Yesterday, I checked out the construction progress of the downtown tunnel portals. We've shown photos of the construction sites taken in July, and in early and late September, most of them of the western tunnel entrance. In this construction update, both portals are featured and they were photographed on October 27, 2013.
One of the project signs near the western portal faces Albert Street:
A look westwards from the tunnel entrance:
Some close-ups of the trench:
The view from the fifth and fourth floors of the University of Ottawa's Simard building:
I'll post more photos in an update once the roadheaders are put to work.