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Graham Creek Infrastructure Renewal, Canfield Road to Leslie Park

Project Status: 
Planned

Project Overview

The proposed work includes the rehabilitation of culverts near Banner Road and Canfield Road. In addition, a section of local storm sewer, currently running through backyards, will be relocated to nearby streets. As part of the project, tree removal will be required, the project team is working with Forestry Services and new trees will be planted as part of the landscaping plans.

The City is renewing the storm infrastructure in Graham Creek to rehabilitate sections of culvert that are in poor structural condition, improve pipe performance to mitigate the risk of flooding, intercept debris transport along the creek, improve public safety, and improve access for operation and maintenance servicing.

The proposed work includes:

Culverts

  • From Leslie Park to the storm inlet south of Banner Road
  • Sections extending from the north of Canfield Road toward the south, under Canfield Road to Trend Arlington Park

Local storm sewers

  • Currently running through backyards south of Banner Road will be relocated to the City right of way on Keppler Crescent and Parkmount Crescent to make them accessible for maintenance servicing.

Project timing

Design completion: January 2021
Construction start: spring 2021
Construction completion: December 2022

  • Storm sewers near Canfield Road and storm sewers running through backyards south of Banner Road to be completed by December 2021
  • Storm sewer in Leslie Park and all other restoration to be completed by December 2022

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $15 million.

Public engagement

An online public information session was held in May 2020, to present the design drawings to the public. At that time, residents were able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works.

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 City’s Project Manager.

COVID-19

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces, including all municipal construction projects, to continue operations subject to compliance with strict public health and safety protocols. The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact the City’s project manager:

Contact information

For any emergency outside normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1.
For general project information, please contact the City’s Project Manager.
For construction related questions or concerns, please contact the Contractor Representative.

City Project Manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services
Design and Construction - Municipal
Tel: 613-868-3907

Contract Administrator:
Toby Racine, P.Eng.
J.L.Richards & Associates Limited
Tel: 343-803-4548

City On-Site Representative
Marko Cholich
Field Inspector
City of Ottawa
Tel.: 613-868-0368

Contractor Representative
Stephane Desjardins, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Louis W. Bray Construction Limited
Tel.: 613-808-1615

Road closure notice (August 2021)

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation, and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces to reopen, including all municipal construction projects, if they comply with strict measures for public health and safe operations. The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

This notice is to inform you that the intersection of Sheahan Crescent and Keppler Crescent will be temporarily closed to facilitate construction work as part of the Graham Creek storm infrastructure renewal project.

What: Road closure at the intersection of Sheahan Crescent and Keppler Crescent.

Why: This work is required to replace the existing storm sewer in Keppler Crescent at the intersection of Sheahan Crescent.

When: August 30, 2021 to September 3, 2021.

Where: Intersection of Sheahan Crescent and Keppler Crescent

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Louis Bray Construction Limited, to complete the required work.

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 accommodations, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Traffic Management

Access to private properties including pedestrian and cycling access, will be maintained throughout the construction period unless otherwise communicated.

Contact Information

For any emergency outside normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1.

For general project information, please contact the City’s Project Manager.

For construction related questions or concerns, please contact the Contractor Representative.

City Project Manager
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 15247

City On-Site Representative
Marko Cholich
Field Inspector
City of Ottawa
Tel.: 613-868-0368

Contract Administrator
Toby Racine, P.Eng.
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited.
Tel: 343-803-4548

Contractor Representative
Stephane Desjardins, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Louis W. Bray Construction Limited
Tel.: 613-808-1615

Construction notice (June 2021)

In early July 2021, the City of Ottawa will begin construction for the renewal of existing culverts and storm sewers in your neighbourhood.

