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Notice of intersection opening at Elgin and Somerset streets (September 2019)

Construction is ongoing on Elgin Street from Gloucester Street to Isabella Street. Beginning on Monday, September 30, 2019, the Somerset Street crossing at Elgin Street will re-open to traffic, transit and cyclists.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd., to perform the work.

Why: The Elgin Street construction project is required to replace aging underground infrastructure that has reached the end of its lifecycle, some of which dates back to 1874. The temporary closure of the Somerset Street crossing was necessary to facilitate the construction activities and is now ready to re-open.

What: When Somerset re-opens, the MacLaren (westbound) and Cooper (eastbound) crossings will close again.

  • Cooper Street will be converted to two-way traffic from Metcalfe to Elgin and from Cartier to Elgin.
  • MacLaren Street will also be converted to two-way traffic from Metcalfe to Elgin and from Cartier to Elgin.

OC Transpo routes 5 and 14 will revert back to using Somerset.

When: Somerset Street at Elgin Street will re-open on the morning of Monday, September 30, 2019.

Where: Elgin Street at Somerset Street. Revised traffic, transit and cyclist maps are available. If you require hard copies of the maps, please contact the undersigned. Transit information is also available.

On-street parking and access to local properties

With the opening of the Somerset crossing and the closure of the MacLaren and Cooper crossings, there will be some changes to on-street parking.

Access to local properties on MacLaren and Cooper will be provided via Metcalfe and Cartier Streets.

Pedestrian crossings will be maintained around the MacLaren and Cooper closure areas and signed detours will be in place.Pedestrian access to businesses will remain open at all times and residents and visitors are encouraged to continue to support Elgin area businesses during construction.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. Provisions to accommodate pedestrian and cyclists during construction are an integral part of the project. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available.

For further information about this project, contact the undersigned or the Elgin Street Renewal Project Team.

Project manager:
Jo-anne Moore, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 43975

City communications liaison:
Megan Dussault
Senior Communications Officer
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25183

Contract administrator:
Marc Proulx, C.E.T.
Parsons
Phone: 613-292-4234

Contractor’s representative:
Matthew Raymond, B.Eng.
Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd.
Phone: 613-839-2816

Notice of night work on September 3, 4, 5, 8 2019 (September 2019)

Elgin Street is currently undergoing construction from Gloucester Street to Isabella Street. This work is required to replace ageing underground infrastructure that has reached the end of its lifecycle, some of which dates back to 1874.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd. to undertake this work.

Why: Upcoming work on the watermain is being scheduled at night since the work requires a water outage to adjacent residents and businesses. Conducting the work at night time reduces the impact of the water outage.

What: This work is occurring to allow the contractor to install new utilities. Residents and businesses directly impacted by the water outage will be notified in advance of the work.

Where:

Tuesday, September 3 – Elgin Street at Waverley Street and Elgin Street at MacLaren Street
Wednesday, September 4 – Elgin Street at Somerset Street
Thursday, September 5 – Elgin Street at Nepean Street and Elgin Street at Cooper Street
Sunday, September 8 – Elgin Street at MacLaren Street and Elgin Street at Lisgar Street

When: This work will occur between 10 pm and 7 am.

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 undersigned.

For further information about this project, you can visit ottawa.ca/elginstreet, contact the undersigned or email the Elgin Street Renewal Project Team.

Project Manager
Jo-anne Moore, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 43975

City Communications Liaison
Megan Dussault
Senior Communications Officer
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 25183

Contract Administrator
Marc Proulx, C.E.T.
Parsons
Tel: 613-292-4234

Contractor’s Representative
Matthew Raymond, B.Eng
Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd.
Phone: 613-839-2816

Notice of night work from July 2 to 16 (June 2019)

Elgin Street is currently undergoing construction from Gloucester Street to Isabella Street. This work is required to replace ageing underground infrastructure that has reached the end of its lifecycle, some of which dates back to 1874.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd. to undertake this work.

Why: Upcoming work on the underground utilities is being scheduled at night to accelerate the work. This reduces the length of the traffic disruption at the Somerset Street crossing at Elgin Street.

What: This work is occurring to allow the contractor to install new utilities.

When: This work will take place starting at 10 pm on Tuesday, July 2 and finishing by 7 am on Tuesday, July 16. Work will not occur on Friday or Saturday nights during this period.

Where: Elgin Street and Somerset Street.

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 undersigned.

For further information about this project, you can visit Ottawa.ca, contact the undersigned or email the Elgin Street Renewal Project Team.

