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Road closure notice (April 2016)

As you are likely aware, construction is underway for the extension of the West Transitway between Holly Acres Road and Moodie Drive. In order to facilitate the Contractor’s installation of a replacement watermain as part of this project, Corkstown Road will be fully closed for approximately four weeks, beginning on April 20, 2016.

Who: The Contractor, Karson Konstruction, is responsible for the West Transitway Extension project.

Why: The road closure is required to complete a new watermain installation. Due to the location of the existing watermain and the space required for the Contractor’s equipment, the closure of the roadway will ensure that public safety is maintained and existing utilities are protected.

What: Corkstown Road will be fully closed from west of the Abbott Point of Care facility at 185 Corkstown Road to east of Moodie Drive. Local access from east to the Abbott Point of Care facility at 185 Corkstown Road and all residences located west of Crystal Beach Drive along Corkstown Road will be maintained at all times. Signage will be installed at key intersections notifying motorists of the closure and a signed detour route will be provided via Moodie Drive, Crystal Beach Drive and Carling Avenue. A pedestrian and cyclist facility will be maintained at all times through the construction zone along Corkstown Road.

When: The road closure will be in-place from April 20 to approximately May 20, 2016. The roadway will be re-opened to traffic as soon as the Contractor has completed the work.

Where: Corkstown Road will be closed between Abott Point of Care and Moodie Drive.

Detour plan [ PDF – 231 KB ]

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.

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:
Jeffrey Waara, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Infrastructure Services Department
Design and Construction – Municipal (East)
Tel: 613 580-2424, ext. 27805

Contractor’s representative:
Robert Scott
Karson Konstruction
Tel: 613-839-2816
Cell: 613-223-3931

On-site inspector:
Nick Richardson
MMM Group Limited
Cell: 613-876-1531

Contract administrator:
Bill Bohne, P.Eng.
MMM Group Limited
Cell: 613-293-3836

Notice of Completion of Environmental Project Report

Statement of Completion for Environmental Assessment [ PDF - 519 KB ]

Map - West Transitway Extension - Bayshore Station to Moodie Drive

The Project

The City of Ottawa has completed an Environmental Project Report in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08 for the West Transitway Extension between Bayshore Station and Moodie Drive.

The City of Ottawa is proposing to extend the City’s bus rapid transit network (Transitway) from Bayshore Station to west of Moodie Drive. The proposed transit facility will include a fully grade-separated exclusive bus rapid transit corridor and a new station just east of Moodie Drive. The project will improve transit service reliability between downtown and the west urban community by removing the requirement to operate transit service in mixed traffic on Highway 417.

The Process

The environmental impact of this transit project was assessed and an Environmental Project Report (EPR) prepared according to the transit project assessment process as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08, Transit Projects and Greater Toronto Transportation Authority Undertakings. The EPR for the West Transitway Extension between Bayshore Station and Moodie Drive will be available for a 30 day public review period starting June 8, 2012 at the following locations:

Ministry of the Environment
Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ottawa District Office
2430 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 1E1
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


City of Ottawa
Ben Franklin Place Client Service Centre
101 Centrepointe Drive
Nepean, ON K2G 0B5
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Ottawa Public Library
Centennial Branch
3870 Old Richmond Road
Ottawa, Ontario K2H 5C4
Hours:
Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fri, 1 – 6 p.m.
Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

There are circumstances where the Minister of the Environment has the authority to require further consideration of the transit project, or impose conditions on it. These include if the Minister is of the opinion that:

  • The transit project may have a negative impact on a matter of provincial importance that relates to the natural environment or has cultural heritage value or interest; or,
  • The transit project may have a negative impact on a constitutionally protected Aboriginal or treaty right.

Before exercising the authority referred to above, the Minister is required to consider any written objections the transit project that he or she may receive within 30 days after the Notice of Completion of the Environmental Project Report is first published.

If you have discussed your issues with the proponent and you object to the project, you can provide a written submission to the Minister of the Environment no later than July 9, 2012 to the address provided below. All submissions must clearly indicate that an objection is being submitted and describe any negative impacts to matters of provincial importance (natural/cultural environment) or Aboriginal rights.

Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch
Ministry of the Environment
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A
Toronto ON M4V 1L5
Attention: Gavin Battarino Project Officer
Phone: 416-314-8001; Toll free: 1-800-461-6290
Fax: 416-314-8452
E-mail: eaabgen.moe@ontario.ca

If not already provided, a copy of the objection will be forwarded to the proponent by the ministry.

For further information on the proposed transit project or if you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact the Project Manager, Jeffrey Waara, at the following coordinates.

Jeffrey Waara, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, City of Ottawa
Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability
Tel: (613) 580-2424 ext. 27805
Email: Jeffrey.Waara@ottawa.ca

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and will be release, if requested, to any person.

FIRST PUBLISHED JUNE 8, 2012

Notice of commencement

The Project

The City of Ottawa is proposing to extend the City’s bus rapid transit network (Transitway) from Bayshore Station to west of Moodie Drive. The proposed transit facility will include a fully grade-separated exclusive bus rapid transit corridor and a new station just east of Moodie Drive. The project will improve transit service reliability between downtown and the west urban community by removing the requirement to operate transit service in mixed traffic on Highway 417.
Study area map

The Process

The environmental impact of this transit project will be assessed according to the transit project assessment process as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08. As part of the transit project assessment process, an Environmental Project Report is being prepared and will be available for public review.

Consultation

Members of the public, agencies and other interested persons are encouraged to participate actively in the transit project assessment process by attending consultation opportunities or contacting staff directly with information, comments or questions.

If you would like to be added to our project mailing list, have project-related questions, or have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact the Project Manager, Jeffrey Waara, at the following coordinates.
Jeffrey Waara, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, City of Ottawa
Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability
Tel: (613) 580-2424 ext. 27805
Email: Jeffrey.Waara@ottawa.ca

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person.