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Lyman Street and Mulvihill Avenue Reconstruction

Overview

Project description

The Lyman Street & Mulvihill Avenue Re-Construction project involves design and re-construction of Lyman Street and Mulvhill Avenue between Kirkwood Avenue and Hilson Avenue. The work will include installation of a storm sewer, replacement of the sanitary sewer and water main and complete road rehabilitation. This work will also entail replacement of the sanitary and water main service laterals to the property lines and construction of a new sidewalk on Lyman Street. In order to construct the improvements, excavation through driveway entrances and reinstatement of disturbed areas within the City’s Right-of-Way are required.         

The project is required to rectify surface water ponding and drainage deficiencies and to improve pedestrian safety in your community.

Timelines

Design completion:                               Spring 2016
Construction start:                                Summer 2016
Anticipated Construction completion:   Fall 2016

Budget

Design and Construction - $1.74 M 

For more information  

Jeff de Laat, Project Manager
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design & Construction – Branch 2
City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 21916

Construction Notice - Mulvihill Avenue - July 2016

Beginning in late July 2016, the City of Ottawa (City) will begin construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to improve surface drainage and replace aging infrastructure in your community. 

Who: The City of Ottawa has hired Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Company Limited to complete the work.

Why: This work is needed to improve surface drainage within the City’s Right-of-Way and replace aging infrastructure in your community.

What: The work will involve installation of a new storm sewer, replacement of the sanitary sewer and water main, re-construction of the roadway, concrete curb and reinstatement of driveway, paths, garden soil and boulevard. Sanitary sewer and water main service laterals will be replaced within the City’s Right-of-Way. The work will also include improved street lighting and new trees.

Where: The work will be conducted within the City’s right-of-way, on Mulvihill Avenue between Kirkwood Avenue and Hilson Avenue.  Every effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts in your community.

When: Construction activities are scheduled to begin in late July 2016, and is expected to last until the end of October 2016. The final top layer of asphalt is scheduled to be installed in Spring 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 typical construction hours will be weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Building Survey

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 carry out pre-construction inspections of properties within the construction zone. It is to your own benefit to have the inspection conducted on your property. Residents will be receiving a separate notice from the company hired by the Contractor, to undertake property investigations.  If you have any questions about the Contractor’s inspections or concerns about property damages, please call the office of Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Company Limited at 613-822-1064.

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 Contractor’s Administrator or the City’s Project Manager noted below.

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

The construction work 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. 

Construction Disruptions

Ottawa Greenbelt 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 and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation. 

Roadway access will remain open to local residents only from Kirkwood Avenue OR from Hilson Avenue. 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 or, between July 4th and August 26th, 2016, to authorize parking in the designated area at Hilson Avenue Public School.

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.

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 right-of-way and part of the water service is located on your private property.  This 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 an 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.  

Option 3 

There is a possibility that the City’s contractor would be willing to replace your private water service at the same time as they are replacing the water service up to your property line.  If the City’s Contractor is willing to carry out private water service replacements and you choose this option, you would then be hiring and paying the City’s contractor directly.  If you are interested in this arrangement, please contact Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Company Limited directly to find out the availability and details of this option. 

Please be advised, that should resident’s enter into a private agreement with the City’s General Contractor, the City will not become involved in any oversight of work or dispute resolution for work done on private property. 

Sewer Lateral Replacement 

As part of the roadway reconstruction project, the sanitary sewer laterals will be replaced to the property line within the City’s right-of-way. Where previously communicated by the City to specific local residents, there is a possibility that certain laterals may need to be lined from inside your basement to the new sewer to minimize impact to existing trees, roots or other surface features. Additional coordination by the City will be required with you for some of these activities prior to doing any work. 

