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Gladstone Reconstruction – Bank to Cartier

Gladstone Reconstruction – Overview


Project description

This project will consist of the replacement of the existing combined sewer and watermain, and full road reconstruction from Bank St to Cartier St. Above ground, sidewalks are to be widened to 2.0 m on both sides. The roadway will also be resurfaced along with other beautifications. Gladstone Avenue from Metcalfe Street to Elgin Street will be completed in fall 2013.  Gladstone Avenue from Bank Street to Metcalfe Street  and Elgin Street to Cartier Street will be constructed during 2014.

Timelines

Summer 2013 – start of construction 
Winter 2014 – substantial completion

Budget

$10.98 Million

For more information

Elizabeth Murphy, Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 15397 
Fax: 613-580-2587

Road Closure - June 2014

Please be advised that Gladstone Avenue from Elgin Street to Cartier Street will be closed to traffic for the purposes of construction from Monday, 2 June 2014 to Friday, 29 August 2014. 

The Contractor, Colautti Construction, will be installing water main and sewer infrastructure. 

The street will be changed to a two-way street for the purposes of maintaining access to your residence.  There will be short durations in which the Contractor will be installing water main or sewer directly outside your driveway. Residents will be given notice of this activity and an on-street parking pass for your vehicle will be issued. 

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact the City’s on-site representatives. 

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Gladstone Avenue Reconstruction project on your block, please do not hesitate the City’s on-site representatives noted below.

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

City’s Project Manager   
Elizabeth Murphy, P.Eng.,
Senior Project Manager
Infrastructure Services Department
613 580-2424 ext. 15397

City’s On-Site Representatives 
Al Trafford
Cell:  613-769-8775
Richard Sharkey
Cell:  613-791-1144

Contractor’s Representative
Gary McNulty
Site Superintendent
Colautti Construction
Cell:  613-229-8553

c.c.  Councillor Diane Holmes

Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request, at the following link:  Request for City of Ottawa Documentation in an Accessible Format or with Communication Support

Open House Boards

Welcome

The City of Ottawa has initiated the design assignment for the reconstruction of Gladstone Avenue between Bank Street and Cartier Street. Design commenced at the end of 2012. The design will be completed in May 2013 and the tender process will be completed in June 2013. The purpose of this Public Information Session is to inform residents of the upcoming construction activities

Overall Plan

Overall Plan [ PDF - 171 KB ]

Project Overview

 The proposed works [ PDF - 1.6 MB ] include:

  • Roadways
  • Bank Street to Elgin Street
  • 2-lane, urban cross section with 4.25m shared use lanes and two 2.5 m parking lane with protective bulb-outs, 2m ramp style concrete sidewalks on both sides.
  • Elgin Street to Cartier Street
  • 1-lane urban cross section with, 6.0-6.75m shared used lanes and a 2m ramp style concrete sidewalk on the south side.
  • Local watermain replacement
  • Combined sewers replacement with storage capacity
  • Streetlighting throughout the project limits
  • Landscaping and streetscaping throughout the project limits
  • Signalized intersections at Bank/Gladstone, Metcalfe/Gladstone, O’Connor/Gladstone and Elgin/Gladstone.

Utility relocations are required by:

  • Hydro One and Rogers
  • Poles on the south side of Gladstone Avenue are being relocated 500mm to the north in order to provide a wider sidewalk.

Ramp Style Sidewalk on Craig Street at Fifth Street

Parking

Summary of existing and proposed parking changes [ PDF - 800 KB ] on Gladstone Avenue between Bank Street and Elgin Street.

Location A [ PDF - 636 KB ] - South Side of Gladstone between Bank and O'Connor in front of 534 Gladstone.

Location B [ PDF - 1.15 MB ] - South Side of Gladstone between Metcalfe and Elgin in front of 210-212 Gladstone.

 What to Expect During Construction

  • Access to adjacent properties is to be maintained. Minor disruptions for works such as concrete placement and curing may occur, however notice will be provided.
  • Hard surfaces for pedestrian access to be maintained.
  • OC Transpo service and bus stops to be maintained.
  • Noise, dust and vibrations.
  • All noise by-laws will be adhered to.
  • Existing trees will be pruned prior to construction start, and will be protected during construction.

