Tuesday, June 02, 2009

CFS Leitrim to expand

CFS Leitrim is going to be enlarged over coming years, according to this lede-burying story published two weeks ago (Patrick Dare, "City OK with rebuilding Leitrim Road for military, as long as government pays", Ottawa Citizen, 16 May 2009): "City officials were told at a recent meeting with DND that the station's expansion is planned over the next several years." The article reports that Leitrim "has been suggested as a site of a new operational command building, a project that has been estimated to cost more than $60 million." It is not clear whether this building represents the entire expansion project.

Why the headline about Leitrim Road? The project will apparently require rerouting of a 1.3-km stretch of Leitrim Road in a southward curve around the station "for security purposes", presumably an antiterrorism/force protection measure. The road work is expected to be done in 2010.

Other (or possibly related) work soon to be undertaken at Leitrim:
- Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Leitrim - Construction of West Entrance
- Canadian Forces Station Leitrim Electrical Distribution Upgrade

2 Comments:

Blogger ddr2-dimm said...

Once again the word "Spy" is in the news, this time is not Edward but a place somewhat in a distant neighborhood and thanks to your blog I have enlightened myself a little more. What truly is in my back yard is CSIS HQ and the newest addition CSEC. The rest of the campu is still under construction and for a while they were debating wheather to include a skating rink or not. But the best feature seems to be a waterfall which I believe is still part of the plan. Now I understand thanks to you and the Ottawa Citizen how CSEC does nothing more than decode what is received by Leitrim which is DND.

February 11, 2014 10:38 pm  
Blogger ddr2-dimm said...

Oh, I forgot the Citizen link for they Spy Leitrim facelift article. My apologies. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/canada/Tender+Ottawa+station+reno+scrapped+after+security+concern/9490611/story.html

February 11, 2014 10:39 pm  

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