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Bay Street cycling facility (Wellington Street to Laurier Avenue West)

Project Status: 
Planned

Construction notice (May 2019)

The Bay Street Cycling Facility is scheduled for construction to start in the late summer 2019. In advance of that work, starting in mid-May, Hydro Ottawa will be relocating their hydro poles on Bay Street between Queen Street and Laurier Avenue to facilitate the construction of the cycling facility. The hydro pole relocation work will be completed in the summer 2019. Please note that this work is being managed by Hydro Ottawa, with the City of Ottawa staff providing overall support.

It is anticipated that construction for the Bay Street Cycling Facility will commence in the late summer 2019. Another notice with further details will be distributed prior to that work commencing.

Who: Hydro Ottawa will be performing the construction work for the City of Ottawa.

Why: This work is being completed to facilitate the construction of the Bay Street Cycling Facility.

What: Work will involve the installation of new hydro poles, the transfer of hydro lines and telecommunication lines to the new poles and the removal of the existing poles.

When: Construction for the hydro pole relocation will begin in mid-May 2019. The work will be completed in the summer 2019.

Where: The work is located along Bay Street between Queen Street and Laurier Avenue.

Traffic impacts

Throughout construction, there will be single lane closures as required to facilitate the work.

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 contractor’s representative or the City’s project manager noted below.

Construction disruptions

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 traffic delays, parking restrictions, and noise. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Impact on the right of way and adjacent private properties

The reconstruction is within the City’s right of way but may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work. The City will reinstate sections of landscaping, driveways and walkways that are disturbed by construction.

Contact information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1. For further information about this project, please contact the City’s project manager.

City’s project manager:
Justin Kurosky, P.Eng., MBA, PMP
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 21712

Consultant representative:
Michel Bisson, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Parsons
Tel.: 613-691-1572

Contractor’s representative:
Ryan Winkenweder, System Designer
Hydro Ottawa Ltd.
Tel.: 613-738-5499 Ext. 7125

Project overview (June 2018)

Project description

The City of Ottawa has identified a need and opportunity to upgrade the existing cycling facility on Bay Street in a five block sector between Laurier Avenue and Wellington Street. In general, this project will provide a northbound cycle track on the east side of the roadway and a southbound cycle track on the west side of the roadway.

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design of this project in 2018 with the construction of the project planned for 2019.

For Bay Street, the works will include the introduction, rehabilitation and/or replacement of:

  • New concrete sidewalks
  • Raised cycle tracks for both the northbound and southbound direction
  • Two northbound travel lanes including localized pavement rehabilitation as required
  • New traffic signals and street lighting as required
  • Pavement markings and signage
  • Cycling treatments such as marked cross rides, bike boxes, and two-stage left-turn boxes, and,
  • Reinstatement of soft and hardscape areas.

Benefits to the community from this bikeway include:

  • Higher levels of cycling safety and comfort for all ages and abilities
  • Increased separation between pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicle traffic
  • Create an important  link to existing cycling network and future extensions
  • Balancing the need to provide access, as well as an appropriate amount of on-street parking and loading space

Key map [ PDF - 645 KB ]

Project timing

Design: spring 2018 – fall 2018
Construction: summer 2019 – fall 2019 (pending project coordination)

Budget

Projects funds approved to date are $2.1 million.

Public involvement

A public information session will be held on June 27, 2018, to present the preliminary design drawings to the public. At this time attendees will be able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works.

For more information or to provide comments, please contact the City’s project manager:

Justin Kurosky, P.Eng, MBA, PMP
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design and Construction – Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Sixth floor west
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 21712

Public information session display boards (June 27, 2018)

Welcome and project overview

Welcome to a public Information session for the Bay Street cycling facility project.

The City of Ottawa has identified a need and opportunity to upgrade the existing cycling facility on Bay Street in a five block sector between Laurier Avenue and Wellington Street. In general, this project will provide a northbound cycle track on the east side of the roadway and a southbound cycle track on the west side of the roadway.

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design of this project in 2018 with the construction of the project planned for 2019.

