The Kanata South Link (KSL) project is scheduled to start construction on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The main objective of the project is to improve safety and traffic flow based on growing demands in the area. Every effort is being made to reduce impacts of construction in your community. The City of Ottawa is committed to keeping the community informed about this project as it progresses.
Who: The Contractor, Cavanagh Construction Ltd., will be performing the construction work for the City of Ottawa.
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 project includes:
- the widening of Old Richmond Road from Hope Side Road to West Hunt Club Road, and West Hunt Club Road from Old Richmond Road to approximately 200 metres east of Moodie Drive
- roundabouts at three intersections along Old Richmond Road: at Hope Side Road; at Stonehaven Drive; and at West Hunt Club Road
- Intersection improvements at West Hunt Club Road and Moodie Drive
- Asphalt resurfacing of Hope Side Road
- Utility upgrades including street lighting
When: Construction is planned to begin in February 2019, with completion by late 2020, and is expected to include a 2019-2020 winter shutdown period. Utility relocations will take place over the winter 2019. This includes fencing, signage and significant tree removal along the road corridor to accommodate the road construction.
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 approximately 200 metres east of Moodie Drive)
- Hope Side Road (Old Richmond Road to Freeport Drive)
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 On-Site Inspector or the Contractor’s Representative noted below.
Old Richmond Road, West Hunt Club Road, and Hope Side Road will remain open to traffic throughout the project with a minimum of one lane of traffic being maintained in each direction except temporarily to facilitate safe construction activity in which time opposing lanes will be temporarily controlled by flag persons. In addition, the project will be implementing speed reductions from 80 km/hr to 60 km/hr and lane shifts in order to safely accommodate construction.
The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm while Sunday and Statutory holiday work is allowed between 9 am and 10 pm.
Cavanagh Construction Ltd. is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely completed. They 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 operation of the work, such as delays when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.
Impact on the Right of Way
To accommodate the project, utility relocations and tree removal is required. As a result, the City of Ottawa has acquired property along the road corridor. The road construction is within the City’s right of way. Should you have plants, flowerbeds or any other assets located within the City’s right of way that you want to preserve, we suggest that you move these items in preparation for the construction work.
As part of the contractual obligations, the Contractor is required to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed. Thomas Cavanagh Construction has engaged the services of DST Consulting Engineers to undertake pre-construction surveys to document existing conditions of the properties along the construction area. These surveys will assist with establishing construction impacts, if any, on a property after work is complete. This is a common practice for all the City construction projects. You may be asked by DST Consulting Engineers for permission to survey your property before the heavy work commences. It is to your benefit to allow this inspection. In addition, you may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions. Your survey should include photographs.
Additional notices will be distributed to keep the community updated as the project advances.
To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager:
City's Project Manager
Carolyn Newcombe, P.Eng.
Design and Construction Municipal
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 5J9
Tel: 613-580-2424x ext. 28230
Senior City Inspector
Cavanagh Construction Project Manager