Project manager:
Jo-anne Moore, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 43975

City communications liaison:
Megan Dussault
Senior Communications Officer
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25183

Contract administrator:
Marc Proulx, C.E.T.
Parsons
Phone: 613-292-4234

Contractor’s representative:
Matthew Raymond, B.Eng.
Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd.
Phone: 613-839-2816

Notice of intersection closure at Elgin and Somerset Streets, and bus detour (June 2019)

Construction is ongoing on Elgin Street from Gloucester Street to Isabella Street. Beginning on Tuesday, July 2, the Somerset Street crossing at Elgin Street will need to close for up to thirteen weeks for underground utility work and intersection reconstruction.

Due to the closure, there are traffic, transit and cycling impacts in the area. A temporary detour of OC Transpo buses will be necessary to maintain bus services in your community.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd., to perform the work.

Why: The Elgin Street construction project is required to replace aging underground infrastructure that has reached the end of its lifecycle, some of which dates back to 1874. The temporary closure of the Somerset Street crossing is necessary to facilitate the construction activities.

What: While Somerset Street is closed at Elgin Street, Cooper Street will open to route eastbound traffic and MacLaren Street will open to route westbound traffic across Elgin Street.

OC Transpo routes 5 and 14 will be detoured using Cooper Street and MacLaren Street. Bus stop locations will also need to be relocated as part of the Somerset Street closure.

When: The closure will start on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 and will be in place for up to thirteen weeks.

Where: Elgin Street at Somerset Street. Comprehensive maps for traffic, transit and cycling detour routes are available at ottawa.ca/elginstreet. If you require hard copies of the maps, please contact the undersigned. Transit information is also available from OC Transpo.

On-street parking and access to local properties

On-street parking will be restricted on Somerset Street, Cooper Street and MacLaren Street streets to facilitate the traffic and transit detour.

Access to local properties on Somerset Street will continue throughout the closure period via Metcalfe Street and Cartier Street.

  • Cooper Street will temporarily revert to its original traffic pattern: one-way eastbound from Metcalfe Street to Cartier Street.
  • MacLaren Street will also temporarily revert to its original traffic pattern: one-way westbound from Elgin Street to Metcalfe Street, and two-way from Cartier Street to Elgin Street.

Pedestrian crossings will be maintained around the closure area and signed detours will be in place as needed. Pedestrian access to businesses will remain open at all times and residents and visitors are encouraged to continue to support Elgin area businesses during construction.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. Provisions to accommodate pedestrian and cyclists during construction are an integral part of the project. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.

For further information about this project, you can visit ottawa.ca, contact the undersigned or email the Elgin Street Renewal Project Team.

Project manager:
Jo-anne Moore, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 43975

City communications liaison:
Megan Dussault
Senior Communications Officer
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25183

Contract administrator:
Marc Proulx, C.E.T.
Parsons
Phone: 613-292-4234

Contractor’s representative:
Matthew Raymond, B.Eng
Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd.
Phone: 613-839-2816

Notice of night work from June 10 to 12 (June 2019)

Elgin Street is currently undergoing construction from Gloucester Street to Isabella Street. This work is required to replace ageing underground infrastructure that has reached the end of its lifecycle, some of which dates back to 1874.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd. to undertake this work.

Why: Upcoming work on the underground utilities is being scheduled at night to accelerate the work. This reduces the length of the traffic disruption at the Gladstone Avenue crossing at Elgin Street.

What: This work is occurring to allow the contractor to install new utilities.

When: This work will take place starting at 10 pm on Monday, June 10 and finishing by 7 am on Wednesday, June 12.

Where: Elgin Street and Gladstone Avenue

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 undersigned.

For further information about this project, you can visit the web site,  contact the undersigned or email the Elgin Street Renewal Project Team.

Project Manager
Jo-anne Moore, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 43975

City Communications Liaison
Megan Dussault
Senior Communications Office
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25183

Contract Administrator
Marc Proulx, C.E.T.
Parsons
Phone: 613-292-4234

Contractor's Representative
Matthew Raymond, B.Eng.
Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd.
Phone: 613-839-2816

Notice of road closure and bus detour (June 2019)

Construction is ongoing on Elgin Street from Gloucester Street to Isabella Street. Beginning on Monday, June 10, the Gladstone Avenue crossing at Elgin Street will need to close for up to seven weeks for underground utility work and intersection reconstruction. Due to the closure, there are traffic, transit and cycling impacts in the area. A temporary detour of OC Transpo buses will be necessary to maintain bus services in your community. As a result, buses will be detoured onto Frank Street starting Monday, June 10 for up to seven weeks.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd., to perform the work.

Why: The Elgin Street construction project is required to replace aging underground infrastructure that has reached the end of its lifecycle, some of which dates back to 1874. The temporary closure of the Gladstone Avenue crossing is necessary to facilitate the construction activities.

