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Ottawa River Outfalls Rehabilitation

Project Status: 
Underway

Project overview

Project description

The City of Ottawa is responsible for maintaining its storm and combined sewer outfalls. Several outfalls to the Ottawa River between Shirley’s Bay and Petrie Island were constructed in the 1930’s to 1960’s. They are now nearing end of life and require rehabilitation.

Given the scope, complexity and permitting requirements to complete this project, replacement and/or rehabilitation of the various outfalls will take place in phases. Rehabilitation of the first three outfalls began in the summer of 2019, with final landscaping work to be completed in the spring of 2020. Rehabilitation works on the second phase of outfalls was undertaken in the summer and fall of 2020. The third phase is currently in design and construction and is expected in 2021. A fourth phase will be completed in 2022/2023.

Project timing

The anticipated construction period for each of the outfalls is presented in the table below. For most of the outfalls, it is anticipated that construction work at each site will take less than 2 months to complete. For the more complex outfalls in the fourth phase of the project, construction may take upwards of 6 months to complete. The actual construction timing will be subject to final environmental approvals.

Location along the Ottawa River Ward Outfall ID Current Anticipated Construction Period
Harbour Landing Private 7 – Bay OUT09042 Q4 2019- Q2 2020 (complete)
Rideau Canal Interceptor Overflow 14- Somerset OUT04423 Q4 2019- Q2 2020 (complete)
OCC Overflow 1 – Orleans OUT12746 Q4 2019- Q2 2020 (complete)
Cleary Ave. 15 – Kitchissippi OUT04300 Q3-Q4 2020 (complete)
Mansfield Ave. 15 – Kitchissippi OUT04301 Q3-Q4 2020 (complete)
North of Rice Ave. 7 – Bay OUT15904 Q3-Q4 2020 (complete)
Woodroffe Ave. 7 – Bay OUT13870 Q3-Q4 2020 (complete)
Workman Ave. 15 – Kitchissippi OUT04490 Q3-Q4 2020 (complete)
Slidell St. 15 – Kitchissippi OUT04415 Postponed to 2021
Lisgar Road 13-Rideau Rockcliffe OUT11003 Q3-Q4 2020 (complete)
Broadview Ave. 15 – Kitchissippi OUT04312 Q3-Q4 2021
Broadview Ave. 15 – Kitchissippi OUT04313 Q3-Q4 2021
Fleet – Lebreton Flats 14-Somerset OUT10242 Q3-Q4 2021
Fleet - Tailrace 14-Somerset OUT10517 2022
Birch St. 13-Rideau Rockcliffe OUT04504 Q3-Q4 2021
Rockcliffe Airbase 13-Rideau Rockcliffe OUT11722 Q3-Q4 2021
St-Laurent Blvd 13-Rideau Rockcliffe OUT11723 *removed from scope
John Street 13-Rideau Rockcliffe OUT04455 2022-2023
Boteler St. 12 – Rideau-Vanier OUT04452 2022

Ottawa River Outfalls Rehabilitation interactive map

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $16.9 Million.

Public engagement

A public information session was conducted in March 2013 as part of the Class Environmental Assessment for this work. Impacted stakeholders will be notified in advance of construction of the various outfalls.

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 City’s Project Manager.

COVID-19

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces, including all municipal construction projects, to continue operations subject to compliance with strict public health and safety protocols. The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact the City's project manager.

Contact information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, call the City at 3-1-1.
Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City Project Manager
Erin O’Neill, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, City of Ottawa
Design and Construction - Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 16008

Construction notice (August 2021)

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces, including all municipal construction projects, to continue operations subject to compliance with strict public health and safety protocols. The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

The City of Ottawa (City) will be undertaking work to rehabilitate the sewer outfall in your community.

What: Work will involve replacement of two existing sewer outlet structures along the Ottawa River along with upstream sections of sewer pipe. The work will take place when water levels are low to allow construction to take place. Work zones will be physically separated from the river using cofferdams and/or turbidity curtains to minimize impacts.

Why: The City of Ottawa initiated the Ottawa River Outfalls Rehabilitation Project with the objective of rehabilitating twenty storm sewer outfalls where they discharge into the Ottawa River.

When: This work is expected to start in August 2021 and to be completed by December 2021. Depending on weather conditions at the completion of construction, landscaping reinstatement may be deferred to Spring 2022.

Where: The outfalls are located on the shoreline of the Ottawa River, just west of the Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway and north of the Ottawa River Pathway.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Louis W. Bray Construction Ltd. to complete the work.