 Construction Schedule 

  • Hydro pole relocation to commence in May 2013.
  • Construction start up letter will be circulated to property owners prior to July 2013.
  • Construction to commence in July 2013.
  • Construction to be completed by Fall 2014.

Thank You

Thank you for your attendance. We encourage you to provide your comments by email to Susan.Johns@ottawa.ca by April 9, 2013.

All information/comments received will be maintained on file for used during the design and may be concluded in design documentation. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

Notice of Public Information Session

The City of Ottawa has initiated the design assignment for the reconstruction of Gladstone Avenue from Bank Street to Cartier Street and formally invites you to attend a Public Information Session to review the proposed works.

The project includes full reconstruction of the roadway, including sidewalks along with the replacement of the watermain and combined sewer and relocation of the existing utility poles.  The design included a review of issues related to traffic, parking, transit, sidewalk and pedestrian spaces and streetscaping.  The City is planning to commence the reconstruction work in 2013.

This meeting is being held to provide information to the residents and affected property owners regarding the proposed works and to receive input and comments.

 You’re invited:

Tuesday March 26, 2013
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Best Western Victoria Park Suites
377 O'Connor Street, Ottawa

For more information or to submit comments, please contact:                                                     

Susan Johns, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Crescent
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
E-mail:  susan.johns@ottawa.ca
Tel.:  (613) 580-2424 ext. 16003
Fax:  (613) 560-6064

Kelly Lalonde, P. Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Robinson Consultants Inc.
350 Palladium Drive
Kanata, ON  K2V 1A8
E-mail:  klalonde@rcii.com
Tel.:  (613) 592-6060 ext. 141
Fax:  (613) 592-5995

Comments should be submitted by:  April 9, 2013

Re-commencement Notice - April 2014

The second phase of construction on Gladstone Avenue is ready to begin.  Colautti Group will be finishing the reconstruction of Gladstone Avenue from Bank Street to Cartier Street.  The project includes removal and replacement of the existing watermain, water services, as well as the existing sewer and sewer services.  The road will be reconstructed and curbs and sidewalks will also be replaced in a new configuration that will delineate the parking areas and provide a wider boulevard for enhanced pedestrian access and streetscaping.  An extensive soil cell system will be installed under the sidewalk to provide high quality bedding for new trees.  Existing trees will be protected during construction.  You can see the plans for Gladstone Ave reconstruction on the City’s website.

Scheduling and Staging

Construction work is scheduled to begin April 14, 2014. 

Gladstone Ave from Bank Street to Metcalfe Street will be closed to all traffic starting April 14, 2014.

One lane in the eastbound direction will be provided for local traffic to access their destinations within these two blocks.

The work is planned to proceed as follows:

Gladstone Ave location

Planned start

Completion by

Traffic conditions

Bank St to Metcalfe St

April 14, 2014

November 2014

One lane eastbound for local traffic

Bank St intersection weekend lane reductions

May 3, 2014

May 4, 2014

Police control of the traffic at the intersection
One lane northbound, one lane westbound

O’Connor St intersection weekend lane reductions during 2 weekends

May 24, 2014  and May 31, 2014

May 25, 2014 and
June 1, 2014

Police control of the traffic at the intersection
One lane southbound and one lane westbound

Metcalfe St to Elgin St

May 5, 2014

July  2014

One lane eastbound for local traffic

Elgin St intersection

June 2014

November 2014

One lane northbound and one lane southbound at all times

Elgin St to Cartier St

Late June 2014

November 2014

Local traffic only

Temporary Traffic, Pedestrian, Cycling and Parking Modifications

Gladstone Ave will be closed to through traffic during the construction period for any block that is under construction.  At the intersections of Gladstone Ave with Bank St, Metcalfe St, O’Connor St, Elgin St and Cartier St traffic will continue to travel in the north-south direction.  Anyone travelling to a residence or a business will be able to access their destination within the block under construction.  One eastbound lane will be provided at all times for local traffic.  No through movements will be permitted.  Pedestrian and cycling access will also be maintained throughout construction.  Mail service will continue, as will garbage and recycling pick-up and access for emergency vehicles.