Fire Supply Interruption 

In addition, during construction, water will be supplied to buildings by temporary water lines. Municipal fire suppression will continue during this temporary period. Please note that private home/building fire suppression systems could be impacted as temporary water is being provided for domestic consumption purposes only. If you have a home/building fire suppression system, you are recommended to make arrangements with a fire protection services company and in order to determine the extent of any impact. For information on minimizing your fire risk contact the City’s Fire Services at (613) 580-2424 ext. 15371 (East) or ext. 15372 (West). We apologize in advance for any disruptions in water service during construction. Any problems with the temporary water services can be directed to our on-site construction inspector, or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

 While your property will be on this temporary service, your water usage will be estimated since the temporary service is not metered.  Your water will be based on your past average water usage.  If you have any questions, please contact Revenue at 613-580-2444 or Revenue - Billing. The work may cause pressure reductions and the need for occasional short interruptions in your water service. 

Contact Information

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

Contractor’s Representative:
Evan Morrison
Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Company Limited
(613) 822-1064                                       

Contract Administrator:
Raj Rajput, P.Eng.
IBI Group
(613) 225-1311 ext 544

On-Site Inspector:
John France
IBI Group
(613) 277-5578 

City’s Project Manager:
Jeff de Laat, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Construction Services Division – West   
(613) 580-2424 Ext 21916                                           

Construction Notice - Lyman Street - june 2016

Beginning in early July 2016, the City of Ottawa (City) will begin construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to improve surface drainage and replace aging infrastructure in your community. 

Who: The City of Ottawa has hired Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Company Limited to complete the work.

Why: This work is needed to improve surface drainage within the City’s Right-of-Way and replace aging infrastructure in your community.

What: The work will involve installation of a new storm sewer, replacement of the sanitary sewer and water main, re-construction of the roadway, concrete curb and reinstatement of driveway, paths, garden soil and boulevard. Sanitary sewer and water main service laterals will be replaced within the City’s Right-of-Way. The work will also include improved street lighting, new trees and a new sidewalk on the north side of Lyman Street. 

Where: The work will be conducted within the City’s right-of-way, on Lyman Street between Kirkwood Avenue and Hilson Avenue.  Every effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts in your community. 

When: Construction activities are scheduled to begin in early July 2016, and is expected to last until the end of October 2016. The final top layer of asphalt is scheduled to be installed in Spring 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 typical construction hours will be weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Building Survey

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 carry out pre-construction inspections of properties within the construction zone. It is to your own benefit to have the inspection conducted on your property. Residents will be receiving a separate notice from the company hired by the Contractor, to undertake property investigations.  If you have any questions about the Contractor’s inspections or concerns about property damages, please call the office of Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Company Limited at 613-822-1064. 

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 Contractor’s Administrator or the City’s Project Manager noted below. 

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

The construction work 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. 

Construction Disruptions

Ottawa Greenbelt 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 and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

Roadway access will remain open to local residents only from Kirkwood Avenue OR from Hilson Avenue. 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 or, between July 4th and August 26th, 2016, to authorize parking in the designated area at Hilson Avenue Public School.

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.

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 right-of-way and part of the water service is located on your private property.  This 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 an 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.  

Option 3

There is a possibility that the City’s contractor would be willing to replace your private water service at the same time as they are replacing the water service up to your property line.  If the City’s Contractor is willing to carry out private water service replacements and you choose this option, you would then be hiring and paying the City’s contractor directly.  If you are interested in this arrangement, please contact Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Company Limited directly to find out the availability and details of this option. 

Please be advised, that should resident’s enter into a private agreement with the City’s General Contractor, the City will not become involved in any oversight of work or dispute resolution for work done on private property. 

Sewer Lateral Replacement 

As part of the roadway reconstruction project, the sanitary sewer laterals will be replaced to the property line within the City’s right-of-way. Where previously communicated by the City to specific local residents, there is a possibility that certain laterals may need to be lined from inside your basement to the new sewer to minimize impact to existing trees, roots or other surface features. Additional coordination by the City will be required with you for some of these activities prior to doing any work. 