What: While Gladstone Avenue is closed at Elgin Street, Frank Street will open to route traffic across Elgin Street. OC Transpo route 14 St-Laurent will also be routed eastbound across Frank Street, from Metcalfe Street to Cartier Street, due to the closure. The current bus stop at Gladstone Avenue/Elgin Street will be relocated to Frank Street/Elgin Street.

When: The closure will start Monday, June 10, 2019 and will be in place for up to seven weeks.

Where: Elgin Street at Gladstone Avenue. Comprehensive maps for traffic, transit and cycling detour routes are available at ottawa.ca/elginstreet. If you require hard copies of the maps, please contact the undersigned.

Cycling and Pedestrian Impacts

The westbound cycling lane on Gladstone Avenue from Cartier Street to Elgin Street will be temporarily closed during this time. Cyclists will be detoured via McLeod Street. Pedestrian crossings will be maintained around the closure area and signed detours will be in place as needed. Pedestrian access to businesses will remain open at all times and residents and visitors are encouraged to continue to support Elgin area businesses during construction.

On-street Parking and Access to Local Properties

On-street parking will be restricted on Frank Street, from Metcalfe Street to Cartier Street, to facilitate the traffic and transit detour. Signs will be placed 24 hours in advance indicating the parking prohibition. Gladstone Avenue, from Cartier Street to Elgin Street, will be temporarily converted to two-way traffic to facilitate access to local properties within this block.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. Provisions to accommodate pedestrian and cyclists during construction are an integral part of the project. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.

For further information about this project, you can visit the web site, ottawa.ca/elginstreet, contact the undersigned or email the Elgin Street Renewal Project Team.

Project Manager
Jo-anne Moore, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 43975

City Communications Liaison
Megan Dussault
Senior Communications Office
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25183

Contract Administrator
Marc Proulx, C.E.T.
Parsons
Phone: 613-292-4234

Contractor's Representative
Matthew Raymond, B.Eng.
Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd.
Phone: 613-839-2816

Notice of night work on April 23, 24, 25 and 29, 2019

Elgin Street is currently undergoing construction from Gloucester Street to Isabella Street. This work is required to replace ageing underground infrastructure that has reached the end of its lifecycle, some of which dates back to 1874.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd. to undertake this work.

Why: Upcoming work on the watermain is being scheduled at night since the work requires a water outage to adjacent residents and businesses. Conducting the work at night time reduces the impact of the water outage.

What: This work is occurring to allow the contractor to install new utilities. Residents and businesses directly impacted by the water outage will be notified in advance of the work.

Where:

  • Tuesday, April 23 – Elgin Street at Cooper Street
  • Wednesday, April 24 – Elgin Street at Nepean Street and Elgin Street at Frank Street
  • Thursday, April 25 – Elgin Street at Lisgar Street
  • Monday, April 29 – Elgin Street at MacLaren Street

When: This work will occur between midnight and 7 am.

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 undersigned.

For further information about this project, you can visit the web site, contact the undersigned or the Elgin Street Renewal Project Team.

Project manager:
Jo-anne Moore, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 43975

City communications liaison:
Megan Dussault
Senior Communications Officer
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25183

Contract administrator:
Marc Proulx, C.E.T.
Parsons
Phone: 613-292-4234

Contractor’s representative:
Matthew Raymond, B.Eng
Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd.
Phone: 613-839-2816

Notice of night work on March 25, 2019

Elgin Street is currently undergoing construction from Gloucester Street to Isabella Street. This work is required to replace ageing underground infrastructure that has reached the end of its lifecycle, some of which dates back to 1874.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd. to undertake this work.

Why: Upcoming work on the watermain is being scheduled at night since the work requires a water outage to adjacent residents and businesses. Conducting the work at night time reduces the impact of the water outage.

What: This work is occurring to allow the contractor to install new utilities. Residents and businesses directly impacted by this work will be contacted in advance of the work.

When: This work will take place during the early morning of Monday, March 25, between 1 and 7 am.

Where: Elgin Street and Frank Street West, Elgin Street and Waverley Street

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 undersigned.

For further information about this project, you can visit the web site, contact the undersigned or the Elgin Street Renewal Project Team.

Project manager:
Jo-anne Moore, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 43975

City communications liaison:
Megan Dussault
Senior Communications Officer
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25183

Contract administrator:
Marc Proulx, C.E.T.
Parsons
Phone: 613-292-4234

Contractor’s representative:
Matthew Raymond, B.Eng
Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd.
Phone: 613-839-2816

Notice of night work on March 11 and 19, 2019

Elgin Street is currently undergoing construction from Gloucester Street to Isabella Street. This work is required to replace ageing underground infrastructure that has reached the end of its lifecycle, some of which dates back to 1874.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd. to undertake this work.

