Airport Parkway Widening (Phase 1) – Brookfield Road to Hunt Club Road

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Project overview

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Project description

Ottawa City Council approved the Airport Parkway (Brookfield Road to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport) and Lester Road Widening (Airport Parkway to Bank Street) Environmental Assessment (EA) Study in 2017. The City has now commenced the preliminary and detailed design process for Phase 1 of the overall project. The overall purpose of this project is to undertake public consultations and develop a final design leading to the construction the new roadway.

The EA identified a requirement for the widening of the Airport Parkway and Lester Road along with other corridor modifications. This Phase 1 project includes the northern portion of the overall project. Included is the widening of the Airport Parkway from two to four lanes between Brookfield Road and Hunt Club Road, including the construction of a new southbound off-ramp at Walkley Road and a roundabout intersection. Also included are “complete street” modifications to Walkley Road, between Airport Parkway and McCarthy Road, and a new multi-use pathway along the west side of the Parkway. Rehabilitation of four structures within the project limits is also included: a VIA Rail bridge just south of Brookfield Road, a CN Rail bridge south of Walkley Road, the Walkley Road overpass, and a small diameter culvert just south of Walkley Road. The project limits are shown below.

Project timing

Design: January 2022 to December 2023
Construction start: spring 2027
Construction completion: 2029

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $7.4 million.

Public engagement

An online public information session is expected to be held in the fall of 2022, to present the design drawings to the public. At that time, residents will be able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works. A second public open house will be held as the designs progress.

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 a disability-related accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

COVID-19

The City of Ottawa, in its commitment to protecting people and the community, continues to work closely with the industry and to comply with recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Contact information

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

City Project Manager
Bin Wang, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services
Design and Construction – Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 27595

Online engagement opportunity (November 2022)

The City of Ottawa continues to take precautionary steps to protect members of the public and respect concerns of public safety during these unprecedented times. Therefore, as an alternative to hosting in-person public information sessions, information on this project is being posted to Ottawa.ca for your review and comment. The City remains committed to keeping the public informed of projects occurring in your neighbourhood. 

A virtual public information session is being held on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 6:30 pm by Zoom to provide an update on the overall Airport Parkway Widening (Phase 1) – Brookfield Road to Hunt Club Road project. A second meeting will be held in December to address the changes specific to Walkley Road. Any questions specific to the Walkley Road changes will be addressed at the December 6 meeting.  

Please register if you wish to participate. 

Following the public meeting, the City of Ottawa invites you to review and provide comments on the new documents and illustrations by December 16, 2022. 

Public Open House #1 presentation – Project update (Airport Parkway Widening – Phase 1) [ 5.64 MB ]
Draft Preliminary Design - Airport Parkway Component [ 2.76 MB ] 
Draft preliminary Design - Walkley Road and Roundabout Component [ 1.14 MB ]

Your feedback can be submitted by email or by phone to the contact below. 

What: Ottawa City Council approved the Airport Parkway (Brookfield Road to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport) and Lester Road Widening (Airport Parkway to Bank Street) Environmental Assessment (EA) Study in 2017. The City has now commenced the preliminary and detailed design process for Phase 1 of the overall project. This Phase 1 project includes:

  • Widening of the Airport Parkway from two to four lanes between Brookfield Road and Hunt Club Road
  • A new Airport Parkway southbound off-ramp connecting to Walkley Road with a new roundabout intersection
  • Modifications to Walkley Road* between Airport Parkway and McCarthy Road
  • A new multi-use pathway along the west side of the Airport Parkway
  • Rehabilitation of four structures within the project limits: a VIA Rail bridge just south of Brookfield Road, a CN Rail bridge south of Walkley Road, the Walkley Road overpass, and a small diameter culvert just south of Walkley Road

Why: The project is being undertaken to implement the EA recommendations to widen Airport Parkway including implementation of a roundabout at Walkley Road*. This online engagement opportunity will provide an opportunity for the public to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works.

Where:     

  • Airport Parkway between Brookfield Road and Hunt Club Road 
  • Walkley Road between Airport Parkway and McCarthy Road

When: The current project schedule is as follows:

  • Design is expected to be completed by the end of 2023
  • Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in 2027

Notices will be sent to local residents prior to construction commencement.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the design consulting firm, Parsons Inc, to develop a design for the Airport Parkway Widening (Phase 1) – Brookfield Road to Hunt Club Road.

*Please note that the future modifications to the Walkley Road corridor, both within and outside of the Airport Parkway project limits, will be addressed at a separate virtual public information session in December of this year. 

To submit comments on the project, please contact the City project manager:

Bin Wang, P. Eng., MScE.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal 
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 27595

Walkley Road townhall meeting (December 2022)

Walkley Road townhall meeting – December 6

A meeting focusing on the Walkley Road components of this project and the overall vision for Walkley Road between Riverside Drive and Bank Street will be held on Zoom at 6:30pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.  

Please register if you wish to participate.

The Presentation and a Frequently Asked Questions document will be posted on this webpage by December 6 and remain online for feedback until December 23, 2022.

Walkley Road Presentation [ 7.16 MB ]
Frequently Asked Questions – Walkley Road  [ 116.38 KB ]