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 accommodations, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Traffic Impacts

Construction access to the site will be via the Sir George Etienne Parkway and via the existing parking lot east of Birch Avenue. During construction, the Ottawa River Pathway between the Ottawa River Pathway and the Aviation Pathway will be detoured. The Ottawa River Pathway located adjacent to the Ottawa River will also be closed and detoured during construction. The Aviation Pathway will remain open and may be temporarily impacted for short periods of time to enable movement of construction vehicles and materials. During these times, pedestrian and cyclist traffic on the Aviation Pathway will be controlled by traffic control personnel, who will be located on either end of the path during construction. Pedestrian access will be maintained, and a barrier will be provided to separate the construction site from pedestrian areas.

Construction Disruptions

The contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family but, as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as delays when travelling through the construction zone, noise and dust. You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations. Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s the Noise By-law (2017-255).

Birch and Rockliffe detour

Contact Information

For any emergency outside normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1.

For general project information, please contact the City’s Project Manager.

For construction related matters, please contact the on-site consultant or contractor representatives:

City Project Manager
Erin O’Neill, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, City of Ottawa
Design/Construction Municipal
100 Constellation DriveOttawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 16008

Consultant Representative
Adam Goudreau, P.Eng.
Contract Administrator
Morrison Hershfield
2932 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 1B1
Tel: 613-739-2910, ext. 1022243

Contractor Representative
Mark Butzer
Project Manager
Louis W. Bray Construction 
308 Corduroy Road
Vars, ON K0A 3H0
Tel. 613-277-2496

Construction notice (August 2021)

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces, including all municipal construction projects, to continue operations subject to compliance with strict public health and safety protocols. The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

The City of Ottawa will be undertaking work to rehabilitate the sewer outfalls in your community.

What: Work will involve replacement of two existing sewer outlet structures along the Ottawa River. The work will take place when water levels are low to allow construction to take place. Work zones will be physically separated from the river using cofferdams and/or turbidity curtains to minimize impacts.

Why: The City of Ottawa initiated the Ottawa River Outfalls Rehabilitation Project with the objective of rehabilitating twenty storm sewer outfalls where they discharge into the Ottawa River.

When: This work is expected to start in August 2021 and anticipated to be completed by December 2021. Depending on weather conditions at the completion of construction, landscaping reinstatement may be deferred to June 2022.

Where: The outfalls are located on the shoreline of the Ottawa River, just west of the Ottawa River Pathway and north of the Sir John. A. McDonald Parkway, opposite Broadview Avenue.

Who:  The City of Ottawa has retained Louis W. Bray Construction Ltd. to complete the work.

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 accommodations, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Traffic Impacts

During construction, the Ottawa River Pathway will remain open, but will be detoured slightly to the south and may be temporarily impacted for short periods of time to enable movement of construction vehicles and materials. During these times, pedestrian and cyclist traffic on the Ottawa Pathway will be controlled by traffic control personnel, who will be located on either end of the path during construction. Pedestrian access will be maintained, and a barrier will be provided to separate the construction site from pedestrian areas.

Construction access will be achieved via the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and across the Ottawa River Pathway.

Map showing the detour on Broadview

Construction Disruptions

The contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family but, as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as delays when travelling through the construction zone, noise and dust. You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations. Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s the Noise By-law (2017-255).

Contact Information

For any emergency outside normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1.

For general project information, please contact the City’s Project Manager.

For construction related matters, please contact the on-site consultant or contractor representatives:

City Project Manager
Erin O’Neill, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, City of Ottawa
Design/Construction Municipal
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 16008

Consultant Representative
Adam Goudreau, P.Eng.
Contract Administrator
Morrison Hershfield
2932 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 1B1
Tel: 613-739-2910, ext. 1022243

Contractor Representative
Mark Butzer
Project Manager
Louis W. Bray Construction 
308 Corduroy Road
Vars, ON K0A 3H0
Tel. 613-277-2496

Notices (2020)

Construction notice (August 2020)

The City of Ottawa (City) will be undertaking work to rehabilitate the sewer outfall in your community.

What: Work will involve removal or replacement of sections of damaged and corroded pipe, as required. To improve erosion control, existing stones will be hand placed at the outfall location.

Why: The City of Ottawa initiated the Ottawa River Outfalls Rehabilitation Project with the objective of rehabilitating twenty storm sewer outfalls where they discharge into the Ottawa River.

When: This work is expected to start in August 2020 and to be completed by end of September 2020.

Where: The outfall is located on the shoreline of the Ottawa River, just west of the Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway and north of the Rockcliffe Park Pavillion.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained In Depth Contracting to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

Construction access to the site will be via the existing parking lot west of the outfall from the Rockcliffe Driveway. No large construction machinery is expected to be required for this work and, as such, limited disruptions to existing adjacent pathways are anticipated.

