Glebe Avenue Integrated Renewal

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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.

Project timing

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

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $500,000.

Public engagement

A public information session will be held in spring 2023.


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.


The City of Ottawa, in its commitment to protecting people and the community, 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, 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

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. 


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.


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.