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Centrepointe Drive and Hemmingwood Way Area Traffic Management and Bioretention Measures Project

Project Status: 
Underway

Project Update

As We Heard It Report

In the spring of 2019, an online survey was conducted to gather feedback on a revised recommended alternative concept plan to address traffic concerns along Centrepointe Drive. The ‘As We Heard It Report’ includes the results from that survey including summaries of the individual comments received.

As We Heard It report [ 708 KB ]

Contact information

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

Kyle Carson, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation DriveOttawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 16874

Construction commencement notice (August 2020)

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces to reopen, including all municipal construction projects, as long as they comply with strict measures for public health and safe operations. In addition to the City’s ongoing work on critical infrastructure projects, we are now able to resume work on other construction projects that were paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

The City of Ottawa will be undertaking road improvements in your neighborhood.

What: Traffic calming measures, stormwater retention facilities, and road resurfacing will be completed throughout the project area.

Why: The work is required in order to improve the stormwater facilities within your neighbourhood and to implement traffic calming measures as identified through community consultation.

When: Construction will commence in late August 2020, and will be completed by spring 2021. Construction activities will shut down for the winter.

Where: The work will be conducted along the entirety of Hemmingwood Way inclusive of the easterly intersection of Hemmingwood Way and Centrepointe Drive.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Cornwall Gravel Co. Ltd., to complete 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. Provisions to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists during construction are an integral part of the project.

If you require special accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Traffic impacts

During construction intermittent lane reductions may be required. Signage and traffic control personnel will flag traffic through the site. Pedestrian detours will be signed at times when it is necessary to close sidewalks.

On-Street Parking

As the various road reconstruction activities are in progress on your street, on-street parking will be restricted. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a Temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be distributed to permit on-street parking within two blocks of your residence.

Pre-Construction Inspection

The Contractor is required to carry out an exterior pre-construction inspection of homes in the work area, if the homeowner is in agreement. The purpose of pre-construction survey is to document current building and landscape conditions before construction commences. A representative from the contractor will be contacting you about these inspections.

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.

As part of this Contract, the Contractor 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 on-site Representative. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

Construction disruptions

Cornwall Gravel Co. Ltd. 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 around 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. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s the Noise By-law (2017-255).

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 Representative

Consultant Project Manager
James Fookes, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Morrison Hershfield
2932 Baseline Road, Ottawa, ON K2H 1B1
Tel.: 613-739 2910, ext. 1022225

City Project Manager
Kyle Carson, P.Eng.
Sr. Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 16008

Contractor Representative
Jamie Leger
Project Manager
Cornwall Gravel Co.
390 Eleventh Street West, P.O. Box 67
Cornwall, ON K6J 3B2
Tel.: 613-932-6571

Consultant Site Representative
Bryan Kipp, P.Eng.
Contract Administrator
Morrison Hershfield
2932 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 1B1
Tel.: 613-690-3722

Background

May 27 to June 14, 2019

The City has continued to review potential roadway modifications for Centrepointe Drive after receiving mixed feedback on two previously proposed alternatives presented through the study’s consultation activities.

New recommendations to address identified traffic concerns have been developed and we are seeking your feedback.

We would encourage interested members of the public to fill out the online survey that will be available from May 27, 2019 until June 14, 2019.

Recommended Alternative Plan [ PDF 3.103 MB ]

The following is a summary of the recommended alternative plan:

  • Bicycle lanes with buffer areas from the intersection of Baseline Road and the western leg of Centrepointe Drive to the west pathway crossing (sections 1-5 on the plan)
  • Bicycle lanes with buffer areas from the intersection of Baseline Road and the eastern leg of Centrepointe Drive to a point 50m south of Tallwood Drive. This roadway modification includes the reduction of the number of lanes on this section of Centrepointe Drive from 4 through lanes to 2 through lanes (plus auxiliary turning lanes) from a point south of Gemini Way to Tallwood Drive (sections 7-11 on the plan)
  • Edge line markings along Centrepointe Drive between the west pathway crossing and a point 50m south of Tallwood Drive (i.e. on the southern portion of Centrepointe Drive, sections 5-6 on the plan)
  • A bulb-out that includes a space for cyclists to ride over it on the eastern leg of Centrepointe Drive, in the southbound direction, just south of Baseline Road (section 11 on the plan)
  • Two bulb-outs before and after the parking spaces on the west side of Centrepointe Drive north of Hemingwood Way (section 10 on the plan)
  • Recessed crosswalk with traffic islands on the western leg of Centrepointe Drive at Hemmingwood Way (section 2 on the plan)
  • A truck apron on the northeast corner of the intersection of Centrepointe Drive and Tallwood Drive (section 7 on the plan)

Online Survey – May 27 to June 14, 2019

If you would like to have a hard copy of the survey, or if you would like to know more, please contact:

Wook Kang
Project Manager, Area Traffic Management
Transportation Services
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1613-580-2424, ext. 19285
Email: wook.kang@ottawa.ca

In November 2013, the Centrepointe Community Association requested an Area Traffic Management study for Centrepointe Drive between the westerly intersection with Baseline Road and Tallwood Drive. The primary raised concern was speeding. In March 2015, the requested study area for Centrepointe Drive was extended to include the eastern section of Centrepointe Drive, following the request from Traffic Services on March 18, 2015 and concurrence from the Ward Councillor on March 23, 2015.

In February 2014, the City received a request for an Area Traffic Management study for Hemmingwood Way. The raised concerns were excessive through traffic and speeding.

In November 2015, the City initiated an Area Traffic Management study for all three sections. The main focus of the study was to address speeding concerns, inappropriate driver behaviour, and pedestrian safety concerns. The study was undertaken in two phases: with the first phase focusing on issue identification; and the second on developing potential solutions. Previous consultation activities for this study are described further below. Recommended measures along Hemmingwood Way have already been approved (as described below), whereas the City has continued to review potential roadway modifications for Centrepointe Drive.

Previous consultation activities for this study are described further below. Recommended measures along Hemmingwood Way have already been approved (as described below), whereas the City has continued to review potential roadway modifications for Centrepointe Drive.

Recommended measures along Hemmingwood Way between Centrepointe Drive West and Centrepointe Drive East were approved in March 2017. The approval for the recommendations for this street was advanced in order for the implementation to be coordinated with other planned rehabilitation works in the area.

As part of the Ottawa River Action Plan (ORAP), the City of Ottawa is seeking to implement stormwater management retrofit measures to reduce and treat runoff from existing urban areas. In June 2016, an extensive screening exercise was completed by City staff to determine the level of retrofit measures to be accounted for in the Pinecrest Creek Cumulative Impacts Study. Hemmingwood Way was selected as a very good candidate for the implementation of Low Impact Development (LID) measures within the road right-of-way.

As part of the public consultation, two Public Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings were held on January 26, 2016 and November 10, 2016. The Ward Councillor and community representatives, as well as representatives from Sir Guy Carleton Public School, Green Communities Canada and Ottawa Student Transportation Authority attended the meetings. In addition to the PAC meetings, two Open House meetings were held on February 11, 2016 and November 23, 2016.

The purpose of the Centrepointe Drive and Hemmingwood Way Area Traffic Management Study is to reduce excessive speed of motorists and to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The purpose of the bioretention measures is to:

  • Decrease runoff volume for frequent storm events and improve water quality by treating local runoff;
  • Improve local drainage/reduce ponding;
  • Add green space and improve the aesthetics of the street.

Approved Measures along Hemmingwood Way

The following summarizes the recommendations stemming from the Centrepointe Drive and Hemmingwood Way Area Traffic Management Study (See Figures 1-4) and bioretention measures:

  • Two mid-block narrowings and a median east of Covington Place West.
  • Six bioretention rain gardens between Covington Place East and Centrepointe Drive East.
  • One intersection narrowing at Thornbury Crescent West.
  • A pedestrian crossover (PXO) on Centrepointe Drive at the east end of Hemmingwood Way.

