northbound traffic lanes and the turning lane will be shifted to maintain the flow of traffic, however, there will be periodic delays. Traffic monitoring personnel will be on-site, as needed, to assist with the movement of traffic and reduce delays.
Will there be construction-related noise impacts?
Noise from construction activities will comply with local municipality bylaws.
Will odours in the area increase during construction?
Odour resulting from construction activities is not expected.
Will the work impact YRT service?
York Region Transit (YRT) bus service along Yonge Street will be maintained; however, the location of bus stop #4721 at Yonge Street and Sunset Beach Road, will be shifted slightly south to a location in front of the Oak Ridges Retirement Living building. Riders can call YRT’s contact centre at 1-866-668-3978 or visit yrt.ca for schedule information
Will there be sidewalk disruptions?
Temporary sidewalks will be installed and directional signage will be in place to help guide pedestrians.