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The City of Ottawa invites you to review and provide comments on the Reconstruction of Albert Street/Queen Street/Slater Street from Empress Avenue to Bay Street and Bronson Avenue from Queen Street to Laurier Avenue Project by June 30, 2020. Information can be submited by email or by phone to the contact below.
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What: The City of Ottawa is undertaking the rehabilitation of Albert Street, Queen Street, and Slater Street from Empress Avenue to Bay Street and Bronson Avenue from Queen Street to Laurier Avenue.
The proposed rehabilitation consists of the replacement and separation of the existing sewers, watermain, and roads where necessary within the project limits. Replacement of the sewers will reduce overflow incidents and replacement of the watermain will improve the reliability and connectivity of the water distribution system.
The proposed rehabilitation will also include the realignment of a portion of Slater Street west of Bronson Avenue. Streets will be reconstructed to follow the “complete streets” framework which will integrate requirements for accessibility, pedestrian movements, cycling facilities, and bus transit requirements.
Why: The City is renewing the underground infrastructure to improve performance of our sewers and to improve the reliability of the water distribution system. The inclusion of integrated requirements for accessibility, pedestrian movements, cycling facilities, and bus transit requirements align with the direction provided by the City’s Accessibility Design Standards and the City’s Official Plan, and the City’s Downtown Moves master plan.
Where: The project includes Albert Street, Queen Street, Slater Street from Empress Avenue to Bay Street and Bronson Avenue from Queen Street to Laurier Avenue.
When: The current project schedule is as follows:
- Design completion: fall 2021
- Utilities relocations: summer/fall 2021
- Construction start: winter 2022
Notices will be sent prior to construction.
Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the design consulting firm, Parsons Inc, to develop a design for the reconstruction of Albert Street/Queen Street/Slater Street from Empress Avenue to Bay Street and Bronson Avenue from Queen Street to Laurier Avenue Project.
The City of Ottawa has identified a requirement for the rehabilitation and/or replacement of portions of its underground infrastructure along Albert Street, Queen Street, Slater Street, and Bronson Avenue. The project limits are Albert Street from Empress to Bay, Queen Street from Bronson to Bay, Slater Street from Empress to Bay, and Bronson Avenue from Queen Street to Laurier Avenue. The overall purpose of this project is to undertake a preliminary and detail design leading to a construction project. The project will include the replacement of portions of the existing sewers, roads, and watermains as well as the rearrangement and reconstruction of the street right-of-way in accordance with the results of the Albert and Slater Streets Post Light Rail Transit (LRT) Repurposing Functional Design Study that was approved by Council of the City of Ottawa in 2018. The streets will follow the complete street framework, in which physical elements will be incorporated if possible into the design such that streets offer safety, comfort and mobility for all users.
Approved project funds to date: $2,788,240.00
Construction funds will be provided in future budgets.
For further information about this project and/or to submit comments on the project, please contact the City project manager:
Lee-Anne Truong, P. Eng., PMP.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext, 27805