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Manotick Phase 1 and North Island Watermain Links

Project Status: 
Planned

Project Overview

Project description

The proposed work includes the installation of new watermains. As part of the project, tree removal will be required; the project team is working with Forestry Services and new trees will be planted as part of the landscaping plans. The purpose of the project is to provide increased capacity and reliability of drinking water supply across the Rideau River to Manotick, resulting in additional benefits to the drinking water supply to the Barrhaven South and Riverside South communities.

Affected areas within the project limits, all or portions thereof, include:

  • River Road: Solarium Avenue to Walter Upton-Collins Park
  • Through Walter Upton-Collin Park to David Bartlett Park, crossing under the Rideau River
  • Through David Bartlett Park to McLean Crescent
  • McLean Crescent: Driscoll Drive to Barnsdale Road
  • Barnsdale Road: McLean Crescent to Rideau Valley Drive, crossing under the Rideau River

Project timing

Design: spring 2020
Construction start: summer 2020
Construction completion: expected to be completed fall 2021

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $2.66 million.

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.

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
Julie Lyons, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 13343

City Contract Administrator
Toby Racine, P.Eng.
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
Direct: 343-803-4548

City On-Site Representative
Mark Hoyles
Construction Technician
Cell: 613-701-4312

Contractor Representative
Michel Noel, Project Manager
R.W. Tomlinson Limited
Cell: 613-806-2307

Road closure notice (December 16, 2020 to end of March 2021)

The City of Ottawa has commenced construction on the new watermains, and associated road and park rehabilitation work as part of the Manotick (Phase 1) and North Island Watermain Link project. To facilitate the trenchless crossing of the west branch of the Rideau River, the City of Ottawa has approved the closure of Barnsdale Road and McLean Crescent.

What: A full road closure of Barnsdale Road and McLean Crescent.

Why: The road closure is required for the safety of the residents and workers, to allow specialized equipment on site and accommodate a large staging and operating area while, constructing the trenchless crossing.

When: The road closure currently in place has been extended until the end of March 2021. The scheduled closure may be modified as needed, for example if weather affects the schedule, or if conditions change.

Where: Barnsdale Road, between McLean Crescent and Rideau Valley Drive, and McLean Crescent, between Bravar Drive and Barnsdale Road.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, R.W. Tomlinson Limited, to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

During the full road closure, local access will be maintained. Local access is defined as those living within the limits of the road closure. All other motorists are required to follow the signed detours to enter and exit the island, via Main Street. Access for pedestrians and cyclists is expected to be maintained however; where cycling and pedestrian access cannot be maintained, cyclists and pedestrians will be detoured to Lockview Road and Beryl Gaffney Park, providing connectivity to Rideau Valley Drive.

OC Transpo Route 176 will be maintained with no impacts to the route or schedule. There will be minor changes to the location of some bus stops. Please visit https://www.octranspo.com for more information.

Construction Disruptions

R.W. Tomlinson 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 and dust. 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 in advance 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).

Notices (2020)

Night work notice (November 2020)

The City of Ottawa has commenced construction on the new watermains, and associated road and park rehabilitation work as part of the Manotick (Phase 1) and North Island Watermain Link project. In order to facilitate the trenchless crossing of the Rideau River, east and west branches, the City of Ottawa has approved night work.

What: Construction noise associated with the use of drilling equipment, such as drill rigs, pumps, generators, etc.

Why: The trenchless crossing requires specialize equipment, which may require operation during the night to avoid freezing. Depending on the progress and subsurface conditions found, continuous drilling may be also be required.

When: Drilling operations are set to start this week and are scheduled to be completed by the end of December. The schedule will be modified as needed, for example if weather affects the schedule, or if conditions change.

Where: Areas in and near Walter Upton-Collins Park and David Bartlett Park.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, R.W. Tomlinson Limited, to complete the work.

Construction Disruptions

R.W. Tomlinson will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the normal 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 and dust. 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 in advance 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).

Construction notice (September 2020)

Starting mid-September, the City of Ottawa will commence construction on the new watermains, and associated road and park rehabilitation work as part of the Manotick (Phase 1) and North Island Watermain Link project.

What: The proposed work includes the installation of new watermains.

Why: The purpose of the work is to install new watermains to the village of Manotick, providing increased capacity and reliability of service to the area.

When: This work is planned to start in mid-September 2020 and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2021. The schedule will be modified as needed, for example if weather affects the schedule, or if conditions change.

Where: Affected areas within the project limits, all or portions thereof, include:

  • River Road from Solarium Avenue to Walter Upton-Collins Park
  • Under the Rideau River from Walter Upton-Collin Park to David Bartlett Park
  • David Bartlett park to McLean Crescent
  • McLean Crescent from Driscoll Drive to Barnsdale Road
  • Barnsdale Road from McLean Crescent to Rideau Valley Drive

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, R.W. Tomlinson Limited, to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

Barnsdale Road, specifically the Barnsdale bride, is to be closed to through traffic between Rideau Valley Drive and McLean Crescent from October 1, 2020 until the end of the year. Access to private properties on Barnsdale Road will be maintained throughout the construction period. Notice will be provided prior construction in front of your residence.

Cycling and pedestrian access is expected to be maintained throughout construction. For instances where cycling and pedestrian access cannot be maintained on Barnsdale Road, cyclists and pedestrians will be detoured to Lockview Road and Beryl Gaffney Park, providing connectivity to Rideau Valley Drive.

