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St. Joseph Boulevard watermain

Construction and temporary road closure notice (May 2017)

St. Joseph Boulevard watermain repair including curb and sidewalk replacement
St. Jean Street to Place d’Orléans Drive
Contract no. ISD16-3017

Beginning June 5, 2017, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being completed to improve water quality and security of service in Orléans. Also, the City will remove and replace the existing curb and sidewalk on the south side of St. Joseph Boulevard.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Ottawa Greenbelt Construction, to complete the work.

Why: The purpose of this work is to improve the reliability of the Water Distribution System. The renewal work will involve replacing the existing watermain in St. Joseph Boulevard between St. Pierre Street and Place d’Orléans Drive.

What: The existing 610mm diameter watermain will be removed and replaced with a new watermain, which will improve reliability to the Orléans community. Work will also involve the replacement of the existing concrete curb and sidewalk on the south side of St. Joseph Boulevard between St. Jean Street and Belcourt Boulevard, and between Edgar Brault Street and 70m west of Place d’Orléans Drive.

When: The work is tentatively planned to begin the week of June 5, 2017. Completion is anticipated by October 31, 2017. Typical hours of work will be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and there may be a need for the contractor to work between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Where: St. Joseph Boulevard watermain replacement on the north side (from west of St. Pierre Street to Place d’Orléans Drive). The total work zone will be approximately 220m in length. During the construction period, two-way traffic will be conveyed to the existing south side (eastbound) lanes with one lane in each direction.

St. Joseph Boulevard concrete curb and sidewalk replacement, south side (from St. Jean Street to Belcourt Boulevard and from Edgar Brault Street to 70m west of Place d’Orléans Drive).

Every effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts in your community.

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 on-site inspector or the contractor’s representative.

Traffic

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

  • During watermain construction, St. Joseph Boulevard will be closed to traffic in the westbound lanes. Westbound traffic will be transferred to the south (eastbound) side. Two-way traffic will be maintained on the south side of St. Joseph Boulevard with one lane of traffic in each direction. The contractor will maintain the sidewalk on the north side of St. Joseph Boulevard.
  • During sidewalk construction, St. Joseph Boulevard will be closed to traffic in the eastbound lanes. Eastbound traffic will be transferred to the north (westbound) side. Two-way traffic will be maintained on the north side of St. Joseph Boulevard with one lane in each direction.

Construction disruptions

The contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete by the end of October 2017. They will take every precaution 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 operation 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 for your patience and co-operation.

Impact on the right-of-way and adjacent private properties

The sidewalk installation 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 after construction is completed, at no cost to you. However, if you have plants or any other assets located within 1 meter from the back of the existing sidewalk that you want to preserve, we suggest that you may care to move the plants in preparation for the construction work.

You may feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of the heavy equipment needed to complete this work.  This is quite common and not usually a problem.

Pre-construction survey

The Contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed.

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, as contractors typically conduct pre-construction inspections to document existing conditions for their own purposes. It is to your benefit to allow the inspection to be conducted on your property, as it may assist with establishing the impact, if any, that construction has had at your property after work is complete.  In addition, you may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions on your property.  Your survey should include photographs.

Contact information

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

City’s project manager:
Todd Penfound, Consultant
City of Ottawa
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design and Construction Branch 1
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa ON  K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 22021
Cell: 613-277-3273

On-site inspector:
Chris Craig
Construction Technician
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design and Construction Branch 1
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa ON  K2G 6J8
Cell: 613-298-0265

Contractor’s representative:
Darrin Alberty, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Ottawa Greenbelt Construction
5151 Albion Road South, Ottawa ON  K1X 0A5
Tel: 613-822-1064

Consultant contract administrator:
Jeremy Kearns, P.Eng.
Robinson Consultants Inc.
350 Palladium Drive
Ottawa ON  K2V 1A8
Tel: 613-592-6060, ext.137
Cell: 613-355-8275

Public information session (8 March 2017)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
5 to 7 pm
Paroisse St-Joseph d’Orléans
St-Jean-Baptiste Room
2757 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orléans

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a Public Information Session to discuss a watermain construction project planned in your neighbourhood.

Why: The City will be replacing sections of watermain on St. Joseph Boulevard as well as replacement of concrete curb and sidewalk on the south side St. Joseph Boulevard between St. Jean Street and Belcourt Blvd. and between Edgar Brault Street and 70m west of Place d’Orléans Drive.

What: The watermain construction work will require removal and replacement of underground pipes. There will be minimal disruption to existing water services to residents living north and south of St. Joseph Boulevard. The concrete curb and sidewalk replacement will be constructed along the south side of St. Joseph Boulevard with minor driveway closures to entrances.

