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Brian Coburn Boulevard Extension, Navan Road to Mer Bleue Road

Project Status: 
Underway

Construction notice - March 2017

In March 2016, the City of Ottawa commenced construction of Brian Coburn Blvd between Mer Bleue Road and Navan Road. This year, construction will take place on Navan Road at the proposed new roundabout location.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Robert Excavating, to complete the work.

Why: To construct a new 2.5km long road.

What: The construction work will consist of a new two lane roadway with a proposed roundabout at Navan Road.

When: This work began in March 2016 and is scheduled for completion in the Fall 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 usual construction hours will be weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  This will be modified as needed, for example if weather affects the schedule, or if conditions change.

Where: Construction will take place along Navan Road in the immediately vicinity of future Brian Coburn intersection.

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.

Safety

During construction, it is our priority to ensure the safety of the public, but we need your co-operation to make it safer for everyone.  Please stay clear of all construction equipment and open excavations.  If applicable, please tell your children about the dangers of playing near a construction area.

Traffic

Access to private properties and businesses on Navan Road will be maintained throughout the construction period. A local detour will be put in place at the future Brian Coburn intersection to allow for the construction of the roundabout at that location.

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

The Contractor 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 work, such as delays when travelling through the construction zone, noise and dust.  You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations.  Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems.

Pre-construction survey

Robert Excavating is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed.  Robert Excavating 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.

Property damage

As part of the contract, 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 City’s on-site Inspector.  This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

Contact information

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City’s project manager:
Joe Mojsej, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic
Development Department
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 16203
Cell: 613-222-9233

City’s on-site construction inspector:
Paul Jakowec
Robinson Consultants
Cell: 613-809-5623

Contractor’s representative:
Gary Beisheim
Robert Excavating Inc.
Tel: 613-443-2311
Fax: 613-443-1304

Project update - December 2016

Overall construction schedule

  • Work commenced on site in March 2016.
  • Work expected to be substantially completed (roadway ready for use) by Fall 2017.
  • Final completion by end of June 2018.

Key plan

Key plan showing the limits of the Brian Coburn Boulevard extension, from Navan Road to Mer Bleue Road, with proposed roundabouts at the intersection of Navan Road, the future Belcourt Boulevard and Mer Bleue Road.

Work completed

  • Mer Bleue Road to Fern Casey Street – Our contractor has completed this section of Brian Coburn Blvd. However, in order to open this first section of Brian Coburn to the public, we are waiting for the local land developer to complete their work on Fern Casey Drive (between Brian Coburn Blvd and Renaud Road).
  • Fern Casey and Page Road - Our contractor has completed the installation of placement of the roadway sub base granular material, they have installed the street lighting system and the new multi-use pathway. They have completed the installation of the retaining wall at the stormwater pond and all of the storm sewers within this section of the project. No further works are scheduled to be performed on this section until Spring 2017.
  • Page Road to Navan Road – Our contractor has removed trees along Navan Road and is preparing for the demolition of three existing residential buildings that were purchased for this new roadway corridor.
  • Page Road – Contractor has completed the installation of the multi-use pathway and has commenced the construction of the cul-de-sac south of Brian Coburn Blvd.

What to expect over the next month

  • Our contractor will demolish three (3) existing residences on Navan Road.

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the following:

Joe Mojsej, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel.:  613-580-2424 ext. 16203
Fax:  613-560-6064

Project Overview

Updated October 2015.

Project description

The City of Ottawa has completed the detail design assignment for the extension of Brian Coburn Boulevard, from Navan Road to Mer Bleue Road, as recommended in the City’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP) (2013).

An Environmental Assessment (EA) for this project was previously completed in October 1999.

Tender is anticipated for late 2015, with construction to commence in early 2016.

The proposed works include:

  • Roadway – 2-lane, urban, cross section, with a multi-use pathway on the south side.
  • Crossing of the existing Stormwater Management Pond, east of Page Road, including the construction of a 3.0m diameter culvert and retaining wall structure.
  • Construction of new storm sewers throughout the project limits.
  • Roundabouts at Navan Road, Belcourt Boulevard, and connection to the Mer Bleue Road roundabout (currently under construction).
  • Closure of Page Road at Brian Coburn Boulevard.
  • Pedestrian activated signals at Page Road to provide pedestrian crossing across Brian Coburn Boulevard.
  • Landscaping throughout the project limits.
  • LED corridor lighting.

