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Presland Avenue, Forestlane Private, Arcola Private, Vanier Parkway and Sharp Street

Project Status: 
Underway

Project overview

Project description

The City of Ottawa will be undertaking storm sewer and watermain replacement work in the Vanier Parkway/Presland Road area. The project focuses on replacement of approximately 750 metres of storm sewer pipe along Presland Road between Vanier Parkway and Forestlane Private, through easements east of Forestlane Private to Arcola Private, and along the eastern side of Vanier Parkway between Glynn Avenue and Prince Albert Street. Some sanitary sewer work is proposed along Presland Road as well as watermain replacement along Presland Road from the west side of the Vanier Parkway to the westerly leg of Whitton Crescent.

Sharp Street (Glynn Avenue to King George Street) and Presland Road (Vanier Parkway to Renouf Avenue) will be fully reconstructed including new asphalt and new concrete sidewalks where present. Presland Road will be resurfaced between Renouf Avenue and the westerly leg of Whitton Crescent.

Reconstruction of Presland Road will include traffic calming improvements.

Project area

The key plan below identifies the project limits for these planned renewal works.

Key plan map showing projects limits.

Project timing

Detailed design: winter 2018 to late spring 2019
Tender for construction: winter 2020
2020 Construction: spring 2020 to fall 2020 (Road, sewer and watermain work)
2021 Construction: spring 2021 (final paving and landscaping)

Project budget

Approved project funds are $7.6 million.

Public engagement

A public information session was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the VINCI School gymnasium, 149 King George Street, Ottawa. At this information session, detail drawings were presented to the public. Attendees were be able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment 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 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, Infrastructure Projects
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 16008

Contract Administrator
Adam Goudreau
Morrison Hershfield
Tel.: 613-739-2910, ext. 1022243

On-Site Inspector
Ehsan Ahmad
Morrison Hershfield
Tel.: 613-890-4476

Contractor Representative
Phil Youdell
Site Supervisor
R.W. Tomlinson
Tel.: 613-314-6339

Construction notice (April 2021)

This notice is to provide you with an update that construction in your neighbourhood will be starting again soon.

What: Renewal of storm sewers, watermains and sections of sanitary sewer were carried out throughout the project area last year. Sharp Street (Glynn Avenue to King George Street) and Presland Road (Vanier Parkway to Whitton Crescent) were reconstructed, including traffic calming intersection bulb-outs on Presland Road. Upcoming work includes top lift paving throughout the project area, reinstatement of driveways and installation of a section of concrete sidewalk along Presland Road, and landscaping reinstatement.

Why: The work is needed to improve the reliability of aging storm water drainage and drinking water systems in your community.

When: Final paving and landscaping is scheduled to be carried out between late April and July 2021.

Where: The work will be conducted on:

  • Presland Road between the Vanier Parkway and Whitton Crescent, including within registered easements between Forest Lane Private and Arcola Private
  • Along the eastern side of Vanier Parkway between Glynn Avenue and Prince Albert Street, and the west side of Vanier Parkway between Drouin Avenue and West Presland Road.
  • Sharp Street between Glynn Avenue and King George Street.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, R.W. Tomlinson Ltd., to complete the work.

Traffic impacts

During construction Sharp Street will be fully closed to traffic between Glynn Avenue and King George Street. Additionally, the following roads will be closed except for local access:

  • Sharp Street north of Glynn Avenue
  • Glynn Avenue west of Vera Street
  • King George Street west of Vera Street
  • Prince Albert Street west of Vera Street
  • Presland Road west of Whitton Crescent.

There will also be periodic lane closures and evening works on the Vanier Parkway and Queen Mary Street. Pedestrian, cycling and local traffic for property access will be maintained throughout the construction period with signed detours provided when it is necessary to close sidewalks.

OC Transpo

When necessary, bus stops will be temporarily relocated during construction. Late evening service on bus route number 18 will be detoured at times during closures on Queen Mary Street.

Parking

As the work progresses from street to street, on-street parking will be prohibited where work is ongoing. 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. In the event that access to your driveway is temporarily restricted due to construction activities, the City’s inspector will provide you with a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of your residence.

Construction disruptions

R.W. Tomlinson Ltd. 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 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 the Noise By-law (2017-255).

