Glebe Avenue Integrated Renewal

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Project status
Planned

Project overview

Project description

The City of Ottawa will replace the existing watermain (built in 1906) and sanitary sewer (built in 1912) on Glebe Avenue, between Bank Street and O’Connor Street. The existing storm sewer (built in 1960) is planned to be protected. The road and curbs will be reconstructed and traffic calming features will be added. On the south side of the road, the existing sidewalk will be replaced (widened) and a cycle track will be added.

On the south side of Glebe Avenue, just west of Bank Street, one soil cell system will be installed to support two new trees. A soil cell system includes an underground soil support system to provide adequate soil volume for tree health. It also includes diverting stormwater from roadside catchbasins, which will provide water for the trees. This is a pilot project with the goal of demonstrating that soil cells can be implemented in Ottawa to support healthy tree growth in urban areas.

Project timing

Design: September 2022 to fall 2023
Construction start: spring 2024
Construction completion: summer 2025

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $500,000.

Public engagement

A public information session was held on May 2, 2023, at the Glebe Community Centre, to discuss the proposed infrastructure improvement project on Glebe Avenue between Bank Street and O'Connor Street. Preliminary design drawings were on display and staff were present to provide information and receive comments. 

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 a disability-related accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Safety

The City of Ottawa is committed to safety in and around project sites. The project team continues to work closely with the industry and to comply with recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.

Contact information

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City Project Manager
Jeff DeLoyde, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Infrastructure Services, Design and Construction
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-806-1828

Utility relocations (October 2023)

Utility relocation work will take place in your neighbourhood. 

What: Bell and Rogers will relocate their underground utilities on Glebe Avenue, between Bank Street and approximately 110 Glebe Avenue. 

Why: The purpose of the work is to relocate underground utilities in advance of the complete roadway reconstruction planned to start in spring 2024. This section of Bell and Rogers underground duct banks must be relocated to make space for the new sewer and watermain that will be constructed in 2024. 

When: This work is planned to begin mid-October and be completed by late November

Where: The utility duct banks under Glebe Avenue will be excavated and replaced between Bank Street and approximately 110 Glebe Avenue. 

Who: The work will be completed by Bell and Rogers through their independent contractor, Greely Construction.

Traffic impacts

Glebe Avenue will remain open to traffic. Flaggers or signage will be onsite to direct traffic, cyclists and pedestrians. The bus stop on the north side of Glebe Avenue, just east of Bank Street, will be temporarily relocated to a nearby location. 

On-street parking and local access

As the utility relocation activities are in progress, on-street parking may be periodically restricted on the north side of Glebe Avenue from Bank Street to approximately 110 Glebe Avenue. 

Periodically, vehicular access to the properties on Glebe Avenue from Bank Street to approximately 110 Glebe Avenue may be unavailable.

Local access will be maintained to residents, business owners and emergency vehicles. Periodically, vehicular access to your property may be unavailable; the contractor is required to provide 24-hour notification of temporary loss of vehicular access/egress to your property. A temporary On-Street Parking Permit will be made available to allow on-street parking within two blocks of your residence when these disruptions occur. Residents with electric vehicles will need to find alternative charging arrangements when access is restricted. The use of extension cords within the public right of way is not permitted.

Should you have additional concerns about reduced access, such as business deliveries or accessibility requirements, please contact the project manager listed below.  

Noise

You may notice noise during the work. Work is expected to occur on weekdays from approximately 7 am to 7 pm.  The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm, while Sundays, statutory and public holidays work is permitted between 9 am and 10 pm. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

Utility investigation work on road (May 2023)

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

What: The work will involve a small excavation to daylight the gas main at ten locations within the right of way on the north side of Glebe Avenue. A hydrovac truck will be used for the excavation and the work areas will be reinstated with topsoil and grass seed. 

Why: The work is required to locate the gas main and inspect its condition. This is part of the design work for the Glebe Avenue Integrated Renewal project, in preparation for construction in 2024. 

When: This work is planned for early June and will take a day or two to complete. Work will occur during the daytime on a weekday. 

Where: On the north side of Glebe Avenue, between Bank Street and O’Connor Street.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the engineering consultant, Stantec, and their sub-contractor, multiVIEW Locates, to perform the work. 

Traffic

A hydrovac truck will be parked along the north side of Glebe Avenue during this work. Flaggers or signage will be onsite to direct traffic, cyclists and pedestrians.

Noise

You may notice noise during the work. The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm, while Sundays, statutory and public holidays work is permitted between 9 am and 10 pm. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

Public Information Session (May 2, 2023)

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a Public Information Session to discuss the proposed infrastructure improvement project on Glebe Avenue between Bank Street and O’Connor Street. Preliminary design drawings will be on display and staff will be present to provide information and receive comments. 

Presentation [ 9.68 MB ]

The following provides additional information about the public information session:

What: The project involves watermain and sewer replacement, road reconstruction, sidewalk renewal and the addition of a cycle track and traffic calming features.

Why: The objective of this project is to rehabilitate underground and roadway infrastructure that is nearing the end of its lifespan.

When: Construction is planned to start late spring 2024 and be completed by spring 2025.

Where: Glebe Avenue between Bank Street and O’Connor Street.

Who: The engineering firm, Stantec, has been retained by the City of Ottawa to develop design drawings for this project.

For further information about this project and/or to submit comments, please contact the City’s Project Manager:

City Project Manager    
Jeff DeLoyde, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-806-1828

Geotechnical investigation (November 2022)

The City of Ottawa will undertake a geotechnical investigation in your neighbourhood. This work is being done to determine existing underground soil conditions to support a design project that is underway. The design project involves watermain and sewer replacement, road reconstruction, sidewalk renewal and the addition of a cycle track and traffic calming features on Glebe Avenue between Bank Street and O’Connor Street. A public information session will be held in 2023, with construction planned for 2024. 

The following provides additional information on the geotechnical investigation.

What: The geotechnical investigation work will involve the drilling of boreholes and obtaining soil and water samples. Boreholes will be drilled within the City’s right of way in the paved road surface. This work may result in noise near your home, but there will be no impact to private property.

Why: This geotechnical investigation work supports the Glebe Avenue Integrated Renewal design project. 

When: This work will occur in November 2022.

Where: Glebe Avenue, between Bank Street and O’Connor Street. 

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the engineering consultant, Stantec, and their drilling sub-contractor, George Downing Estate Drilling Ltd, to perform the geotechnical investigation. 

Traffic

The boreholes will be drilled along the south side parking lane. Parking restrictions are anticipated during this work. Flaggers or signage will be onsite to direct traffic, cyclists and pedestrians.

Impact on the right of way and adjacent private properties

The underground investigation work will require the creation of holes into the road surface, which will be reinstated following the investigation. It is not anticipated that private properties will be impacted by this work.

Noise

You may notice noise during the geotechnical investigation work. The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm, while Sundays, statutory and public holidays work is permitted between 9 am and 10 pm. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.