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Lepage Avenue, Larkin Street, Larose Avenue – Road, Sewer, Watermain

Project Status: 
Planned

Project overview

Project description

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design and construction to replace the existing sanitary sewers and watermains on sections of Lepage Avenue, Larkin Street and Larose Avenue. The existing sanitary sewers and watermains and select sections of the storm sewers have reached the end of life and require replacement. The project limits are highlighted on Figure 1:

This is an image of a key map showing the project limits, including Larkin Street, Larose Avenue between McBride and Larkin Streets, and Lepage Avenue between Larkin and Cavan Streets.

The proposed work includes:

  • LAROSE Avenue from McBride Street to Larkin Avenue
    • Replacement of watermain and service connections
    • Replacement of sanitary sewer main and service connections
    • Replacement of stormwater sewer main and catch basins
    • Full road reconstruction with traffic calming measures
    • New concrete sidewalk on north side of street
    • New curb on south side of street
  • LEPAGE Avenue from Cavan Street to Larkin Street
    • Replacement of watermain and service connections
    • Replacement of sanitary sewer main and service connections
    • Replacement of stormwater sewer main and catch basins
    • Full road reconstruction with traffic calming measures
    • New curbs
  • LARKIN Avenue from Lepage Avenue to Laperriere Avenue
    • Replacement f sanitary sewer main and connections
    • Full rad reconstruction with traffic calming measures
    • New concrete sidewalk on west side of street
    • New curbs n east side of street

Project timing

2021 Construction start:

  • The contractor will mobilize to the job site end of July/beginning of August 2021.
  • Work will proceed with excavation work on Lepage Avenue between Cavan Street and Larkin Street starting with the installation of temporary watermains and followed by the replacement of the mainline watermains and sewers
  • Base lift asphalt paving and landscaping re-instatement along Lepage Avenue between Cavan Street and Larkin Street to be completed by end of 2021
  • Installation of the underground services at the following locations will also take place fall 2021/early winter 2022:
    • Larkin Street and Larse Avenue
    • Larkin Street and Raven Avenue
    • Larkin Street and Chatelaine Avenue
    • Larkin Street and Lepage Avenue

2022

  • Replacement of watermains and sewers on Larose Avenue and sanitary sewer on Larkin Avenue
  • Base lift asphalt paving and landscaping re-instatement on Larose Avenue and Larkin Avenue
  • Top lift asphalt paving on Lepage Avenue

2023

  • Top lift asphalt paving on Larose Avenue and Larkin Street

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $7,434,000.

Public engagement

A public information session was held in the fall of 2019, to present the design drawings to the public. At that time attendees were able to review the design, ask questions and provide comments on the proposed works.

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 (July 2021)

As part of the City’s ongoing commitment to mitigate construction impacts to residents and business and maintain service delivery, there are regular meetings with coordinating City departments and external agencies to plan, organize and assess all construction projects in the city. The Lepage, Larkin, Larose Infrastructure Renewal Project was coordinated with LRT work, resulting in the project being tendered in 2021. As a result of the public tendering process, the City has retained the contractor AECON Construction Ontario East Limited, to complete the work.

The City has a proactive approach to communications and will provide updates on the timeline of the project as they become available.

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
Kevin Gibbs, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer
Design and Construction - Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 1663

Construction Notice (July 2021)

In late July 2021, the City of Ottawa will begin construction for the replacement of underground sewers and watermains, and a full road reconstruction in your neighbourhood.

What: The work involves the replacement of underground sewers and watermains, and full road reconstruction, including the installation of vertical and horizontal traffic calming measures. It also includes the installation of a new sidewalk on the west side of Larkin Street, from Lepage Avenue to Laperriere Avenue, and the replacement of the sidewalk on the north side of Larose Avenue, from McBride Street to Larkin Street.

Why: This work is required to renew the aging infrastructure and to improve reliability.

Where: The streets included as part of this project are:

  • Larkin Street, between Lepage Avenue and Laperriere Avenue
  • Lepage Avenue, between Larkin Street and Cavan Street
  • Larose Avenue, between McBride Street and Larkin Street

When: This work is tentatively planned to begin in late July 2021 and be completed by summer 2023.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, AECON Construction Ontario East 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 accommodations, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request, at the following link: www.ottawa.ca/accessibleformat

Traffic Management

In order to accommodate the proposed construction, Larkin Street, Lepage Avenue and Larose Avenue will be closed to all but local traffic while construction is taking place.

Access to private properties including pedestrian and cycling access, will be maintained throughout the construction period unless otherwise communicated.

On-Street Parking and Local Access

As the various road reconstruction activities are in progress, on-street parking will be restricted. Local access will be maintained to residents, schools, parks and emergency vehicles.

The Contractor is required to ensure that homeowners have access to their property. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted for a short period due to construction activities, you will be contacted in advance by the project team and given a temporary On-Street Parking Permit that will allow on-street parking within two blocks of your residence when these disruptions occur.

Impact on the Right of Way and Adjacent Private Properties

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 sections of landscaping, driveways and walkways that are disturbed by construction. However, if you have plants or any other assets located within the City’s right of way that you want to preserve, we suggest that you move the plants in preparation for the construction work.