Fire Supply Interruption 

In addition, during construction, water will be supplied to buildings by temporary water lines. Municipal fire suppression will continue during this temporary period. Please note that private home/building fire suppression systems could be impacted as temporary water is being provided for domestic consumption purposes only. If you have a home/building fire suppression system, you are recommended to make arrangements with a fire protection services company and in order to determine the extent of any impact. For information on minimizing your fire risk contact the City’s Fire Services at (613) 580-2424 ext. 15371 (East) or ext. 15372 (West). We apologize in advance for any disruptions in water service during construction. Any problems with the temporary water services can be directed to our on-site construction inspector, or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1. 

While your property will be on this temporary service, your water usage will be estimated since the temporary service is not metered.  Your water will be based on your past average water usage.  If you have any questions, please contact Revenue at 613-580-2444 or WS-Billing@ottawa.ca. The work may cause pressure reductions and the need for occasional short interruptions in your water service.

Contact Information

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

Contractor’s Representative:
Evan Morrison
Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Company Limited
(613) 822-1064

Contract Administrator:
Raj Rajput, P.Eng.
IBI Group
(613) 225-1311 Ext 544 

City’s Project Manager:
Jeff de Laat, P.Eng.,
Senior Project Manager
Construction Services Division – West
(613) 580-2424 Ext 21916

On-Site Inspector:
John France
IBI Group
(613) 277-5578

 

Enbridge Gas Main Investigation Notice - March 2016

Beginning in mid-March 2016, the City of Ottawa will undertake an investigation to locate the Enbridge gas main that exists within the City’s Right-of-Way in your neighbourhood. This work is required to determine the specific location of the gas main, as part of the design for the future surface drainage improvements project that will occur on Lyman Street and Mulvihill Avenue. 

Who: Badger Daylighting Ottawa Ltd. has been retained to undertake the locating investigation work for the project.

Why: This locating work is part of the initial work required to support the design of the construction project planned on Lyman Street and Mulvihill Avenue.

What:  The locating work will involve installation of markers to identify utility locations and the proposed locations for existing gas main investigations, the drilling of holes in a few lawns at the investigation locations within the City’s Right-of-Way to expose the gas main and survey of the actual gas main locations for determining clearances to the proposed design features. Reinstatement of holes would occur in spring 2016.

When: This work is scheduled to begin in mid-March 2016, weather dependent and should take approximately five days.

Where:  The work will take place along the north side of Lyman Street and Mulvihill 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 accommodation, please contact the City’s Project Manager noted below. 

Contact Information

For any emergency during normal working hours, outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1. 

For further information about this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager: 

Jeff de Laat, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel:  (613) 580-2424, Ext. 21916

Water Services Handout - 31 March 2016

Thursday, March 31st, 2016
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Hilson Avenue Public School
407 Hilson Avenue - Gym

  Private Water Services 

One element of the reconstruction project on Lyman Street and Mulvihill Avenue 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 right-of-way and part of the water service is located on your private property.  This 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 an 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.  

Option 3 

There is a possibility that the City’s contractor would be willing to replace your private water service at the same time as they are replacing the water service up to your property line.  If the City’s Contractor is willing to carry out private water service replacements and you choose this option, you would then be hiring and paying the City’s contractor directly.  If you are interested in this arrangement, please contact the successful General Contractor directly to find out the availability and details of this option. The City will advise residents of the name of the successful General Contractor through the Construction Notice anticipated in the coming months. 

Please be advised, that should resident’s enter into a private agreement with the City’s General Contractor, the City will not become involved in any oversight of work or dispute resolution for work done on private property.

Contact Information 

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

Jeff de Laat, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department 
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON   K2G 5J9
Tel: 613 580-2424 Ext. 21916
Fax: 613 580-2587

Public Information Session Boards - 31 March 2016

Welcome

The City of Ottawa Infrastructure Services Department welcomes you to the Lyman Street and Mulvihill Avenue Re-Construction Project Public Information Session.

