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Notices

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