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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.
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.
Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the design consulting firm, Parsons Corporation, 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 current project schedule is as follows:
- Design completion: fall 2021
- Utilities relocations: summer/fall 2021
- Construction start: winter 2022
Approved project funds to date: $17,555,240.00
Construction funds will be provided in future budgets.
An online public information session was held in June 2020 and in November 2021, to present the design drawings to the public. At that time attendees were able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works.
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 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.