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Cody Avenue, Cyr Avenue, Jeanne-Mance Street, Kendall Avenue, Levis Avenue and Savard Avenue

Project Status: 
Underway

Night work notice (November 2017)

The City of Ottawa has commenced construction work in your neighbourhood.

Who: The Contractor, C.A.C.E. Construction Ltd., is performing the construction work for the City of Ottawa.

Why: The primary purpose of this project is to undertake sewer construction to replace old underground sewers, including road structure reconstruction.

What: The construction work includes trench excavations for sewer replacement and roadway construction.

When: A sewer replacement is now required on Montreal Road north of Savard and will require overnight work from November 30 to December 8, 2017 inclusive.

Where: The project limits are:

  • Savard Avenue northerly across Montreal Road

The Transit bus stops on Montreal Road will remain at existing locations.

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 accommodations, please contact the undersigned.

On-street parking and traffic

Throughout the limits of the project, the roadway will be closed to local traffic only. Localized road closures at the location of watermain and sewer excavations for mains and services can be expected throughout the project.  To allow the work to be completed in a timely manner, on street parking may be prohibited during the construction period.  Signs will be placed 24 hours in advance indicating the parking prohibition.  Vehicles parked at these locations may be towed at the owner’s expenses. Parking fines may also apply.  In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, the City’s inspector will provide you with a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of your residence.

Construction disruptions

C.A.C.E. Construction Ltd. is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete.  They 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 operation of the work, such as delays and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration.  We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Noise

The scope of the proposed sewer replacement form Savard across Montreal Road requires construction throughout the overnight hours to minimize traffic impacts.  Some construction noise during the duration of the sewer replacement can be expected.

Contact information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager:

City project manager:
Fraser Smith, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 25095                                                  

Consultant contract administrator:
Doug Cave
2724 Fenton Road
Ottawa, ON K1T 3T7
Tel: 613-822-1052, ext. 231
Cell: 613-294-9825

Contractor representative:
Paul Lemire
Project Manager
C.A.C.E. Construction Ltd.
Tel: 613-822-6817
Cell: 613-894-1216

Construction notice (July 2017)

The City of Ottawa has commenced construction work in your neighbourhood.

Who: The contractor, C.A.C.E. Construction Ltd., is performing the construction work for the City of Ottawa.

Why: The primary purpose of this project is to undertake road, sewer and watermain construction to replace old underground sewer and watermain infrastructure, including road structure reconstruction and construction of new wider concrete sidewalks.

What: The construction work includes trench excavations for sewer and watermain replacement and roadway construction with new concrete sidewalks and concrete curbs. There will be new tree plantings and landscaping and reinstatement of all disturbed areas to equal or better condition. The City will also be installing new LED street lighting lamps.

When: The construction work has commenced with expected completion of all the work by the end of June 2018.

Where: The project limits are:

  • Cody Avenue from Montreal Road to Jeanne Mance Street
  • Cyr Avenue from Montreal Road to Jeanne Mance Street
  • Savard Avenue from Montreal Road to Jeanne Mance Street
  • Kendall Avenue from Montreal Road to Jeanne Mance Street
  • Jeanne Mance Street from Kendall Avenue to Olmstead Street
  • Levis Avenue from Cody Avenue to Olmstead Street

The transit bus stops on Montreal Road will remain at existing locations as minimal construction work is required on Montreal Road.

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 accommodations, please contact the undersigned.

On-street parking and traffic

Throughout the limits of the project, the roadway will be closed to local traffic only. Localized road closures at the location of watermain and sewer excavations for mains and services can be expected throughout the project.  To allow the work to be completed in a timely manner, on street parking may be prohibited during the construction period.  Signs will be placed 24 hours in advance indicating the parking prohibition.  Vehicles parked at these locations may be towed at the owner’s expenses. Parking fines may also apply.  In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, the City’s inspector will provide you with a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of your residence.

Construction disruptions

C.A.C.E. Construction Ltd. is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete.  They 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 operation of the work, such as delays and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration.  We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Private water services

One element of the reconstruction project is the replacement of the watermain under the road. This work will include replacement of the small water pipe that supplies water to your property, known as the “water service.”  The water service extends from the watermain to your building.  Part of the water service is located within the City’s right-of-way and part of the water service is located on your private property.  This reconstruction project will replace that part of the water service that is located on the City-owned property.  The City will only replace the City-owned portion of the water service between the watermain and your front property line.  This will be done at no cost to you.  The private section of the water service (on your property) between the front property line and your building is known as the private water service.  The private water service will not be replaced as part of the City project. 

If your house/building was built prior to 1958, there is a possibility that your private water service may have been constructed using lead pipe (modern pipes are copper or HDPE).  There is information available on the City’s website (Ottawa.ca) regarding lead in drinking water, how to determine if you have lead plumbing pipes and the City’s Lead Pipe Replacement Program.