For Bay Street, the works will include the introduction, rehabilitation and/or replacement of:

  • New concrete sidewalks
  • Raised cycle tracks for both the northbound and southbound direction
  • Two northbound travel lanes including localized pavement rehabilitation as required
  • New traffic signals and street lighting as required
  • Pavement markings and signage
  • Cycling treatments such as marked cross rides, bike boxes, and two-stage left-turn boxes, and,
  • Reinstatement of s oft and hardscape areas.

At this public information session you will be able to review the preliminary designs for the project. Representatives from the City, consulting team and the Ward Councillor are available to discuss the project and answer your questions.

Key map [ PDF - 645 KB ]

Design features

The key features of the design are:

  • New, accessible concrete sidewalks (1.8m to 2.0m) with a 0.2m tactile delineator strips when adjacent to cycle tracks;
  • 1.5m cycle tracks in both directions, with a 0.50m wide buffer from the roadway on the east, and a 0.70m wide buffer on the west;
  • Signal heads for cyclists;
  • Integration with ongoing and upcoming projects along the corridor;
  • Two motor vehicle travel lanes - the left lane will be 3.0m wide, and the right lane will be 3.3-3.5m wide;
  • A northbound bus stop south of Queen Street; and
  • Landscaping where possible.

Cycling safety

The design has regard for current best practices that pursue safe cycling, as well as lessons learned from other cycling-oriented streets including Laurier Avenue and O’Connor Street.

Key safety features that are built into the design include:

  • Buffered, grade-separated cycle tracks located at sidewalk level;
  • Cross-rides and “bend outs” at intersections where appropriate; and
  • A variety of pavement marking and signage features.

Preliminary design – Wellington Street to Laurier Avenue [ PDF - 18.1 MB ]

Preliminary implementation schedule

The project schedule is as follows:

  • Preliminary design: ongoing
  • Detailed design: summer to fall 2018
  • Tender of project: fall 2018 to winter 2019
  • Construction commencement: summer 2019. Subject to coordination with adjacent projects.

The construction process will consist of lane reductions to complete the construction of the roadway, intersection modifications, cycle tracks, sidewalks, and landscaping reinstatement. Detailed design will determine the requirement for any utility relocations.

Next steps

Following this public information session, your feedback will be reviewed along with input received from property owners, community members and city-wide stakeholders, in finalizing elements of the project.

Please identify any comments or concerns you would like to see addressed. Please fill out a comment sheet and leave it in the box provided, or return to us by July 6, 2018.

Comments or questions can also be submitted by email to the City’s Project Manager, Justin Kurosky.

Your views are important to the success of this project. Thank you for your participation!

Public information session (June 27, 2018)

Posted: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 9:11 am
Last updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 11:22 am

Dates & Times

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:00 pm

Location

City Hall, Colonel By Room
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a public information session to present the Bay Street cycle track design planned in your neighborhood.

Why: The Bay Street cycle track project includes:

  • New concrete sidewalks
  • Raised cycle tracks for both the northbound and southbound direction
  • Two northbound travel lanes including localized pavement rehabilitation as required
  • New traffic signals and street lighting as required
  • Pavement markings and signage
  • Cycling treatments such as marked cross rides, bike boxes, and two-stage left-turn boxes
  • Reinstatement of soft and hardscape areas

What: The infrastructure is being constructed to enhance the existing cycling infrastructure on Bay Street between Laurier Avenue West and Wellington Street as well as provide a new southbound cycling facility on Bay Street within the project limits.

When: The City is planning to start the construction work in the spring 2019 and completion for the fall of 2019.

Where: Bay Street from Laurier Avenue West to Wellington Street

At the public information session, you will be able to review the preliminary designs for the entire project. Representatives from the City, consulting team and the Ward Councillor will be available to discuss the project and answer your questions. Your input is an important part of the consultation process.

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

Justin Kurosky, Senior Engineer
Planning, Infrastructure & Economic Development
Design and Construction, Municipal
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 21712

Michel Bisson, Principal Engineer
Parsons Corporation
1223 Michael Street, Suite 100
Ottawa, ON K1J 7T2
Phone: 613-691-1572

Comments should be submitted by Friday, July 6, 2018.

Contact

Justin Kurosky
Phone: 
613-580-2424 ext. 21712