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.

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.

Contact Information

For further information about this project please contact:

Consultant Project Manager:
James Fookes, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Morrison Hershfield
2932 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 1B1
Tel.: 613-739 2910, ext. 1022225

Contractor Representative:
Phil Youdell
Site Supervisor
R.W. Tomlinson
100 Citigate Drive
Ottawa, ON K2J 6K7
Tel.: 613-314-6339

City Project Manager:
Erin O’Neill, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Crescent
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 16008

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

Notices (2020)

Notice of night and weekend work (July 2020)

This notice is to provide an update that construction in your neighbourhood will require night and weekend work on the Vanier Parkway to install the new services in a safe manner.

The City of Ottawa is undertaking watermain, sewer and road renewal work in your neighborhood.

What: Renewal of storm sewers and watermains along the Vanier Parkway.

Why: The work is needed to improve the reliability of aging storm water drainage and drinking water systems in your community. To effectively complete the work while minimizing traffic impacts, construction is required to take place over a weekend and will require lane closures on the Vanier Parkway.

When: Lane closures will be in place from Friday, July 24, 2020 at 7 pm until Monday, July 27 at 6 am. Day and night work will be required to complete this portion of the work on the Vanier Parkway. All work will proceed in accordance with the requirements of the Noise By-Law Exemption.

Where: Vanier Parkway from Presland Road to Donald Street.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, R.W. Tomlinson Ltd., to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

The Vanier Parkway will remain open to traffic with lane closures expected in both directions. The northbound sidewalk adjacent to the Vanier Parkway between Presland Road and King George Street will remain closed. A signed detour will be in place for the southbound sidewalk on the Vanier Parkway between Drouin Avenue and West Presland Road. The east-west cycle path along Presland Avenue will remain open. Traffic Control personnel will direct traffic through the site as required.

Construction Disruptions

R.W. Tomlinson Ltd. 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 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.

Property Damage Caused by Construction Activities

The contractor is fully responsible for any damage to private property as a result of their construction activities. If you think that damage has occurred to your property as a result of construction, please contact the General Contractor directly.

Construction notice (April 2020)

The City of Ottawa will be undertaking watermain, sewer and road renewal work in your neighborhood.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, R.W. Tomlinson Ltd., to complete the work.

Why: The work is needed to improve the reliability of aging storm water drainage and drinking water systems in your community.

What: Renewal of storm sewers, watermains and sections of sanitary sewer will be carried out throughout the project area. Sharp Street (Glynn Avenue to King George Street) and Presland Road (Vanier Parkway to Whitton Crescent) will be reconstructed, and this will include traffic calming intersection bulb-outs on Presland Road.

When: The underground work and road reconstruction is scheduled to be carried out between May and November 2020. Final paving and landscaping will be carried out in spring 2021.

Where: The work will be conducted on:

  • Presland Road between the Vanier Parkway and Whitton Crescent, including within registered easements between Forest Lane Private and Arcola Private
  • Along the eastern side of Vanier Parkway between Glynn Avenue and Prince Albert Street
  • Sharp Street between Glynn Avenue and King George Street.

Traffic Impacts

During construction Sharp Street will be fully closed to traffic between Glynn Avenue and King George Street. Additionally, the following roads will be closed except for local access:

  • Sharp Street north of Glynn Avenue
  • Glynn Avenue west of Vera Street
  • King George Street west of Vera Street
  • Prince Albert Street west of Vera Street
  • Presland Road west of Whitton Crescent.

There will also be some night-time and weekend lane closures on the Vanier Parkway and Queen Mary Street. Pedestrian, cycling and local traffic for property access will be maintained throughout the construction period with signed detours provided when it is necessary to close sidewalks.

OC Transpo

When necessary, bus stops will be temporarily relocated during construction. Late evening service on bus route number 18 will be detoured at times during closures on Queen Mary Street.

Parking

The contractor is obligated to provide 24-hour notification of temporary loss of access / egress. On a temporary basis, due to COVID-19, all overtime parking, signed or unsigned, will no longer be enforced on residential streets until further notice. All other parking restrictions remain in effect, such as No Stopping, No Parking, Fire Route, Accessible Parking, hydrants, sidewalks to maintain emergency access and traffic flow. 

