As you are aware, construction of the new Rideau Canal Crossing pedestrian and cycling bridge is well underway.
Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Pomerleau Inc. as the general contractor to complete the work.
Why: The City of Ottawa is constructing a new cycling/pedestrian bridge across the Rideau Canal between Fifth Avenue and Clegg Street.
What: The pouring of the main deck concrete slab from the west abutment to the east abutment. This will be a single continuous pour.
When: The pouring of the main deck concrete is scheduled to start at 5 am on August 21, weather permitting, and will be complete by 8 pm. If there is inclement weather during the proposed pouring date, the pour will be postponed to the next weather appropriate day.
Where: Work will take place on the main bridge span between the west and east abutments, with concrete delivery vehicles and concrete pumping vehicles on the west and east side of the bridge.
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.
On-street parking and traffic
There will be brief temporary stoppages of traffic by flagging personnel to assist in the movement of the concrete delivery vehicles in and out of the site. There will be no impact to parking.
For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1. For further information about this project, please contact:
City’s project manager:
Richard E. Moore, P.Eng.
Design and Construction Municipal Branch
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
City site inspector