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Queensway Terrace Storm Sewer Rehabilitation

Project Status: 
Planned

Project overview

Project description

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design to replace the existing trunk storm sewer that weaves through the Queensway Terrace North community. The existing trunk storm sewer has reached the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. To improve the overall performance of the storm sewer system, the existing trunk storm sewer is to be replaced with a larger pipe. The project limits for the construction are highlighted on Figure 1 and includes:

  • Henley Street from Connaught Avenue to Alpline Avenue
  • Arkell Street from Henley Street to approximately 942/948 Arkell Street
  • Alpine Avenue from Henley Street to Clarenda Street
  • Clarenda Street from Alpine Avenue to Mossdale Street
  • Mossdale Street from Clarenda Street to Moncton Road
  • Moncton Road from Mossdale Street to the condominium entrance between 2652A/2662B Moncton Road
  • City Easement from the condominium entrance between 2652A/2662B Moncton Road to Queensview Drive (between 2625 and 2655 Queensview Drive)

Project timing

Design assignment completion: late fall 2019
Utility relocations: summer/fall 2020

Part 1: Work on Henley Street from Connaught St. to Alpine Ave. and Alpine from Henley Street to approximately civic #947 Alpine Avenue. Construction ongoing base lift of asphalt and temporary repairs to driveways to be completed by early Jan 2022.
Final paving and landscaping expected to be completed in spring/summer 2022.

Part 2: Work includes Arkell Street, Alpine Avenue (approximately 947 Alpine Avenue to Clarenda Street), Clarenda Street, Mossdale Street, Moncton Road and the Queensview-Moncton easement. Part 2 construction will take place in 2022/2023, subject to funding approval.
Final paving and landscaping expected to be completed in spring/summer 2023.

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $800,000

Public engagement

A public information session was held in the fall of 2019, to present the design drawings to the public. At this time attendees were able to review the design, ask questions and provide 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 special accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. 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 City continues to work closely with the industry and to comply 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 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 questions or concerns, please contact the Contractor Representatives.

City Project Manager
Kevin Gibbs, P.Eng.
Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 16633

Contract Administrator
Jason Bettez, P.Eng.
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited.
Tel:  613-913-8612

City On-Site Representative
Patrick Franey, E.I.T.
Civil Field Inspector, J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
Tel.: 343-551-0767

Contractor Representatives
Paul Mousseau, Site Superintendent
C.A.C.E Construction (1991) Limited
Tel.: 613-229-5737

Paul Lemire, Project Manager
C.A.C.E Construction (1991) Limited
Tel.: 613-822-6817

Online engagement opportunity – November 4, 2021

Posted: 
Friday, October 22, 2021, 8:46 am
Last updated: 
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 2:13 pm

Dates & Times

Thursday, November 4, 2021, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The City continues to work closely with the industry and to comply 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 continues to take precautionary steps to protect members of the public. As an alternative to hosting in-person public information sessions, information is being posted to Ottawa.ca and virtual information sessions are being held. The City remains committed to keeping the public informed of projects occurring in your neighborhood.

The City invites you to an online resident information session on November 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm to provide a general update of ongoing construction for the Queensway Terrace Storm Sewer Rehabilitation project. If you wish to participate, please use the link to register.

Information will be provided on the project scope, why the project is important, what to expect during construction, update on construction progress, the Contractor’s responsibilities regarding damages to private property, and the claims process in the occurrence of damage to private property resulting from the construction activities.

The City has a proactive communications approach. The project team will update you on the project using different methods to communicate including letters and posting information on Ottawa.ca.

What: The work involves:

  • Replacement of the trunk storm sewer on Moncton Road, Mossdale Street, Clarenda Street, Alpine Avenue and Henley Street.
  • Realignment of a section of trunk storm and sanitary sewer along sections of Alpine Avenue and Henley Street.
  • Abandonment of the existing trunk storm and sanitary sewers located within an easement that runs between 943/937 Alpine Avenue and 942/948 Arkell Street.
  • Replacement of the trunk storm and sanitary sewers on Arkell Street from Henley Street to 942/943 Arkell Street with new local sewers.
  • Replacement of select sanitary sewers and watermains as well as house service laterals impacted by the trunk sewer replacement.
  • Reinstatement of the roadway, grassed boulevard, driveways, and affected landscaped areas including planting of new trees to compensate for existing trees that must be removed to allow for the trunk sewer replacement.
  • Reinstatement of streetlighting impacted by trunk storm sewer replacement.
  • New sidewalks on Henley Street and reconstruction of existing sidewalks on Alpine Avenue.
  • Construction of a new sidewalk on the north side of Henley Street from Connaught Avenue to Alpine Avenue including narrowing of Alpine Avenue at the northeast corner of the Henley/Alpine intersection.