Why: Upcoming work on the watermain is being scheduled at night since the work requires a water outage to adjacent residents and businesses. Conducting the work at night time reduces the impact of the water outage.

What: This work is occurring to allow the contractor to install new utilities. Residents and businesses directly impacted by this work will be contacted in advance of the work.

When: This work will take place during the early mornings of March 11 and March 19, between 1 am and 7 am.

Where:

  • Elgin Street and Lewis Street – Monday, March 11
  • Elgin Street and Waverley Street – Tuesday, March 19

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 undersigned.

For further information about this project, you can visit the web site, contact the undersigned or the Elgin Street Renewal Project Team.

Project manager:
Jo-anne Moore, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 43975

City communications liaison:
Megan Dussault
Senior Communications Officer
City of Ottawa
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25183

Contract administrator:
Marc Proulx, C.E.T.
Parsons
Phone: 613-292-4234

Contractor’s representative:
Matthew Raymond, B.Eng
Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd.
Phone: 613-839-2816

Notice of construction (January 2019)

Beginning in January 2019, construction along Elgin Street will be underway.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd., to perform the work.

Why: The Elgin Street construction project is required to replace aging underground infrastructure that has reached the end of its lifecycle, some of which dates back to 1874.

What: The work involves the replacement of the underground sewers and watermains, wider sidewalks, full road reconstruction, new landscaping features and public art.  To facilitate this work, Elgin Street will experience some partial and full road closures.

When: The work will start January 7, 2019 and final completion is anticipated for fall of 2020.

Where: Elgin Street from Gloucester Street to Isabella Street (sewers, watermains and road)

             Elgin Street from Isabella to Queen Elizabeth Driveway (road works only)

             Waverley Street from Elgin Street to Metcalfe Street (sewer and road)  

Traffic Impacts

Beginning on Monday, January 7, Elgin Street will be fully closed to traffic from Somerset Street to Catherine Street. Additionally, there will be traffic impacts on Elgin Street between Laurier Avenue and Somerset Street:

  • One southbound lane will remain open along Elgin Street from Laurier Avenue to Somerset Street.
  • The northbound lane on Elgin Street will be closed from Somerset Street to Nepean Street.
  • The exit lane from the City Hall parking garage to Elgin Street will be open. Vehicles will be able to access Elgin Street as usual from Nepean Street.

As construction progresses, the traffic management approach will transition to a full closure of Elgin Street from Laurier Avenue West to Catherine Street. Once the date for transition has been established it will be communicated.

Pedestrian access to businesses will remain open at all times and residents and visitors are encouraged to continue to support Elgin area businesses during construction.

Comprehensive maps for traffic, transit and cycling detour routes are available at ottawa.ca/elginstreet. If you require hard copies of the maps, please contact the undersigned.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. Provisions to accommodate pedestrian and cyclists during construction are an integral part of the project. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.

Impact on the Right-of-Way and Adjacent Private Properties

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 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.

Pre-construction Survey

Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd. is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed. Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd. is also required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed.

Blastek Engineering Group has been hired by Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd. to conduct pre-construction inspections of the homes and properties within a 30-meter radius of the construction area. If your property is within this area, you will be asked by representatives of Blastek Engineering Group for permission to survey your property before construction on Elgin Street commences. 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.

Construction Disruptions

Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd. will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the normal 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. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

Municipal Water Supply

During construction, water service will be supplied to buildings within the construction zone by temporary water lines. We apologize in advance for any disruptions in water service during construction. Any problems with the temporary water service can be directed to our on-site contract administrator, or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

While your property will be on this temporary water 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.

Fire Supply Interruption

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) or ext. 15372 (West).   

For further information about this project, you can visit ottawa.ca/elginstreet, contact the undersigned or email the Elgin Street Renewal Project Team at Elgin@ottawa.ca.

Project Manager

Jo-anne Moore, P.Eng.

Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects

City of Ottawa

Email: Elgin@ottawa.ca

Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 43975

City Communications Liaison

Megan Dussault

Senior Communications Officer

City of Ottawa

Email: Elgin@ottawa.ca

Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25183

Contract Administrator

Marc Proulx, C.E.T.

Parsons

Phone: 613-292-4234

Contractor’s Representative

Matthew Raymond, B.Eng

Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd.

Phone: 613-839-2816

Cartier Street - Temporary bus bad and shelter construction (December 2018)

In order to prepare for the detour of OC Transpo bus routes 5 and 14 during the Elgin Street Renewal project, the City of Ottawa will begin the installation of temporary bus pads and bus shelters in your neighbourhood.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd., to perform the work.