OC Transpo Temporary Detour of Route #14

Due to the temporary closure of Gladstone Ave to through traffic (ie Local Traffic Only) between Bank Street and Metcalfe Street, OC Transpo Route #14 will be detoured away from the construction zone during the construction period.  The eastbound bus will be detoured to Argyle Street between Bank St and Elgin St.  The westbound Route 14 will travel westbound on McLeod Street from Elgin Street to O'Connor Street, travel south on O'Connor Street to Catherine Street, and continue westbound on Catherine Street to Bank Street.  www.octranspo1.com has information about the detour, including a map.  Questions about Transit Service can be directed to OC Transpo at (613) 741-4390. Para Transpo service will be maintained throughout construction.

O’Connor Street and Bank Street Intersections

In addition to the traffic and transit detours that will be in effect during the construction season, there will be additional traffic modifications needed to allow the construction required within the intersection of Gladstone Ave at Bank Street and Gladstone Ave at O’Connor Street.  The work within these intersections will be done during the weekend to reduce the impact on traffic.  There will be lane reductions at the Bank St intersection during the weekend of May 3-4, 2014.  The O’Connor St intersection is will have lane reductions over two weekends: May 24-25 and May 31- June1, 2014.   Police will be controlling the traffic flow during this weekend work.  Public Service Announcements (PSAs) will be issued to notify the public in advance of these construction events.  The work is planned to occur on the weekend to avoid major traffic disruption during peak commuter travel.  It is possible Noise By-law Exemptions will also be put in place during this work at these intersections to permit overnight work.

Hours of Work

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7am and 10pm.  On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7am and 10pm while Sunday and Statutory holiday work is allowed between 9am and 10pm.  The contractor has advised the City that usual construction hours will be 7am to 6pm.  This will be modified as needed, for example if weather affects the schedule, or if conditions change.  Please check the City website for updates to the Gladstone Ave reconstruction plan.

Impact on the right-of-way and adjacent private properties

Reconstruction of Gladstone Avenue within the City’s right-of-way may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work.  Lawns, pathways, gardens and/or driveways may be disturbed.  The affected areas will be reinstated as soon as possible after construction is completed, at no cost to you.  However, if you have plants or any other assets located within the City’s right-of-way that you want to preserve, we suggest that you may care to move the plants in preparation for the construction work.

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 not usually a problem.

Pre-Construction Survey

Colautti Group is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed.

The contractor is also 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; 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. 

Private Water Services

One element of the reconstruction project is the replacement of the watermain under the road. This work will include replacement of the small water pipe that supplies water to your property, known as the “water service.”   The water service extends from the watermain to your building.  Part of the water service is located within the City’s property and part of the water service is located on your private property.  The Gladstone Avenue Reconstruction project will replace that part of the water service that is located on the City-owned property.  The City will only replace the City-owned portion of the water service between the watermain and your front property line.  This will be done at no cost to you.  The private section of the water service (on your property) between the front property line and your building is known as the private water service.  The private water service will not be replaced as part of the City project. 

If your house/building was built prior to 1958, there is a possibility that your private water service may have been constructed using lead pipe (modern pipes are copper or HDPE).  There is information available on the City’s website Ottawa.ca regarding lead in drinking water, how to determine if you have lead plumbing pipes and the City’s Lead Pipe replacement Program.

If you decide to replace your private water service because of existing lead pipe or simply preventive maintenance due to the pipe’s age, there are a few options available for you to consider.  In all cases, you as the property owner, are responsible for the cost of this replacement as you own the pipe located on your property.

Option 1

You may choose to do the work yourself by hiring your own contractor.  The only constraint is that you may not carry out your work while the City is working on the street and replacing your water service up to your property line.  Concurrent work on your adjacent land may create a safety hazard for the City’s contractor and/or for your contractor.  Once the

City’s work is complete, you may replace your private water service at any time thereafter.

Option 2

The City does have a Lead Pipe Replacement Program where the City carries out the replacement on behalf of the property owner; however, it is not set up to work with any concurrent City road, sewer or watermain construction.  The program covers the replacement of both the private water service and the City-owned portion of the water service when no other City construction is planned.  Since, as part of the current City project, the water service will be replaced up to your front property line, the Lead Pipe Replacement Program will only be available to you up to 2 years after the completion of the planned watermain work.  Under the Lead Pipe Replacement Program the City cannot replace the private water service until the watermain work is completed for the same safety reasons described in Option 1.  Please note that you are responsible for all costs under this program.  Please contact the Water and Wastewater Services Customer Information at 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) ext. 22300 if you have further questions about the Program. 

