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

Project Status: 
Underway

Project overview

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Project description

To accommodate growth in the Kanata South and Stittsville communities, this project involves the widening to four lanes of Old Richmond Road and West Hunt Club Road between Hope Side Road and 200m east of Moodie Drive.  The project also includes roundabouts at Hope Side Road/Old Richmond Road, Stonehaven/Old Richmond Road, and Old Richmond Road/West Hunt Club Road.  Resurfacing of Hope Side Road between Freeport and Old Richmond Road is also included.

As part of the 2020 budget, additional funds have been secured to widen West Hunt Club Road, east of Moodie Drive to Highway 416. Work includes:

  • Tree removal to accommodate construction;
  • Widen and resurface West Hunt Club Road west of Moodie Drive to Highway 416
  • New tree planting and landscaping; and
  • Environmental mitigation on-site and wetland compensation off-site.

A map outlining the widening to four lanes of Old Richmond Road and West Hunt Club Road between Hope Side Road and 200m east of Moodie Drive, the widening of Old Richmond Rd from east of Moodie Drive to Highway 416.

Timelines

Preliminary design: 2015 to 2016
Detailed design: 2016 to 2018
Construction (original scope): 2019 to late 2020
Construction of new extension: 2020 to mid 2021

Budget

Project funds approved to date are $44,000,000.

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’s 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.

Project update: November 2020

All lanes of the Kanata South Link are open!

The City of Ottawa is happy to welcome commuters to begin using all lanes of traffic along the Kanata South Link! Ideal weather conditions this month have allowed for the final stretch of West Hunt Club Road to be completed. Earlier this month, Old Richmond Road opened all lanes in both directions.

Due to reduced traffic levels the City was able to lift peak hour traffic restrictions, extend work hours and provide more flexibility to complete the Kanata South Link project. This was a major contributor in completing the project ahead of schedule.

Minor landscaping work, including shrubs, grasses, trees and mulching will be completed in spring 2021 following the spring thaw.

This is West Hunt Club Road looking east near the new pedestrian crossing for the NCC Parking Lot P11.

This West Hunt Club Road near Moodie Drive looking east.

Contact information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, call the City at 3-1-1.
Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City Project Manager
Carolyn Newcombe, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction - Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 28230

Contract Administrator
Mike Sexton
McIntosh Perry
Tel.: 613-805-0690

Archived - Kanata South Link project to make roads wider and safer

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Public information session display boards (March 27, 2018)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Kanata Recreation Complex
100 Charlie Rogers Place, Kanata, ON

Introduction

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)

Roundabout display boards (PDF - 10.4 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.