Piccadilly Integrated Road Renewal

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Project status
Underway

Project overview

Project description

The City of Ottawa is undertaking rehabilitation of select street segments within the Westboro Community. The overall objective of this project is to complete the design and construction for the rehabilitation of the sanitary sewers, watermains and road infrastructure of Piccadilly Avenue between Wellington Street and Basset Lane. The renewal of the watermain crossing the greenspace between Bassett Lane and Byron Avenue will be included in this project.

In addition, surface grading and drainage improvements are required to eliminate the low area in the south portion of the road to direct surface drainage north to Wellington Street.

The project limits include:

An illustration of streets within the project limits for the Piccadilly Integrated Renewal Project.
  • Piccadilly Avenue, from Wellington Street to Bassett Lane
  • The greenspace between Bassett Lane and Byron Avenue at end of Piccadilly Avenue
of the proposed works.

Project timing

Design: underway
Design completion: winter 2022-2023
Construction: The project is substantially completed. The remaining asphalt and landscaping works will be completed in spring 2024.

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $2,400,000.

Public engagement

An online engagement opportunity was held in February 2023 to present new documents and illustrations to the public. The public was able to review the designs and provide written comments on the proposed works.

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 a disability-related accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Safety

The City of Ottawa is committed to safety in and around project sites. The project team continues to work closely with the industry and to comply with recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.

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 the City’s Project Manager.

City of Ottawa Project Manager
René Monast, P.Eng.
Engineer, Infrastructure Services
Design and Construction - Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 23161

Contract Administrator
Greg Choquette, C.E.T., rcsi
Parsons Consultant
Tel.: 613-327-7404 

On-Site Representatives
Sujoy Basu, P.Eng.
Parsons Consultant, Site Inspector
Tel.: 613-410-9489

Contractor Representative
Gary Beisheim, C.E.T.
Project Manager, Robert Excavation
Tel.: 613-229-4468

Construction notice (May 2023)

In late May, the City of Ottawa will begin the rehabilitation of the road, water and sewers within Piccadilly Avenue.

What: During the 2023 spring-summer construction season, the focus will be on the replacement of the underground infrastructure and road reinstatement of Piccadilly Avenue between Wellington Street and Byron Avenue.

Why: The overall purpose of the project is to replace the existing underground watermain, storm sewer and sanitary sewers, full road reconstruction and rehabilitation of the sidewalks, and implement traffic calming measures.    
 
When: This work is tentatively planned to begin in late May 2023 and be completed by November 2023. The Contractor will begin with the water service connections transfer to the temporary watermain, continue onto the rehabilitation of the underground infrastructure, followed by the reinstatement of road base and sidewalk rehabilitation, with the remaining topsoil and sod reinstatements to be completed in fall 2023.

Where: The limits of construction associated with this project is Piccadilly Avenue, between Wellington Street and Byron Avenue. 

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Robert Excavation, to complete the work.

Traffic impacts

Lane reductions and alternating traffic is to be expected during construction to accommodate the work. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will also be maintained. During construction, access to the segment of pathway under construction near Bassett Lane will be reserved for construction personnel and machinery. The Contractor will have traffic sign persons on site to assist with traffic.

On-street parking and local access

As the various road reconstruction activities are in progress, on-street parking will be restricted. Local access will be maintained to residents, businesses, and emergency vehicles. Periodically, vehicular access to your property may be unavailable; the Contractor is required to provide 24-hour notification of temporary loss of vehicular access/egress to your property. A temporary On-Street Parking Permit will be made available to allow on-street parking within the project vicinity of your residence when these disruptions occur.

Impact on the right of way and adjacent private properties

The reconstruction is within the City’s right of way but may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work. The City will reinstate sections of landscaping, driveways and walkways that are disturbed by construction. However, if you have plants or any other assets located within the City’s right of way that you want to preserve, we suggest that you may want to move them in preparation for the construction work.

Pre-construction inspection

The Contractor will be performing a pre-construction survey of all buildings and landscapes within the project limits to document their current conditions prior to the commencement of construction. A representative from Englobe will be contacting affected property owners to schedule these inspections.

Property damage caused by construction activities

As part of this contract, the contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete as well as any damages to private property resulting from these construction activities. In the event of such occurrences, all claims for damages should be immediately reported both verbally and in writing to the contractor and to the City’s on-site representative. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

Temporary water services

During the advancement of water service transfers, a temporary water interruption (4 to 8 hours) is expected to allow for disconnection and reconnection. A notice of water interruption will be sent to affected residents 24 to 48 hours in advance. 

Municipal fire suppression will continue during the construction period. Please note that private fire suppression systems may be impacted. Temporary water is provided for domestic consumption purposes only. If you have a private fire suppression system, it is recommended that you make arrangements with a fire protection services company in order to determine the extent of any impact. For information on minimizing your fire risk contact the City’s Fire Services at 613-580-2424 ext. 15371.

We apologize in advance for any disruptions in water service during construction. Any problems with the temporary water services can be directed to the City’s on-site representative or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1 in the evenings or weekends.

Construction disruptions

The Contractor 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 work, such as traffic delays, noise and dust. You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations. Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and are rarely a cause for concern. We would like to thank you 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). 