Lawn Irrigation Systems

If you own a subsurface lawn irrigation system, please notify the City’s Project Manager identified below.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa.  If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned City Construction Technician.

On-Street Parking

To allow the work to be completed in a timely manner, on-street parking will be prohibited within the construction area.  While Gladstone Avenue is under construction no on-street parking will be permitted within the block.  The Contractor is obligated to provide 24 hr notification of temporary loss of access/egress.  In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a Temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be distributed by the City’s Construction Technician to permit on-street parking within two blocks of your residence.

Construction Disruptions

Colautti Group is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete in 2014.  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 and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration.  We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Contact Information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager:

City’s Project Manager:
Elizabeth Murphy, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction Municipal West Branch
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
E-mail: Elizabeth.Murphy@ottawa.ca
Tel.: (613) 580-2424, Ext. 15397

City’s On-site Representative
Al Trafford
Construction Technician, City of Ottawa
Design & Construction Municipal West Branch
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Email : Alan.Trafford@ottawa.ca
Tel.: (613) 769-8775

Contractor’s representative
Kim MacDonald
Project Manager
Colautti Group
Tel.: (613) 822-1440
Email: kmacdonald@colauttigroup.com

cc:       Councillor Diane Holmes, Ward 14 - Somerset

Construction Notice - September 2013

Colautti Group will be reconstructing Gladstone Avenue from Bank Street to Cartier Street.  The project includes removal and replacement of the existing watermain, water services, as well as the existing sewer and sewer services.  The road will be reconstructed and curbs and sidewalks will also be replaced, in a new configuration that will delineate the parking areas and provide a wider boulevard for enhanced pedestrian access and streetscaping.  An extensive soil cell system will be installed under the sidewalk to provide a high quality bedding for new trees.  Existing trees will be protected during construction.  You can see the plans for Gladstone Ave reconstruction on the City’s website.

Scheduling and Staging

Construction work is scheduled to begin September 16, 2013

The first block to be reconstructed during the 2013 season is from Metcalfe Street to Elgin.  Construction work will stop late this fall for the winter and re-start in the spring.

The second stage of construction will occur during 2014 and will include Gladstone from Bank Street to Metcalfe Street and from Elgin Street to Cartier Street.  Another Notice will be distributed in the spring of 2014 to advise of the re-start of construction after the winter. All work is expected to be complete by December 2014.  

Temporary Traffic, Pedestrian, Cycling and Parking Modifications

Gladstone Ave will be closed to through traffic during the construction period for the block that is under construction.  The main intersections at Bank St, Metcalfe St, O’Connor St, Elgin St and Cartier St will remain operational in the north-south direction.  Local residents will be able to access their destinations within the block under construction from either end of the block, but no through movements will be permitted.  Pedestrian access will also be maintained throughout construction.  Mail service will continue, as will garbage and recycling pick-up and access for emergency vehicles. 

OC Transpo Temporary Detour of Route #14

Due to the temporary closure of Gladstone Ave to through traffic (ie Local Traffic Only) between Metcalfe Street and Elgin Street, OC Transpo Route #14 will be detoured away from the construction zone during the construction period.  The eastbound bus will be detoured to Argyle Street between Bank St and Elgin St.  The westbound bus will be detoured to McLeod Street between Bank St and Elgin St.   Notices will be placed at the affected bus stops directing passengers to an alternative stop.  www.octranspo1.com has information about the detour, including a map.  Questions about Transit Service can be directed to OC Transpo at (613) 741-4390. Para Transpo service will be maintained throughout construction.

OC Transpo Temporary Detour of Route #14

Metcalfe Street Intersection

In addition to the traffic and transit detours that will be in effect during the construction season, there will be additional traffic modifications needed to allow the construction required within the intersection of Gladstone Avenue at Metcalfe Street.  The work within the intersection will be done during 1 weekends.  Public Service Announcements (PSAs) will be issued to notify the public in advance of these closure events.  The work is planned to occur on the weekend, to avoid major traffic disruption during peak commuter travel.  It is possible Noise By-law Exemptions will also be put in place during this work at this intersection to permit overnight work.