Pre-Construction Survey

R.W. Tomlinson Ltd. is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed. The contractor is also required by the City to carry liability insurance, before any work may proceed.

A property survey firm will be hired by the contractor in order to conduct pre-construction inspections of the homes and properties within a 30-metre radius of the construction area. If your property is within this area, you will be asked by a contractor representative for permission to survey your property before construction commences. 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.

Construction Disruptions

R.W. Tomlinson Ltd. 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 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 the Noise By-law (2017-255).

Municipal Water Supply

During construction, water service will be supplied to buildings within the construction zone on Presland Road by temporary water lines. We apologize in advance for any disruptions in water service during construction. Any problems with the temporary water service can be directed to our on-site Contract Administrator, or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

If your property is temporarily supplied via this temporary water service, your water usage will be estimated since the temporary service is not metered. Your water bill will be based on your past average water usage. If you have any questions please contact Revenue at 613-580-2444.

Notice of tree removal (March 2020)

The City of Ottawa will be undertaking watermain, sewer and road renewal work in your neighborhood. The work is currently in the tender phase, and contractor is expected to be in place by spring 2020. As a preliminary stage of the project, the City plans to carry out selective tree removals in advance of construction to facilitate sewer and watermain work. Trees removed as part of this project will be replaced by planting new trees upon completion of the work.

Who: Work will be completed by the City of Ottawa’s Forestry department and/or a contractor retained by the City.

What: Tree removal will involve the mobilization of forestry equipment and crews. Work will occur both on and off the road; minimal traffic interruptions is anticipated.

Why: Tree removal is required to facilitate underground construction activities. During design all practical measures were taken to minimise the need for tree removals, including the selection of sewer alignments that avoid tree impacts, the use of trenchless construction methods, and the specification of tree protection measures.

When: Tree removals will occur between mid March to mid April.

Where: The work will be conducted along the eastern side of Vanier Parkway between Glynn Avenue and Prince Albert Street and on Sharp Street between Glynn Avenue and King George Street. Additional tree removal will also be required on Presland Road between the Vanier Parkway and Whitton Crescent and within the easements between Forest Lane Private and Arcola Private.

Public information session display boards (May 21, 2019)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:30 to 8:30 pm
VINCI School, Gymnasium
149 King George Street, Ottawa, ON

Welcome

Why

The work is needed to improve the reliability of aging storm water drainage and drinking water systems in your community.

What

The project will include improvements to pedestrian and cycling safety, road reconstruction, and renewal of sections of storm sewer, watermain and sanitary sewer.

  • An aging storm sewer along the Vanier Parkway will be replaced.
  • Presland Road (Vanier Parkway to Whitton Crescent) will be reconstructed, including widening the sidewalk to meet accessibility standards.
  • An aging storm sewer located in front yards on Presland Road will be replaced with a new storm sewer in the roadway, with new service laterals.
  • The local watermain and a section of sanitary sewer will be replaced on Presland Road, with new service laterals.
  • An aging storm sewer within easements between Forestlane and Arcola Private will be renewed by a combination of lining and replacement.

Key plan map [ PDF - 2.16 MB ]

Sharp Street and Vanier Parkway [ PDF - 874 KB ]

Proposed work:

  • Replacement of storm sewer from Glynn Ave. to Prince Albert Street.
  • Reconstruction of Sharp St. from Glynn Ave. to King George Street.
  • Landscaping: removal of 10 trees and replacement with trees and shrubs.

Presland Road [ PDF - 1.16 MB ]

Proposed work:

  • Replacement of storm sewer from Vanier Parkway to Forestlane Private.
  • Replacement of watermain from Vanier Parkway to Whitton Crescent.
  • Replacement of sanitary sewer from mid-block to Forestlane Private.
  • Replacement of water and sewer laterals, and reinstatement of driveways where disturbed.
  • Reconstruction of Presland Rd. from Vanier Parkway to Renouf Ave. and resurfacing from Renouf Ave. to Whitton Crescent.
  • Landscaping: removal and replacement of 9 trees.

