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 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.
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.
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.
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
Robinson Consultants Inc.
City On-Site Representative
City of Ottawa, Inspector
Frank Quinn, Project Manager
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd.