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Greenfield Avenue, Main Street, Hawthorne Avenue et al. reconstruction project

Project Status: 
Planned

Project update (October 2019)

The purpose of this notice is to provide an update on the status of the Greenfield-Main-Hawthorne et al. reconstruction project, which is planned for your neighbourhood. Your interest and continued involvement in this project is appreciated.

The Greenfield-Main-Hawthorne et al. reconstruction Project includes the replacement of aging combined sewers with separate storm and sanitary sewers, the replacement of sections of older watermains, and the reconstruction of the roadways, including the implementation of complete street features for the betterment of all road users in your community.

After much consideration, a decision has been made to adjust the construction schedule for the Greenfield Avenue, Main Street, Hawthorne Avenue et al. reconstruction Project. Construction is now planned to start in early 2021 with completion expected by the end of 2023. The exact construction schedule will be confirmed as we move closer to commencement. An information session will be held in spring 2020 to present on-going design advancements. Information sessions will also be scheduled in advance of each construction season.

Commencing the project in 2021 will provide the opportunity to maximize the construction season and will also minimize the traffic impacts in the downtown core. This will allow for other large construction projects including the Elgin Street Renewal and the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) Highway 417 Nicholas Street Underpass replacement to be substantially completed in advance of the commencement of this project. The project will have no impact on the timing of the proposed MTO Highway 417 Downtown Bridges project which includes the Canal Bridge and the Main Street Bridge. Staff are continuing to move forward with this project design, and the additional time will be utilized to finalize design elements, including utility relocation and cycling improvements.

We remain committed to keeping the community and yourself up to date on progress.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact the City of Ottawa Project Manager listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available.

Should you have any questions regarding this project, please direct your comments to the undersigned or the project team.

City’s project manager: 
Patrick Sammon, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction Municipal Branch
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 29843
Design consultant representative:
Nathan Quinn, P.Eng.
Lead Engineer/Project Manager
Public Sector Engineering
Novatech
240 Michael Cowpland Drive
Ottawa, ON K2M 1P6
Tel.: 613-254-9643, ext. 293

Project overview (October 2019)

Contract no. CP000136

Project description

The City of Ottawa has commenced design work for the rehabilitation of the northern section of Old Ottawa East. The project area is predominantly bounded by the Rideau Canal to the west, King Edward Avenue to the north, Highway 417 to the east and Hawthorne Avenue to the south. A 160-metre section along Colonel By Drive/Echo Drive, which extends south of Hawthorne Avenue to Immaculata High School, is also included in the project limits. This work is being conducted to replace aging combined sewers with separate storm and sanitary sewers, replace sections of older watermains, and reconstruct the roadways, including the implementation of complete street features for the betterment of all road users in your community. The following street segments have been identified for reconstruction:

  • Colonel By Drive (Graham Avenue to Hawthorne Avenue)
  • Concord Street north (Echo Drive to Havelock Street)
  • Echo Drive (Immaculata High School to Graham Avenue)
  • Echo Drive (dead-end at Highway 417 to Concord Street north)
  • Greenfield Avenue (Main Street to King Edward Avenue)
  • Harvey Street (Echo Drive to Main Street)
  • Hawthorne Avenue (Colonel By Drive to Main Street)
  • Main Street (Harvey Street to Colonel By Drive)
  • Montcalm Street (Greenfield Avenue to dead-end)

Key plan

​​​​Key plan map showing projects limits.

Background functional designs

The below listed functional designs were previously completed by the Transportation Planning Department who also conducted required consultations. These functional designs will form the basis for refining the design moving forward. The intent is to implement these concepts as closely as possible to the approved functional designs.

Project timing

Pre-design - surveying of roadway: complete – July 2017
Functional – design: complete – October 2017
Pre-design – geotechnical environmental: complete – December 2017

Preliminary and detailed design: fall 2018 to spring/summer 2020
Design assignment completion: summer 2020

Tender - late fall 2020/early winter 2021
Construction start: spring 2021
Construction completion: fall 2023

Budget

Project funds approved to date are $2.69 million.

