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: Steel girder over of the centre of the Canal channel. After consultation with the Ward Councillor and Parks Canada, the City is directing the Contractor to erect the length of girder that spans the Canal channel during the early morning of July 13.
When: The steel girder erection is scheduled to start at 6 am on July 13, weather permitting, and will be complete by 9 am to accommodate the daily opening of the Rideau Canal lock systems. If any complications arise during the erection, the installation will be postponed to the evening of July 16, starting at 7 pm.
Where: Work will take place from the west side of the Canal, and immediately over the centre of the Canal Channel.
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
This work will not impact normal traffic or parking.
For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 311. 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: