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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
Cornwall Gravel Co.
390 Eleventh Street West, P.O. Box 67
Cornwall, ON K6J 3B2
Consultant Site Representative
Bryan Kipp, P.Eng.
2932 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 1B1