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

Project Status: 

Traffic impacts (August 2019)

Stonehaven Drive – From Friday, August 23 at 8 pm until Sunday evening, August 25, access to and from Stonehaven Drive at Old Richmond Road will be closed for road paving, as part of the Kanata South Link Project. Access to businesses will be maintained and signed detours will be in place. Old Richmond Road will remain open to traffic.

Project overview (August 2019)

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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.


Preliminary design: 2015 to 2016
Detailed design: 2016 to 2018
Construction: 2019 to late 2020


Project funds approved to date are $39,000,000.

For more information

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

On-Site Inspector
Bill Flynn
McIntosh Perry
Tel: 1-613-808-1698

Construction notice (February 2019)

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.

Noise By-Law

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.

Construction Disruptions

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.

Pre-Construction Survey

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.

Contact Information

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.
Senior Engineer
Design and Construction Municipal
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 5J9
Tel: 613-580-2424x ext. 28230

On-Site Inspector
Robert Leach
Senior City Inspector
Tel: 613-857-2942

Contractor’s Representative
Marten Doornekamp
Cavanagh Construction Project Manager
Tel:  613-257-2918

Kanata South Link project to make roads wider and safer

Construction has begun on the Kanata South Link project, a $39 million project that aims to improve safety and traffic flow based on growing dema

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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


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.