Public involvement

We highly value engagement with residents, business owners and other community representatives in order to better understand local concerns, and to create a forum through which we can effectively communicate project updates.

A drop-in style public information session was held on June 18, 2019 to present the preliminary design to the public. At this session, attendees reviewed the design, asked questions and provided comment on the proposed works. An additional public information session will take place to present the final design development. Further public information sessions will be scheduled in advance of each construction season, in order to present proposed traffic management and construction staging strategies to the public.

To enhance public involvement and coordination, a Public Advisory Committee (PAC) has been established for this project. The PAC is intended to be a group of community members, including representatives from the community association, local businesses, residents, condominium boards and school groups. The group of representatives will meet over the course of design to discuss proposed plans, identify community concerns and address impediments to implementation. These members will also assist in relaying information to and from others in the community. The first two PAC meetings were held in April and June 2019. The next PAC meeting will take place in early 2020, prior to the next public information session.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact the Greenfield-Main-Hawthorne et al. Reconstruction Project Team.

Patrick Sammon, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design and Construction Municipal Branch
100 Constellation Drive, Sixth Floor West
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 29843

Public information session (June 18, 2019)

Posted: 
Sunday, May 26, 2019, 7:37 pm
Last updated: 
Monday, May 27, 2019, 9:06 am

Dates & Times

Tuesday, June 18, 2019,
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location

Saint Paul University
MULTI Room
223 Main Street
Ottawa, ON

The City of Ottawa would like to invite you to a public information session to discuss a reconstruction project planned in your neighbourhood.

Why: This work is being conducted to replace aging combined sewers with separate storm and sanitary sewers, replace sections of older watermains that have reached the end of their service life, as well as reconstruct the roadways, including the implementation of complete street features for the betterment of all road users in your community.

What: Work will involve the design and construction of storm sewers, sanitary sewers, watermains, roadways, sidewalks, cycling infrastructure, traffic signals, street lighting, and streetscape/landscape treatments within the City’s right of ways.

When: The design of the project is currently underway with an expected completion of early spring 2020. Construction is currently expected to begin in late spring of 2020 with the completion scheduled for 2022. Typically, construction will occur between spring through to late fall, with a winter shut down period. This schedule will be confirmed through the detailed design process.

Where: Project limits include the follow street segments:

  • Colonel By Drive (Graham Avenue to Hawthorne Avenue)
  • Concord Street North (Echo Drive to Havelock Street)
  • Echo Drive (Immaculata High School to Graham Avenue and dead end at Highway 417 to Concord Street North)
  • Greenfield Avenue (Main Street to King Edward Avenue)
  • Harvey Street (Echo Drive to Main Street)
  • Hawthorne Avenue (Colonel By Drive to Main Street)
  • Main Street (Harvey Street to Colonel By Drive)
  • Montcalm Street (Greenfield Avenue to Dead-End)

Key plan

Key plan map showing projects limits.

Your input is an important part of the consultation process. At the public information session, you will be able to review the preliminary design plans and related objectives, provide comments and bring forth any issues that have not yet been identified. Representatives from the City and the consulting team will be available to discuss the project and answer your questions.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact the City of Ottawa project manager listed below.

If you are not available to attend the public information session or would like additional information about this project, please direct your comments to the undersigned or the Old Ottawa East Reconstruction Project Team.

