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.
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.
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.
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.
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).