Beginning in October, the City of Ottawa will begin construction of a new multi-use pathway in your neighbourhood. The project includes the removal of the existing concrete sidewalk on the south side of Ogilvie Road from Blair Road to Montreal Road, and replacement with a new asphalt multi-use pathway. The intersections of Ogilvie Road/Blair Place and Ogilvie Road/Earl Armstrong Arena will be modified to accommodate bicycle cross-rides with dedicated signals.
Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Brenning Construction Ltd., to perform the construction.
Why: This work is being carried out as part of the City’s strategic initiative for community connectivity to strengthen and support cycling in the city. Relocation of the existing shared lane to the new multi-use pathway will improve driver and cyclist safety through the corridor.
What: The existing concrete sidewalk on the southeast side of Ogilvie Road will be replaced with a new asphalt multi-use pathway from Blair Road to Ogilvie Road. The facility will connect to the existing cycling facilities on Montreal Road east of Ogilvie Road and to the existing on-street bike lanes on Ogilvie Road west of Blair Road. Intersection modifications including cross-rides will be constructed at the signalized intersections for Blair Place and the Earl Armstrong Arena. At the Appleford and Elmridge intersections, modifications will be limited to the southeast leg of the intersection and will not include any modifications to the signals. At the intersections of Blair Road and Montreal Road, modifications will be limited to the right turn channel islands on the southeast corners with no modifications to the signals.
When: Construction will start in October 2018 and will be completed by late July 2019.
Where: The pathway is to be constructed on the southeast side of Ogilvie Road from Blair Road to Montreal Road.
The affected roads will have information and construction signs installed and maintained throughout the construction site for the duration of the construction to keep you informed of the changing conditions. Localized lane closure will required at various locations along Ogilvie Road.
Significant effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts in your community.
Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. Provisions to accommodate pedestrian and cyclists during construction are an integral part of the project. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.
Some localized lane closures may be required during construction.
Brenning Construction Ltd. 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.
For further information about this project, please contact the contract administrator below.
City’s project manager:
James Porter, P.Eng.
Planning, Infrastructure & Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 30339
Gerald Doucette, P.Eng.
110-240 Catherine Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 2G8
Tel: 613-860-2462, ext. 6614