What: The work involves:

  • Renewal of the Canfield Road culvert starting in Trend Arlington Park, crossing Canfield Road between Valleyview Road and Keppler Crescent.
  • Renewal of the Banner Road culvert crossing Banner Road between Keppler Crescent and Parkmount Crescent, crossing into the green space north of Banner Road.
  • Replacement of the storm sewer across Leslie Park outletting at the north end of Leslie Park.
  • Installation of new inlet structures at each culvert to reduce the migration of debris within the creek.
  • Renewal and realignment of the storm sewers in Keppler Crescent, Banner Road and Parkmount Crescent.
  • Abandonment of some existing storm sewers located within easements from Parkmount Crescent and from Keppler Crescent to Graham Creek.
  • Renewal of one section of storm sewer in rear yards on Banner Road to the Banner Road culvert.
  • Replacement of a section of watermain on Banner Road.
  • Reinstatement of the roadway, grassed boulevard, driveways, and affected landscaped areas including planting of new trees to compensate for existing trees that must be removed to allow for the culvert replacements.
  • Reinstatement of streetlighting impacted by the detour required for the culvert renewal.

Why: This work is required to replace the existing deteriorating Graham Creek culvert system and local storm sewers that have reached the end of their useful life and need to be replaced.

Where: Canfield Road from Valleyview Road to Keppler Crescent

  • Banner Road from Parkmount Crescent to Keppler Crescent
  • Parkmount Crescent from Springdale Crescent to Banner Road
  • Keppler Crescent from Lambert Drive to Banner Road
  • Leslie Park

When: Construction for the project will take place in 2021/2022.

Banner Road culvert, consisting of the work on Banner Road, Parkmount Crescent and Keppler Crescent, will begin in early July 2021 with final paving and landscaping expected to be completed in spring/summer 2022.

Canfield Road culvert, consisting of the work on Canfield Road and in Trend-Arlington Park, is expected to begin in early fall 2021 with final paving and landscaping expected to be completed in spring/summer 2022.

Leslie Park culvert, consisting of the work in Leslie Park is expected to begin in early winter 2021 with final landscaping expected to be completed in spring/summer 2022.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Louis W. Bray Construction Limited, to complete this project.

Traffic Management

To accommodate the proposed construction, Banner Road will be narrowed and shifted north through the construction area with two lanes available during non-working hours and one lane controlled by traffic flaggers during working hours to accommodate OC Transpo routes 82 and 282. The existing bus shelters located on Banner Road west of Parkmount Crescent will be temporarily relocated to the east side of the Banner Road and Parkmount Crescent intersection. The section of Parkmount Crescent connecting to Banner Road will be closed to all but local traffic while construction is taking place. A lane of traffic will be maintained along Keppler Crescent and Canfield Road while construction takes place on those streets in order to facilitate access within the neighbourhood.

While the Contractor is actively working within Leslie Park, access to the park will remain open to the public via the pathways on Dayton Crescent and Abingdon Drive. The construction access will be through the pathway on Dayton Crescent, the Contractor will be required to separate the pedestrian access from the construction access. Access to private properties including pedestrian and cycling access, will be maintained throughout the construction period unless otherwise communicated.

On-Street Parking and Local Access

As the various road reconstruction activities are in progress, on-street parking will be restricted. Local access will be maintained to residents, schools and emergency vehicles.

The Contractor is required to ensure that homeowners have access to their property. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted for a short period due to construction activities, you will be contacted in advance by the project team and given a temporary On-Street Parking Permit that will allow on-street parking within two blocks of your residence when these disruptions occur.

Residents in the vicinity of the deep culvert work at the Banner Road culvert will be provided with alternate parking arrangements, if driveway access cannot be maintained. Details will be communicated directly with affected residents.

Leslie Park

The outdoor skating rink within Leslie Park will not be installed in the fall of 2021 due to conflicts with the construction activities within the park.

Canada Post Mailbox

The existing Canada Post mailbox located on Banner Road adjacent to the tennis court at 33 Banner Road will be temporarily relocated to the south side of Banner Road across from 39 Banner Road.

Pre-Construction Inspection

The Contractor will be completing interior (subject to lifting of Covid-19 restrictions) and exterior pre-construction inspections of consenting homes in the work area, if the homeowner is in agreement. The purpose of the pre-construction survey is to document current building and landscape conditions before construction commences. In addition, you may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions on your property. Your survey should include photographs.

As part of this Contract, the Contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete as well as any damages to private property resulting from these construction activities. In the event of such occurrences, all claims for damages should be immediately reported both verbally and in writing to the Contractor and to the City on-site Representative. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

Temporary Water Services

During the replacement of the watermain on Banner Road, potable water will be supplied to buildings by temporary water lines. While your property is on this temporary service, your water usage will be estimated as the temporary service is not metered. Your water bill will be based on the past average water usage for your address. If you have any questions regarding your water bill, please contact Revenue at 613-580-2444 or by email.

