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 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.
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:
City of Ottawa contacts:
Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Services
Phone: 613-580-2424, Ext. 25568
Lead Inspector and Construction Technician