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Marquis Avenue West (Mulberry Crescent North to Naskapi Drive North)

Public information session - 5 April 2017

You are invited:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6:30 to 8 pm
Ottawa Public Library North Gloucester Branch, Hall A
2036 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa

The City of Ottawa would like to invite you to a public information session to display the design of a project planned in your neighbourhood.

Why: The project involves the replacement of the existing watermain along Marquis Avenue as well as asphalt reconstruction of the entire roadway. Replacement has been necessitated by the high break history of this piece of infrastructure.

What: The construction work will involve removal and replacement of the existing underground watermain during which time residents will obtain drinking water through a temporary aboveground pipe network. Once the watermain construction is completed, Marquis Avenue will be reconstructed with a new asphalt overlay.

When: The construction is scheduled to begin in Spring/Summer 2017 and end in late Summer to early Fall 2017.

Where: The 250m long watermain is located along Marquis Avenue between Mulberry Crescent (E) and Naskapi Drive (N), and will directly impact residents with civic addresses from 1958 to 1982 Marquis Avenue.

At the public information session, residents will be able to drop in during the hours noted above and review the construction plans for the project. Representatives from the City, the Design Consultant, and the Ward Councillor’s office will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa.  If you require special accommodation, please contact the City of Ottawa project manager listed below.

If you are not available to attend the public information session, or would like additional information, please direct your comments to those listed below:

Patrick Sammon, P.Eng.
City of Ottawa – Project Manager
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 29843

Paul Sauvé, P.Eng.
R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd. - PM
1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 220
Ottawa, ON  K2C 2B5
Tel: 613-226-1844

Project overview

March 2017

Project description

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the preliminary and detailed design for the renewal of Marquis Avenue West from Mulberry Crescent North to Naskapi Drive North. The existing watermain, has reached the end of its useful life and is in need of upgrading to provide the required level of service to your neighbourhood. The City has identified the need for reconstruction of the following works:

  • Watermain (300mm) on Marquis Avenue West which was originally installed in 1973 needs to be replaced from Mulberry Crescent (N) to Naskapi Drive (N) due to a high number of breaks. Work includes all water services from the main to the property line.
  • Hydrant spacing for this area will be upgraded as required to meet current fire protection standards for hydrant placement.
  • Trench reinstatement within the right-of-way will be conducted to reinstate main and service cuts to properties.

Project timing

Preliminary and detailed design: late Spring 2016 - Fall 2016

Design assignment completion: early-Winter 2017

Construction start: Spring 2017

Construction completion: Fall 2017


Design: $70,000
Construction: $ 700,000 (estimate)

Public involvement

A public information session is expected to be held late winter/early spring 2017 to present the detailed design drawings to the public. At this time attendees will be able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact the City’s project manager:

Patrick Sammon, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design and Construction - Branch 1
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor West
Ottawa ON  K2G 6J8
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424 Ext. 29843