Construction Disruptions

The contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family but, as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as delays when travelling through the construction zone, noise and dust. You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations. Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation. For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s the Noise By-law (2017-255).

The Lisgar detour showing the site access via the existing parking lot west of the outfall from the Rockcliffe Driveway.

Construction notice (August 2020)

The City of Ottawa (City) will be undertaking work to rehabilitate the sewer outfalls in your community.

What: Work will involve minor excavation and replacement or renewal of the sewer outlet structures located opposite Woodroffe and North Rice, Cleary, Mansfield and Workman Avenues. The work will take place when water levels are low to allow construction to take place. Work zones will be physically separated from the river using cofferdams and/or turbidity curtains to minimize impacts.

Why: The City of Ottawa initiated the Ottawa River Outfalls Rehabilitation Project with the objective of rehabilitating twenty storm sewer outfalls where they discharge into the Ottawa River.

When: This work is expected to start in September 2020 and anticipated to be completed by end of November 2020.

Where: The outfalls are located on the shoreline of the Ottawa River, just west of the Ottawa River Pathway and north of the Sir John. A. McDonald Parkway, between Woodroffe Avenue and the west end of Workman Avenue.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained In Depth Contracting to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

During construction, the Ottawa River Pathway will remain open, but may be temporarily impacted for short periods of time to enable movement of construction vehicles and materials. During these times, pedestrian and cyclist traffic on the Ottawa Pathway will be controlled by traffic control personnel, who will be located on either end of the path during construction. Pedestrian access will be maintained, and a barrier will be provided to separate the construction site from pedestrian areas. Construction access will be achieved via the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and across the Ottawa River Pathway.

The western pathway disruptions showing the section of the pathway to be controlled by flaggers.

Construction Disruptions

The contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family but, as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as delays when travelling through the construction zone, noise and dust. You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations. Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation. For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s the Noise By-law (2017-255).

Construction notice (August 2020)

The City of Ottawa (City) will be undertaking work to rehabilitate the sewer outfall in your community.

What: Work will involve the cleaning of the existing sewer outfall pipe which discharges to the Ottawa River. The work will take place when water levels are low to allow construction to take place. Work zones will be physically separated from the river using cofferdams and/or turbidity curtains to minimize impacts.

Why: The City of Ottawa initiated the Ottawa River Outfalls Rehabilitation Project with the objective of rehabilitating twenty storm sewer outfalls where they discharge into the Ottawa River.

When: This work is expected to start in August 2020 and to be complete in October 2020.

Where: The outfall is located on the shoreline of the Ottawa River, north of the Ottawa River Pathway and Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway, and east of Onigam Street.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained In Depth Contracting to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

During construction, the Ottawa River Pathway will remain open, but may be temporarily impacted for short periods of time to enable movement of construction vehicles and maintenance materials. During these times, pedestrian and cyclist traffic on the Ottawa Pathway will be controlled by traffic control personnel, who will be located on either end of the path during construction. Pedestrian access will be maintained and a barrier will be provided to separate the construction site from pedestrian areas. Construction access will be via the Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway, Onigam Street and along the Ottawa River Pathway.

The Slidell detour showing the section of the pathway to be controlled by flaggers.

Construction Disruptions

The contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family but, as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as delays when travelling through the construction zone, noise and dust. You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations. Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation. For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s the Noise By-law (2017-255).

Construction notice (May 2020)

This notice is to provide an update on construction in your neighbourhood that began last fall and will be resuming in May 2020. This work is being conducted to complete the rehabilitation of the sewer outfall.

What: Work will involve clean up and reinstatement of the impacted areas from the 2019 construction, including the landscaping works, completion of a new headwall at the outlet and erosion protection where the pipe is exposed in the flood plain.

Why: The City of Ottawa initiated the Ottawa River Outfalls Rehabilitation Project with the objective of rehabilitating twenty storm sewer outfalls where they discharge to the Ottawa River.

When: This work is planned to begin on May 19, 2020 and is expected to be completed by July 10, 2020.

Where: The outfall is located on the shoreline of the Ottawa River, west of Bilberry Creek, between Orléans Boulevard and Bilberry Drive.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, In Depth Contracting, to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

Construction access will be via the Ottawa Pathway at Orléans Boulevard. The Ottawa Pathway between Orléans Boulevard and the site access road will be temporarily impacted for short periods of time to enable movement of construction vehicles and materials across the pathway. At crossings, pedestrian and cyclist traffic on the Ottawa Pathway will be controlled by traffic control personnel. Throughout construction, the gravel site access road between the Ottawa pathway and the Ottawa River will be completely closed.

