The City of Ottawa is starting construction work in your neighbourhood on the Alta Vista Hospital Link. The project will provide a link between Riverside Drive and the Transitway to the Hospital Ring Road. This link is needed to improve transit service and support ongoing hospital and local development.
This notice is to advise you that initial construction activities have begun on this project. As construction activities progress, additional notices will be distributed to advise you in advance of the work.
Who: The City of Ottawa has hired the contractor, Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Limited, to complete the work.
Why: The project provides a link between Riverside Drive and the Transitway to the Hospital Ring Road. This link is needed to improve transit service to the Ottawa Health Sciences Campus, support future hospital growth, facilitate development of the National Defense Medical Centre Lands and improve traffic flow along Smyth Road.
When: Construction activities will occur throughout 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Contractor will stage the construction over this time, so work areas will change as operations are initiated and completed.
Where: A majority of the construction activity at this time is occurring in unoccupied green space between Riverside Drive and the Rideau River. Construction will continue through the Hospital Link Corridor from Riverside Drive to the Hospital Ring Road.
Sketch of project area [ PDF - 1.5 MB ]
What: Work will include the construction of sewers and watermain along a realigned Riverside Drive, construction of three bridges and construction of 1.7 km of new two lane roadway between Riverside Drive and the Ottawa Health Centre Campus. Improved cycling and pedestrian connectivity to the area will also be provided.
The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. For work required outside of these times, for instance, when working near the VIA railway tracks, separate notices will be provided to nearby residents.
If you wish to receive updates directly, please provide the City’s Project Manager with your e-mail address or your mailing address.
Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact the Contractor’s representative.
Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Limited will be assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete. They will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family and/or operation of your business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the operation of the work, such as delays when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation. Every effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts on your community.
Impact on the Right-of-Way and Adjacent Private Properties
The construction work areas are located adjacent to Riverside Drive. You may feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of the heavy equipment needed to complete this work. This is quite common and physical damage to properties as a result of City construction activities is unusual.
The Contractor is required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed. You may be asked by the contractor’s insurance agent for permission to survey your property before the work commences, as Contractors typically conduct pre-construction inspections to document existing conditions for their own purposes. It is to your benefit to allow the inspection to be conducted on your property, as it may assist with establishing the impact, if any, that construction has had at your property after work is complete. In addition, you may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions on your property. Your survey should include photographs.
If construction activities require temporary loss of access to your property or business, advance notice will be provided and assistance with alternate access and parking will be offered.
To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager:
City’s Project Manager:
Bruce Kenny, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services Department
Design and Construction Municipal West
(613) 580-2424 Ext 20128
Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Limited
5151 Albion Road
Ottawa, ON K1X 0A5
Fax Number: (613) 822-0111