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Montreal Road revitalization

Project Status: 
Planned

Public information session #1 (April 24, 2018)

Posted: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6:57 am
Last updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 9:23 am

Dates & Times

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6:30 pm

Location

Centre Pauline-Charron
164 Jeanne-Mance Street
Ottawa, ON

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend the first (out of three) drop-in public information sessions for the Montreal Road revitalization project. The purpose of the meeting will be to recap the recommendations outlined in the Montreal Road functional planning study (completed June 2017) and present road plans depicting improvements for Montreal Road (North River Road to St Laurent Boulevard) as well as North River Road (Montreal Road to the north cul-de-sac). Staff will be present to provide information and receive comments.

Who: The City of Ottawa retained Robinson Consultants to develop conceptual, preliminary and detailed design drawings for this project. The design drawings are primarily based on recommendations and conclusions obtained from the Montreal Road functional planning study, which was completed in the summer of 2017.

Why: The vision for the project is for Montreal Road to become a welcoming, livable main street where residents and businesses thrive. The goal of the revitalization is to create a designation and enhance quality of life by providing safe, comfortable and easy access for everyone. The complete street approach to the design will provide a well-balanced and connected transportation corridor where streets are safe, with vibrant public spaces that connect people to the places where they live, work and play.

What: The Montreal Road work will include the reconstruction of the existing watermain, sewer spot repairs, road reconstruction including sidewalks and raised cycle tracks, and implementation of streetscaping features. North River Road work will include the reconstruction of the existing watermain, sanitary sewers and road.

When: This project is planned for construction commencing in the spring of 2019, pending all approvals.

Where: The 2 kilometre section of Montreal Road from North River Road to St. Laurent Boulevard and the 500 metre section of North River Road from Montreal Road to the North River cul-de-sac.

City staff and the project consultants will be on hand to discuss the current project status and respond to questions. Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.

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

City’s project manager:
Mario Kotowski, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa 
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 26075

City’s consultant representative:
Kelly Lalonde, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Robinson Consultants Inc.
350 Palladium Drive, Kanata, ON  K2V 1AB
Phone: 613-592-6060 ext. 141

Contact

Mario Kotowski
Phone: 
613-580-2424, ext. 26075

Project overview (December 2017)

Project limits

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.

Key plan [ PDF - 377 KB ]

Project description

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
Fax: 613-560-6064

Geotechnical and environmental investigations notice (April 2018)

Beginning in late April, the City of Ottawa will undertake geotechnical (soil) and environmental investigations within the City’s right-of-way along Montreal Road and North River Road. The investigations are required as part of the design work for the Montreal Road and North River Road revitalization project which includes watermain and sewer replacement, and reconstruction of the roadway, sidewalks and cycling facilities along Montreal Road and North River Road.

Who: Golder Associates and Marathon Drilling Ltd. will be performing the investigative work for the City of Ottawa.

Why: The information gathered from the geotechnical boreholes forms part of the project design work and is used to determine soil types, soil conditions and ground water levels along Montreal Road and North River Road.

What: The investigative work will involve the installation of markers and drilling of approximately 35 boreholes within the Montreal Road and North River Road right-of-way.

When: This work is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of April 23, 2018 and should take approximately six (6) weeks to complete, weather dependent. The majority of the drilling will occur on weekdays between 9 am and 3 pm; however, some work is expected during morning peak hours (7 am to 9 am) and afternoon peak hours (3 pm to 6 pm). Limited evening and weekend work is also expected.

Where: The boreholes drilling is planned within the road surface on the 2 kilometre section of Montreal Road between North River Road and St. Laurent Boulevard and the 500 metre north section of North River Road from Montreal Road to the North River Road cul-de-sac.

Construction disruptions

On street parking will be temporarily prohibited block by block as the drilling progresses along Montreal Road and North River Road. Lane closures will be required to accommodate the drilling rig and operating crews. Every effort will be taken to minimize impacts to businesses and residents, 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.

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 undersigned.

Contact information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1. For further information about this project, please contact:

City’s project manager:
Mario Kotowski, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 26075

City’s consultant representative:
Kelly Lalonde, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Phone: 613-592-6060, ext. 141