Municipal fire suppression will continue during the construction period. Please note that private fire suppression systems may be impacted due to temporary water lines. If you have a private fire suppression system, it is recommended that you make arrangements with a fire protection services company 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).

We apologize in advance for any disruptions in water service during construction. Any problems with the temporary water services can be directed to the City on-site representative or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1 in the evenings or weekends.

Construction Disruptions

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 traffic delays, noise, dust and vibration. You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations. Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation. For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s Noise By-law (2017-255).

Construction notice (May 2021)

Beginning Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the City of Ottawa will be commencing with an emergency exploration exercise to identify some subsidence at the Graham Creek inlet structure in Trend Arlington Park.

What: Work will involve the removal of isolated fencing and temporary closure of a portion of the pedestrian pathway through Trend Arlington Park in order to investigate the cause and provide a temporary repair.

During the excavation process, traffic will be maintained on Canfield Road. Pedestrian traffic within the park will be locally detoured around the west side of the construction zone. Access to Trend Arlington Park will be otherwise unaffected.

Why: Recent inspections of the inlet, has identified a substantial settlement in the existing creek bank erosion protection.

When: Due to the potential urgent nature of the settlement, the work will commence Wednesday, May 26, and is anticipated to be completed by Friday, May 28, 2021, barring unforeseen difficulties.

Where: Trend-Arlington Park near Canfield Road.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Louis Bray Construction Limited, to complete the required work.

Driveway Access and Parking

No driveway access or parking disruptions are anticipated.

Construction Disruptions

The contractor will take every precaution necessary 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 minimal traffic delays and detour of pedestrian traffic around the construction zone, for the safety of residents. Localized construction noise and dust will occur. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

Contact Information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1. To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager.

Construction notice (December 2020)

Beginning on January 11, 2021, the City will begin tree removal in Trend Arlington Park in advance of the storm sewer rehabilitation project planned for spring 2021. Tree removal is required in order to proceed with the storm sewer rehabilitation. This project will include removal of 12 trees at the storm sewer inlet near Canfield Road.

What: Work starting January 11, 2021 includes removal of 12 trees in the Trend Arlington Park. The trees are near the storm sewer inlet and require removal to allow the storm sewer rehabilitation project to proceed. Construction including reforestation, landscaping rehabilitation and replacement of the storm sewer crossing Canfield Road is expected to begin spring 2021 and will last 2-3 months. Construction notices will be sent prior to work commencing.

Why: The trees must be removed this winter in advance of the bird nesting season which begins in spring 2021.

When: Work will start on January 11, 2021 and will last up to 5 days. Please note this work and schedule is weather dependent.

Where: Trend-Arlington Park near Canfield Road

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Carty Tree Services., to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

Lane reductions and alternating traffic may occur during construction to accommodate the work. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will maintained.

Property Damage Caused by Construction Activities

As part of this contract, the Contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete as well as any damages to private property resulting from these construction activities. In the event of such occurrences, all claims for damages should be immediately reported both verbally and in writing to the Contractor’s Representative and to the Contract Administrator. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

Construction Disruptions

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 traffic delays, parking restrictions, noise, and odour. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation. For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s Noise By-law (2017-255).

Online Engagement Opportunity (May 14 to 29, 2020)

Posted: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 8:54 am
Last updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 7:29 am

Dates & Times

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 12:00 am to Friday, May 29, 2020, 12:00 pm

Welcome

Welcome to the Online Engagement Opportunity for the Graham Creek Storm Infrastructure Renewal Project. This is an opportunity for you to learn about the project and provide input on the planned works. We encourage you to provide your comments.

Project display boards [ 84.7 MB ]

Landscape view 1 [ 7.02 MB ]

Landscape view 2 [ 19.2 MB ]

Key plan for Banner Road [ 6.19 MB ]

Key plan for Canfield Road [ 15.0 MB ]

Should you have any questions regarding the material, or any other aspects of the project, please feel free to reach out to the City Project Manager.

Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services
Design and Construction - Municipal
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 15247