Manotick Watermain Link (Phase 2)

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Planned

Project update - Sidewalks (April 2022)

The City’s sidewalk policy in the new Official Plan states that collector roads, such as Long Island Drive, within the urban boundary require a sidewalk on both sides. Applying the City’s sidewalk policy throughout the city, the number of streets in need of a sidewalk far exceeds the funding available. Currently, as part of the update to the Transportation Master Plan, the City has identified a draft set of facilities for implementation through to 2046. The draft projects have been selected based on a prioritization assessment that looked at a variety of factors including pedestrian destinations (including schools), and compared these against traffic volumes and speeds, as well as input from previous requests and consultations. These new sidewalks are delivered annually through the City’s Pedestrian Facilities Program.

Within this community, one candidate project has been identified along the west side of Long Island Drive between Bridge Street and Elizabeth Avenue. This street was selected due to its proximity to Manotick Public School and Bracken Field Park as well as connectivity to the local road network and local bus stops. Following the current consultation period, staff intend to review all of the input that has been received and it is expected that there will be a limited number of changes to the active transportation projects that are put forward to the City's Transportation Committee for approval. Through this process we will further review your request regarding adding a sidewalk along additional sections of Long Island Drive.

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 to the Village of Manotick.

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

  • Bravar Road: McLean Crescent to the cul-de-sac
  • Long Island Road: Bravar Road cul-de-sac to Bridge Street
  • Van Vliet Road: Bridge Street to the dead end
  • Rideau River: trenchless crossing from Van Vliet dead end to Antochi Lane cul-de-sac
  • Antochi Lane: cul-de-sac to Main Street

Project timing

Design: fall 2021 to fall 2022
Construction start: early spring 2023
Construction completion: spring 2025 (final landscaping)

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $1.02 million. Budget will be adjusted once the design is completed and prior to construction start date.

Public engagement

Two online public information sessions are planned (March and June of 2022) to present the design drawings to the public. At that time, residents will be able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment 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 project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

COVID-19

The City of Ottawa, in its commitment to protecting people and the community, continues to work closely with the industry and to comply with recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Contact information

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City Project Manager:
Julie Lyons, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure ServicesDesign and Construction – Municipal
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 13345

City Consultant Representative
Toby Racine, P.Eng.
Civil Engineer
J. L. Richards & Associates Limited
Tel: 343-803-4548

Online engagement opportunity (March 24 to April 20, 2022)

The City of Ottawa continues to take precautionary steps to protect members of the public. As an alternative to hosting in-person public information sessions, information is being posted to Ottawa.ca. The City remains committed to keeping the public informed of projects occurring in your neighbourhood.

The City of Ottawa invites you to review and provide comments on the Manotick Watermain Link (Phase 2) by April 20, 2022. 

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

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Bravar Drive

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Long Island Road

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Van Vliet Road

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Antochi Lane

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Why: The purpose of the project is to provide increased capacity and reliability of drinking water supply to the Village of Manotick.

When: The current project schedule is as follows:

  • Design is expected to be completed in fall 2022
  • Construction is expected to start in winter/spring 2023

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

  • Bravar Drive, from McLean Crescent to the cul-de-sac
  • Long Island Road, from the pedestrian path at Bravar Drive to Bridge Street
  • Van Vliet Road, from Bridge Street to the dead end
  • Antochi Lane, from Main Street to the cul-de-sac

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the design consulting firm, J.L. Richards & Associates Limited, to develop a design for the Manotick Watermain Link (Phase 2) project.

For further information about this project, and/or to submit comments, please contact the City Project Manager.

Geotechnical investigation notice (October 2021)

In November 2021, the City of Ottawa will begin geotechnical work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to facilitate the design of the new Manotick Watermain Link (Phase 2).

What: Boreholes will be advanced throughout the area.

Why: The City of Ottawa will be constructing a new watermain in your area.

When: This work is tentatively planned to begin the week of November 1, 2021. Completion is anticipated by the end of November 2021, weather dependent.

Where: Boreholes are to be drilled along the road sections listed below. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times during the geotechnical work.

  • Bravar Drive, from McLean Crescent to the cul-de-sac
  • Long Island Road, from the pedestrian path at Bravar Drive to Bridge Street
  • Van Vliet Road, from Bridge Street to the dead end
  • Antochi Lane, from Main Street to the cul-de-sac

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Consultant, Golder, to complete the work.

Construction Disruptions

Golder, and their contractor CCC Group, 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. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Will there be sanitary sewers installed as part of this project?

A: There are no plans at this time to install sanitary sewers within the project limits. Any questions regarding the installation of new sanitary sewers should be directed to John Bougadis, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Planning.

The expansion of public and wastewater services beyond the project’s study limits will be undertaken through a Local improvement initiated and funded by benefitting residents in a geographic area. Please visit the Manotick Secondary Plan for more information.

Q: Will there be sidewalks constructed as part of this project?

A: The City of Ottawa is currently assessing the feasibility and potential costs of a pedestrian facility on Long Island Road, between Bridge Street and West Avenue, under a separate assignment. If construction funding for this work is made available, the pedestrian facility will be built in conjunction with the watermain project.

Q: What is the project schedule?

A: The project is currently in the preliminary design stage. Detailed design is to be completed in the spring/summer in anticipation of a fall tender call. Construction will begin in 2023. A second Public Information Session will be held at the end of the detailed design stage to provide more precise information about schedule and construction-related impacts.

Q: Will there be an option to connect residential water services to the new watermain?

A: Property owners adjacent to the alignment of the new watermain will be afforded the opportunity to connect a residential service, for a fee, if they so choose. Information regarding the approximate cost of a typical connection will be provided in due course.

Q: Will the road be fully reconstructed as part of this project?

A: Full road reconstruction is outside the scope of this project. The watermain trench will be reinstated to match current conditions.