Forestlane and Arcola Private [ PDF - 775 KB ]

Proposed work:

  • Renewal of storm sewer through easements between Forestlane Private and Arcola Private by slip-lining (insertion of new pipe into existing storm sewer).
  • Landscaping: removal and replacement of 4 trees, to provide access to sewer for slip-lining.

Traffic calming and parking [ PDF - 250 KB ]

Curb extensions are proposed mid-block and at Renouf Avenue and Forestlane to calm traffic.

Relocating parking to the north side for part of the block will further slow traffic, and provides additional spaces.

Presland Road cross section [ PDF - 225 KB ]

Construction impacts

Accessibility for the public is an important consideration for the City. The City will make every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. Pedestrian access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times. Please let the project team know if you have any special needs or assistance requirements that may be affected by the construction.

Short term driveway access restrictions will be required during construction of the new watermain and/or sewer and for the placement of the new asphalt road surface, concrete curb and sidewalks. Where multi-unit properties are serviced by a single driveway, the reconstruction will be phased to perform work on one half of the driveway at a time to maintain access, wherever possible. Where properties are serviced by more than one driveway, the reconstruction will be phased to ensure one access is provided at all times.

To allow the work to be completed in a timely manner, on street parking will be prohibited in areas as required during the construction period. Signs will be placed 24 hours in advance indicating the parking prohibition.

Late evening OC Transpo service on Route 18 will be detoured at times during night-time closures on Queen Mary Street.

Activity on this project will generate construction noise. 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 to 10 pm, while Sundays, statutory and public holidays work is permitted between 9 am to 10 pm. It is anticipated that exemptions to the Noise By-law will be required at times to allow night work on the Vanier Parkway.

Temporary water service connections will be provided to each property while the watermain is being replaced. During the transition to and from the temporary water service, the water to properties will be shut off for a period of up to 8 hours. Notifications will be provided approximately one week in advance of this work that provide the date and times that the water will need to be shut off.

All landscaping will be reinstated and driveways and walkways disturbed during construction will be restored.

Project schedule

Following the public information session, comments and feedback received from the public will be reviewed and the design will be finalized.

Project construction is scheduled as follows:

  • August 2019 to November 2019: Sharp Street, the Vanier Parkway, and within the turning circle at the west end of Presland Road
  • May 2020 to November 2020: Presland Road, Easements between Forestlane and Arcola Private, and within the turning circle and parking area at the west end of Arcola Private

The above timelines and sequence of work may change as the work progresses.

Thank you

Thank you for your attendance. We encourage you to provide your comments by email or in writing using one of the comment sheets provided. Please deposit completed comment sheets in the box provided or mail/fax/email your comments to the address shown on the bottom of the comment sheet by May 27, 2019.

All information/comments received will be maintained on file for use during the design and may be included in design documentation. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

City 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

Public information session (May 21, 2019)

Posted: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 1:13 pm
Last updated: 
Friday, May 3, 2019, 9:52 am

Dates & Times

Tuesday, May 21, 2019,
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location

VINCI School
Gymnasium
149 King George Street
Ottawa, ON

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a drop-in public information session for a watermain, sewer and road renewal project planned in your neighbourhood. This meeting will allow residents an opportunity to review the design of the project and identify what to expect during construction. Representatives from the City and the design consultant will be available to discuss the project and to answer your questions.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained an engineering consulting firm, Morrison Hershfield, to develop design drawings and specifications for the work.

Why: The work is needed to improve the reliability of aging storm water drainage and drinking water systems in your community.

What: The project will include improvements to pedestrian and cycling safety, road reconstruction, and renewal of sections of storm sewer, watermain and sanitary sewer.

When: The project is currently in the detailed design stage. Construction for works along the Vanier Parkway and Sharp Street are scheduled to start in late summer 2019. Work along Presland Road and within easements between Forestlane Private and Arcola Private will take place in 2020.

Where: The work will be conducted on Presland Road between the Vanier Parkway and Whitton Crescent, within easements between Forestlane Private and Arcola Private, along the eastern side of Vanier Parkway between Glynn Avenue and Prince Albert Street, and on Sharp Street between Glynn Avenue and King George Street.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation at the information session, please contact the undersigned.

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

Consultant project manager:
James Fookes, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Morrison Hershfield
2932 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 1B1
Tel.: 613-739 2910, ext. 1022225

City 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

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