If you decide to replace your private water service because of an existing lead pipe or simply preventive maintenance due to the pipe’s age, there are a few options available for you to consider.  In all cases, you as the property owner are responsible for the cost of this replacement as you own the pipe located on your property. 

Option 1

You may choose to do the work yourself by hiring your own contractor.  The only constraint is that you may not carry out your work while the City is working on the street and replacing your water service up to your property line.  Concurrent work on your adjacent land may create a safety hazard for the City’s contractor and/or for your contractor.  Once the City’s work is complete, you may replace your private water service at any time thereafter.

Option 2

The City does have a Lead Pipe Replacement Program where the City carries out the replacement on behalf of the property owner; however, it is not set up to work with any concurrent City road, sewer or watermain construction.  The program covers the replacement of both the private water service and the City-owned portion of the water service when no other City construction is planned.  Since, as part of the current City project, the water service will be replaced up to your front property line, the Lead Pipe Replacement Program will only be available to you up to 2 years after the completion of the planned watermain work.  Under the Lead Pipe Replacement Program, the City cannot replace the private water service until the watermain work is completed for the same safety reasons described in Option 1.  Please note that you are responsible for all costs under this program.  Please contact the Water and Wastewater Services Customer Information at 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) ext. 22300 if you have further questions about the Program.

Option 3

There is a possibility that the City’s contractor would be willing to replace your private water service at the same time as they are replacing the water service up to your property line.  If the City’s Contractor is willing to carry out private water service replacements and you choose this option, you would then be hiring and paying the City’s contractor directly.  If you are interested in this arrangement, please contact C.A.C.E. Construction Ltd. directly to find out the availability and details of this option.

Please be advised, that should resident’s enter into a private agreement with the City’s General Contractor, the City will not become involved in any oversight of work or dispute resolution for work done on private property.

Sewer lateral replacement

As part of the roadway reconstruction project, the sanitary sewer laterals will be replaced to the property line within the City’s right-of-way. Where identified by the City’s Environmental Services Protective Plumbing Program, certain laterals will be replaced on private property, or lined from the building foundations. Typically, these issues are related to deficiencies that have compromised the function of the lateral and are typically the result of roots from City trees. Additional coordination with the Site Inspector may be required for some of these activities.

Fire supply interruption

During construction, water will be supplied to buildings by temporary water lines. Municipal fire suppression will continue during this temporary period. Please note that private home/building fire suppression systems could be impacted as temporary water is being provided for domestic consumption purposes only. If you have a home/building fire suppression system, you are recommended to make arrangements with a fire protection services company and in order to determine the extent of any impact. For information on minimizing your fire risk contact the City’s Fire Services at (613) 580-2424 ext. 15371 (East)). We apologize in advance for any disruptions in water service during construction. Any problems with the temporary water services can be directed to our on-site construction inspector, or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

During the watermain renewal project, your property will be placed on a temporary water service.  While your property will be on this temporary service, your water usage will be estimated since the temporary service is not metered.  Your water bill will be based on your past average water usage.  If you have any questions please contact Revenue at 613-580-2444” or WS-Billing@ottawa.ca.

Contact information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager:

City project manager:
Fraser Smith, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 5J9
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 25095

Consultant contract administrator:
Doug Cave
2724 Fenton Road
Ottawa, ON K1T 3T7
Tel: 613-822-1052, ext. 231
Cell: 613-294-9825

Contractor representative:
Paul Lemire
Project Manager
C.A.C.E. Construction Ltd.
Tel: 613-822-6817
Cell: 613-894-1216

Project overview (April 2016)

Project description

The work includes the installation of storm sewers and catchbasins, the replacement of the existing sanitary/storm sewers, watermains and water services within the road allowance, and road reconstruction. Sidewalks will also be provided throughout.

To facilitate construction, preliminary work will occur in the spring of 2017. This work includes tree trimming to prevent tree damage from construction equipment.

Timelines

Preliminary work – Winter/Spring 2017
Construction start – Spring 2017
Construction substantial completion – Summer 2018

For more information

Fraser Smith, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design and Construction - Branch 1
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON, K2G 6J8
Tel.: (613) 580-2424, ext. 25095

Public information session (June 7, 2017)

You are invited:
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Lady of Assumption Church, Parish Hall
321 Cody Avenue, Vanier, ON

The City of Ottawa invites you to a Public Information Session to discuss a construction project that is scheduled to start in our neighbourhood in June 2017, this summer. Construction drawings will be on display for your review, and the contractor and City project manager will be in attendance to answer all of your questions.

Why: The purpose of the project is to renew the aging infrastructure in our neighborhood.

What: The integrated road, sewer and watermain construction includes reconstruction of the roadways, including new concrete sidewalk and concrete curb, new sanitary sewer and lateral services, new storm sewer extensions, new catch basins, Hydro pole relocations on Savard and related Rogers and Bell utilities, new LED streetlight lamps, new tree and shrub plantings and reinstatement of all disturbed areas.