Why: The construction of these temporary bus pads and shelter pads is to provide additional safety, accessibility and comfort experienced by transit users along the temporary detour route.

What: The work includes new asphalt and concrete bus pads. Bus shelters will also be installed after the pads are completed. These temporary bus pads and shelters will be removed once the detour is no longer in effect, and the area will be reinstated.

When: The work will start mid-December 2018 and will be completed by early January 2019.

Where: Bus pad construction will take place at five (5) locations along Cartier Street: Cartier Street at Somerset Street (east and west sides), Cartier Street at Gladstone Avenue (west side), and Cartier Street at Lewis Street (east and west sides). On-street parking at these locations will be prohibited while the temporary bus detour is in place.  

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. Provisions to accommodate pedestrian and cyclists during construction are an integral part of the project. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.

Traffic

Some localized lane closures may be required during construction.

Construction Disruptions

Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd. will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the normal 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. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

For further information about this project, you can visit ottawa.ca/elginstreet, contact the undersigned or email the Elgin Street Renewal Project Team at elgin@ottawa.ca.

Danny Palermo, P.Eng.

Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects

100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8

Email: Elgin@ottawa.ca

Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25568

Pre-construction survey (December 2018)

Beginning in January 2019, the City of Ottawa will commence construction along Elgin Street. In advance of construction, a survey of your property is encouraged. 

Who: The contractor, Aecon Construction Ontario East Inc., has been retained to undertake the construction work.  Blastek Engineering Group has been hired by Aecon to conduct pre-construction inspections of the homes and properties within a 30-meter radius of the construction area.

Why: Pre-construction surveys are completed to document existing conditions before construction commences.

What: Aecon is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed. Aecon is also required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed. You will be asked by representatives of Blastek Engineering Group for permission to survey your property before construction on Elgin Street commences. 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.

When: Pre-construction survey requests will commence mid-December 2018.

Construction Disruptions

Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd. will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the normal 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. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

For further information about this project, you can visit ottawa.ca/elginstreet, contact the undersigned or email the Elgin Street Renewal Project Team at elgin@ottawa.ca.

Danny Palermo, P.Eng.

Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects

100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8

Email: Elgin@ottawa.ca

Phone: 613-580-2424, Ext. 25568

Hydro Ottawa construction (September 2018)

Elgin Street is scheduled to be fully rehabilitated beginning in early 2019. In advance of that work, Hydro Ottawa will be constructing new underground infrastructure within the corridor. This work is being coordinated and managed by Hydro Ottawa, with City of Ottawa staff monitoring and providing overall support. Access to businesses will be maintained and business will be conducted as usual.

Who: Hydro Ottawa will retain one or more contractors to undertake the work.

What: Work will include the installation of new underground duct bank.

Why: This work is being done to support the burial of the overhead Hydro Ottawa wires.

When: Work is expected to start late September 2018 and be completed in early 2019.

Where: Excavations at intersections will occur along the west side of Elgin Street between Somerset Street and McLeod Street. Installation of the new duct bank will take place along the east side of Elgin Street between Lisgar Street and Argyle Avenue.

Traffic and parking impacts

Hydro Ottawa will be working along the east side of Elgin between Gilmour and Gladstone. On-street parking on both sides of Elgin will be prohibited within these blocks.  Regular updates on traffic and parking impacts will be communicated to the public through the Elgin Street e-newsletter, and will be posted to ottawa.ca/elginstreet. Property owners directly affected by this work will be contacted individually. 

Up to date traffic impacts can be found at: ottawa.ca/elginstreet

Water service disruptions

The Hydro Ottawa work may cause a disruption to your water supply. The disruptions are anticipated to last between four to eight hours and are anticipated to occur overnight. Only those properties affected by a water disruption will be notified by the City of Ottawa at least three to four days in advance by means of a written notice.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact Danny Palermo, Senior Project Manager at the coordinates below.

Contact information

For any emergency during normal working hours, outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1.

Hydro Ottawa contact:

Thomas Corriveau

Distribution Design

Cell: 613-857-0732

City of Ottawa contacts:

Danny Palermo, P.Eng.

Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Services

Phone: 613-580-2424, Ext. 25568

Marko Cholich

Lead Inspector and Construction Technician

Cell: 613-868-0368

 

Bell infrastructure rehabilitation - update (July 2018)

Elgin Street is scheduled to be fully rehabilitated beginning in early 2019. In advance of that work, Bell Canada will be upgrading their underground infrastructure. This work is essential and is being coordinated and managed by Bell Canada, with the City of Ottawa staff monitoring and providing overall support. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times and business will be conducted as usual.

Who: Bell is rehabilitating aging infrastructure including maintenance chambers and ducts.

Why: The existing infrastructure has reached the end of its service life and requires replacement.

