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Lyon Street and McLeod Street Rehabilitation

Overview

Project description

Lyon Street and McLeod Street are slated for reconstruction in 2016.  The driving need for this project is to upgrade the existing combined sewers, and to replace ageing infrastructure.  The limits of construction are on Lyon Street from Florence Street to McLeod Street and on McLeod Street from Lyon Street to Kent Street.

Work will comprise of the rehabilitation of the combined sewers and the watermains, including all services.  Full road and sidewalk rehabilitation will also be included as part of this project.

Timelines

Design completion:                 January 2016
Construction Start:                 Spring 2016
Construction Completion:        Spring 2017

Budget

Design and construction: $4.58 M

For more information

Patrick Chamney, 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. 28929
Fax: 613-580-2587

Road closure extension notice – October 2016

The City of Ottawa has approved an extension to the temporary road closure of Lyon Street, between Florence Street and Gladstone Avenue, to complete all final reinstatement work.

Who: The Contractor, Robert Excavating, is responsible for the road closure.

Why: The road closure extension is required to complete all final road reinstatement.

What: The intersection of Lyon Street and Florence Street will be closed to vehicular and bicycle traffic. During this time, Lyon Street (between James Street and Gladstone Avenue) and Florence Street (between Kent Street and Bay Street) will also be closed, with access provided to local residents only.

When: The road closure extension is scheduled to be in-place until Thursday, November 10. The roadways will be re-opened to traffic as soon as the Contractor has completed the work.

Where: Intersection of Lyon Street and Florence Street. Lyon Street (between James Street and Gladstone Avenue) and Florence Street (between Kent Street and Bay Street).

Detours

Signed detours for vehicles and bicyclists will be in place during the duration of the intersection closure. A safe and accessible path of travel for all pedestrians will be maintained through and/or around the construction site. In addition to following the signed detours, bicyclists will be able to dismount and cross the intersection at the designated pedestrian crossings.

On-street parking

During construction, on-street parking will be restricted on Lyon Street and Florence Street within the vicinity of the construction area. The Contractor is required to ensure that homeowners have access to their properties. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be issued by the On-Site Inspector to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of your residence.

Weekend work

It is anticipated that weekend work may be required by the Contractor to maintain the construction schedule. Construction activities may begin after 7 a.m. on Saturdays, and after 9 a.m. on Sundays.

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.

Contact information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager. For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1.

City’s project manager:
Patrick Chamney, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction Municipal West
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Office: 613-580-2424 ext. 28929

Contractor’s representative:
Frank Merkley
Project Manager
Robert Excavating
Tel: 613-220-4670

On-site inspector:
Alan Trafford
Site Inspector
Design and Construction Municipal West
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Cell: 613-769-8775

Road Closure Notice - Lyon Street and Gladstone Avenue Intersection - 2 August 2016

As you may be aware, construction work for installation of new sewers and watermains on Lyon and McLeod streets is now underway.  In order to facilitate the construction, the City of Ottawa has approved a temporary road closure of the intersection of Lyon Street and Gladstone Avenue.

Who:  The Contractor, Robert Excavating, is responsible for the road closure.

Why: The road closure is required due to the size of the structures, the alignment of the sewers and watermains, the requirements for the Contractor’s equipment, protection of existing utilities, and for safety of the workers and public.

What: The intersection of Lyon Street and Gladstone Avenue will be closed to vehicular and bicycle traffic.  During this time, Lyon Street (between Somerset Street West and McLeod Street) and Gladstone Avenue (between Kent Street and Bay Street) will also be closed, with access provided to local residents only. 

 When: The road closures are scheduled to be in-place from Tuesday, August 2, 2016 to Tuesday, August 16, 2016 for a period of two (2) weeks.  The roadways will be re-opened to traffic as soon as the Contractor has completed the work.

Where:  Intersection of Lyon Street and Gladstone Avenue.  Lyon Street (between Somerset Street West and McLeod Street) and Gladstone Avenue (between Kent Street and Bay Street)

Detour Map [ PDF - 317 KB ]

Detours 

Signed detours for vehicles and bicyclists will be in place during the duration of the intersection closure.   A safe and accessible path of travel for all pedestrians will be maintained through and/or around the construction site.In addition to following the signed detours, bicyclists will be able to dismount and cross the intersection at the designated pedestrian crossings. 

