Beginning in March 2016, the City of Ottawa will commence construction of Brian Coburn Blvd between Mer Bleue Road and Navan Road.
Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Robert Excavating, to complete the work.
Why: To construct a new 2.5km long road.
What: The construction work will consist of the installation of new storm sewers, a new multi-use pathway along the south side of the corridor, two vehicular lanes, one (1) on-street bicycle lane, street lighting, two (2) signalized pedestrian crossings and landscaping. As part of this new road construction project, Page Road will be terminated with cul-de-sacs on both sides of new Brian Coburn Blvd
When: This work is planned to begin in March 2016 and is scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2017.
The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. while Sunday and statutory holiday work is allowed between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. The contractor has advised the City that usual construction hours will be weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This will be modified as needed, for example if weather affects the schedule, or if conditions change.
Where: Construction will take place along this established corridor and will include new roundabouts at the Navan Road intersection and at the future Belcourt Blvd intersection
Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. The City makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.
During construction, it is our priority to ensure the safety of the public, but we need your co-operation to make it safer for everyone. Please stay clear of all construction equipment and open excavations. If applicable, please tell your children about the dangers of playing near a construction area.
Access to private properties and businesses on Navan Road, Page Road and Mer Bleue Road will be maintained throughout the construction period. Page Road will be permanently closed at Brian Coburn as part of this construction project – notice to the public will be provided prior to the permanent road closure taking place.
Impact on the right-of-way and adjacent private properties
The Contractor 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 work, such as delays when travelling through the construction zone, noise and dust. You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations. Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems.
Robert Excavating is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed. Robert Excavating 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, 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.
As part of the contract, the contractor assumes full responsibility for the construction work until completion as well as for any damages to private property resulting from these construction activities. In the event of such occurrences, all claims for damages should be immediately reported both verbally and in writing to the contractor and to the City’s on-site Inspector. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.
Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:
City’s Project Manager:
Joe Mojsej, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel: (613) 580-2424, ext. 16203
Cell: (613) 222-9233
City’s On-Site Construction Inspector:
Cell: (613) 809-5623
Robert Excavating Inc.
Tel: (613) 443-2311
Fax: (613) 443-1304