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Richmond Road – Combined Watermain Replacement and Cycle Track

Project Status: 
Underway

Planned Cycling Facilities (May 2020)

The City of Ottawa will be replacing the watermain in Richmond Road between Redwood Avenue and Fraser Avenue. The existing watermain has reached the end of its service life. This infrastructure renewal work will improve overall performance and reliability of the water distribution system.

The City is also working on plans to provide cycling facilities on Richmond Road in the near future. This webpage will be updated or replaced when plans for the proposed cycling facilities are developed.

Project timing:

Watermain Reconstruction:

  • Complete design in May 2019
  • Construction July 2019 to November 2019
  • Final asphalt paving in spring 2020

Cycling Facilities:

  • Planning is ongoing
  • Public consultation to be announced in the near future

Contact Information:

For more information or to provide your comments, please contact the City’s Project Manager:

Max Ross, P. Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, x16011

Notice of temporary driveway restrictions (May 2020)

The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces to reopen, including municipal construction projects, as long as they comply with strict measures for public health and safe operations. In addition to the City’s ongoing work on critical infrastructure projects, we are now able to resume work on other construction projects that were paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 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.

Construction in your neighbourhood has resumed to complete the reinstatement of Richmond Road and Fraser Avenue as part of the Richmond Road Watermain Renewal Project that began in summer 2019.

This notification is to raise awareness, the project team anticipates there may be a need to temporarily restrict access to your driveway to complete the construction work. In the event your driveway is temporarily blocked, you may park on the street, please refer to the On-Street Parking section of this notice (below) for important information.

Who: The Contractor, Ottawa D-Squared Construction, is performing the construction work for the City of Ottawa.

Why: There may be a need to temporarily restrict access to your driveway to complete the construction work, access to your property and sidewalks will be maintained.

What: Work will involve the reinstatement of areas disturbed during construction including sidewalks and approaches to private driveways, final roadway asphalt paving, and landscaping reinstatement. Also, line painting for advisory bike lanes on Byron Avenue and an improved pedestrian crossing at the Byron Avenue and Wavell Avenue intersection will be constructed.

When: Construction is underway now and is expected to be completed in summer 2020.

Where: The work will be conducted on:

  • Richmond Road between Fraser Avenue and Redwood Avenue
  • Fraser Avenue between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue
  • Byron Avenue between Broadview Avenue and Redwood Avenue

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 undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

On-Street Parking

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 and hydrants.

Stay up to date on the City’s Parking By-Law and guidelines.

Should you have any questions or require additional information regarding the parking by-law please contact 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 construction work, the type and duration of the disruption is dependent on the nature of construction work underway. Anticipated disruptions include: not being able to access your driveway for consecutive days and the need to find parking on the street; other disruptions include short delays (approximately 5 minutes or less) in accessing your driveway while the construction crews are working; delays and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone; noise; dust and vibration. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Contact Information

In the event of an emergency outside of normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1.

Should you have any inquiries, please contact:

City’s Project Manager:
Max Ross, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer
Infrastructure Services
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613 580-2424, ext. 16011

Contract Administrator
Curtis Lambert, P.Eng.
Civil Engineer
J. L. Richards and Associates Ltd.
864 Lady Ellen Place, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5M2
Tel: (613) 728-3571 ext. 1274

Construction notice (April 2020)

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting our employees and our community. The City of Ottawa has reviewed the essential workplaces information provided by the Province; construction on critical infrastructure projects - including roads, bridges, sewer, water, transit and transportation - falls within the exemption. As such, at this time, the City is not suspending work on these types of projects.

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.

This notice is to provide an update that construction in your neighbourhood will be resuming late-April 2020. This work is being conducted to complete the rehabilitation of the watermains on Richmond Road and Fraser Avenue.

The project team encourages the residents and condominium property managers on Richmond Road and residents at the Fraser Avenue and Byron Avenue intersection to provide a name, address, email address, telephone number, and vehicle information including licence plate number to receive timely information about the project and potential impacts. Please contact the project team or call the City’s project manager, Max Ross at (613) 580-2424 extension 16011.

Who: The Contractor, Ottawa D-Squared Construction, will be performing the construction work for the City of Ottawa.

Why: Due to age and condition of the existing infrastructure, the City renewed the watermains on Richmond Road and Fraser Avenue in fall of 2019. This spring, the City will be returning to reinstate the roadway and adjacent land that was affected by the watermain construction work.

What: Work will involve the reinstatement of areas disturbed during construction including sidewalks and approaches to private driveways, final roadway asphalt paving, and landscaping reinstatement. Also, line painting for advisory bike lanes on Byron Avenue and an improved pedestrian crossing at the Byron Avenue and Wavell Avenue intersection will be constructed.

When: Construction is planned to resume late-April and is expected to be completed in summer 2020.

Where: The work will be conducted on:

  • Richmond Road between Fraser Avenue and Redwood Avenue
  • Fraser Avenue between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue
  • Byron Avenue between Broadview Avenue and Redwood Avenue

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 On-Site Inspector or the Contractor’s Representative. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

On-Street Parking and Traffic

During construction, Richmond Road, Fraser Avenue and Byron Avenue will experience temporary lane reductions during non-peak traffic hours. In the event multiple lanes are reduced to one, traffic control persons will be on site to direct traffic and will include police assistance at the Richmond/Byron intersection. Byron Avenue may temporarily close to traffic during non-peak traffic hours however, lanes and roads will re-open during peak traffic hours and at the end of each workday. Access to driveways and pedestrian facilities will be maintained during construction. Some on-street parking along Byron Avenue may temporarily be signed as no-stopping/no-parking permitted to accommodate construction work at that location.

