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Rosebella Avenue watermain and Blossom Park West area traffic management

Construction and temporary road closure notice - April 2017

Beginning in mid-May, the City of Ottawa will resume construction work in your neighbourhood. This work will include restoration of front lawns and driveways damaged during construction.  Work will also include full-width repaving of Rosebella within the construction zone.

Who: The City of Ottawa contractor is IN-Depth Contracting.

Why: Front lawns that were damaged during the construction process will be repaired with topsoil and sod.  Driveways will be restored to their pre-construction condition and the road will be repaved within the construction zone.

What: The driveways that were damaged during construction will be restored to their pre-construction condition.  Paving stone driveways will be reinstated using original material recovered and stored on site.  Asphalt driveways will be paved with new asphalt.  Front lawns will be restored with topsoil and sod.  Front yard catch basins will be reinstated.

New traffic calming measures (mid-block speed humps and speed tables) will be installed on Rosebella Avenue, Kingsdale Avenue and Queensdale Avenue between Albion Road and Bank Street.

When: Construction will start in mid-May and will continue until end of June 2017.  The roadwork will be completed first followed by driveway restoration.  Topsoil and sod are generally available by late-May or early June.

Where: Construction will take place on the following road segments:

  • Full width repaving and residential restorations on Rosebella Avenue between between Mavis Street and Bank Street and between Eighth Street and Conroy Road.
  • Front yard restorations at new fire hydrant locations on Rosebella Avenue between Albion Road and Conroy Road.
  • New traffic calming installations on Rosebella Avenue between Albion Road and Bank Street.
  • New traffic calming installations on Kingsdale Avenue between Albion Road and Bank Street.
  • New traffic calming installations on Queensdale Avenue between Albion Road and Bank Street.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. Provisions to accommodate pedestrian and cyclists during construction are an integral part of the project. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.

Traffic

During the course of construction, impacts to traffic will occur as follows:

  • During road repaving, Rosebella Avenue will be closed to traffic between Mavis Street and Bank Street and between Eighth Street and Conroy Road. Local access will be maintained.
  • Lane restrictions will be required for the construction of the traffic calming measures on Rosebella, Kingsdale and Queensdale Avenues.

Construction disruptions

The Contractor will make every effort to minimize disruptions, dust, vibrations and inconvenience but as you can appreciate, some of these things will occur during the course of the work.

For further information about this project, please contact the On-Site Representative below.

On-site representative:
Colin Ronan, Site Inspector
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa ON  K2G 6J8
613-864-1885

Contractor’s representative:
Mike Giampaolo
Project Manager
In Depth Construction
137 Willowlea Road, Carp, ON  K0A 1L0
613-223-9215

City’s project manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa ON, K2G 6J8
613-580-2424, ext. 15247

Construction update - November 2016

Construction on the watermain on Rosebella Avenue is progressing well, but is behind schedule. The new revised substantial performance date is mid-December, 2016.

Who: The City of Ottawa contractor is IN-Depth Contracting.

Why: Construction on Rosebella Ave has progressed slower than expected. Construction of the watermain and road restoration between Eighth Street and Conroy Road will be completed in mid-December 2016.

What: As the construction continues into the colder temperatures, we ask that residents assist in prevention of freezing the temporary watermains.  The contractor will be placing frost protection over the temporary surface watermains and house laterals, but we request that residents leave a tap running slowly in the house overnight when the forecast indicates below-freezing temperatures.  This will assist in ensuring an uninterrupted water supply to all houses.  Please note that during construction, residential water meters have been bypassed so that homeowners will not be charged for this additional water consumption.

Winter weather will be upon us shortly and snow clearing will be required on driveways.  Since there are still temporary watermain hoses exposed at the ends of many driveways, the City’s contractor (In-Depth Construction) will be responsible for snow clearing on driveways between Eighths Street and Conroy Road until such time as the road is paved and the temporary services are removed.  Please advise your driveway contractors to not plow your driveway during this time as any breaks in the temporary watermain would result in water loss for the whole street.

