Beginning in May 2017, the City of Ottawa (City) will be finalizing the construction work in your neighbourhood. The work that commenced last year was conducted to rehabilitate the roadway, sewers and watermain in your community.
Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Limited, to complete the work.
Why: This work is needed to replace aging infrastructure in your community.
What: All underground work has been completed. The upcoming work will involve finishing the road construction, and finalizing landscaping features. This project will also see the removal of on-street parking on both sides of Spencer Street to facilitate the inclusion of on-street cycle lanes.
Where: The work will be conducted within the City’s right-of-way, on Spencer Street between Western Avenue and Holland Avenue. Every effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts in your community.
When: Construction activities will begin in Spring 2017 and is expected to last six weeks.
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 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.
On-street parking and traffic
To allow the work to be completed in a timely manner, on street parking will 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.
Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Limited is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the work is entirely complete in 2017. 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.
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:
Simon Plourde, P.Eng.
Ottawa Greenbelt Construction
Jason Bettez, P.Eng.
J.L. Richards and Associates
Tel: 613-728-3572 ext. 1249
City’s project manager:
Tara Blasioli, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Design and Construction – Branch 2
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 23970
City’s on-site inspector:
Senior Construction Inspector
Design and Construction – Branch 2