City’s project manager:
Patrick Sammon, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction Municipal Branch
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 29843

Design consultant representative:
Nathan Quinn, P.Eng.
Lead Engineer/Project Manager
Public Sector Engineering
Novatech
240 Michael Cowpland Drive
Ottawa, ON K2M 1P6
Tel.: 613-254-9643, ext. 293

Contact

Notice of project commencement - design (October 2018)

The City of Ottawa has commenced design work for the rehabilitation of the northern section of Old Ottawa East. The project area is predominantly bounded by the Rideau Canal to the west, King Edward Avenue to the north, Highway 417 to the east and Hawthorne Avenue to the south. A 160-metre section along Colonel By Drive/Echo Drive, which extends south of Hawthorne Avenue to Immaculata High School, is also included in the project limits. This work is being conducted to replace aging combined sewers with separate storm and sanitary sewers, replace sections of older watermains; and reconstruct the roadways, including the implementation of complete street features for the betterment of all road users in your community.

Who: Novatech has been retained by the City of Ottawa to develop preliminary and detailed designs for a construction contract that is currently scheduled to begin construction in 2020.

Why: The majority of the subject streets are serviced by combined sewers capturing both sanitary and storm drainage. With this project, these combined sewers will be replaced with separate sanitary and storm sewers, thereby reducing the risk of both combined sewer overflows and the potential for flooding during large storm events. With the replacement of the sewers, sections of watermain that have reached their service life (some in excess of 100 years old) will be replaced to maintain the level of service required for your community. Due to the impact of the proposed sewer and watermain works, the subject street segments will undergo full road reconstruction. This will provide the City the opportunity to implement enhancements for all road users (e.g. pedestrians, cyclists, transit and motorists).

What: Work will involve the design of storm sewers, sanitary sewers, watermains, roadways, sidewalks, cycling infrastructure, traffic signals, street lighting, and streetscape/landscape treatments within the City’s right-of-ways. The design will detail the replacement of water services and sewer laterals from the new mains to the property line at buildings within the limits of the reconstruction. Modifications to pavement and sidewalk widths, including the addition of cycling lanes and raised cycle tracks will be included as part of the design process. It is anticipated that confirmatory field investigations may be required at some properties to determine building drainage and service connection details, along with survey works to confirm appropriate grading tie-in points. Where required, these property owners will be contacted directly. A summary of the anticipated project timeline and exact street segments is provided below.

When: Design work has already commenced and will include environmental and geotechnical investigations, supplementary survey work and other field investigations, many of which will be taking place this fall. The design is expected to be completed by early spring of 2020. Construction is currently expected to begin in May of 2020 and run through the fall of 2022. Typically, construction will occur between spring through to late fall, with a winter shut down period. This schedule will be confirmed through the detailed design process.

Where: Work will take place at the following locations:

  • Colonel By Drive (Graham Avenue to Hawthorne Avenue)
  • Concord Street north (Echo Drive to Havelock Street)
  • Echo Drive (Immaculata High School to Graham Avenue)
  • Echo Drive (dead-end at Highway 417 to Concord Street north)
  • Greenfield Avenue (Main Street to King Edward Avenue)
  • Harvey Street (Echo Drive to Main Street)
  • Hawthorne Avenue (Colonel By Drive to Main Street)
  • Main Street (Harvey Street to Colonel By Drive)
  • Montcalm Street (Greenfield Avenue to dead-end)

Background functional designs

The below listed functional designs were previously completed by the Transportation Planning Department who also conducted required consultations. These functional designs will form the basis for refining the design moving forward. The intent is to implement these concepts as closely as possible to the approved functional designs.

Environmental assessment/public involvement

The Greenfield Avenue, Main Street, Hawthorne Avenue et al. reconstruction project is considered a Schedule A+ project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, October 2000 (as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015), published by the Municipal Engineers Association. Schedule A+ projects are pre-approved; however, the public may direct comments to City Staff during the course of the design process.

Contact information

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

For further information about this project, please contact the City’s project manager:

City’s project manager:
Patrick Sammon, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction Municipal Branch
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 29843

Design consultant representative:
Edson Donnelly, C.E.T.
Director – Public Sector Infrastructure
Novatech
240 Michael Cowpland Drive
Ottawa, ON K2M 1P6
Tel.: 613-254-9643, ext. 230