When: The watermain replacement work between Mavis Street and Bank Street is complete, asphalt work will be completed by November 25, 2016.  The new watermain between Eighths Street and Conroy Road is currently being tested and commissioned.  Houses in this section should be connected to the new main by end of November with paving work following in early December.  In order to improve their scheduled completion date, the contractor will work most Saturdays until substantial performance within the limits of the City Noise bylaws.

Note that temporary asphalt will be installed on the roadway as well as on all driveways.  The top lift of pavement and traffic calming installations will be completed in the spring/summer of 2017.  The landscaping restoration and permanent driveway restorations will also be completed next spring.

Where: Construction will take place on Rosebella Avenue between Mavis Street and Bank Street and between Eighth Street and Conroy Road.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. Provisions to accommodate pedestrian and cyclists during construction are an integral part of the project. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.

Traffic

During the course of construction, impacts to traffic will occur as follows:

  • During watermain replacement, Rosebella Avenue will be closed to traffic between Mavis Street and Bank Street and between Eighth Street and Conroy Road. Local access will be maintained.

Construction disruptions

The Contractor will make every effort to minimize disruptions, dust, vibrations and inconvenience but as you can appreciate, some of these things will occur during the course of the work.

For further information about this project, please contact the On-Site Representative below.

On-Site Representative:
Colin Ronan, Site Inspector
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa ON  K2G 6J8
613-864-1885

Contractor’s Representative:
Mike Giampaolo
Project Manager
In Depth Contracting
137 Willowlea Road, Carp, ON  K0A 1L0
613-223-9215

City’s Project Manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa ON, K2G 6J8
613-580-2424, ext. 15247

Construction update - October 2016

Construction on the watermain on Rosebella Avenue is progressing well, but is behind schedule. The new revised substantial performance date is mid-November, 2016.

Who: The City of Ottawa contractor is In-Depth Contracting.

Why: Construction on Rosebella Ave has progressed slower than expected. Construction of the watermain and road restoration will be completed in mid-November 2016.

What: The existing watermain on Rosebella Avenue will be replaced between Mavis Street and Bank Street as well as between Eighth Street and Conroy Road. Service connections will also be replaced to the property line for all houses. This work will be completed by mid-November, 2016. The watermain trench will be temporarily repaved prior to construction close-up for the winter.

As the construction continues into the colder temperatures, we ask that residents assist in prevention of freezing the temporary watermains.  The contractor will be placing frost protection over the temporary surface watermains and house laterals, but we request that residents leave a tap running slowly in the house overnight when the forecast indicates below-freezing temperatures.  This will assist in ensuring an uninterrupted water supply to all houses.  Please note that during construction, residential water meters have been bypassed so that homeowners will not be charged for the additional water consumption.

When: The watermain replacement work will be delayed with revised substantial performance date of mid-November, 2016. The top lift of pavement and traffic calming installations will be completed in the spring/summer of 2017.  In order to improve their scheduled completion date, the contractor will work most Saturdays until substantial performance within the limits of the City Noise bylaws.

Note that landscaping restoration and permanent driveway restorations will be delayed until next spring.

Where: Construction will take place on Rosebella Avenue between Mavis Street and Bank Street and between Eighth Street and Conroy Road.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. Provisions to accommodate pedestrian and cyclists during construction are an integral part of the project. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.

Traffic

During the course of construction, impacts to traffic will occur as follows:

  • During watermain replacement, Rosebella Avenue will be closed to traffic between Mavis Street and Bank Street and between Eighth Street and Conroy Road. Local access will be maintained.

Construction disruptions

The Contractor will make every effort to minimize disruptions, dust, vibrations and inconvenience but as you can appreciate, some of these things will occur during the course of the work.

For further information about this project, please contact the on-site representative below.

On-site representative:
Colin Ronan, Site Inspector
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa ON  K2G 6J8
613-864-1885

Contractor’s representative:
Mike Giampaolo
Project Manager
In-Depth Contracting
137 Willowlea Road, Carp, ON  K0A 1L0
613-223-9215

City’s project manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa ON, K2G 6J8
613-580-2424, ext. 15247

Construction notice – June 2016

Beginning in mid June, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being completed to improve water quality on Rosebella Avenue as well as safety and mobility in the Blossom Park West Area.