OC Transpo Route 176 travels through the project; however, no impacts to the route and schedule are anticipated except for minor relocation of bus stops. Please visit https://www.octranspo.com for more information.

River Road, McLean Crescent, Rideau Valley Drive and Long Island Road will experience localized lane reductions during off-peak hours throughout the length of the project. Pedestrian and cycling access will be maintained where feasible.

Parks

To facilitate installation of the watermains under the Rideau River, both Walter Upton-Collins Park and David Bartlett Park will be closed to residents while construction is underway. Work is expected to commence October 2020. The length of the Park closures is dependant on the Contractor’s schedule and their staging plans; however, it is anticipated that the Parks will be able to open in 2021. Residents are requested to use Beryl Gaffney Park in the meantime, which is an off-leash dog park. Signage will be placed at the entrance of both parks.

Safety

During construction, it is our priority to ensure the safety of the public. Please stay clear of all construction equipment and open excavations. If applicable, please tell your children about the dangers of playing near a construction area.

Pre-Construction Survey

R.W. Tomlinson is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed. R.W. Tomlinson is also required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed. You may be asked by the contractor’s consultant, DST Consulting Engineers, for permission to survey your property before the work commences, as Contractors typically conduct pre-construction inspections to document existing conditions for their own purposes. It is to your benefit to allow the inspection to be conducted on your property, as it may assist with establishing the impact, if any, that construction has had at your property after work is complete. In addition, you may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions on your property. Your survey should include photographs.

Property Damage

As part of the contract, the contractor assumes full responsibility for the construction work until completion as well as for 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 Inspector. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

Construction Disruptions

R.W. Tomlinson will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the normal 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 and dust. 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 in advance 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).

Online Engagement Opportunity (May 29 to June 12, 2020)

Posted: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 2:16 pm
Last updated: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 1:17 pm

Dates & Times

Friday, May 29, 2020, 12:15 am to Friday, June 12, 2020, 11:00 pm

Welcome

Welcome to the Online Engagement Opportunity for the Manotick (Phase 1) and North Island Watermain Links project. This is an opportunity for you to learn about the project and provide input on the planned works. We encourage you to provide your comments.

Manotick phase 1 board [ 781 KB ]

River road board 1 [ 6.80 MB ]

River Road Landscape Plan Map 1 [ 3.29 MB ]

River road board 2 [ 7.06 MB ]

River Road Landscape Plan Map 2 [ 2.95 MB ]

River road board 3 [ 7.42 MB ]

River Road Landscape Plan Map 3 [ 3.16 MB ]

River road board 4 [ 5.74 MB ]

River Road Landscape Plan Map 4 [ 2.58 MB ]

Barnsdale road board [ 6.60 MB ]

Barnsdale Road Landscape Plan [ 3.11 MB ]

McLean Crescent board [ 7.17 MB ]

McLean Crescent Landscape Plan [ 3.11 MB ]

David Bartlett board 1 [ 7.32 MB ]

David Bartlett Park Landscape Plan [ 3.30 MB ]

Walter Upton-Collins Park board  [ 7.30 MB ]

Walter Upton-Collins Park Landscape Plan [ 2.58 MB ]

Should you have any questions regarding the material, or any other aspects of the project, please feel free to reach out to the City Project Manager.

Julie Lyons, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 13343

Public information session (December 4, 2019)

Posted: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 2:49 pm
Last updated: 
Sunday, April 26, 2020, 1:58 am

Dates & Times

Wednesday, December 4, 2019,
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Monterey Boardroom
Manotick, ON K4M 1A5

Display boards [ 19.99 MB ]

Display boards – Hillside Gardens [ 2 MB ]

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a drop in public information session to discuss a construction project planned in your neighbourhood.

At the public information session, you will be able to drop in to review the preliminary design plans for the entire project. The exhibits will illustrate the proposed alignment of the new watermain in its entirety. Representatives from the City and the design consultant will be available to discuss the project and to answer your questions.

Who: J.L. Richards & Associates Limited, a local consulting engineering firm, has been retained by the City of Ottawa to develop preliminary and detailed design drawings and specifications for a construction contract that is to follow the design assignment.

Why: The purpose of the project is to provide increased capacity and reliability of drinking water supply across the Rideau River to Manotick, resulting in additional benefits to the drinking water supply to the Barrhaven South and Riverside South communities.

What: Specifically, the work proposed includes the installation of new watermains. This will result in changes to the operating pressure in Hillside Gardens. Affected residents will receive a separate information package.

When:

The current project schedule is as follows:

  • Design – spring 2019 to spring 2020
  • Construction start – 2020 at the earliest
  • Construction duration – two years

Where:

Affected areas within the project limits, all or portions thereof, include:

  • River Road: Solarium Avenue to Walter Upton-Collins Park
  • Through Walter Upton-Collin Park to David Bartlett Park, crossing under the Rideau River
  • Through David Bartlett Park to McLean Crescent
  • McLean Crescent: Driscoll Drive to Barnsdale Road
  • Barnsdale Road: McLean Crescent to Rideau Valley Drive, crossing under the Rideau River

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available. 

For further information about this project and/or to submit comments, please contact:

City’s project manager:
Julie Lyons, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 13343
City’s consultant representative:
Philip Reeve, P.Eng.
Executive Director, Chief Civil Engineer
J. L. Richards & Associates Limited
Phone: 613-728-3571