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Kanata South Link (Hope Side Road / Old Richmond Road / West Hunt Club Road Corridor)

Project Status: 


Updated March 2018

Project description

To accommodate growth in the Kanata South and Stittsville communities, this project involves the widening to four lanes of Old Richmond Road between Hope Side Road and West Hunt Club Road. An intersection expansion of Moodie Drive and West Hunt Club Road is included as well as potentially some widening to four lanes along West Hunt Club Road between Old Richmond Road and Highway 416. The project also includes roundabouts at Hope Side Road/Old Richmond Road, Stonehaven/Old Richmond Road, and Old Richmond Road/West Hunt Club Road. This project is required to create road capacity and the widening will minimize the impact on the Greenbelt lands and protect the Stony Swamp Conservation Area and Wetlands.

The Preliminary Design also included work on Hope Side Road. The Hope Side Road portion of the project involves the widening to four lanes of Hope Side Road between Eagleson Road and Old Richmond Road, and it included a roundabout at Eagleson Road and Crownridge Drive. This portion of Hope Side Road will be completed under a separate project, once funding becomes available.

Work is proceeding to obtain both Federal and Provincial Approvals. Detailed design is underway and construction is expected to start in 2018 subject to project permits (such as MOECC, MNRF and RVCA) and property acquisition.


Preliminary design: 2015 to 2016

Detailed design: 2017 to 2018

Construction: Fall 2018 to 2021 (construction start subject to permits and approvals)


Design & Construction: $38.7 M (Based on 2018 Budget Approval)

For more information

Carolyn Newcombe, P.Eng., Senior Engineer
Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Phone: 613-580-2424 x 28230

Public information session (March 27, 2018)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 8:36 am
Last updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018, 2:07 pm

Dates & Times

Tuesday, March 27, 2018,
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm


Kanata Recreation Complex
100 Charlie Rogers Place
Ottawa, ON

The City of Ottawa invites you to a Public Information Session to review information with respect to the Kanata South Link project that is planned to begin fall 2018, subject to approvals, with completion in spring 2021. Design drawings will be on display for your review. Staff will also be on hand to provide information and receive comments.

Why: The purpose of this project is to widen Old Richmond Road and a portion of West Hunt Club Road to improve traffic capacity across the Greenbelt from Kanata South.

What: The proposed work will widen sections of these roads to four lanes, including roundabouts and intersection modifications.

When: Design is nearing completion. Construction of Old Richmond Road and West Hunt Club Road is planned to begin fall 2018, subject to approvals, with completion spring 2021.

Where: Construction will take place on the following roads:

  • Old Richmond Road (Hope Side Road to West Hunt Club Road including Roundabouts at three intersections)
  • West Hunt Club Road (Old Richmond Road to East of Moodie Drive)

Plans for future adjacent work including the Preliminary Design of Hope Side Road and West Hunt Club Road will be available for viewing, as well as the Preliminary Design of the Wetland Compensation Plans required for this project.

City staff and the project consultant will be on hand to discuss the project, construction impacts and to respond to questions.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact Carolyn Newcombe.

If you are not available to attend the meeting or would like additional information, please direct your comments to the City of Ottawa Senior Infrastructure Engineer listed below.

Carolyn Newcombe, P.Eng.
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, x28230

Public information session display boards (March 27, 2018)


The City of Ottawa is designing and will be widening a portion of Old Richmond Road and West Hunt Club Road. These new facilities are identified in both the City of Ottawa’s Transportation Master Plan and the Official Plan as Kanata South Link.

The construction work includes the following:

  • New roundabouts on Old Richmond Road at Hope Side Road, Stonehaven Drive and West Hunt Club Road
  • Intersection modifications on West Hunt Club Road at Moodie Drive
  • Cycling and pedestrian facilities including paved shoulders, multi-use paths and sidewalks
  • Signalized pedestrian crossing at National Capital Commission trail crossing;
  • Pedestrian cross-overs at roundabouts;
  • Environmental mitigation including:
    • Retaining walls in wetlands to reduce road footprint
    • Wildlife exclusion fencing
    • Wildlife crossings
    • Measures to improve water quality
    • Measures to reduce impacts of roadway lighting on habitat
  • Off-Site Wetland Compensation to offset impacts of road construction

Construction of Old Richmond Road and West Hunt Club to begin in fall of 2018, subject to approvals.

Key plan (PDF - 16.6 MB)

Hope Side Road and Old Richmond Road (PDF - 1.06 MB)

Old Richmond Road at Hope Side Road (PDF -  1.63 MB)

Old Richmond Road from Stonehaven Drive to West Hunt Club Road (PDF - 3.05 MB)

Old Richmond Road at West Hunt Club Road (PDF - 2.15 MB)

West Hunt Club Road from Old Richmond Road to 500 east of Moodie Drive (PDF - 2.76 MB)

West Hunt Club at Moodie Drive wetland compensation (PDF - 5.5 MB)

Lime Kiln trail wetland compensation (PDF - 4.86 MB)

Hope Side Road from 200 metres west of Eagleson Road to 180 metres east of Freeport Drive (PDF - 937 KB)

Eagleson Road, Terry Fox Drive, Hope Side Road roundabout (PDF - 647 KB)

Hope Side Road from 180 metres east of Freeport Drive to 200 metres east of Acceptance Place (PDF - 1.4 MB)

West Hunt Club Road from 500 metres east of Moodie Drive to 180 metres west of Highway 416 (PDF - 2.1 MB)

Next steps

  • The project team will review and evaluate comments from the public and agencies.
  • The project team will finalize the detailed design for Old Richmond Road and West Hunt Club Road then proceed to tender.
  • The project team will finalize the preliminary design for Wetland Compensation, then proceed to detail design and tender.
  • Road construction anticipated to commence in the fall 2018, subject to approvals,
  • Completion anticipated in spring 2021.
  • Wetland compensation construction is anticipated to commence in spring 2019, subject to approvals and be completed in spring 2020.