What: Bell will be excavating, removing and rebuilding maintenance chambers and ducts.

When: This phase of work is planned to begin in July and will be completed by late fall  2018.

Where: The work will take place at two locations.

  • at the intersection of Elgin Street and Gloucester Street, and;
  • along Elgin Street from McLeod Street to Isabella Street.

Traffic and parking impacts

The proposed works will impact the areas where Bell is working, and will not affect the entire length of Elgin Street.

At the Gloucester Street intersection, a closure of the intersection is planned, and lane reductions along Elgin are anticipated.  This work will see Gloucester Street converted temporarily to accommodate 2-way traffic from Elgin Street to Metcalfe Street.

Between McLeod Street and Isabella Street, Elgin Street will be reduced down to two lanes (one northbound and one southbound) and parking will be prohibited on the both sides of the roadway. McLeod and Argyle Streets will also have lane reductions and parking restrictions close to the Elgin Street intersections.

Water service disruptions

The Bell work may cause a disruption to your water supply. The disruptions are anticipated to last between four to eight hours and are anticipated to occur overnight. Only those properties affected by a water disruption will be notified by the City of Ottawa at least four days in advance by means of a written notice.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact Danny Palermo at the coordinates below.

Contact information

For any emergency during normal working hours, outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1.

Bell Canada contact:
Stephanie Diotte
Structures Manager
Cell: 613-298-4172

City of Ottawa contacts:
Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects
Phone: 613-580-2424, Ext. 25568

Marko Cholich
Lead Inspector and Construction Technician
Cell: 613-868-0368

Hydro Ottawa maintenance hole rehabilitations (June 2018)

Elgin Street at Catherine Street and Argyle Street

Elgin Street is scheduled to be fully rehabilitated beginning in early 2019. In advance of that work, Hydro Ottawa will be rehabilitating underground infrastructure. This work is essential and is being coordinated and managed by Hydro Ottawa, with the City of Ottawa staff monitoring and providing overall support. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times and business will be conducted as usual.

Who: Hydro Ottawa is rehabilitating aging infrastructure maintenance holes.

Why: The existing infrastructure has reached the end of its service life and requires rehabilitation.

What: Hydro Ottawa will be excavating and rebuilding portions of the maintenance holes.

When: This phase of work is planned to begin on June 4 and is expected to be completed by late June 2018.

Where:   The work will take place at the Elgin Street intersections of Catherine Street and Argyle Street.

Traffic impacts

The proposed works will impact Elgin Street at the Catherine Street intersection and the Argyle Street intersection. Lane reductions will occur around the work zones during off peak hours. Up to date traffic impacts are available.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact Danny Palermo at the coordinates below.

Contact information

For any emergency during normal working hours, outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1.

Hydro Ottawa Contact:
Cheryl Wallace, C. Tech
System Designer, Distribution Design East
Phone: 613-738-5499, ext. 7287
Cell: 613-880-9367

City of Ottawa contact:
Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25568

Geotechnical investigations (May 2018)

Elgin Street from Isabella Street to Gloucester Street

The City of Ottawa will be collecting water samples in your neighbourhood. This work is being done to determine existing groundwater conditions to support the design for the Elgin Street Renewal Project.

Who: Parsons Inc. and their sub-consultant, Golder Associates Limited, will perform the work for the City of Ottawa.

Why: This work supports the Elgin Street Renewal design.

What: The investigation work will involve the collection of water samples. No excavation is required for this work.

When: This work will take place for one day only in mid-May.

Where: This work will occur at six locations along Elgin Street. At localized spots, parking will be removed temporarily for safe access to the site. As the work is being completed, parking will be reinstated immediately. The six locations along Elgin Street for temporary 1-day on-street parking restrictions are:

  • Southbound lane between Lisgar Street and Cooper Street
  • Southbound lane between MacLaren Street and Gilmour Street
  • Northbound lane between Lewis Street and Waverley Street
  • Northbound lane between Argyle Avenue and Catherine Street
  • Northbound lane between Highway 417 and Catherine Street
  • Southbound turning lane between Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Isabella Street

Accessibility

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

Contact information

For any emergency during normal working hours, 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:

Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Email: Elgin@ottawa.ca
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25568

Bell Canada infrastructure rehabilitation - notice of night work for May 9, 2018

Beginning on May 9, 2018, Bell Canada will be completing night work on Elgin Street at the intersection of Nepean Street and Elgin Street.

Bell Canada is upgrading their underground infrastructure. This work is required because the existing Bell infrastructure is deteriorated and in need of repair.

Please note that this project is being initiated and managed by Bell Canada, with the City of Ottawa staff monitoring and providing overall support.