OC Transpo Service 

OC Transpo service will be maintained during construction, however, the OC Transpo No. 14 bus route will be detoured during the duration of the intersection closure.  Please see attached figure for the proposed OC Transpo detour route.    

On-Street Parking 

During construction, on-street parking will be restricted on Lyon Street and Gladstone Avenue within the vicinity of the construction area. The Contractor is required to ensure that homeowners have access to their properties.  In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be issued by the On-Site Inspector to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of your residence.

Contact Information 

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager.  For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1. 

City’s Project Manager 
Patrick Chamney, P.Eng.   
Senior Project Manager     
Design & Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel: 613 580-2424, Ext. 28929

Contractor’s Representative
Frank Merkley
Project Manager
Robert Excavating
Tel: 613 220-4670

On-Site Inspector
Alan Trafford
Site Inspector
Design & Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Cell: 613 769-8775

 

Road closure notice - June 2016

Construction work for installation of new sewers and watermains on Lyon and McLeod streets is now underway.  In order to facilitate the construction, the City of Ottawa has approved a road closure of the intersection of Lyon Street and McLeod Street.

Who:The Contractor, Robert Excavating, is responsible for the road closure.

Why: The road closure is required due to the size of the structures, the alignment of the sewers and watermains, the requirements for the Contractor’s equipment, protection of existing utilities and worker and public safety.

What: The intersection of Lyon Street and McLeod Street will be closed to vehicular traffic.  During this time, Lyon Street (between Gladstone Avenue and Flora Street) and McLeod Street (between Kent Street and Bay Street) will also be closed, with access provided to local residents only.  While the roads are closed, Lyon Street and McLeod streets will be converted to “two-way traffic” as to permit residents to get to and from their properties.

When: The road closures are scheduled to be in-place from Monday, June 13, 2016 to Fall 2016.  The roadways will be re-opened to traffic as soon as the Contractor has completed the work.

Where: Intersection of Lyon Street and McLeod Street.  Lyon Street (between Gladstone Avenue and Flora Street) and McLeod Street (between Kent Street and Bay Street)     

On-Street Parking 

During construction, on-street parking will be prohibited on Lyon Street and McLeod Street. The Contractor is required to ensure that homeowners have access to their properties.  In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be issued by the On-Site Inspector to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of your residence. 

Contact Information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager.  For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1. 

City’s Project Manager 
Patrick Chamney, P.Eng. 
Senior Project Manager
Design & Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel: 613 580-2424, Ext. 28929

Contractor’s Representative
Frank Merkley
Project Manager
Robert Excavating
Tel:  613-220-46710

On-Site Inspector
Alan Trafford
Site Inspector
Design & Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Cell: 613 769-8775

 

Construction Notice - May 2016

Beginning at the end of May 2016, the City of Ottawa will begin 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, Robert Excavating, to complete the work.

Why: The Contractor and the City of Ottawa will be completing the integrated reconstruction project in an effort to renew the infrastructure in your neighbourhood and enhance the functionality of the street.

What: Work will involve the reconstruction of the watermain and combined sewers including a large diameter combined sewer on McLeod Street that will tie into the future Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST). As part of the coordinated work, full road reconstruction is proposed.  Concrete curbs and 1.8m wide concrete sidewalks will be installed throughout the project limits.

When: This work is tentatively planned to begin by the end of May 2016 and will continue until December 2016. After winter shut down the final lift asphalt and final landscaping will be completed in spring 2017.

Where: Full road reconstruction and installation of combined sewers and watermains along Lyon Street (between Florence Street and McLeod Street) and McLeod Street (between Lyon Street and Kent Street).

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 On-Site Inspector or the Contractor’s Representative.

On-Street Parking & Traffic 

Full road closures of the roadways will be occurring at various times for work along Lyon Street and McLeod Street including the intersection of Lyon and McLeod. As a result of the closures temporary street conversions will be made to convert existing one-way streets with on street parking into two-way streets during construction. Detours for vehicular and cycling traffic will be in place during the road closures. 

The Contractor is required to ensure that homeowners have access to their properties. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be issued by the On-Site Inspector to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of your residence. 

Noise and Hours of Work 

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7am and 10pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7am and 10pm while Sunday and Statutory holiday work is allowed between 9am and 10pm. The contractor has advised the City that usual construction hours will be 7am to 6pm. 

