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

Project Status: 
Planned

Project update (September 2020)

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.

Timing for the Lepage, Larkin, Larose Infrastructure Renewal Project and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project need to be coordinated to minimize the impact to underground infrastructure and the service it provides. As a result, the Lepage, Larkin, Larose Infrastructure Renewal Project construction schedule is being adjusted to follow work required for the LRT project.

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

Project overview (May 2020)

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:

  • Replacement of sanitary sewers, watermains and select sections of storm sewers on Lepage Avenue from Cavan Street to Larkin Street and on Larose Avenue from Larkin Street to McBride Street.
  • Replacement of sanitary sewers on Larkin Street from Lepage Avenue to Laperriere Avenue.
  • Replacement of the service laterals to the property line for above mentioned streets.
  • Rehabilitation of the road with new pavement structure on Larose Avenue, Lepage Avenue and Larkin Street including:
    • Replacement f the existing asphalt sidewalk along the north side of Larose Avenue with a new concrete sidewalk
    • Reinstatement f existing curb extension for directional closure on Larose Avenue at McBride Street.
    • Additin of a new sidewalk on the west side of Larkin Street.
  • Implementation of traffic calming measures within the project limits.

Project timing

Design assignment completion: spring 2020

Construction start: to be determined

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $6,620,000.

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.

Contact information

For further information or to provide comments, please contact:

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

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 fur corners (narrowing Woodward)
  • Larose Avenue at Larkin Street:
    • Nrth-East corner on Larose Avenue (narrowing Larose)
    • Suth-West corner on Larose Avenue (narrowing Larose)
  • Chatelain Avenue at Larkin Street:
    • Nrth-East corner on Chatelain Avenue (narrowing Chatelain)
    • Suth-West corner on Chatelain Avenue (narrowing Chatelain)
  • Lepage Avenue at Larkin Street:
    • Nrth-East corner on Lepage Avenue (narrowing Lepage)
    • Nrth-West corner on Lepage Avenue (narrowing Lepage)
  • Cavan Street at Lepage Avenue:
    • Nrth-West corner on Cavan Street (narrowing Cavan)
    • Suth-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:
    • Wodward Avenue
    • Larse Avenue
    • Chatelain Avenue
    • Avenue
  • Lepage Avenue:
    • Raised crsswalk in the north-south direction on the west side of the intersection at Cavan Street
  • Larose Avenue:
    • Installatin 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