Who: The City of Ottawa contractor, IN-Depth Contracting, will complete the work.

Why: This work is being carried out to improve the water quality and to replace the old watermain on Rosebella Avenue between Mavis Street and Bank Street and between Eighth Street and Conroy Road. Traffic Calming measures will also be implemented in the Blossom Park West area (Rosebella Avenue, Kingsdale Avenue and Queensdale Avenue).

What: The existing watermain on Rosebella Avenue will be replaced between Mavis Street and Bank Street as well as between Eighth Street and Conroy Road. Service connections will also be replaced upto the property line for all houses. Prior to start of construction, a temporary surface watermain (hose) will be installed in order to provide water service during construction. The watermain trench will be temporarily repaved prior to construction close-up for the winter.

New Fire Hydrants will be installed on Rosebella Avenue between Albion Street and Conroy Road.

New traffic calming measures (mid-block speed humps and speed tables) will be installed on Rosebella Avenue, Kingsdale Avenue and Queensdale Avenue between Albion Road and Bank Street.

When: The watermain replacement work will be carried out from mid June to the end of October, 2016. The top lift of pavement and traffic calming installations will be completed in the spring/summer of 2017.

During watermain construction, Rosebella Avenue will be closed, but accessible to local traffic. The watermain trench will be backfilled and topped with crushed stone to provide a drivable surface until paving is completed.

Where: Construction will take place on the following road segments:

  • Watermain replacement on Rosebella Avenue between Mavis Street and Bank Street and between Eighth Street and Conroy Road.
  • New fire hydrants on Rosebella Avenue between Albion Road and Conroy Road.
  • New traffic calming installations on Rosebella Avenue between Albion Road and Bank Street.
  • New traffic calming installations on Kingsdale Avenue between Albion Road and Bank Street.
  • New traffic calming installations on Queensdale Avenue between Albion Road and Bank Street.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. Provisions to accommodate pedestrian and cyclists during construction are an integral part of the project. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.

Traffic

During the course of construction, impacts to traffic will occur as follows:

  • During watermain replacement, Rosebella Avenue will be closed to traffic between Mavis Street and Bank Street and between Eighth Street and Conroy Road. Local access will be maintained.
  • Periodic lane restrictions will occur on Rosebella Avenue, Kingsdale Avenue and Queensdale Avenue in spring/summer 2017 for the traffic calming installations.

Construction Disruptions

The Contractor will make every effort to minimize disruptions, dust, vibrations and inconvenience but as you can appreciate, some of these things will occur during the course of the work.

For further information about this project, please contact the On-Site Representative below.

On-Site Representative:
Colin Ronan, Site Inspector
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Crescent, Ottawa ON, K2G 6J8

Contractor’s Representative:
Mike Giampaolo
Project Manager
In Depth Construction
137 Willowlea Road, Carp, ON, K0A 1L0
(613) 223-9215

City’s Project Manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Crescent, Ottawa ON, K2G 6J8
613-580-2424, ext. 15247

Project overview

June 2016

Project description

The work includes the following:

Rosebella Ave from Albion Road to Conroy Road

  • Watermain Replacement and road repaving from Mavis Street to Bank Street and from Eighth Street to Conroy Road
  • New Fire Hydrants from Albion Road to Conroy Road
  • New Traffic Calming installations from Albion Road to Bank Street

Kingsdale Street from Albion Street to Bank Street

  • New Traffic Calming installations from Albion Road to Bank Street

Queensdale Street from Albion Street to Bank Street

  • New Traffic Calming installations from Albion Road to Bank Street

Timelines

Watermain construction and fire hydrant installation – Summer/Fall 2016
Repaving and traffic calming – Summer 2017

Budget

Approximately $3.5 million.

For more information

Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
City of Ottawa Project Manager
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 6J8
Tel:  613 580-2424, ext. 15247

Information session – February 17, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Drop in between 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Blossom Park Public School
3810 Sixth Street, Ottawa

Why: The City will be replacing sections of watermain on Rosebella Avenue as well as constructing traffic calming measures on Rosebella Avenue, Kingsdale Avenue and Queensdale Avenue as recommended in the Blossom Park West Area Traffic Management Study.

