Bank Street – Rideau Road to 1.2km South of Mitch Owens Road Watermain and Road Construction Project

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Project status

Project overview

The City of Ottawa will be proceeding with the replacement of the existing watermain from Rideau Road to Mitch Owens Road. The project also includes improvements to the Rideau Road and Mitch Owen intersections, plus the replacement of the roadway asphalt pavement from Mitch Owens Road to 1.2km south of Mitch Owens Road.

The project limits include:

  • Bank Street, from Rideau Road to 1.2km south of Mitch Owens Road
  • Rideau Road, from 200 west of Bank Street to 300 metres east of Bank Street
  • Mitch Owens Road, from 330 west of Bank Street to 230 metres east of Bank Street
An illustration of streets within the project limits for this Bank Street – Rideau Road to 1.2km South of Mitch Owens Road Watermain and Road Construction Project

Project timing

Design: completed
Construction: tentatively scheduled to start in May/June 2021, continuing in 2022

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $17,600,000


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.


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

For any emergency outside normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1.
For general project information, please contact the City’s Project Manager.
For construction related questions or concerns, please contact the Contractor’s Representative.

City Project Manager
Joe Mojsej, P. Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Services
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa ON K2G 6J8
Tel.:613-580-2424, ext. 16203

City On-Site Inspector
Derek Bekkers
Construction Technician
Cell: 613-612-9254

Contractor Representative
Phillip Youdell
Project Manager
R.W. Tomlinson Limited
Cell: 613-314-6339

Construction commencement (May 2021)

This notice is to advise that construction in your neighbourhood will be starting in May 2021.

What: The work will involve the replacement of 2 kilometres of watermain, intersection improvements and roadway re-surfacing.

Why: The watermain has reached the end of its service life and requires replacement. The intersection modifications are required to improve overall safety and functionality.

The roadway re-surfacing will improve driveability and extend the service life of the road.

When: Construction is expected to begin in spring 2021 and be completed by the end of summer 2022.

Where: Watermain Replacement

  • Bank Street from approximately Rideau Road to Mitch Owens Road

Intersection Modifications

  • Bank Street and Rideau Road
  • Bank Street and Mitch Owens Road

Road Resurfacing

  • Mitch Owens Road to 1.2km south of Mitch Owens Road

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, R.W. Tomlinson Limited, to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

During construction, motorists, local residents and businesses can expect lane shifts, temporary road closures and detours. Specific details about the traffic impacts will be communicated before their implementation.

Water Services

During construction, residents and business owners may experience a temporary loss of drinking water services in order to allow for the connections to the new watermain. Should this occur, the Contractor is required to provide notice 48 hours in advance of the service disruption.

Impact on the Right of Way

The construction work is primarily within the City’s right of way but it may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work. The City will reinstate all sections of landscaping and driveways that are disturbed by construction. However, if you have plants or any other assets located within the City’s right of way that you want to preserve, we suggest that you may want to move these in preparation for the construction work

Property Damage Caused by Construction Activities

As part of this Contract, R.W. Tomlinson Limited 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.

Pre-Construction Survey

R.W. Tomlinson Limited 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.


You may notice noise during the execution of this project. Whenever possible noise generating operations will be undertaken during normal weekday work hours, 7 am to 10 pm. The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm, while Sundays, statutory and public holidays work is permitted between 9 am and 10 pm.

Construction Disruptions

R.W. Tomlinson Limited 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 execution of this construction project. You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations. Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.