The project limits for Montreal Road are North River Road to St. Laurent Boulevard for a total distance of 2 kilometres. In addition to the Montreal Road corridor, the project includes reconstruction of North River Road from Montreal Road to the North River Road cul-de-sac for a total distance of 560 metres length.
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In summer of 2017, the City of Ottawa completed the Montreal Road Functional Planning Study which outlined a vision for the 2 kilometres section of Montreal Road between North River Road and St. Laurent Boulevard.
The City is now proceeding with the next phase of the project, which focuses on designing and refining the improvements proposed in the planning study. Once the detailed design is complete, the project will move forward into construction.
The ultimate vision for Montreal Road is to construct a vibrant and welcoming main street with a well-balanced transportation network that will allow residents and businesses to thrive. To achieve this vision some of the following aboveground and underground improvements are proposed:
- Construct a three-lane cross section between Vanier Parkway and St. Laurent Boulevard that includes two westbound lanes, one eastbound lane and cycling tracks/lanes in both directions;
- Implement streetscaping features along Montreal Road including but not limited to new street furniture, streetlights, trees, concrete sidewalks and paver stones;
- Review and improve bus stop and bus shelter locations;
- Replace the existing watermain between North River Road and St. Laurent Boulevard; and
- Replace sanitary and storm sewers along certain sections of Montreal Road.
As part of the Montreal Road project, the 560 metres long section of North River Road (north of Montreal Road) is planned for reconstruction. The proposed works include replacement of the watermain, sanitary sewers and road drainage modifications.
Anticipated project schedule
The anticipated project schedule follows:
- Project start: November 2017
- Conceptual design completed and public open house # 1: Winter/Spring 2018
- Preliminary design completed and public open house # 2 : Summer 2018
- Detailed design completed and public open house # 3: Winter 2019
- Full construction start: Spring 2019 (some work possible in late 2018)
- Construction completion: Fall 2021
Public involvement and engagement
Various opportunities for public involvement and input will be provided throughout the duration of the project. The public engagement strategy for the project focuses on two-way communication between City staff and business owners, residents and the public. Input from the various stakeholders is an important part of the design decision-making process and the City values your comments. The project team consisting of City staff and Robinson Consultants proposes the following public engagement during the design process:
- Three public open houses;
- Monthly meetings with the Vanier Community Association (VCA) and Quartier Vanier BIA (QVBIA) to provide project updates, receive feedback and answer questions;
- Working group meetings with members from the VCA and QVBIA with the purpose of obtaining input on specific issues involving significant design decisions;
- Monthly project update letter;
- Contact with individual business owners and residents affected by the proposed improvements.
For further information, please contact the project team or alternatively, the City Project Manager:
Mario Kotowski, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction - Branch 1
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 26075