What: The watermain construction work will require removal and replacement of underground pipes during which time residents will obtain drinking water through a temporary aboveground pipe network.  The traffic calming measures include construction of eight speed humps and a new style of pedestrian crossing on Queensdale Avenue just west of Sawmill Creek.

Where: Watermain construction will occur on Rosebella Avenue from Mavis Street to Bank Street and from Eighth Street to Conroy Road.  The speed humps will be constructed along Rosebella Avenue, Kingsdale Avenue and Queensdale Avenue, all between Albion Road and Bank Street.

When: Construction is scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2016 and end in the late Summer of 2016.

For further information about this project, please contact:

Mario Kotowski, P.Eng.
City of Ottawa Project Manager
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Crescent
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 6J8
Tel:  613 580-2424, ext. 26075

Roxanne Tubb, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Jp2g Consultants Inc
1150 Morrison Drive, Suite 410
Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8S9
Tel : 613-828-7800, ext. 227

Watermain replacement and fire hydrant spacing improvements on Rosebella Avenue

  • The existing 152mm diameter watermain on Rosebella Ave was constructed in 1965 and has experienced a high break rate at certain locations.
  • Two segments of the watermain will be replaced from Bank St. to Mavis St. and from Conroy Rd. to Eighth St. The work will include replacing water services up to the City property line.
  • During construction the existing watermain system will be disconnected; however,  water will be provided to residents through a system of temporary above ground hoses.
  • Subsequent to the watermain replacement the roadwidth will be resurfaced with new asphalt and any damaged landscaping and driveways will be reinstated.
  • As part of the watermain works 11 fire hydrants will be added on Rosebella Ave between Albion Road and Conroy Road.

Traffic calming measures on Rosebella Avenue, Kingsdale Avenue and Queensdale Avenue

  • Extensive planning for the project was undertaken as part of the  BLOSSOM PARK WEST AREA TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT (ATM) STUDY.
  • The ATM study outlined several traffic calming options consisting of speed humps, speed tables and potential road narrowing's on  Queensdale Ave,  Rosebella Ave  and Kindsdale Ave all between Albion Road & Bank Street.
  • The public consultation process for the ATM study included two public open houses held on June 3, 2015 and October 29, 2015.
  • The ATM study recommendations that will be constructed in 2016 include:
    • Three speed humps on Rosebella Ave and on Kingsdale Ave;
    • Three speed tables on Queensdale Ave. Speed tables are midblock traffic calming devices similar to speed humps however the flat surface (table) is better suited to accommodating busses crossing the elevated surface.
    • Road markings, parking restrictions, and signage at  Sawmill Creek Path crossings.
  • Construction of the traffic calming measures will be undertaken in tandem with the Rosebella Ave watermain construction beginning in Spring of 2016 and ending in the Fall of 2016.

Pedestrian crossover (PXO) on Queensdale Avenue

  • Bill 31 recently passed by the Ontario Legislature identified changes to the Highway Traffic Act and regulations governing Pedestrian Crossing Treatments. 
  • The province has introduced four types (Type A, B, C & D) of Pedestrian Crossovers (PXO) which are selected based on specific warrants including traffic volumes, pedestrian volumes, number of lanes, speed limit and sightlines. 
  • The speed table proposed on Queensdale Ave just east of Sawmill Creek is a candidate location for a Type D PXO
  • The Queensdale PXO provides a controlled pedestrian crossing between the Sawmill  Creek path on the north side of Queensdale Ave and the sidewalk located on the south side. 
  • The Type D PXO features street lighting improvements at the crossing, numerous regulatory and warning signs as well as pavement markings warning motorists of the crossing.
  • The City will be constructing numerous PXO’s over the next three years in conjunction with an extensive educational program (starting in the Spring of 2016) aimed at addressing safety and road user awareness of the new crossings.

Where do we go from here?

Construction is scheduled to start in early Spring of 2016 and end in the Fall of 2016. Asphalt resurfacing on Rosebella Ave will be completed in Spring of 2017.

A notice will be send out to residents two to three weeks prior to construction outlining the project timelines, contractor and project manager contact information and other general information.