Why: This work is required to replace the existing trunk storm sewer that weaves through the Queensway Terrace North community. The existing trunk storm sewer has reached the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced.

Where: 

  • Henley Street from Connaught Avenue to Alpine Avenue
  • Arkell Street from Henley Street up to #948 Arkell Street
  • Alpine Avenue from Henley Street to Clarenda Street
  • Clarenda Street from Alpine Avenue to Mossdale Street
  • Mossdale Street from Clarenda Street to Moncton Road
  • Moncton Road from Mossdale Street to approximately 2653 Moncton Road
  • Easement from Queensview Drive to Moncton Road

When: Construction for the project is split in 2 parts.

Part 1 will take place in 2021/2022.

Work includes Henley Street and Alpine Avenue (Henley Street to approximately 947 Alpine Avenue), where construction activities are already underway, with final paving and landscaping expected to be completed in spring/summer 2022.

Part 2 construction will take place in 2022/2023, subject to funding approval.

Work includes Arkell Street, Alpine Avenue (approximately 947 Alpine Avenue to Clarenda Street), Clarenda Street, Mossdale Street, Moncton Road and the Queensview-Moncton easement, where construction activities are expected to begin in spring of 2022 with final paving and landscaping expected to be completed in spring/summer 2023.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, C.A.C.E. Construction (1991) Limited, to complete this project.

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

Kevin Gibbs, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction - Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424 x 16633

Construction notice (May 2021)

In early June 2021, the City of Ottawa will begin construction for the replacement of an existing trunk storm sewer in your neighbourhood.

What: The work involves:

  • Replacement of the trunk storm sewer on Moncton Road, Mossdale Street, Clarenda Street, Alpine Avenue and Henley Street.
  • Realignment of a section of trunk storm and sanitary sewer along sections of Alpine Avenue and Henley Street.
  • Abandonment of the existing trunk storm and sanitary sewers located within an easement that runs between 943/937 Alpine Avenue and 942/948 Arkell Street.
  • Replacement of the trunk storm and sanitary sewers on Arkell Street from Henley Street to 942/943 Arkell Street with new local sewers.
  • Replacement of select sanitary sewers and watermains as well as house service laterals impacted by the trunk sewer replacement.
  • Reinstatement of the roadway, grassed boulevard, driveways, and affected landscaped areas including planting of new trees to compensate for existing trees that must be removed to allow for the trunk sewer replacement.
  • Reinstatement of streetlighting impacted by trunk storm sewer replacement.
  • New sidewalks on Henley Street and reconstruction of existing sidewalks on Alpine Avenue.
  • Construction of a new sidewalk on the north side of Henley Street from Connaught Avenue to Alpine Avenue including narrowing of Alpine Avenue at the northeast corner of the Henley/Alpine intersection.

Why: This work is required to replace the existing trunk storm sewer that weaves through the Queensway Terrace North community. The existing trunk storm sewer has reached the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced.

Where: Henley Street from Connaught Avenue to Alpine Avenue

  • Arkell Street from Henley Street up to 948 Arkell Street
  • Alpine Avenue from Henley Street to Clarenda Street
  • Clarenda Street from Alpine Avenue to Mossdale Street
  • Mossdale Street from Clarenda Street to Moncton Road
  • Moncton Road from Mossdale Street to approximately 2653 Moncton Road
  • Easement from Queensview Drive to Moncton Road

When: Construction for the project will be split into Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 1 construction will take place in 2021/2022.

Part 2 construction will take place in 2022/2023, subject to funding approval.

Part 1 work includes Henley Street and Alpine Avenue (Henley Street to approximately 947 Alpine Avenue), where construction activities are expected to begin in the next few weeks with final paving and landscaping expected to be completed in spring/summer 2022.

Part 2 work includes Arkell Street, Alpine Avenue (approximately 947 Alpine Avenue to Clarenda Street), Clarenda Street, Mossdale Street, Moncton Road and the Queensview-Moncton Easement, where construction activities are expected to begin in spring of 2022 with final paving and landscaping expected to be completed in spring/summer 2023.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, C.A.C.E. Construction (1991) Limited, to complete this project.

Traffic Management

To accommodate the proposed construction, Henley Street, Alpine Avenue, Mossdale Street, and Moncton Road will be closed to all but local traffic while construction is taking place on those streets. A lane of traffic will be maintained along Clarenda Street while construction takes place on that street in order to accommodate OC Transpo route 155 and facilitate access within the neighbourhood.

While the Contractor is actively working within the Henley/Connaught intersection, the north leg of the intersection will be temporarily closed and OC Transpo route 154 will be maintained. Similarly, while the Contractor is actively working within the Henley/Tavistock intersection, the north leg of the intersection will also be temporarily closed. This will, however, require a temporary detour of OC Transpo route 154 north on Connaught Avenue at Henley Street before rejoining the regular route. Further information on the temporary detour of OC Transpo route 154 will be communicated to residents at a later date.

