Beginning mid-April 2017 the City of Ottawa will begin construction work in your neighborhood. This work is the construction of a new 2 bay fire station.
Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Morley Hoppner Limited, to complete the work.
Why: The City of Ottawa will be proceeding with this new construction to satisfy fire services requirements in your community.
What: Construction work will involve the site development of 1.6 acres for the new 2 bay fire station in your community.
Where: 2283 Portobello Blvd. will be the new fire station’s address.
When: Construction activities will start mid-April with the installation of temporary hydro power. Main construction activities will follow. Construction is expected to last approximately one year.
The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. Work is also permitted on Saturdays between 7 am and 10 pm.
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 On-Site Inspector or the Contractor’s representative.
On-street parking and traffic
Throughout the limits of the project, the roadway will be open to local traffic only. Localized road closures at the location of excavations for the mainline water and sewer services can be expected throughout the project limits. To allow the work to be completed in a timely manner, on street parking may be prohibited during the construction period. Signs will be placed 24 hours in advance indicating the parking prohibition. Vehicles parked at these locations may be towed at the owner’s expenses. Parking fines may also apply.
Morley Hoppner Limited is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete. They 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 and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.
Impact on the right-of-way and utilities
The construction is within the City’s property but may result in temporary disruption to part of the Right of Way directly adjacent to the work for roadway utility cuts. The sanitary sewer laterals will be affected along with the water service only adjacent to the construction site.
You may feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of the heavy equipment needed to complete this work. This is quite common and typical observed vibrations are unlikely to cause damage to adjacent structures. The Contractor is required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed. You may be asked by the contractor’s agent 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. In March 2017, pre-construction inspections of buildings within 30 metres of the construction area took place. Those impacted residents were provided with notification.
Homeowner agreements with the general contractor
Please be advised, that should resident’s enter into a private agreement with the City’s General Contractor, the City will not become involved in any oversight of work or dispute resolution for work done on private property.
Please direct any further comments to the contacts listed below.