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Longfields Drive and Golflinks Drive south roundabout

Project Status: 
Planned

Project update (Winter 2019/20)

Contract no. CP000371

Project description

In the fall of 2019 the City of Ottawa commenced with the construction of a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Longfields Drive and Golflinks Drive south. The project limits for the construction are approximately 200 metres in each direction from the intersection.

Project timing

Fall 2019 – The original intention of this project was to have a temporary single lane roundabout in operation over the winter months. This plan was changed due to the potential for driver confusion with such a major traffic change in winter conditions, as well as the difficulty with maintenance. The permanent single lane roundabout will instead be installed as part of the remaining work in 2020.

Spring 2020 – The contractor will continue with underground and road building work, including asphalt, concrete (curb and sidewalks) and landscaping. The roundabout is to be completed by mid-summer 2020.

Project impacts to the public

The intersection will be left in its current state for the duration of the winter. In the spring work will continue. Residents can expect that traffic will be disrupted with lane shifts, reductions and intermittent lane closures. Private property immediately adjacent to the work may be disrupted (The City will reinstate all sections of landscaping, driveways and walkways disturbed by the construction) There may be some night work on the project. Residents will be informed in advanced when night work will take place.

Contact information

For further information or to provide comments, please contact the City’s project manager:

Matthew Strampel, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction - Municipal
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 21796

Construction notice (April 2020)

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting our employees and our community. The City of Ottawa has reviewed the essential workplaces information provided by the Province; construction on critical infrastructure projects - including roads, bridges, sewer, water, transit and transportation - falls within the exemption. As such, at this time, the City is not suspending work on these types of projects

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.

This notice is to provide an update that construction in your neighbourhood that began in September 2019, will be resuming mid-April 2020.

Longfields Drive and Golflinks Drive is currently undergoing construction to convert the existing intersection into a roundabout and includes a new sanitary sewer. It is anticipated that the majority of the work will be completed during normal working hours, however given the complexities of the work, night work may be required.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd, to complete the work.

Why: This work is being done to improve the level of service, safety and functionality of the intersection.

What: The work will involve the installation of a single-lane roundabout and a new sanitary sewer. The work will include the use of heavy equipment which includes, but is not limited to: tracked excavators, hydro vac trucks, tri-axle dump trucks etc.

When: Construction started on April 27 and is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.

The storm sewers and road work will be completed during daytime hours.

The relocation of two sanitary sewer forcemains will require nighttime work on two separate nights, between May 4 and May 8 from 10 pm to 5 am, to complete final connections.

A noise by-law exemption will be obtained for the night work.

Where: The project limits are the intersection of Longfields Drive and Golflinks Drive.

Night work will occur at the north-east corner of Longfields Drive and Goldflinks Drive.

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.

Traffic Management

Access through the site along Longfields Drive and Golflinks Drive will be maintained at all times. Lane reductions will be required during the construction periods but will be restricted to non-peak traffic hours.

Construction Disruptions

Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd. 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 vibrations. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

For daytime construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s Noise By-law (2017-255).

Impact on the Right of Way and Adjacent Private Properties

The road construction may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work. The City will reinstate all sections of landscaping, driveways and walkways that are disturbed by construction.

Property Damage Caused by Construction Activities

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

Contact Information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

For general project information, please contact the City’s Project Manager.

For construction related questions or concerns, please contact the City’s On-Site Representative or the Contractor’s Representative.

City Project Manager
Matthew Strampel, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 21796

Contract Administrator
Jeremy Kearns
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Tel:  613-355-8275

City On-Site Representative
Kevin May
City of Ottawa, Inspector
Tel.: 613-862-3075

Contractor Representative
Frank Quinn, Project Manager
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd.
Tel.: 613-257-2918

Construction notice (September 2019)

Beginning in September, the City of Ottawa will begin construction in your neighbourhood.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd., to complete the work.

Why: This work is being done to improve the level of service, safety and functionality of the intersection.

What: The work will involve the installation of a single-lane roundabout.

When: Construction will begin in September 2019, with an operational roundabout completed by December 2019. Final asphalt, curbs and sidewalks will be completed by July 2020.

Where: The project limits are the intersection of Longfields Drive and Golflinks Drive.

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.

Traffic management

Access through the site along Longfields Drive and Golflinks Drive will be maintained at all times. Lane reductions will be required during the construction periods but will be restricted to non-peak traffic periods.

Construction disruptions

Every precaution will be taken to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family; however, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the construction operation, such as delays when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration.

Impact on the right of way and adjacent private properties

The road construction may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work. The City will reinstate all sections of landscaping, driveways and walkways that are disturbed by construction. To accommodate the roundabout construction, the existing trees located directly at the southeast quadrant of the intersection must be permanently removed. This will allow sufficient space for the single-lane roundabout and the future multi-lane roundabout.

Night work

The storm sewers and road work will be completed during daytime hours. The relocation of two sanitary sewer forcemains will require nighttime work on two separate nights to complete final connections.

Pre-construction inspection

The contractor is required to carry out a pre-construction inspection of homes in the work area, if the home owner is in agreement. A representative from the contractor or designate will be contacting you to schedule these inspections.

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

Contact information

In the event of an emergency outside of 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 City’s on-site inspector or the contractor’s representative.

City of Ottawa project manager:
Matthew Strampel, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 21796
Contract administrator:
Pat Leblanc, P.Eng.
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Tel:  613-592-6060, ext. 144
Contractor representatives:
Frank Quinn, Project Manager
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd.
Tel.: 613-257-2918
City on-site representatives:
Kevin May
City of Ottawa, Inspector
Tel.: 613-862-3075