Lawn Irrigation Systems

If you own a subsurface lawn irrigation system, please notify the City Project Manager identified below.

Pre-Construction Inspection

The Contractor will be completing interior and exterior pre-construction inspections of consenting homes in the work area, if the homeowner is in agreement. The purpose of the pre-construction survey is to document current building and landscape conditions before construction commences. In addition, you may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions on your property. Your survey should include photographs.

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 on-site Representative. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

Temporary Water Services

During the replacement of the watermain on Lepage Avenue and Larose Avenue, water will be supplied to buildings by temporary water lines. While your property is on this temporary service, your water usage will be estimated as the temporary service is not metered. Your water bill will be based on the past average water usage for your address. If you have any questions regarding your water bill, please contact Revenue at 613-580-2444 or by email at WS-Billing@ottawa.ca.

Municipal fire suppression will continue during the construction period. Please note that private fire suppression systems may be impacted due to temporary water lines. If you have a private fire suppression system, it is recommended that you make arrangements with a fire protection services company in order to determine the extent of any impact. For information on minimizing your fire risk, contact the City’s Fire Services at 613-580-2424 ext. 15371 (East) or ext. 15372 (West).

We apologize in advance for any disruptions in water service during construction. Any problems with the temporary water services can be directed to the City on-site representative or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1 in the evenings or weekends.

Private Water Services

If your house/building was built prior to 1955, there is a possibility that your private water service may have been constructed using lead pipe (modern pipes are copper or HDPE). For those homes with a lead water pipe supplying water to the water meter, there is information regarding the City’s Lead Pipe Replacement Program available on the City’s website, Ottawa.ca/leadpipes, or call 3-1-1.

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 work, such as traffic delays, 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).

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 Contractor Representatives.

City Project Manager
Kevin Gibbs, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 16633
Email: Kevin.Gibbs@ottawa.ca

Contract Administrator
Daniel Lefebvre, C.E.T.
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
Tel.: 343-804-5372
Email: dlefebvre@jlrichards.ca

City On-Site Representative
Chuck Chard
Construction Technician
City of Ottawa
Tel.: 613-913-9483
Email: Chuck.Chard@ottawa.ca

Contractor Representatives
Travis Jones, P.Eng.
Project Manager
AECON Construction Ontario East Limited
Tel.: 613-314-7690
Email: trjones@aecon.com

Sheldon Wells
Site Superintendent
AECON Construction Ontario East Limited
Tel.: 613-315-7403
Email: swells@aecon.com

Traffic Calming Measures (June 2020)

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 to reopen, including all municipal construction projects, as long as they comply with strict measures for public health and safe operations. In addition to the City’s ongoing work on critical infrastructure projects, we are now able to resume work on other construction projects that were paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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.

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design and construction to replace the existing sanitary sewers and watermains on sections of Lepage Avenue, Larkin Street and Larose Avenue. The existing and aged sanitary sewers and watermains and select sections of the storm sewers require replacement. The project is expected to start in the summer of 2020 and scheduled to be completed by fall 2022.

What: In December 2019, Council approved the principles of a Safe Systems approach to road safety in road design and that when reconstruction occurs on local residential streets, these roads be designed for a 30 km/h operating speed.

Why: To align with the Safe Systems approach, additional traffic measures on the roads listed below will be implemented as part of the project.

When: Construction is expected to start in summer 2020 and is expected to be completed by fall 2022.

Where: Curb extensions (horizontal traffic calming measures)

Curb extensions to visually and physically narrow the roadway and create safer and shorter pedestrian crossing distances.

  • Woodward Avenue at Larkin Street:
    • All four corners (narrowing Woodward)
  • Larose Avenue at Larkin Street:
    • North-East corner on Larose Avenue (narrowing Larose)
    • South-West corner on Larose Avenue (narrowing Larose)
  • Chatelain Avenue at Larkin Street:
    • North-East corner on Chatelain Avenue (narrowing Chatelain)
    • South-West corner on Chatelain Avenue (narrowing Chatelain)
  • Lepage Avenue at Larkin Street:
    • North-East corner on Lepage Avenue (narrowing Lepage)
    • North-West corner on Lepage Avenue (narrowing Lepage)
  • Cavan Street at Lepage Avenue:
    • North-West corner on Cavan Street (narrowing Cavan)
    • South-West corner on Lepage Avenue and Cavan Street (narrowing both streets)

Vertical traffic calming measures

Raised facilities to improve pedestrian safety and reduce traffic speed

  • Larkin Street: Installation of raised intersections at the following cross streets:
    • Woodward Avenue
    • Larose Avenue
    • Chatelain Avenue
    • Avenue
  • Lepage Avenue:
    • Raised crosswalk in the north-south direction on the west side of the intersection at Cavan Street
  • Larose Avenue:
    • Installation of a speed table, a traffic calming devise to raise the entire wheelbase of a vehicle to reduce traffic speed.

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.

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. 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).

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.

City Project Manager
Kevin Gibbs, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction - Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 16633