Who: Bell Canada will retain a contractor who will carry out the reconstruction of their manhole and duct infrastructure.

Why: The existing Bell infrastructure has reached the end of its service life and requires replacement. This work is being completed during the evening and over-night hours to minimize pedestrian impacts, cycling impacts, increase public and worker safety and expedite the work.

What: Watermain relocation to facilitate Bell reconstruction.

When: This work will take place during the evening of May 9 and is expected to be completed by 2 am.

Where: The work will be occurring within the Nepean Street and Elgin Street intersection.

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 undersigned.

Construction disruptions

There will be impacts to the lanes within the Nepean Street and Elgin Street intersection. Ottawa Police will be conducting on-site flagging of traffic during this period. Nepean Street will be closed at the Nepean Street and Elgin Street intersection, with Nepean Street being temporarily converted to a two-way road, entering and exiting at Metcalfe Street.

Contact information

Contact for the Bell Canada infrastructure repairs

Bell’s construction project representative
Stephanie Diotte
Structures Manager, Bell Canada Network Provisioning
469 Coventry Road
Ottawa, ON K1K 2C5
Cell: 613-298-4172

Contacts for the Elgin Street renewal project and traffic impacts

For any emergency during normal working hours, outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1.

City’s Elgin Street renewal project manager
Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Email: Elgin@ottawa.ca 
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25568

City’s site inspection staff
Marko Cholich
Construction Technician
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Cell: 613-868-0368

Bell infrastructure rehabilitation - update (May 2018)

Elgin Street is scheduled to be fully rehabilitated beginning in early 2019. In advance of that work, Bell Canada will be upgrading their underground infrastructure. This work is essential and is being coordinated and managed by Bell Canada, with the City of Ottawa staff monitoring and providing overall support. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times and business will be conducted as usual.

Who: Bell is rehabilitating aging infrastructure including maintenance chambers and ducts.

Why: The existing infrastructure has reached the end of its service life and requires replacement.

What: Bell will be excavating, removing and rebuilding maintenance chambers and ducts.

When: This phase of work is planned to begin in early May and will be completed by late June 2018.

Where: The work will take place along Elgin Street from Gloucester Street and Cooper Street, which will include work within the intersections of Nepean Street and Lisgar Street.

Update

This work will require the closure of Lisgar Street and Nepean Street at the intersection of Elgin Street for two separate weekends in May. These closures will be localized to the intersections only, and will not impact the flow of traffic along Elgin Street itself. When each closure is in place, Lisgar and Nepean streets will be converted to accept two-way traffic. The closures will occur at different times, and not concurrently. To stay up-to-date on the latest traffic impacts and news on Elgin Street, please sign up for the Elgin Street renewal e-newsletter.

Traffic and parking impacts

The proposed works will impact Elgin Street from Gloucester Street to Cooper Street only and will not affect the entire length of Elgin Street. Within the noted three blocks, Elgin Street will be reduced down to three lanes (two northbound and one southbound) and parking will be prohibited on the west side of Elgin Street between Lisgar Street and Cooper Street. Nepean and Lisgar Streets will also have lane reductions and Nepean Street will have parking restrictions close to the Elgin Street intersections. Up to date traffic impacts can be found at: ottawa.ca/elginstreet.

Water service disruptions

The Bell work may cause a disruption to your water supply. The disruptions are anticipated to last between four to eight hours and are anticipated to occur overnight. Only those properties affected by a water disruptions will be notified by the City of Ottawa at least four days in advance by means of a written notice.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact Danny Palermo at the coordinates below.

Contact information

For any emergency during normal working hours, outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1.

Bell Canada contact:

Stephanie Diotte 
Structures Manager
Cell: 613-298-4172

City of Ottawa contacts:

Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25568

Marko Cholich
Lead Inspector and Construction Technician
Cell: 613-868-0368

Bell Canada infrastructure rehabilitation - notice of night work for March 27, 2018

Beginning on March 27, 2018, Bell Canada will be completing night work on Elgin Street at the intersection of Gladstone Avenue and Elgin Street.

Bell Canada is upgrading their underground infrastructure. This work is required because the existing Bell infrastructure is deteriorated and in need of repair.

Please note that this project is being initiated and managed by Bell Canada, with the City of Ottawa staff monitoring and providing overall support.

Who: Bell Canada will retain a contractor who will carry out the reconstruction of their manhole and duct infrastructure.

Why: The existing Bell infrastructure has reached the end of its service life and requires replacement. This work is being completed during the evening and over-night hours to minimize pedestrian impacts, cycling impacts, increase public and worker safety and expedite the work.

What: Reconstruction operations on the duct structure within the Gladstone Avenue and Elgin Street intersection.