Hours of Work

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7am and 10pm.  On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7am and 10pm while Sunday and Statutory holiday work is allowed between 9am and 10pm.  The contractor has advised the City that usual construction hours will be 7am to 6pm.  This will be modified as needed, for example if weather affects the schedule, or if conditions change.  Please check the City website for updates to the Gladstone Ave reconstruction plan.

Impact on the right-of-way and adjacent private properties

Reconstruction of Gladstone Avenue within the City’s right-of-way may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work.  Lawns, pathways, gardens and/or driveways may be disturbed.  The affected areas will be reinstated as soon as possible after construction is completed, at no cost to you.  However, if you have plants or any other assets located within the City’s right-of-way that you want to preserve, we suggest that you may care to move the plants in preparation for the construction work.

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 not usually a problem. 

Pre-Construction Survey

Colautti Group is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed.

The contractor is also 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; 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.

Private Water Services

One element of the reconstruction project is the replacement of the watermain under the road. This work will include replacement of the small water pipe that supplies water to your property, known as the “water service.”   The water service extends from the watermain to your building.  Part of the water service is located within the City’s property and part of the water service is located on your private property.  The Gladstone Avenue Reconstruction project will replace that part of the water service that is located on the City-owned property.  The City will only replace the City-owned portion of the water service between the watermain and your front property line.  This will be done at no cost to you.  The private section of the water service (on your property) between the front property line and your building is known as the private water service.  The private water service will not be replaced as part of the City project. 

If your house/building was built prior to 1958, there is a possibility that your private water service may have been constructed using lead pipe (modern pipes are copper or HDPE).  There is information available on the City’s website Ottawa.ca regarding lead in drinking water, how to determine if you have lead plumbing pipes and the City’s Lead Pipe replacement Program.

If you decide to replace your private water service because of existing lead pipe or simply preventive maintenance due to the pipe’s age, there are a few options available for you to consider.  In all cases, you as the property owner, are responsible for the cost of this replacement as you own the pipe located on your property. 

Option 1

You may choose to do the work yourself by hiring your own contractor.  The only constraint is that you may not carry out your work while the City is working on the street and replacing your water service up to your property line.  Concurrent work on your adjacent land may create a safety hazard for the City’s contractor and/or for your contractor.  Once the City’s work is complete, you may replace your private water service at any time thereafter.

Option 2

The City does have a Lead Pipe Replacement Program where the City carries out the replacement on behalf of the property owner; however, it is not set up to work with any concurrent City road, sewer or watermain construction.  The program covers the replacement of both the private water service and the City-owned portion of the water service when no other City construction is planned.  Since, as part of the current City project, the water service will be replaced up to your front property line, the Lead Pipe Replacement Program will only be available to you up to 2 years after the completion of the planned watermain work.  Under the Lead Pipe Replacement Program the City cannot replace the private water service until the watermain work is completed for the same safety reasons described in Option 1.  Please note that you are responsible for all costs under this program.  Please contact the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) if you have further questions about the Program. 

Lawn Irrigation Systems

If you own a subsurface lawn irrigation system, please notify the City’s Project Manager identified below.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa.  If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned City Construction Technician.

On-Street Parking

To allow the work to be completed in a timely manner, on-street parking will be prohibited within the construction area.  While the first block of Gladstone Avenue is under construction, no on-street parking will be permitted within the block.  The Contractor is obligated to provide 24 hr notification of temporary loss of access/egress.  In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a Temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be distributed by the Construction Inspector to permit on-street parking within two blocks of your residence. 

Construction Disruptions

Colautti Group is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete in 2014.  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 and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration.  We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.   

Contact Information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager:

City's Project Manager
Sue Johns, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction Municipal West Branch
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
E-mail:  susan.johns@ottawa.ca
Tel.: (613) 580-2424, Ext 16003

City's On-site Representative
Rick Legault
Construction Technician, City of Ottawa
Design and Construction Municipal West Branch
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Email: rick.legault@ottawa.ca
Tel.: (613) 295-1879

Contractor's Representative
Kim MacDonald
Project Manager
Colautti Group
Tel.: (613) 822-1440
Email: kmacdonald@colauttigroup.com