Residents are also advised that the Alpine/Henley intersection will require a long-term hard closure to accommodate the deep sewer installations at this location. A temporary pedestrian sidewalk will be constructed along the west side of Alpine Avenue to maintain north-south pedestrian access around the construction zone. Once in place, the hard closure of the Alpine/Henley intersection would remain throughout the 2021 construction season.

Access to private properties including pedestrian and cycling access, will be maintained throughout the construction period unless otherwise communicated.

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, schools and emergency vehicles.

The Contractor is required to ensure that homeowners have access to their property. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted for a short period due to construction activities, you will be contacted in advance by the project team and given a temporary On-Street Parking Permit that will allow on-street parking within two blocks of your residence when these disruptions occur.

Residents in the vicinity of the deep sewer work at the Alpine/Henley intersection will be provided with alternate parking arrangements, if driveway access cannot be maintained. Details will be communicated directly with affected residents.

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 move the plants in preparation for the construction work.

Lawn Irrigation Systems

If you own a subsurface lawn irrigation system, please notify the City Project Manager identified below.

Pre-Construction Inspection

The Contractor will be completing interior (subject to lifting of Covid-19 restrictions) and exterior pre-construction inspections of consenting homes in the work area, if the homeowner is in agreement. The purpose of the pre-construction survey is to document current building and landscape conditions before construction commences. In addition, you may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions on your property. Your survey should include photographs.

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 on-site Representative. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

Temporary Water Services

During the replacement of the watermain on Henley Street and Arkell Street and portions of Alpine Avenue, water will be supplied to buildings by temporary water lines. While your property is on this temporary service, your water usage will be estimated as the temporary service is not metered. Your water bill will be based on the past average water usage for your address. If you have any questions regarding your water bill, please contact Revenue at 613-580-2444 or by email at WS-Billing@ottawa.ca.

Municipal fire suppression will continue during the construction period. Please note that private fire suppression systems may be impacted due to temporary water lines. 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 (East) or ext. 15372 (West).

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 on-site representative or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1 in the evenings or weekends.

Private Water Services

If your house/building was built prior to 1955, there is a possibility that your private water service may have been constructed using lead pipe (modern pipes are copper or HDPE). For those homes with a lead water pipe supplying water to the water meter, there is information regarding the City’s Lead Pipe Replacement Program available on the City’s website, Ottawa.ca/leadpipes, or call 3-1-1.

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 course of the work, such as traffic delays, noise, dust and vibration. 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 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).

Advance tree removals (March 2021)

The tendering phase to select a general contractor for the Queensway Terrace Storm Sewer Rehabilitation project is now underway. Review of bids and selection of the preferred general contractor to undertake the work will be carried out in April 2021. Once the preferred general contractor has been retained, a construction startup notice with additional project information will be distributed to residents.

To facilitate the installation of the new storm sewer, the City has retained VS Landscape Group to carry out initial tree and brush removal in advance of the first stage of the project along Henley Street and Alpine Avenue. Other tree removals required to accommodate the trunk storm sewer installation would be carried out separately by the preferred general contractor at a later time.

What: Advance tree removals will be carried out within the City right of way along the north side of Henley Street from Connaught Avenue to Henley Street and the west side of Alpine Avenue from Henley Street to Clarenda Street. Specifically, the work will include the removal of select trees along the north side of Henley Street between Connaught Avenue and just east of Arkell Street and the clearing of trees, shrubs and vegetation between the curb and property line along the woodlots on the north side of Henley Street from just east of Arkell Street to Alpine Avenue and the west side of Alpine Avenue from Henley Street to just north of the existing tennis courts.

Why: The advance tree removals are required to facilitate the installation of the new trunk storm sewer.

When: The advance tree removals are scheduled to take place between March 29 and April 14, weather dependent.

Where: Henley Street from Connaught Avenue to Alpine Avenue and Alpine Avenue from Henley Street to Clarenda Street.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, VS Landscape Group, to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

To accommodate the advance tree removal work on Henley Street and Alpine Avenue, the Contractor may need to implement temporary lane reductions. However, two-way traffic will always be maintained. Access to local vehicular, pedestrian and cycling traffic will be maintained unless otherwise indicated.

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 course of the work, such as minor traffic delays, noise, and dust.

Notices (2019-2020)

Geotechnical investigation (October 2020)

The City of Ottawa will undertake a geotechnical investigation in your neighbourhood. This work is being done to collect information on the underground soil conditions and will be used to support the final design for the Queensway Terrace Storm Sewer Rehabilitation project.

What: The geotechnical investigation work will involve the drilling of boreholes and obtaining soil samples for environmental testing purposes. Boreholes will be drilled within the City’s right of way.

