The objective of this project is to design and construct protected intersections along Scott Street at Parkdale Avenue, Carruthers Avenue and Bayview Station Road which include upgrades to pedestrian and cycling facilities. Additionally, the goal of this project is to remove the transit lanes along Scott Street from Holland Avenue to Bayview Station Road and repurpose this space with public realm enhancements.
Construction start: August 2023
Construction completion: fall 2024
Approved project funds to date are $8.87 million.
A public information session was held in the summer of 2022, to present the design drawings to the public. At that time attendees will be able to review the design, ask questions and provide comments 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 a disability-related accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.
The City of Ottawa is committed to safety in and around project sites. The project team continues to work closely with the industry and to comply with recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.
For any emergency outside normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1.
For general project information, please contact the City’s Project Manager.
For construction related questions or concerns, please contact the Contractor Representative.
City Project Manager
Project Manager, Infrastructure Services
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 26856
Scott Weisenberg, EIT
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Tel.: 613-592-6060, ext. 112
Nagantharan A. Naidu
D-Squared Construction Limited
Tel.: 613-822-1042, ext. 109
Senior Construction Inspector
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Construction notice (August 2023)
This notice is to advise that beginning in August, the City of Ottawa will start construction in your neighbourhood for the new protected intersections along Scott Street from Parkdale Avenue to Bayview Station Road.
What: The proposed works include construction of protected intersections along Scott Street at Parkdale Avenue, Carruthers Avenue and Bayview Station Road which include upgrades to pedestrian and cycling facilities. Additionally, the transit lanes along Scott Street are being removed to provide additional greening and public realm enhancements.
Why: The existing traffic signals require modifications to increase pedestrian and cycling safety. Transit lanes along Scott Street are no longer required.
When: Construction is expected to begin mid-August and be completed by fall 2024.
Where: Work will to take place on Scott Street from Parkdale Avenue to Bayview Station Road.
Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, D-Squared Construction Limited, to complete the work.
The construction is taking place within the City’s right of way. Residents can expect construction traffic and activity along Scott Street. Traffic lanes are to remain open during peak periods. Lane restrictions during off-peak periods are permitted. Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained through the work zone at all times during construction.
OC Transpo impacts
Impacts are expected to be minor.
As part of this contract, the contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete as well as any damages to private property resulting from these construction activities. In the event of such occurrences, all claims for damages should be immediately reported both verbally and in writing to the contractor and to the City on-site Representative. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.
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 work, such as traffic delays, noise and dust. 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 Noise By-law (2017-255).
Online engagement opportunities (July 28 to August 11, 2022)
The City of Ottawa continues to take precautionary steps to protect members of the public and respect concerns of public safety during these unprecedented times. Therefore, as an alternative to hosting in-person public information sessions, information on this project is being posted to Ottawa.ca for your review and comment. The City remains committed to keeping the public informed of projects occurring in your neighbourhood.
For the Scott Street Intersection Modifications project, the project team will be taking a proactive approach and will update you using different methods of communication including mailed notices and by posting information on Ottawa.ca.
The City of Ottawa invites you to review and provide comments on the new documents and illustrations for the Scott Street Intersection Modifications Project by August 11, 2022. Your feedback can be submitted by email or by phone to the contact below.
A virtual public information session was held on Thursday, July 28 at 7 pm.
What: The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design and implementation of three protected intersections on Scott Street. Transit lanes along Scott will also be removed and repurposed to better serve the community.
The proposed work includes the installation of separate, protected cycling and pedestrian facilities, upgrades to the traffic signal facilities, improvements to the transit stops at each intersection, and public realm enhancements.
Why: With the removal of the bus detour on Scott Street, and because the corridor forms part of the City’s primary east-west bikeway, the City of Ottawa is upgrading the intersections to improve the level of safety as well as accommodate vulnerable road uses, including pedestrians and cyclists.
Where: East of Holland Avenue to East of Bayview Station:
- Scott Street at Parkdale Avenue intersection
- Scott Street at Carruthers Avenue intersection
- Scott Street at Bayview Station Road intersection
When: The current project schedule is as follows:
- Design is expected to be completed in fall 2022
- Construction is expected to start in spring 2023
Notices will be sent prior to construction.
Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the design consulting firm, Robinson Consultants Inc., to develop a design for the Scott Street Intersection Modifications Project.
For further information about this project and/or to submit comments on the project, please contact the City project manager:
Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 26856