When: This work will begin in the evening of March 27, 2018, will continue into the morning of March 28, 2018, and is expected to be completed by 2 am.

Where: The work will be occurring within the Gladstone Avenue and Elgin Street intersection.

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 undersigned.

Construction disruptions

There will be impacts to the lanes within the Gladstone Avenue and Elgin Street intersection. Ottawa Police will be conducting on-site flagging of traffic during this period.

Contact information

Contact for the Bell Canada infrastructure repairs

Bell’s construction project representative:
Stephanie Diotte
Structures Manager, Bell Canada Network Provisioning
469 Coventry Road
Ottawa, ON K1K 2C5
Cell: 613-298-4172

Contacts for the Elgin Street renewal project and traffic impacts

For any emergency during normal working hours, outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1.

City’s Elgin Street renewal project manager:
Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Email: Elgin@ottawa.ca
Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 25568

City’s site inspection staff:
Marko Cholich
Construction Technician
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Cell: 613-868-0368

Bell Canada infrastructure rehabilitation - Elgin Street from Isabella Street to Gloucester Street (March 2018)

Elgin Street is scheduled to be rehabilitated beginning in early 2019. In advance of that work, Bell Canada will be upgrading their underground infrastructure. This work is required because the existing Bell infrastructure is deteriorated and in need of repair. Please note that this project is being initiated and managed by Bell Canada, with the City of Ottawa staff monitoring and providing overall support.

Should you have questions or concerns about the Bell Canada construction activities, please contact a Bell Canada representative. Should you have questions or concerns about traffic or the overall Elgin Street rehabilitation project, please contact the City of Ottawa. Contact information for all representatives is included at the end of the notice.

Who: Bell Canada will retain a contractor who will carry out the reconstruction of their manhole and duct infrastructure.

Why: The existing Bell infrastructure has reached the end of its service life and requires replacement.

What: The contractor will need to excavate, remove and rebuild manhole structures at various intersections along Elgin Street. The work will also include the replacement of ducts.

When: This work is planned to begin in mid-March and will be substantially complete by Fall 2018.

Where: Elgin Street between Isabella and Gloucester. During the work, there will be temporary lane closures and loss of on-street parking in areas.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact Danny Palermo at the coordinates below.

Traffic impacts

The proposed works will impact the intersections of Frank, Gladstone, Nepean, Lisgar, Somerset, McLeod, Argyle, Isabella, and Gloucester, resulting in lane reductions that will extend approximately one block in all directions of the construction limits. The construction will be staged so that lane reductions and on-street parking impacts will be limited to the area where the work is taking place, and will not affect the entire length of Elgin. The first stage of work will begin on March 12, and will take place on Elgin Street between Waverley Street and McLeod Street.

Parking

The Contractor is obligated to provide 24 hr notification of temporary loss of access / egress.  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. On-street parking will be impacted along Elgin Street within the limits of the work.

Contact information

Contact for the Bell Canada infrastructure repairs

Stephanie Diotte
Structures Manager, Bell Canada Network Provisioning
469 Coventry Rd, Ottawa, ON, K1K 2C5
Cell: 613-298-4172

Contacts for the Elgin Street renewal project and traffic impacts

For any emergency during normal working hours, outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1.

Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Phone: 613-580-2424, Ext. 25568

Marko Cholich
Construction Technician
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Cell: 613-868-0368

Geotechnical investigations (September 2017)

Elgin Street from Isabella Street to Gloucester Street

The City of Ottawa will undertake geotechnical and utility investigations in your neighbourhood. This work is being done to determine existing underground soil conditions and underground utility locations to support a preliminary design for the Elgin Street Renewal Project.

Who: Parsons Inc. and their sub-consultant, Golder Associates Limited, will perform the work for the City of Ottawa.

Why: This work supports the Elgin Street preliminary design.

What: The investigation work will involve the drilling of boreholes, obtaining soil and water samples for testing to determine future construction methods. Shallow excavations will also be undertaken to determine the locations of utilities. 

When: This work will begin in late September and could take up to eight weeks.

Where: At localized spots along Elgin Street between Isabella Street and Gloucester Street and on Waverley Street between Elgin Street and Jack Purcell Lane.

Accessibility

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

Parking

The Contractor is obligated to provide 24 hr notification of temporary loss of access / egress. 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.

Contact information

For any emergency during normal working hours, 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 Program Manager:                                                          

City Program Manager                                           
Tara Blasioli, P.Eng.                                                  
Program Manager                                                      
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8                                    
613-580-2424, Ext. 23970 

Design Consultant Representative
Stephen Fitzpatrick
Associate Environmental Planner
1223 Michael St, Suite 100, Ottawa, ON K1J 7T2
613-692-1586