Due to the limited sightlines on southbound Centrepointe Drive at the proposed pedestrian crossover (PXO) location, it was assumed that two advance flashers are required. The feasibility and required components of the pedestrian crossover (PXO) and the bioretention measures are subject to detailed technical review during the design stage.

Figure 1 - Study Area (Hemmingwood Way)

The enitre length of Hemmingwood Way between the west and east intersections of Centrepointe Drive and Hemmingwood Way is included in the Area Traffic Management study area

Figure 2 - Approved measures along the west section of Hemmingwood Way

Two mid-block narrowings and a median are recommended on Hemmingwood Way east of Covington Place West. Two bioretention rain gardens are recommended on Hemmingwood Way at Covington Place East.

Figure 3 - Approved measures along the centre section of Hemmingwood Way

A bioretention rain garden is recommended on the southwest corner of Hemmignwood and Northgate. A bioretention rain garden is recommended on the northwest corner of Hemmingwood and Thornbury W. An intersection narrowing is recommended on the northeast co

Figure 4 - Approved measures along the east section of Hemmingwood Way

A bioretention rain garden is recommended on the southwest corner of Centrepointe and Hemmingwood Way E. A pedestrian crossover is recommended on Centrepointe Drive north of Hemmingwood Way E.

Open house #2

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Drop in 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Chamber
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive

Are you concerned about the traffic on Centrepointe Drive or Hemmingwood Way? Do you notice speeding drivers or inappropriate behaviour? Would you like to get involved in a study that will improve the traffic? If so, drop in anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. and speak to City staff about the traffic study.

Review the display boards that explain alternative area traffic management plans on Centrepointe Drive and Hemmingwood Way and provide your comments on the alternative plans. Let us know your preferred solutions. By attending, your feedback will help the study team to finalize recommended traffic calming solutions to improve traffic conditions in the study area.

Open House Display Boards [ PDF 13.633 MB ]

Comment Sheets [ PDF 319 KB ]

If you cannot attend this meeting, email your questions and/or concerns to wook.kang@ottawa.ca before Thursday, December 29, 2016.

Wook Kang
Coordinator, Area Traffic Management
Transportation Services
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 19285
E-mail: wook.kang@ottawa.ca 

Open House #1

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Drop in 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Chamber
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive

Are you concerned about the traffic on Centrepointe Drive or Hemmingwood Way? Do you notice speeding drivers or inappropriate behaviour? Would you like to get involved in a study that will improve the traffic? If so, drop in anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. and speak to City staff about the traffic study.

Review the display boards that explain the existing conditions on Centrepointe Drive and Hemmingwood Way and provide your comments on anything that is missing or needs updating. By attending, you'll help City staff to understand the traffic issues and the best ways to address them.

Open House Display Boards

Overview [ PDF 766 KB ]
Write your traffic concerns [ PDF 4.898 MB ]
Study Area [ PDF 4.076 MB ]
Traffic Control Devices [ PDF 4.051 MB ]
Traffic Volumes (vehicles) [ PDF 4.425 MB ]
Traffic Volumes (pedestrians) [ PDF 4.136 MB]
Traffic Volumes (cyclists) [ PDF 4.102 MB ]
85th Percentile Speed (km/h) [ PDF 4.183 MB ]
Collisions (2011 to 2013) [ PDF 4.160 MB ]
Potential Measures / Next Steps [ PDF 947 KB]

If you cannot attend this meeting, e-mail your questions and/or concerns to wook.kang@ottawa.ca before Thursday, March 3, 2016

Wook Kang
Coordinator, Area Traffic Management
Planning and Growth Management
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 19285
E-mail: wook.kang@ottawa.ca