Where: Watermain construction will occur on St. Joseph Boulevard from St. Pierre Street to Place d’Orléans Drive. The curb and sidewalk replacement will occur on the south side St. Joseph Boulevard between St. Jean Street and Belcourt Blvd. and between Edgar Brault Street and 70m west of Place d’Orléans Drive.

When: Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017 and end in the late fall of 2017.

At the Public Information Session, residents are able to drop in during the hours noted above and review the construction plans for the entire project. Representatives from the City and the design consultant will be available to discuss the project and to answer your questions.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.

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

Todd Penfound, C.E.T. (Consultant)
Project Manager
City of Ottawa
Infrastructure Services
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, Ontario  K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 22021

Pat LeBlanc, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Robinson Consultants Inc.
350 Palladium Drive
Ottawa, Ontario  K2V 1A8
Tel: 613-592-6060, ext. 144

Project Overview

June 2016

Project description

The City of Ottawa engaged Robinson Consultants Inc. to prepare the design and construction documents for the renewal of the 610mm watermain in the north side of St. Joseph Boulevard from St. Jean Street to Champlain Street. The purpose of this work is to improve the reliability of the Water Distribution System. The renewal work will include the replacement of a section of watermain in St. Joseph Boulevard between St. Jean Street and Belcourt Boulevard. The replacement of all sections of watermain in St. Joseph Boulevard between St. Pierre Street and Maisonneuve Street. The replacement of a section of watermain in St. Joseph Boulevard between Place D’Orléans Drive and Champlain Street.

Robinson Consultants Inc. were also engaged to prepare the design and construction documents for the replacement of the existing concrete curb and sidewalk on the south side of St. Joseph Boulevard from St. Jean Street to Belcourt Boulevard and Edgar Brault Street to 70m west of Place D’Orléans Drive.

Estimated timelines

Design – June 2016 to November 2016
Construction start – June/September 2017
Construction substantial completion – September 2017

Budget - $2,228,000

Water - $2,048,000
Road (Sidewalk) - $180,000

For more information

Todd Penfound, Consultant
City of Ottawa
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design & Construction – Branch 1
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 22021
Fax: 613-560-6064

Geotechnical investigation notice (July 2016)

St. Joseph Boulevard watermain repairs including sidewalk replacement (south side)

In late July 2016, the City of Ottawa will begin geotechnical and environmental investigation work related to the proposed St. Joseph Boulevard watermain repair construction project from St. Jean Street to Champlain Street (in the eastbound lane).

Who: The City of Ottawa engaged Robinson Consultants Inc. to prepare the design and construction documents for the renewal of the 610mm watermain in the north side of St. Joseph Boulevard from St. Jean Street to Champlain Street.

Robinson Consultants Inc. were also engaged to prepare the design and construction documents for the replacement of the existing concrete curb and sidewalk on the south side of St. Joseph Boulevard from St. Jean Street to Belcourt Boulevard and Edgar Brault Street to 70m west of Place D’Orléans Drive.

Why: The purpose of this work is to improve the reliability of the Water Distribution System. The renewal work will include the replacement of a section of watermain in St. Joseph Boulevard between St. Jean Street and Belcourt Boulevard.

What: Work will involve the replacement of all sections of watermain in St. Joseph Boulevard between St. Pierre Street and Maisonneuve Street, including the replacement of a section of watermain in St. Joseph Boulevard between Place D’Orléans Drive and Champlain Street.

When: As part of the geotechnical/environmental investigation work associated with this project, a geotechnical consultant (Houle Chevrier Engineering) will be completing field work on St. Joseph Boulevard eastbound lanes starting July 28th, 2016 with anticipated completion date July 29th, 2016.  Typical hours of work will be from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 pm. The work entails advancing boreholes within the City’s road allowance to ascertain subsurface conditions. The proposed work plan includes drilling a total of three (3) boreholes (one borehole at St. Pierre Street, one at Edgar Brault Street and one just east of Maisonneuve Street).

Before commencing the work, the drilling contractor will need to obtain utility locates and apply for a road cut permit from the City. No detours are to be implemented since work for each borehole is of short duration and one travel lane will be maintained at all time at the drilling site.

The Contractor is obligated to provide 24 hour notification of temporary loss of access/egress from any entrance way.

Where: St. Joseph Boulevard from St. Jean Street to Champlain Street (in the eastbound lane).

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodations, please contact the undersigned.

We appreciate your cooperation during this work, and thank you for your patience.  For further information about this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager.

City of Ottawa, Project Manager
Todd Penfound, (Consultant)
Design and Construction Municipal East
100 Constellation Crescent
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: (613) 580-2424, x22021
Cell: (613) 277-3273

Robinson Consultants Inc., Project Manager
Pat LeBlanc, P.Eng.
Tel: (613) 592-6060, x144
Cell: (613) 410-2906