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Heatherington Road Construction Project

Project Status: 
Underway

Project Overview

The City of Ottawa is undertaking a construction project on Heatherington Road which will include the replacement of all sidewalks, concrete curbs and asphalt pavement. This project will include the implementation of new on-road cycling facilities, improved bus stops and traffic calming measures.

The project limits include:

  • Heatherington Road between Albion Road and Walkley Road

An illustration of streets within the project limits for the Heatherington Road Construction Project.

Project timing

Design: completed

Construction: tentatively scheduled to start in late April or early May 2021, with completion by November 2021.

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $3,500,000

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 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

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

City Project Manager
Jo-anne Moore, P. Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 43975
Email: jo-anne.moore@ottawa.ca

Construction notice (April 2021)

This notice is to advise that construction in your neighbourhood will be starting in late April or early May 2021. This work is being conducted to improve and enhance Heatherington Road.

What: Work will involve the removal and replacement of sidewalks, concrete curbs, and asphalt roadway pavement. In addition, narrowing of the travelled road surface and intersections via the use of bulb-outs for traffic calming, a new dedicated westbound painted bike lane and a shared vehicle/bike lane in the eastbound direction, and improved bus stops. The pedestrian crossing at Heatherington Road near Irma Private will also be re-installed.

Why: Due to age and condition of the existing infrastructure, the City will be proceeding with the completion of the work required to replace the sidewalks, curbs, and roadway. This provides an opportunity to update Heatherington Road to current standards and introduce traffic calming and cycling measures.

When: Construction is planned to start approximately late April or early May 2021 and is expected to be completed by November 2021.

Where: Heatherington Road, from Albion Road North to Walkley Road.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, D-Squared Construction Limited, to complete the 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 accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Traffic Impacts

Lane reductions and alternating traffic can be expected during construction to accommodate the work. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained.

Parking

As the various reconstruction activities are in progress on Heatherington Road, on-street parking will be restricted. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a Temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be distributed to permit on-street parking within two blocks of your residence.

Impact on the Right of Way

The reconstruction is within the City’s right of way but may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work. The City will reinstate all sections of landscaping, driveways and walkways that are disturbed by construction.

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 and to the City’s On-site Inspector. 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 construction work, such as traffic delays, parking restrictions, 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).

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.

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 City’s On-Site Inspector.

City Project Manager
Jo-anne Moore, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer
Infrastructure Projects
Design & Construction - Municipal100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 43975

City On-Site Inspector
John France
On-Site Inspector
R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 220, Ottawa, ON K2C 2B5
Tel: 613-277-5578

Contractor Representative
Kody Desjardins, C.E.T.
Project Manager, Infrastructure
D-Squared Construction Limited
6811 Hiram Drive, PO BOX 14
Ottawa, ON K4P 1A0
Tel. 613-822-1042