Bilberry Creek Detour map as described below.

Construction Disruptions

In Depth Contracting will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family but, as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as delays when travelling around the construction zone, noise and dust. You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations. Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation. For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s Noise By-law (2017-255).

Construction notice (May 2020)

The City of Ottawa will be undertaking landscaping work associated with sewer renewal in your neighborhood.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, In Depth Contracting, to complete the work.

Why: The City of Ottawa initiated the Ottawa River Outfalls Rehabilitation Project with the objective of rehabilitating 20 storm sewer outfalls where they discharge to the Ottawa River.

What: Work involves final site reinstatement, including topsoil and seed placement, tree planting and landscaping.

When: This work is planned to be undertaken during the week of May 11, 2020 and will be completed by May 30, 2020.

Where: The outfall is located on the shoreline of the Ottawa River, north of Carling Avenue opposite Harbour Landing Private, just west of the entrance to the Nepean Sailing Club. The multi-use pathway between Dick Bell Park and Carling Avenue will be closed during construction.

Map showing the closed multi-use pathway between Dick Bell Park and Carling Avenue and the proposed pedestrian and cycling detour route on Bedale Drive.

Traffic Impacts

No significant vehicular traffic impacts are anticipated as a result of this work. Pathway users (pedestrians and cyclists) will be detoured around the construction site along the Nepean Sailing Club access road. A pathway interruption and detours plan will be developed with the contractor and communicated to the public prior to construction.

Construction Disruptions

In Depth Contracting 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 work, such as pedestrian and cyclist detour and noise. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation. For daytime construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s Noise By-law (2017-255).

Open House March 2013

The City of Ottawa is conducting a Master Plan and Class Environmental Assessment study to identify an effective rehabilitation programme for twenty nine (29) outfalls to the Ottawa River that have deteriorated over time.

The Process:  This study is being planned as a Master Plan project in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, 2007, which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act. Upon completion of Phase 2 of this study, during which alternative solutions will be identified and evaluated, a Master Plan document will be prepared that will establish the outfalls rehabilitation plan.

A Public Open House will be held to present the study process and alternative solutions being evaluated, as well as provide the public with an opportunity to discuss the study with the study team and to provide input and comment. 

Tuesday March 19, 2013
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Tom Brown Arena (2nd Floor)
141 Bayview Road

Public comments are welcome throughout the study. All comments received will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record.

Additional information is available on the City of Ottawa website at Ottawa.ca. If you would like to be added to our project mailing list or have project related questions, please contact:

Peter McKay, P. Eng.,
Sr Engineer, Sewer and Drainage Renewal
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Crescent
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 16213
Fax: 613-560-6068
Email: Peter.McKay@ottawa.ca

Trevor Kealey, P. Eng.,
Project Consultant
R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
220-1750 Courtwood Crescent
Ottawa, ON  K2C 2B5
Phone: 613-226-1284 ext. 230
Fax: 613-226-8930
email: tkealey@rvanderson.com

Ottawa river outfalls rehabilitation master plan and class environmental assessment

Notice of commencement

The City of Ottawa is responsible for maintaining its storm and combined sewer outfalls to the Ottawa River to an acceptable level of service. Based on a regular inspection programme, twenty nine (29) of these outfalls have now been identified as needing rehabilitation to the physical/structural components. The City of Ottawa is commencing a Master Plan study to identify the most effective rehabilitation programme for the twenty nine (29) outfalls by assessing each option on a life cycle basis.

The Process

This study is being planned as a Master Plan project in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, 2007, which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act. Upon completion of Phase 2 of this study, during which alternative solutions will be identified and evaluated, a Master Plan document will be prepared that will establish the outfalls rehabilitation plan.

Consultation

Members of the public, agencies, and other interested persons are invited to provide comments for incorporation into the planning and design of this project, and/or to ask to be placed on the project's mailing list. There will be several opportunities to learn more during the course of the study, including public open house meetings and the City of Ottawa website. If you would like to be added to our project mailing list or have project related questions, please contact:

Peter McKay, Infrastructure Assessment Engineer
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Crescent
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 16213
Fax: 613-560-6068
Email: Peter.McKay@ottawa.ca

Trevor Kealey, P.Eng., Project Consultant
R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
220-1750 Courtwood Crescent
Ottawa, ON  K2C 2B5
Phone: 613-226-1284 ext. 230
Fax: 613-226-8930
email: tkealey@rvanderson.com 

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person.

