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Culvert Renewal Program

Overview - Culvert Renewal Program

Project Description

Blair Road Culvert (SN 228350)

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the preliminary and detailed design for the renewal of the Blair Rd. Culvert (SN228350) located 1.4 km North of Innes Road. The existing culvert has reached the end of its service life and is in need of replacement. The culvert was built in 1970, rehabilitated in 1985 and is approximately 41.8 m in length. The Renewal Strategy is to construct a new culvert which should match or improve the hydrology/hydraulics of the area. The City has identified the need for reconstruction of the following works:

  • Abandon the existing culvert by grouting with low-density flowable concrete.
  • Jack & Bore a new 42.0 metre long, 1200 mm diameter reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) in a new alignment.
  • Ensure proper grading between the existing storm chamber and the culvert outlet.
  • Protection or relocation of existing utilities.
  • Minor ditching and erosion protection measures (Rip-rap).

Burton Road at North Morrow Municipal Drain (MD) Culvert (SN 898470)

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the preliminary and detailed design for the renewal of the East Burton Road at North Morrow Municipal Drain (MD) Culvert (SN 898470) located 0.40 km East of Frontier Road. The existing culvert has reached the end of its service life and is in need of replacement. The culvert was built in circa 1985 and is approximately 18.5 m in length, 1520mm corrugated steel pipe with a depth of cover of approximately 1.30 m. The Renewal Strategy is to construct a new culvert which should match or improve the hydrology/hydraulics of the area. The City has identified the need for reconstruction of the following works:

  • Open cut replacement method with 1650mm diameter precast concrete pipe (RCP) with an embedment of 10% of the culvert height. Invert elevation to be confirmed with the Municipal Drainage Project Coordinator.
  • Install concrete headwalls at both ends of new culvert within the City R.O.W.
  • Minor ditching and erosion protection measures (Rip-rap).

East Transitway Culvert (T 224630)

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the preliminary and detailed design for the renewal of the East Transitway Culvert (T224630) located 0.27 km East of Blair Road. The existing culvert has reached the end of its service life and is in need of replacement. The culvert was built in circa 1980 and is approximately 29 m in length, 800mm corrugated steel pipe with a depth of cover of approximately 0.55 m. The Renewal Strategy is to construct a new culvert which should match or improve the hydrology/hydraulics of the area. The City has identified the need for reconstruction of the following works:

  • Open cut replacement method with 29.77 m long, 825mm diameter precast concrete pipe (RCP).
  • Minor ditching and erosion protection measures (Rip-rap). 

Project timing

  • Preliminary and detailed design: July 20, 2016 – November 30, 2016
  • Design assignment completion: November 30, 2016
  • Construction start: Summer 2017
  • Construction completion: Fall 2017

Budget

Blair Road Culvert (SN 228350)

  • Design: $90K (estimate) design only
  • Construction: $ 451K (estimate)

Burton Road at North Morrow Municipal Draing (MD) Culvert (SN 898470)

  • Design: $45K (estimate) design only
  • Construction: $ 165.7K (estimate)

East Transitway Culvert (T 224630)

  • Design: $45K (estimate) design only
  • Construction: $ 165.7K (estimate)

Public notification and involvement

The culvert project is an end of service life replacement of a critical piece of infrastructure that is required to maintain the level of service of the roadway network in your area. As such notices will be provided to residents affected by the culvert construction, and the traffic detour in advance of the construction. Public Variable Message Signs (PVMS) will be posted in advance of the construction to notify motorists of the impending road closure. 

For further information or to provide comments, please contact the City’s Project Manager:

Todd Penfound, C.E.T. (Consultant)
Project Manager
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design and Construction - Branch 1
100 Constellation Drive, Sixth Floor West
Ottawa ON  K2G 6J8
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 22021

Project commencement (September 2016)

The City of Ottawa has identified three (3) culverts in the east end of the City requiring culvert renewal/replacement work. Due to the size, location and the complexity of the project, a preliminary design is required prior to detail design and tender of the project.

Who: Novatech Engineering Consultants Limited has been retained by the City of Ottawa to develop the preliminary and detailed designs for the culvert renewal.

Why: Blair Road Culvert (SN228350): The purpose of this work is to construct a new culvert which will remain integrated in the local storm sewer system as a relief pipe for the existing overflow storm chamber during large rainfall events.

Burton Road Culvert (SN898470): The purpose of this work is to construct a new culvert which will remain integrated in the North Morrow Municipal Drain system.

East Transitway (T224630): The purpose of this work is to construct a new culvert which replaces the existing corrugated steel pipe which is in poor condition with severe rust and perforations along the invert of the pipe.

What: Blair Road Culvert (SN228350): Work will involve the abandoning of the existing 1.2 m diameter corrugated steel pipe built in 1970 and construction of a new 1.2 m reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) culvert by jacking & boring method at a new location in Blair Road.

Burton Road (SN898470): Work will involve the temporary closure of Burton Road, between Frontier Road and North Russell Road, removal of the existing 1.52 m diameter CSP culvert, replacement with the 1650mm diameter reinforced concrete (RCP) culvert, including the installation of a concrete headwalls at each end and rip-rap.

East Transitway (T224630): Work will involve the temporary closure of the East Transitway, 0.27 m east of Blair Road, removal of existing 800mm diameter CSP culvert, replacement with the 825mm diameter reinforced concrete (RCP) culvert, including the installation of a rip-rap protection at both the inlet and outlet.

When: Design work has already commenced which includes geotechnical investigations, supplementary survey work, and field investigations. The design is expected to be completed by winter 2016. Construction is currently expected to begin in mid-July of 2017 and run through the fall of 2017. This schedule will be confirmed through the detailed design process.

Where: Blair Road Culvert SN 228350: The existing Blair Road culvert is a 1.2 m diameter riveted corrugated steel pipe (RCSP) built in 1970 between Highway 174 and Meadowbrook Road.

Burton Road Culvert SN 898470: The existing Burton Road culvert is a 1.52 m diameter corrugated steel pipe (CSP) crossing at North Morrow Municipal Drain. The culvert was built circa 1985 and is 18.6 m in length. The roadway is a municipal boundary with the Township of Russell.

East Transitway Culvert T224630: The existing culvert is a 800mm dia. corrugated steel pipe (CSP) built in circa 1980. It is located on the East Transitway, 0.27 km east of Blair Road.

The project is being planned as a Schedule “A+” under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, October 2000 (as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015, published by the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA)). The major project activities fit best with the following “Description of Projects” as presented in the MEA document:

  • Wastewater - Establish, extend, or enlarge a sewage collection system and all necessary works to connect the system to an existing sewage or natural drainage outlet, provided all such facilities are in either an existing road allowance or an existing utility corridor, including the use of Trenchless Technology for water crossings.

All descriptions are considered Schedule A+ projects. Schedule A+ activities are pre-approved; however, the public is to be advised prior to project implementation. There, however, would be no ability for the public to request a Part II Order (bump-up).  If the public has any comments, they should be directed to the municipal council where they would be more appropriately addressed. The status under the MEA guidelines will need to be confirmed during the preliminary design stage and a letter filed with the MOECC and to the project file confirming the schedule being followed.

Contact information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1.

For further information about this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager:

City’s Project Manager:
Todd Penfound, C.E.T.
Project Manager (Consultant)
Design and Construction Municipal East
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 22021

Design Consultant Representative:
J. Lee Sheets, C.E.T.
Senior Project Manager
Novatech Engineering Consultants Limited
200-240 Michael Cowpland Drive
Ottawa, ON  K2M 1P6
Tel: 613-254-9643 ext. 209
Fax: 613-254-5867