Utility relocations are required by:

  • Bell
  • Rogers
  • Enbridge

Overall plan

Key plan showing the limits of the Brian Coburn Boulevard extension, from Navan Road to Mer Bleue Road, with proposed roundabouts at the intersection of Navan Road, the future Belcourt Boulevard and Mer Bleue Road.

Cross-section [ PDF - 1.50 MB ]

Project metrics

Length of new two (2) lanes – 2.5 kilometres
Storm sewer lengths:  Sewer – 2,500 metres
Granulars – 75,000 tonnes
Asphalt – 10,000 tonnes
Street lights & poles – 50 units
Signalized pedestrian crossing – 2

Construction schedule

  • Work expected to commence on site in early 2016.
  • Work expected to be substantially completed (roadway ready for use) by December 2017.
  • Final completion by end of June 2018.

What to expect during construction

Most works occur within existing open space.

Disruptions at Navan Road and Mer Bleue Road may be experienced to facilitate construction; however, traffic staging will be required to maintain operations of the intersections.

Page Road will be closed at Brian Coburn, subject to the scheduling of the works.

Access to all properties is to be maintained; however, minor disruptions for concrete placement and curing may be required. Notification will be provided to affected property owners.

Hard surfaces are to be maintained for pedestrian access.

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the following:

Joe Mojsej, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel.:  (613) 580-2424 ext 16203
Fax:  (613) 560-6064

Construction notice – March 2016

Beginning in March 2016, the City of Ottawa will commence construction of Brian Coburn Blvd between Mer Bleue Road and Navan Road.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Robert Excavating, to complete the work.

Why: To construct a new 2.5km long road.

What: The construction work will consist of the installation of new storm sewers, a new multi-use pathway along the south side of the corridor, two vehicular lanes, one (1) on-street bicycle lane, street lighting, two (2) signalized pedestrian crossings and landscaping. As part of this new road construction project, Page Road will be terminated with cul-de-sacs on both sides of new Brian Coburn Blvd

When: This work is planned to begin in March 2016 and is scheduled for completion in the Fall 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 usual construction hours will be weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  This will be modified as needed, for example if weather affects the schedule, or if conditions change.

Where: Construction will take place along this established corridor and will include new roundabouts at the Navan Road intersection and at the future Belcourt Blvd intersection

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.

Safety

During construction, it is our priority to ensure the safety of the public, but we need your co-operation to make it safer for everyone.  Please stay clear of all construction equipment and open excavations.  If applicable, please tell your children about the dangers of playing near a construction area.

Traffic

Access to private properties and businesses on Navan Road, Page Road and Mer Bleue Road will be maintained throughout the construction period. Page Road will be permanently closed at Brian Coburn as part of this construction project – notice to the public will be provided prior to the permanent road closure taking place.

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

The Contractor 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 work, such as delays when travelling through the construction zone, noise and dust.  You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations.  Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems.

Pre-construction survey

Robert Excavating is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed.  Robert Excavating 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.

Property damage

As part of the contract, 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 City’s on-site Inspector.  This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

Contact information

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City’s Project Manager:
Joe Mojsej, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel: (613) 580-2424, ext. 16203
Cell: (613) 222-9233

City’s On-Site Construction Inspector:
Paul Jakowec
Robinson Consultants
Cell: (613) 809-5623

Contractor’s Representative:
Gary Beisheim
Robert Excavating Inc.
Tel: (613) 443-2311
Fax: (613) 443-1304

Public information session – 23 March 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
7 to 9 pm
Orléans Public Library
1705 Orléans Blvd., Ottawa ON

The City of Ottawa invites you to an information session for this construction project that is scheduled to begin this spring with final completion in 2017.  Design drawings will be on display for your review.  Staff will also be on hand to provide information and receive comments.

Why: This purpose of this project is to construct a new 2 lane road between Mer Bleue Road and Navan Road.

What: The construction work will consist of the installation of new storm sewers, a new multi-use pathway along the south side of the corridor, two vehicular lanes, one (1) on-street bicycle lane, street lighting, two (2) signalized pedestrian crossings and landscaping. As part of this new road construction project, Page Road will be terminated with cul-de-sacs on both sides of new Brian Coburn Blvd.

When: This work is planned to begin in March 2016 and is scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2017.

Where: Construction will take place along this established road corridor and will include new roundabouts at the Navan Road intersection and at the future Belcourt Blvd. intersection.

City staff and the project consultant will be on hand to discuss the project and respond to questions.

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

If you are not available to attend the meeting or would like additional information, please direct your comments to the City of Ottawa Project Manager listed below.

Joe Mojsej, P.Eng,
Senior Engineer
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Crescent
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: (613) 580-2424, x16203