Why: The geotechnical investigation work supports the development of the final design for the Queensway Terrace Storm Sewer Rehabilitation project.

When: This work will begin in late October or early November 2020 and is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2021 pending budget approvals.

Where: The streets included as part of this project are:

  • Easement from Queensview Drive to Moncton Road
  • Moncton Road from 2653 Moncton Road to Mossdale Street
  • Mossdale Street from Moncton Road to Clarenda Street
  • Clarenda Street from Mossdale Street to Alpine Avenue
  • Alpine Avenue from Clarenda Street to Henley Street
  • Henley Street from Alpine Avenue to Connaught Avenue
  • Arkell Street from Henley Street to 942/943 Arkell Street

Who: The City has retained the Contractor, Golder Associates Limited, to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

One lane of traffic will always be maintained. Flaggers will be used where required.

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 course of the construction work, such as delays and traffic detours, parking restrictions, noise, dust and vibration. 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).

Utility investigation (August 2019)

The City of Ottawa will undertake a utility investigation in your neighbourhood. This work is being done to determine the exact location of existing underground utilities to support the detailed design for storm sewer rehabilitation in your neighbourhood.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Clean Water Works Inc. (CWW) to complete the work.

Why: These utility investigations support the Queensway Terrace Storm Sewer Rehabilitation detailed design.

What: The utility investigations will involve excavation of several small holes using hydro-excavation equipment to measure the actual location of existing utilities to properly account for them as part of the detailed design. The investigation will take place within the City’s right of way in either the paved road surface or grassed boulevard and reinstated with asphalt or topsoil and seed, respectively. In advance of the excavation work, utility locates must be completed which will entail marking of existing utilities with a combination of spray paint and small flags.

When: This work will begin in late August and should take approximately one week.

Where: The limits for this investigation are:

  • Queensview Drive (from 2685 Queensview Drive to 2655 Queensview Drive)
  • Henley Street (from Tavistock Road to Connaught Avenue)

Public information session (November 20, 2019)

Posted: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 11:34 am
Last updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021, 1:13 pm

Dates & Times

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location

Olde Forge Community Resource Centre
2730 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON

Boards [ 18.2MB ]

The City of Ottawa invites you to a drop in Public Information Session to discuss a construction project planned in your neighbourhood. The proposed construction involves the replacement of a trunk storm sewer on Henley Street, Alpine Avenue, Clarenda Street, Mossdale Road, Moncton Street, and an easement that runs between Queensview Drive and Moncton Road.

At the Public Information Session, you will be able to drop in to review the exhibits that will illustrate the proposed trunk storm sewer replacement work. Representatives from the City, the design consultant and the Councillor will be available to discuss the project and to answer your questions.

Where: The streets included as part of this project are:

  • Easement from Queensview Drive to Moncton Road
  • Moncton Road from 2653 Moncton Road to Mossdale Street
  • Mossdale Street from Moncton Road to Clarenda Street
  • Clarenda Street from Mossdale Street to Alpine Avenue
  • Alpine Avenue from Clarenda Street to Henley Street
  • Henley Street from Alpine Avenue to Connaught Avenue
  • Arkell Street from Henley Street to 942/943 Arkell Street

Who: The professional engineering design consulting firm, J.L. Richards & Associates Limited, has been retained by the City of Ottawa to develop design drawings and specifications for a construction contract that is to follow the design assignment.

Why: The objective of this project is to replace the existing trunk storm sewer that weaves through the Queensway Terrace North community. The existing trunk storm sewer has reached the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. To improve the overall performance of the storm sewer system, the existing trunk storm sewer is to be replaced with a larger pipe.

What: Specifically, the proposed works include:

  • Replacement of the existing aging trunk storm sewer on the affected streets with a new 2.4 meter wide by 1.8 meter high concrete box sewer.
  • Realignment of an approximately 150 meter section of trunk storm and sanitary sewer along Alpine Avenue (from 943/937 Alpine Avenue to Henley Street) and Henley Street (from Alpine Avenue to Arkell Street).
  • Replacement of trunk storm and sanitary sewers on Arkell Street from Henley Street to 942/943 Arkell Street with new local sewers. This work will also require replacement of the local watermain.
  • Abandonment of the existing trunk storm and sanitary sewers located within an easement between 943/937 Alpine Avenue and 942/948 Arkell Street.
  • Reinstatement of the roadway, grassed boulevard and affected landscaped areas once the underground work is completed.
  • Relocation of required utilities in advance of the trunk storm sewer replacement.

When: Construction is planned to commence in 2021. Advance utility relocation work may take place in summer/fall 2020.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request

If you have any questions or comments about this project, please contact the undersigned:

City’s Project Manager

Kevin Gibbs, P.Eng.
Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
613-580-2424, ext.16633
Email: Kevin.Gibbs@ottawa.ca