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. Stay up to date on the City’s Parking By-Law and guidelines.

The Contractor is required to ensure that homeowners and businesses have access to their properties. In the event access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, you will be contacted by the project team with further information.

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 when travelling through the construction zone, 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 the Noise By-law (2017-255).

Contact Information

In the event of an emergency outside of normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1.

Should you have any inquiries, please contact:

City’s Project Manager
Max Ross, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer
Infrastructure Services
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613 580-2424, ext. 16011

Contract Administrator
Curtis Lambert, P.Eng.
Civil Engineer
J. L. Richards and Associates Ltd.
864 Lady Ellen Place, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5M2
Tel: (613) 728-3571 ext. 1274

Contractor’s Representative
Matt Iacobucci
Project Manager
D-Squared Construction Ltd.
6811 Hiram Drive, Ottawa, ON K4P 1A2
Tel: (613) 316-7688

Richmond Road between Cleary Avenue and Fraser Avenue

The City of Ottawa must replace an aging watermain situated under the westbound curb lane of Richmond Road between Cleary Avenue and Fraser Avenue by 2019.

Public consultation originally included a proposal to add bicycle facilities as a first step towards implementation of a Complete Street. Constraints that became evident during the design stages of the project precluded the city’s ability to include bicycle facilities as part of the watermain project.

Nevertheless, the city continues to plan for a Complete Streets implementation on this and segments of Richmond Road extending east as far as Golden Avenue. Once the new plan is ready, the public will be informed and invited to share their thoughts on the proposed changes.

For more information or to provide your comments, please contact:

Robin Bennett MCIP RPP
Transportation Services Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 x21795

Construction notice (August 2019)

In August 2019 the City of Ottawa will begin construction work to replace the existing watermain in Richmond Road between Redwood Avenue and Fraser Avenue and the watermain in Fraser Avenue between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Ottawa D Squared Construction, to complete the work.

Why: The watermains have reached the end of their service life and are in need of replacement.

What: Work will include the reconstruction of watermains and water services up to the property line.

Temporary traffic detour:
For the duration of the watermain construction work in Richmond Road, eastbound traffic on Richmond Road between Redwood Avenue and Fraser Avenue will be detoured onto Byron Avenue.

When: Construction is planned to begin August 2019 and may continue until November 2019. The final asphalt layer on Richmond Road and any remaining landscaping will be completed in Spring 2020.

Where: Richmond Road between Redwood Avenue and Fraser Avenue and Fraser Avenue between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue

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 undersigned. 

Driveway Access and Parking

The contractor is required to ensure that homeowners and businesses have access to their properties. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be provided by the On-Site Inspector to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of the affected driveway.

Temporary Water Lines and Fire Supply Interruption

In addition, during construction, water will be supplied to buildings by temporary water lines. Municipal fire suppression will continue during this temporary period. Please note that private home/building fire suppression systems could be impacted as temporary water is being provided for domestic consumption purposes only. If you have a home/building fire suppression system, we recommend 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 our on-site construction inspector, or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

While your property is on 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 or WS-Billing@ottawa.ca.

Pre-Construction Survey

The City’s Contractor, Ottawa D Squared Construction, 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. You may be asked by a Contractor’s representative for permission to survey your property before the work commences, as Contractors typically conduct pre-construction inspections to document existing conditions. It is to your benefit to allow the inspection to be conducted on your property. In addition, you may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions on your property. Your survey should include dated photographs.

Contact Information

In the event of an emergency outside of normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1. For general project information, please check the City website or contact the City’s Project Manager. For construction related questions or concerns, please contact the City’s On-Site Inspector or the Contractor’s Project Manager.

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 when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

City’s Project Manager
Max Ross, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 16011

Contractor’s Project Manager
Craig O’Regan
Project Manager
D-Squared Construction Ltd.
6811 Hiram Drive
Greely ON K4P 1A1
Tel : 613-978-6788

Contract Administrator
Sheldon Dattenberger, P.Eng.
Senior Civil Engineer
J.L. Richards & Associates Ltd.
700-1565 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R1
Tel: 613-728-3571

On-Site Inspector
Jim Cavanagh
Senior Field Inspector
J.L. Richards & Associates Ltd.
700-1565 Carling Avenue,
Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R1
Tel: 343-996-1831

Public information session (May 28, 2019)

Posted: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 9:03 am
Last updated: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:49 am

Dates & Times

Tuesday, May 28, 2019,
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location

Town Hall, Churchill Senior's Centre
345 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7

The City of Ottawa invites you to a Public Information Session concerning the proposed watermain reconstruction on Richmond Road between Redwood Avenue and Fraser Avenue. Drawings will be on display and staff will be present to provide information and receive comments.

Why: The objectives of this project are to replace/upgrade an existing watermain that has reached the end of its service life.

What: Sections of the watermain on Richmond Road between Redwood Avenue and Fraser Avenue are in poor condition, several watermain breaks have been experienced in recent years. These older portions of the watermain are in need of replacement. The City is also working on plans to provide on-street bike lanes on Richmond Road in 2020.

When: Watermain construction is planned to begin in summer of 2019 with completion in fall 2019. Final asphalt paving will be completed in spring 2020. On-street cycling lanes are being planned for 2020. Plans for the proposed cycling lanes will be completed in summer 2019, details will be added to the City’s webpage for the project.

Where: Watermain reconstruction in Richmond Road between Redwood Avenue and Fraser Avenue.

City staff and the project consultants will be on hand to present the watermain design, plans for traffic management during construction and answer questions.

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

If you have any questions or comments about this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager listed below:

City's Project Manager:
Max Ross, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, x16011