Staff of the City and the consulting firm IBI Consultants Inc. are available to discuss the material displayed at the Public Information Session.

We welcome your comments. Comment sheets are provided for you use.

Project Limits

This file is an aerial map of the location of the Lyman Street and Mulvihill Avenue project site. The approximate site location and project limits are outlined on the map and are shown as Lyman Street from Kirkwood Avenue to Hilson Avenue and also as Mulvihill Avenue from Kirkwood Avenue to Hilson Avenue. The map shows Hilson Avenue Public School east and Loblaws west outside of the project limits. Other commercial and residential areas outside of the project limits are also shown on the map including on Richmond Road and Byron Avenue.

Project Team

  • City of Ottawa: Jeff de Laat – City Project Manager
  • IBIP.S. (Raj) Rajput – ConsultantProject Manager

Purpose of this Session

The purpose of this Public Information Session is to present the objectives and solutions to be implemented for surface water ponding and drainage deficiencies on Lyman Street and Mulvihill Avenue between Kirkwood Avenue and Hilson Avenue and to inform residents of the upcoming construction activities. 

Project Objectives

  • Rectify surface water ponding on the roadway and minimize surface drainage from the City’s Right-of-Way onto private properties.
  • Replace aging sanitary sewer and water main infrastructure that is reaching its maximum life expectancy.
  • Replace sanitary and water services within the City’s Right-of-Way.
  • Improve pedestrian safety

 Special Considerations

Currently there is limited or no storm water drainage  infrastructure on Lyman Street and Mulvihill Avenue. This arrangement causes :

  • storm water ponding in the roadway
  • storm water flowing onto private property

Conditions are similar on both streets :

  • Relatively narrow road and City Right-of-Way width
  • Many large or mature trees
  • Some private front yard gardens encroaching onto the City Right-of-Way
  • Street parking provisions on both sides of the road

Solution – Lyman Street

  • To minimize impact to trees, gardens and private property, install curb, catch basins and storm sewer.
  • All work to be limited to within the City’s Right-of-Way, except where noted otherwise.
  • Install 1.5 metre wide sidewalk along north side of Lyman Street for improved pedestrian safety.
  • Sanitary sewer and water main infrastructure replacement including sanitary and water services and full roadway re-construction.
  • New streetlights to replace old lights.
  • Re-instatement of driveways, pathways, walls, grass, garden outlines & stone features.
  • Plant and protect trees.
  • Consideration being given to replacement of laterals to property line by trenchless methods.
  • Parking to be permitted on south side of Lyman Street to maximize number of spaces available.

Preliminary Drawing No. 1 - Lyman Street Removals and Reinstatement [ PDF - 12,963 KB ] 

Solution – Mulvihill Avenue

  • To minimize impact to trees, gardens and private property, install curb, catch basins and storm sewer.
  • All work to be limited to within the City’s Right-of-Way, except where noted otherwise.
  • Sanitary sewer and water main infrastructure replacement including sanitary and water services and full roadway re-construction.
  • New streetlights to replace old lights.
  • Re-instatement of driveways, pathways, walls, grass, garden outlines & stone features.
  • Plant and protect trees.
  • Consideration being given to replacement of laterals to property line by trenchless methods.
  • Parking to be permitted on south side of Mulvihill Avenue to maximize number of spaces available.

Preliminary Drawing No. 2 - Mulvihill Avenue Removals and Reinstatement [ PDF - 12,031 KB ] 

 Preliminary Drawing No. 3 - Cross Section [ PDF - 4,170 KB ]

Drinking Water Services

  • Based on the era of construction, your home may have a lead pipe water service.
  • Your service pipe, post & valve will be replaced by this project within the City’s Right-of-Way to your property line.
  • Replacement of the portion of your water service on your property is your responsibility.
  • Refer to the provided Water Services Handout for your opportunity to review your private water service and for potential replacement options.
  • Temporary, intermittent, short term water isolations will be required for installation of temporary services and for new water laterals. Residents will be notified in advance of isolations.