When: Construction will take place from June 2017 to June 2018.

Where: The project limits are:

  • Cody Avenue from Montreal Road to Jeanne Mance Street
  • Cyr Avenue from Montreal Road to Jeanne Mance Street
  • Savard Avenue from Montreal Road to Jeanne Mance Street
  • Kendall Avenue from Montreal Road to Jeanne Mance Street
  • Levis Avenue from Cody Avenue to Olmstead Street
  • Jeanne Mance Street from Kendall Avenue to Olmstead Street

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodations, please contact the undersigned.

If you are not available to attend the Public Information Session, or would like additional information, please direct your comments to those listed below:

Fraser Smith, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 25095

Garry Pearce
Senior Project Manager
Ainley Group
2714 Fenton Road
Ottawa, ON  K1T 3T7
Tel.: 613-822-1052, ext. 2228

Utility relocation notice (May 2017)

The City of Ottawa has coordinated with Hydro Ottawa /Bell/Rogers to relocate overhead and underground utilities on Savard Avenue.

Where: Utility poles and associated underground plant on south side of Savard Avenue between Montreal Road and Jeanne Mance.

Why: The new relocated hydro utility poles are being relocated for the planned reconstruction of roads, sewers, watermain, and sidewalks in your neighborhood.

What: The utility relocation work will remove the utility poles from the road surface and install new utility poles behind the planned concrete curb.

There may be temporary interruptions to Hydro power, Bell and Rogers Communication services.

Hydro Ottawa, Bell and Rogers representatives will notify residents of planned time and date of utility relocations and temporary interruptions before undertaking work that may impact your services.

When: The utility pole and related utility cable services relocations are tentatively scheduled to begin in late May 2017 and completed by mid-July 2017.

For further information about this utility relocation work, please contact Hydro Ottawa:

Peter Fisher
Hydro Ottawa Limited
1970 Merivale Road
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6Y9
Tel.: 613-738-5499, ext. 7295
Cell.: 613-282-8697

Fraser Smith, P. Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 2509

Open house (October 18, 2016)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Lady of Assumption Church, Parish Hall

321 Cody Avenue, Vanier, ON

The City of Ottawa invites you to an Open House for information about a construction project that is scheduled to begin in May 2017 and to be completed in June 2018. Design drawings will be on display for your review. Staff will also be on hand to provide information and receive comments.

Why: The purpose of the project is to renew the aging infrastructure within the project limits noted below.

What: The integrated road, sewer and watermain construction will include; reconstruction of the roadways within the project limits including sidewalk and curb reconstruction where required, sanitary sewer replacement and reconstructed, storm sewer extensions and potential replacement, and watermain replacement and reconstruction.

When: The City is planning construction activities within the project limits from April 2017 to November 2017 and from April 2018 to June 2018.

Where: The project limits are:

  • Cody Avenue from Jeanne Mance Street to Montreal Road
  • Jeanne Mance Street from Kendall Avenue to Olmstead Street
  • Levis Avenue from Cody Avenue to Olmstead Street
  • Cyr Avenue from Jeanne Mance Street to Montreal Road
  • Kendall Avenue from Jeanne Mance Street to Montreal Road
  • Savard Avenue from Jeanne Mance Street to Montreal Road

City staff and the project consultant will be on hand to discuss the project, construction impacts and respond to questions.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa.  If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.

If you are not available to attend the meeting or would like additional information, please direct your comments to the City of Ottawa Senior Engineer listed below.

Fraser Smith, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer – Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, x25095

Garry Pearce
Consultant Senior Project Manager
Ainley Group
2724 Fenton Road
Gloucester, ON  K1T 3T7
Tel: 613-822-1052, x228
Fax: 613-822-1573

Geotechnical borehole work (April 2016)

Representatives of the City of Ottawa will be undertaking work in your neighbourhood.

Who: The City of Ottawa has hired the Consultant, Ainley Group, to complete the work.

Why: The work is in preparation for road, sewer and watermain construction scheduled for 2017.

What: Work will involve borehole drilling equipment, operators and technicians for soil and groundwater sampling and lab testing.

When: This work period is planned for April 25, 2016 to May 20, 2016 between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm.

Where: The work will take place on the following streets:

  • Kendall Avenue, Savard Avenue, Cyr Avenue and Cody Avenue between Montreal Road and Jeanne Mance Street
  • Jeanne Mance Street between Kendall and Olmstead Street
  • Levis Avenue between Cody Avenue and Olmstead Street

We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause.

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 accommodations, please contact the undersigned.

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:

Fraser Smith, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Infrastructure Services Department
Design and Construction Municipal East Branch
100 Constellation Crescent
Ottawa, ON, K2G 6J8
Tel.: (613) 580-2424, ext. 25095