Online engagement opportunity (February 14 to 24, 2023)

The City of Ottawa continues to take precautionary steps to protect members of the public and respect concerns of public safety during these unprecedented times. Therefore, as an alternative to hosting in-person public information sessions, information on this project is being posted to Ottawa.ca and presented in a virtual public information session for your review and comment. The City remains committed to keeping the public informed of projects occurring in your neighbourhood. 

For the Piccadilly Integrated Road Renewal project, the project team will be taking a proactive approach and will update you using different methods of communication including mailed notices and by posting information on ottawa.ca. 

The City of Ottawa invites you to review the new documents and illustrations for the Piccadilly Integrated Road Renewal project and provide comments by February 24, 2023.

Presentation [ 1.21 MB ]
Proposed landscape reinstatement and proposed infrastructure and road improvements [ 3.12 MB ]

In addition, a virtual public information session, including a presentation from the design team and an opportunity to ask questions, was held via Zoom on February 15, 2023, at 6pm.

This virtual public information session and online engagement opportunity follows a previous online engagement opportunity held in the summer of 2022.

What: The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design for the renewal of the infrastructure on Piccadilly Avenue North. The proposed work consists of the replacement of the sanitary sewer and watermain, addition of a storm sewer and full road reconstruction with concrete sidewalks, curbs and traffic calming measures.  

Why: The existing watermain, sanitary sewer and road infrastructure has reached the end of its useful life and requires replacement to continue to provide the required level of service to your neighborhood.
     
Where: The proposed work will occur on Piccadilly Avenue North between Wellington Street West and Bassett Lane. The watermain replacement will extend through the greenspace to Byron Avenue.

When: The design work for this project is ongoing and expected to be completed in early 2023. Construction is expected to start in the summer of 2023, pending approvals, including budget and overall construction coordination. The timing for the project will be confirmed closer to construction.

Notices will be sent prior to construction.

Who: The work is being managed by City of Ottawa Infrastructure Services and the engineering consulting firm, Parsons Inc., has been retained to complete the design.

For further information about this project and/or to submit comments on the project, please contact the City project manager.

Online engagement opportunity (June 30 to July 18, 2022)

The City of Ottawa continues to take precautionary steps to protect members of the public and respect concerns of public safety during these unprecedented times. Therefore, as an alternative to hosting in-person public information sessions, information on this project is being posted to Ottawa.ca for your review and comment. The City remains committed to keeping the public informed of projects occurring in your neighbourhood.

For the Piccadilly Integrated Road Renewal project, the project team will be taking a proactive approach and will update you using different methods of communication including mailed notices and by posting information on Ottawa.ca.

The City of Ottawa invites you to review and provide comments on the new documents and illustrations by July 18, 2022. Your feedback can be submitted by email or by phone to the contact below.

Presentation [ 1.09 MB ]
Proposed landscape reinstatement, infrastructure and road improvements [ 6.92 MB ]

What: The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design for the renewal of the infrastructure on Piccadilly Avenue North. The proposed work consists of the replacement of the sanitary sewer and watermain, addition of a storm sewer and full road reconstruction with concrete sidewalks, curbs and traffic calming measures. 

Why: The existing watermain, sanitary sewer and road infrastructure has reached the end of its useful life and requires replacement to continue to provide the required level of service to your neighborhood.

Where: The proposed work will occur on Piccadilly Avenue North between Wellington Street West and Bassett Lane. The watermain replacement will extend through the greenspace to Byron Avenue.

When: The design work for this project is ongoing and expected to be completed in 2022. An additional Public Information Session is tentatively planned for late fall 2022. Construction is expected to start in the summer of 2023, pending approvals including budget and overall construction coordination. The timing for the project will be confirmed closer to construction.

Notices will be sent prior to construction.

Who: The work is being managed by City of Ottawa Infrastructure Services and the engineering consulting firm, Parsons Inc. has been retained to complete the design.

For further information about this project and/or to submit comments on the project, please contact the City project manager.

Field investigations (October 2021)

The City of Ottawa will undertake geotechnical, hydrogeological and environmental investigations in your neighborhood. This work is being done to determine existing soil, bedrock and groundwater conditions as part of the design phase of the Piccadilly Integrated Renewal Project.

What: The investigation work will involve the drilling of boreholes, obtaining soil and water samples for testing to determine future construction methods and the locations for underground utilities. Street Parking lanes will be temporarily closed during the work.

Why: This work is being conducted to support the design of the Piccadilly Integrated Road, Sewer and Watermain Renewal project.

When: The field investigation work will commence in October 2021 and could take up to four (4) weeks. The work will be conducted between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

Where: At localized spots along Piccadilly Avenue North between Wellington Street West and Bassett Lane, as well as on Wellington Street West and Bassett Lane at the intersections with Piccadilly Avenue North. One borehole will also be advanced in the public greenspace of Byron Park between Bassett Lane and Byron Avenue. All pedestrian walkways will be maintained during this work.

Who: Parsons Inc. and their sub-consultants, Thurber Engineering Ltd., will coordinate the work for the City of Ottawa.

Parking

The Contractor is obligated to provide 24hr notification of temporary loss of access/egress. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a Temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be distributed to permit on-street parking within two blocks of your residence.

Contact information

For any emergency during normal working hours, outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1. For further information about this project, please contact the City Project Manager or Consultant Representative.