Budget

  • $1.74 M approved budget

Schedule

  • Design Initiated – September 2015
  • Design Completion – Winter 2016
  • Tendering – Spring 2016
  • Construction Start – Summer 2016
  • Landscaping & Completion – Fall 2016

What to Expect During Construction

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City. If you require special accommodation, please contact the City Project Manager.

Pedestrian Accessibility

A clearly identified, unobstructed, hard surfaced pedestrian access, acceptable for use by physically challenged individuals, including pedestrian access to all buildings, will be provided through or around the construction site at all times.

Pedestrian Barriers

Temporary barriers or fencing will be erected, where required, to separate pedestrians from construction operations or related hazards.

Private Property Access

Access to your property will be maintained at all times during construction with the exception of driveway reinstatement. 24 hours notice will be provided for this. When vehicle access through the site is limited, the Contractor shall be responsible to move waste to common location where City forces can collect the waste and return all containers to the appropriate homeowners or businesses following collection.

Impact in the Right-of-Way and to Adjacent Private Properties

Existing trees on private property will be protected; however, reconstruction of the impacted work zone within the City’s right-of-way may result in some disruption close to private property adjacent to the work. Although it is unintended, fence, hedges, 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 them in preparation for the construction work and re-plant them after construction is completed.

Consent to Enter Agreements

Agreements have already been sent to Owners whose private property will be temporarily affected during construction activities.

Hours of Work

Permitted Monday to Friday between 7am and 10pm. Work may be permitted on Saturday, Sunday and Statutory holidays, if required.

Noise During Construction

All Noise By-laws will be adhered to over the duration of this project. You may feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of heavy equipment needed to complete this work. This is quite common and not usually a problem.

Pre-Construction Survey

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.         

The survey is for your benefit and we encourage you to participate because it protects you if construction activities create damage. We want you to be in a position to get damage rectified at no cost to you. 

You may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions on your property. Your survey should include photographs.

Local Traffic Access Maintained

One lane will remain open with traffic control from Kirkwood Avenue and from Hilson Avenue. 

The road will need to be closed to through traffic during construction.

Thank you for Your Attendance

We encourage you to provide your comments in writing to Jeff de Laat, Project Manager.    

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

Comment sheets are available. Please deposit completed comment sheets in the box provided or mail/fax/e-mail your comments to the address shown on the bottom of the comment sheet by April 14, 2016.         

Prior to construction, affected residents will be notified of the commencement of work through the delivery of flyers. Certain residents will also be contacted regarding site specific details relating to their properties.

Public Information Session Notice - 31 March 2016

You’re invited:
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Hilson Avenue Public School
407 Hilson Avenue - Gym

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a Public Information Session to discuss a construction project planned in your neighborhood on Lyman Street and Mulvihill Avenue from Kirkwood Avenue to Hilson Avenue. 

Why: This meeting will allow residents an opportunity to review the design for the project.  Representatives from the City, the design consultant and the Ward Councillor, Jeff Leiper, will be available to discuss the project and to answer your questions. 

What: This project is being undertaken to rectify surface water ponding and drainage deficiencies in your community.  The work will include installation of a storm sewer and replacement of the sanitary sewer and watermain. This work will also entail complete road rehabilitation and construction of a new sidewalk on Lyman Street.

When: The City is planning to commence the construction work in summer 2016.

Where:The project limits are on Lyman Street and Mulvihill Avenue from Kirkwood Avenue to Hilson Avenue.

For further information about this project and/or to submit comments, please contact:

Jeff de Laat, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department 
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON   K2G 5J9
Tel: 613 580-2424 Ext. 21916
Fax: 613 580-2587

Comments shall be accepted until Thursday, April 14th, 2016.