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Spencer Street Rehabilitation

Overview - Spencer Street

Updated May 2017.

Project description

Spencer Street is slated for rehabilitation in the 2016 construction season from Holland Avenue to Western Avenue.  The driving need for this project is the renewal of aging infrastructure, specifically the watermain and sanitary sewers.  This project will also see the full reconstruction of the roadway, completed with new curbs and sidewalks.

The final roadway alignment for Spencer Street will no longer include painted bike lanes. On-street parking will remain on both sides of Spencer Street.

Final roadway alignment [ PDF - 6.30 MB ]

Timelines

Design completion:  April 2016
Construction Start: June 2016
Construction Completion: June 2017

Budget

Design and Construction: $3.59 M

For more information

Tara Blasioli, P. Eng.
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. 23970
Fax: 613-580-2587

Construction notice – March 2017

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

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.

Construction disruptions

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.

Contact information

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

Contractor’s representative:
Simon Plourde, P.Eng.
Ottawa Greenbelt Construction
Tel: 613-822-1064

Contract administrator:
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:
Ted Hunter
Senior Construction Inspector
Design and Construction – Branch 2
Tel: 613-769-2487

Construction notice - May 2016

Beginning in late May 2016, the City of Ottawa (City) will begin construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to rehabilitate the roadway, sewers and watermain in your community.

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

Why: This work is needed to replace ageing infrastructure in your community.    

What: The work will involve the rehabilitation of the roadway, sewers and watermain in your community. It will also include traffic calming features, such as bulb-outs and raised intersections.  Painted cycling lanes will also be included as part of this project.  

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 late May and is expected to last until December 2016.  The final lift of asphalt and the final landscaping work will be completed in the spring of 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 Blastek, 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 Limited at 613-822-1064. 

Fire Supply Interruption

During construction, water will be supplied to buildings by temporary waterlines. Municipal fire suppression will continue during this temporary period. Please note that private/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 in order to determine the extent of any impact. For information on minimizing your fire risk, please contact the City’s Fire Services at (613) 580-2424 ext 15372. 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 Inspector, or please call the City at 3-1-1.

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 undersigned. 

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

The road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 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. 

Water and Sewer Lateral Replacement 

As part of the work, the watermain and sanitary sewer laterals will be replaced to the property line, within the City’s right-of-way.

On-Street Parking & 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.

Construction Disruptions

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.

Contact Information

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

Contractor’s Representative: 
Simon Plourde, P.Eng.
Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Limited
(613) 822-1064                                                                                       

Contract Administrator:
Jason Bettez, P.Eng.
J.L. Richards and Associates
(613) 728-3572 Ext 1249 

City’s On-Site Inspector:
Ziad Makdessi, P.Eng.
Senior Construction Inpsector
J.L. Richards and Associates
(613) 227-9422 

City’s Project Manager:
Tara Blasioli, P.Eng. 
Senior Project Manager
Construction Services Division – West
(613) 580-2424 Ext 23970

Public Information Session Boards - 9 March 2016

Welcome

Welcome to the Public Information Session for the Integrated Road, Sewer, and Watermain Renewal Project on Spencer Street.

The purpose of this Public Information Session is to present the preliminary design and to inform residents of the upcoming construction activities.

Please feel free to circulate, review the information presented, discuss issues with the City and the design engineers and provide your comments.

Schedule

  • The project design is underway and subject to confirmation of the roadway design the project will be tendered so that construction can begin in Spring 2016.
  • Construction will last until late fall with final paving being carried out in Spring 2017.

Project Overview

  • Reconstruction of the existing local sanitary sewer.
  • Reconstruction of the existing watermain.
  • Reconstruction of catch basins, water services and sewer laterals within the road allowance.
  • Full road reconstruction including 2.0 m wide concrete curb and sidewalk along the north side of Spencer Street.
  • Localized road narrowings on Gilchrist Avenue, Ross Avenue, Grange Avenue and Smirle Avenue where they intersect with Spencer Street.

Thank You

Thank you for your attendance. We encourage you to provide your feedback on the upcoming construction by email or in writing using one of the comment sheets provided. Please deposit completed comment sheets in the box provided or mail/fax/email your comments to the address shown on the bottom of the comment sheet by March 18th, 2016.

Notice of Public Information Session - 9 March 2016

You’re invited:
Wednesday, March 9th , 2016
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Hintonburg Community Centre
1064 Wellington Street West
Wellington Room

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a Public Information Session to discuss a construction project planned in your neighborhood on Spencer Street from Western Avenue to Holland Avenue.

Why:  This meeting with allow residents an opportunity to review the design plans for the entire 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 replace ageing infrastructure in your community.  The work will include the replacement of the storm and sanitary sewers and the installation of a new watermain.  This work will also entail the construction of new sidewalks and road rehabilitation. 

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

Where:  The project limits are on Spencer Street from Western Avenue to Holland Avenue.

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

Tara Blasioli, P.Eng. 
Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON   K2G 5J9     
Tel: 613 580-2424 Ext. 23970
Fax: 613 580-2587 

Jason Bettez, P.Eng.
Project Manager
J.L. Richards and Associates
864 Lady Ellen Place
Ottawa, ON K1Z 5M2
Tel:  613-728-3571 Ext 1249
Fax:  613-728-6012

Comments shall be accepted until Wednesday, March 16th, 2016.