Notices (2019)

Construction notice (November 2019)

Beginning in late September, the City of Ottawa (City) will begin work in your neighbourhood to rehabilitate the sewer outfall in your community.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, In Depth Contracting, to complete the work.

Why: The City of Ottawa initiated the Ottawa River Outfalls Rehabilitation Project with the objective of rehabilitating twenty storm sewer outfalls where they discharge to the Ottawa River.

What: Work will involve the removal of four sections of existing sewer pipe adjacent to the river, installation of a new headwall at the outlet, and provision of erosion protection where the pipe is exposed in the flood plain.

When: This work is planned to begin in early November and is expected to be completed by December 2019.

Where: The outfall is located on the shoreline of the Ottawa River, just west of Bilberry Creek, between Orléans Boulevard and Bilberry Drive.

Map outlining site access routes controlled by flaggers, pathways closed during construction, the existing pathway and the construction site for the Bilberry Creek detour.

Traffic

Construction access will be via the Ottawa pathway which will be accessed from Orléans Boulevard. The Ottawa pathway between Orléans Boulevard and the site access road will be temporarily impacted for short periods of time to enable movement of construction vehicles and materials. Pedestrian and cyclist traffic on the Ottawa Pathway will be controlled by traffic control personnel, who will be located on either end of the path during construction. Throughout construction, the gravel site access road between the Ottawa pathway and the Ottawa River will be completely closed.

Noise and Hours of Work

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm while Sunday and statutory holiday work is allowed between 9 am and 10 pm.

Construction notice (September 2019)

Beginning in late September, the City of Ottawa (City) will begin work in your neighbourhood to rehabilitate the sewer outfall in your community.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, In Depth Contracting, to complete the work.

Why: The City of Ottawa initiated the Ottawa River Outfalls Rehabilitation Project with the objective of rehabilitating 20 storm sewer outfalls where they discharge to the Ottawa River.

What: Work includes tree clearing near the outfall, installation of a new sewer grate, and removal of debris and sediment from the outlet channel. New stone rip-rap will be added to provide erosion protection along the shoreline. The multi-use pathway between Dick Bell Park and Carling Avenue will be closed during construction. Following construction, the site will be reinstated with landscaping and new trees.

When: This work is planned to begin in early October and expected to be completed by December 2019.

Where: The outfall is located on the shoreline of the Ottawa River, north of Carling Avenue opposite Harbour Landing Private, just west of the entrance to the Nepean Sailing Club.

Map outlining pedestrian/cycling detour. This includes showing the existing pathway, where pathway is closed during construction, proposed detour for pedestrians and the construction site.

Traffic

Throughout construction there will be temporary changes to the traffic lanes through the construction zone. These conversions are necessary to provide access to and from properties within the construction zone while allowing for the work to be completed. All detour routes will be signed and advance notice of temporary lane closures, along with the associated detours, will be provided. Pathway users (pedestrians and cyclists) will be detoured around the construction site along the Nepean Sailing Club access road. A pathway interruption and detours plan will be developed with the contractor and communicated to the public prior to construction.

Noise and Hours of Work

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm while Sunday and statutory holiday work is allowed between 9 am and 10 pm.

Construction notice (September 2019)

Beginning in late September, the City of Ottawa (City) will begin work in your neighbourhood to rehabilitate the sewer outfall in your community.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, In Depth Contracting, to complete the work.

Why: The City of Ottawa initiated the Ottawa River Outfalls Rehabilitation Project with the objective of rehabilitating twenty storm sewer outfalls where they discharge to the Ottawa River.

What: Work will involve the removal of four sections of existing sewer pipe adjacent to the river, installation of a new headwall at the outlet, and provision of erosion protection where the pipe is exposed in the flood plain.

When: This work is planned to begin in early October and is expected to be completed by December 2019.

Where: The outfall is located on the shoreline of the Ottawa River, just west of Bilberry Creek, between Orléans Boulevard and Bilberry Drive.

Map outlining site access routes controlled by flaggers, pathways closed during construction, the existing pathway and the construction site for the Bilberry Creek detour.

Traffic

Construction access will be via the Ottawa pathway which will be accessed from Orléans Boulevard. The Ottawa pathway between Orléans Boulevard and the site access road will be temporarily impacted for short periods of time to enable movement of construction vehicles and materials. Pedestrian and cyclist traffic on the Ottawa Pathway will be controlled by traffic control personnel, who will be located on either end of the path during construction. Throughout construction, the gravel site access road between the Ottawa pathway and the Ottawa River will be completely closed.

Noise and Hours of Work

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm while Sunday and statutory holiday work is allowed between 9 am and 10 pm.