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

Reconstruction within the City’s right-of-way 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 the City’s right-of-way that you wish to preserve, we suggest that you may want 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 

Robert Excavating 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; construction has had on 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.  

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 property 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 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. 

Lawn Irrigation Systems 

If you own a subsurface lawn irrigation system, please notify the City’s Project Manager identified below. 

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 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. 

Contact Information 

As part of this contract, the Contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete as well as 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 City’s on-site Representative. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations. Should you have any inquiries once work commences, please do not hesitate to contact: 

City’s Project Manager:
Patrick Chamney, P.Eng.
Project Manager     
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 5J9
Tel: 613 580-2424, Ext. 28929    
Fax: 613-580-2587

On-Site Inspector
Al Trafford
Site Inspector
Design and Construction Municipal Wes
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 5J9
Tel: 613-769-8775

Contractor’s Representative
Frank Merkley
Project Manager
Robert Excavating
1482 St-Jacques Street
Embrun, ON K0A 1W0
Tel: 613 220-4670

Boards from Public Information Session on 23 November 2015

Welcome

The City of Ottawa has initiated the design assignment for the integrated sewer and watermain rehabilitation of Lyon Street (Florence to McLeod) and McLeod Street (Lyon to Kent).

Design commenced in the spring of 2015.

The design will be completed by early 2016 and the tender process will immediately follow.

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

Proposed Schedule

  • Tender Period: March 2016
  • Construction Commence: May 2016
  • Winter Shut Down: December 2016
  • Final Lift Asphalt: Spring 2017 

Project Overview

The proposed works include:

Lyon Steet (Florence to McLeod):

  • Full road reconstruction;
  • 2-lane roadway with a 1.5m dedicated cycling lane;
  • The existing 1.5m monolithic concrete curb and sidewalk and 1.5m asphalt sidewalk with barrier curb will be upgraded to 1.8m monolithic concrete facilities;
  • Combined sewer and watermain reconstruction (full length);
  • A new watermain is proposed for Lyon St (Florence to Gladstone) where there currently is no watermain;
  • The existing watermain on Lyon St (Gladstone to McLeod) will be reconstructed.

McLeod Street (Lyon to Kent):

  • Full road reconstruction;
  • 1-lane roadway with a dedicated parking lane;
  • The existing 1.5m monolithic curb and sidewalk will be upgraded to 1.8m wide monolithic concrete facilities.
  • Existing sanitary and storm sewers are to be replaced with combined sewers (full length);
  • Watermain reconstruction (full length);
  • Temporary reinstatement at Kent Street with the final reinstatement being coordinated with future works

Geometry and General Layout Plan for Lyon St [ PDF - 424 KB ]

Geometry and General Layout Plan for McLeod St [ PDF - 438 KB ]

Typical Cross Section [ PDF - 225 KB ]

Aerial Photo [ PDF - 2,575 KB ]

Construction Staging

  • Road closures with local access will be required throughout construction
  • The Contractor will be required to stage their operations to maintain access and provide appropriate detours
  • At times, conversion of existing one way streets to temporary two way streets will be necessary.
  • All detour routes will be signed and advance notice of road/ intersection closures, along with the associated detours, will be provided

Thank You!

Thank you for your attendance. We encourage you to provide your comments 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 December 3rd, 2015. 

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

Notice of Public Information Session on 23 November 2015

You’re invited:

Monday, November 23rd, 2015
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
McNabb Community Centre
180 Percy Street
Preschool Room

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

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, Catherine McKenney, will be available to discuss the project and to answer your questions. 

What: This new infrastructure is being constructed to alleviate historical flooding concerns in your neighborhood and to replace aging infrastructure.  

When:          The City is planning to start construction work in the spring of 2016. 

Where:        

      • Lyon Street from Florence to McLeod
      • McLeod Street from Lyon to Kent

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

Patrick Chamney, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department 
100 Constellation Drive
Tel: 613 580-2424, Ext. 28929
Fax: 613 580-2587 

Kelly Lalonde, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Robinson Consultants Inc.,
350 Palladium Dr
Kanata, ON K2V 1A8
Tel:  613-592-6060 Ext 141 

Comments shall be accepted until Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015.