The City will be building a section of the Avalon Pathway within the Avalon South hydro corridor between Melanson Crescent and Brian Coburn Boulevard. It will connect an existing section of pathway to the north with a future section to the south that Minto Communities Inc. will build as part of their Avalon South subdivision development.
The Concept Plan [PDF 3.48 MB] shows the location of the pathway within the hydro corridor. The pathway will respect existing grades, regulation setbacks from the hydro poles and other existing servicing infrastructure, and access to nearby streets and walkways. The pathway design meets City of Ottawa Accessibility Design Standards and the provisions of the City of Ottawa Park and Pathway Development Manual including the Parks and Pathways Inclusive Design Checklist.
The City will install enhanced safety features, such as control gates and pedestrian mid-block crossings, where the pathway crosses Aquaview Drive and Brian Coburn Boulevard. Due to the proximity of the overhead hydro wires and poles to the pathway, there can be no tree planting or other landscaping within the corridor.
The City expects the project to be tendered and awarded in the winter of 2016 / 2017 and construction to be completed in the summer of 2017. The City’s pathway construction will be coordinated with a Hydro One project to replace the wood poles, which is scheduled to be completed by spring 2017.
For more information, please contact:
Ingrid Coney, Parks Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 13226