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Iris Street - Road and Sidewalk Construction

Recommencement of construction (April 2017)

Over the coming weeks, you may notice construction work starting up again in your neighbourhood. This activity is being conducted to improve your community and renew infrastructure in your area.

Who: The City of Ottawa has contracted Coco Paving Inc. to construct the works.

What: The work includes roadway re-surfacing and sidewalk construction.

Why: This work is being completed to address the condition of the existing pavement and to provide additional sidewalk on this Collector roadway.

When: Work is expected to re-commence in May 2017 and be complete in June 2017.

Where: The work will be conducted within the City’s right-of-way in the following area:

  • Iris Street – Greenbank Road to Woodroffe Avenue

Accessibility

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 accommodations, please contact the undersigned.

Night work

Due to heavy traffic volume, the City is requiring the Contractor to work outside of the normal construction hours when completing work in the vicinity of the intersections of Iris/Greenbank and Iris/Woodroffe. The duration of the night work is expected to be two nights for each of the two locations. Although lane closures will be required, the road will not be closed and traffic will still be allowed through the construction site in each direction.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact the City’s Project Manager below.

Contractor’s representative:
Paul Puckett
Coco Paving Inc.
Office: 613-907-7283

Contract administrator:
Arminda Bracaj, CET
Morrison Hershfield Limited
Office: 613-739-2910

City project manager:
Marc Bezanson, P.Eng.
Design and Construction Branch 2
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 31318

On-site inspector:
Mel Thompson
Morrison Hershfield Limited
Cell: 613-552-0848

Construction notice (August 2016)

Beginning in late August 2016, the City of Ottawa (City) will begin construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to rehabilitate the roadway and provide improved pedestrian facilities in your community.

Who: The City of Ottawa has hired the Contractor, Coco Paving Inc., to complete the work.

Why: The City of Ottawa will be proceeding with construction due to the condition of the existing pavement and to provide additional sidewalk on this Collector roadway.

What: The work will involve the re-surfacing of the roadway and installation of sidewalk on the south side of Iris Street.

Where: The work will be conducted within the City’s right-of-way, in the following areas:

  • Iris Street – Greenbank Road to Woodroffe Avenue

Every effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts in your community.

When: The main construction activities on Iris Street are expected to commence by the end August 2016 and be completed by November 2016.

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm, while Sunday and Statutory holiday work is allowed between 9 am and 10 pm. The Contractor has advised the City that typical construction hours will be weekdays from 7 am to 5:30 pm.

Accessibility

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 On-Site Inspector or the Contractor’s Representative.

OC Transpo service

Some OC Transpo bus stops will be temporarily re-located during construction.  OC Transpo will determine the new locations and adjust signs as needed throughout construction.

Impact on the Right-of-Way and Adjacent Private Properties

The sidewalk construction is within the City’s right-of-way, but 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, 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 move the plants in advance of the construction work. If you own a subsurface lawn irrigation system, or a heated driveway system, please notify the City’s Project Manager identified below.

On-street parking and traffic

To allow the work to be completed in a timely manner, on street parking may be prohibited during the construction period. Signs will be placed 24 hours in advance indicating the parking prohibition. Vehicles parked at these locations may be towed at the owner’s expenses. Parking fines may also apply. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, the On-Site Inspector will provide you with a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of your residence.

Construction disruptions

Coco Paving Inc. is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the work is entirely complete. The Contractor will take every precaution necessary 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, dust and vibration. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

Contact information

The On-Site Inspector assigned to this project is Mel Thompson. He will be available to address any questions or concerns you may have.

It should also be noted that, 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 On-Site Inspector. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations. Also, the City will be taking photographs to ensure private properties are returned to their original or better condition.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact:

Contractor’s representative:
Luc Chevrier, Superintendent
Coco Paving Inc.
Office:  613-907-7283

Contract administrator:
Arminda Bracaj, CET
Morrison Hershfield Limited
Office: 613-739-2910

City’s project manager:
Marc Bezanson, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer               
Infrastructure Projects
613-580-2424. Ext 31318

On-site inspector:
Mel Thompson
Morrison Hershfield Limited
Cell: 613-552-0848

Iris Street – road and sidewalk construction – overview

Project Description

This project consists of the design and construction of an asphalt overlay and concrete sidewalk on Iris Street (from Greenbank Road to Woodroffe Avenue).  The work involves: 

Iris Street (from Greenbank Road to Woodroffe Avenue):

  • Construct new concrete sidewalk on south side to connect missing links
  • Re-surface road with asphalt overlay
  • New pavement markings for cycling

Project overview [ PDF – 5.63 MB ]

Timelines

Design completion: Spring 2016

Construction Start: August 2016

Construction Completion: November 2016

 Budget

 Design and Construction: $2.33M

 For more information

Marc Bezanson, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Design & Construction – Branch 2
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 31318
Fax: 613-580-2587