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Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation Project

Project Status: 
Planned

Project overview

Project Description

The City of Ottawa will be replacing the watermain and sewer line on Scott Street, west of Athlone Avenue to Smirle 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 scope of the project includes:

  • Sanitary sewer spot repairs west of Athlone Avenue
  • Sanitary sewer spots repairs at Athlone Avenue
  • Sanitary sewer replacement from McRae Avenue to Clifton Road
  • Storm sewer replacement east of Island Park Drive
  • Sanitary sewer and watermain replacement from Island Park Drive to Ross Avenue
  • Sanitary sewer spot repairs at Smirle Avenue
  • Reinstatement of the disturbed roadway, boulevard and landscaped area

In addition to sewer and watermain replacements, the multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street between Island Park Drive and Smirle Avenue will be widened. A new raised cycle track, adjacent to the sidewalk on the south side of Scott Street, just east of Island Park Drive to Ross Avenue will also be constructed.

Project timing

Preliminary construction schedule

Project tendered: early spring 2020

Contract award: spring 2020

Construction season: late spring 2020 to end of 2020

Project budget

The approved project funds to date are $6.4M.

Public engagement

A public information session was held on February 20, 2020, 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

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 City’s Project Manager.

COVID-19

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces, including all municipal construction projects, to continue operations subject to compliance with strict public health and safety protocols. 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.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact the City’s project manager.

Contact information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, call the City at 3-1-1.
Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City Project Manager
Nima Aghniaey, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Tel: 613-286-0695

Contractor’s Representative
Travis Jones, P. Eng.
Project Manager
Aecon Construction Ontario East
Tel: 613-314-7690

Construction Inspector
Claudio Bruni
Site Inspector
Parsons
Tel: 613-859-1072

Contract Administrator
Jeremy Smith, P.Eng.
Contract Administrator
Parsons
Tel: 613-355-8308

Notice to business (April 2021)

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces, including all municipal construction projects, to continue operations subject to compliance with strict public health and safety protocols. 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 of the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation project started in 2020. All underground works were completed in Fall 2020, and disturbed surfaces were temporarily reinstated.

In May 2021, the City of Ottawa will resume construction to complete the remaining surface works and permanently reinstate the impacted areas.

This notice is to provide an update on the schedule of the major construction events and activities to the businesses impacted by the proposed works in the project area.

What: The upcoming works will reinstate the surfaces that were impacted during the 2020 construction on Scott Street between Winona Avenue and Smirle Avenue. Works will also include construction of a new cycle track facility on the south side of Scott Street between Island park Drive and Ross Avenue. This will include replacement of the existing curbs and sidewalks. In addition, surface reinstatements will be undertaken on Wellington Street. These works will include reinstating two bulb-outs at Huron Avenue and Granville Avenue that were removed in 2020, as well as the reinstatement of the pavement markings at the Wellington Street and Holland Avenue intersection.

Why: Completion of the Scott Street sewer and watermain project and converting the existing eastbound on-street cycle lane, between Island Park Drive and Ross Avenue, to a segregated cycle track. The unidirectional cycle track on the south side of Scott Street offers enhanced safety features for cyclists. This approach is consistent with planned cycling tracks that will be implemented along the Scott Street and Albert Street corridor in the future.

When: Construction is expected to begin in mid-May 2021 and is anticipated to be complete by the end of July 2021.

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 6 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm while Sunday and statutory holiday work is allowed between 9 am and 10 pm. No night work is anticipated.

Where: This project will take place on the south side of Scott Street between Winona Avenue and Smirle Avenue. Surface reinstatement will also be undertaken on Wellington Street at Granville Avenue, Huron Avenue and Holland Avenue intersections.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Aecon Construction Ontario East Limited to complete the work.

For more information about the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation project please visit: ottawa.ca/scottstreetrehabilitation

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.

Traffic Impacts

To facilitate construction, the following traffic impacts will occur:

  • Scott Street: Scott Street between Winona Avenue and Smirle Avenue will be reduced to a single eastbound lane. Traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times. During works at the intersections, the traffic through the side streets will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic for short periods. Flaggers will be present at the intersections during these times.
  • Wellington Street: Curbside lanes on Wellington Street will be closed to accommodate the reinstatement of the bulb-outs. Traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times. On-street parking near the impacted intersections will be restricted for short periods during the reinstatement works.

No road closures are anticipated at this time.

Contact Information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, call the City at 3-1-1. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City Project Manager
Nima Aghniaey, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-286-0695

Construction Inspector
Claudio Bruni
Site Inspector
Parsons
Tel: 613-859-1072

Contractor Representative
Travis Jones, P. Eng.
Project Manager
Aecon Construction Ontario East
Tel: 613-314-7690

Contract Administrator
Jeremy Smith, P.Eng.
Contract Administrator
Parsons
Tel: 613-355-8308

Notice to resident (April 2021)

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces, including all municipal construction projects, to continue operations subject to compliance with strict public health and safety protocols. 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 of the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation project started in 2020. All underground works were completed in Fall 2020, and disturbed surfaces were temporarily reinstated. In May 2021, the City of Ottawa will resume construction to complete the remaining surface works and permanently reinstate the impacted areas.

What: The upcoming works will reinstate the surfaces that were impacted during the 2020 construction on Scott Street between Winona Avenue and Smirle Avenue. Works will also include construction of a new cycle track facility on the south side of Scott Street between Island park Drive and Ross Avenue. This will include replacement of the existing curbs and sidewalks. In addition, surface reinstatements will be undertaken on Wellington Street. These works will include reinstating two bulb-outs at Huron Avenue and Granville Avenue that were removed in 2020, as well as the reinstatement of the pavement markings at the Wellington Street and Holland Avenue intersection.

Why: Completion of the Scott Street sewer and watermain project and converting the existing eastbound on-street cycle lane, between Island Park Drive and Ross Avenue, to a segregated cycle track. The uni-directional cycle track on the south side of Scott Street offers enhanced safety features for cyclists. This approach is consistent with planned cycling tracks that will be implemented along the Scott Street and Albert Street corridor in the future.

When: Construction is expected to begin in mid-May 2021 and is anticipated to be complete by the end of July 2021.

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 6 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm while Sunday and statutory holiday work is allowed between 9 am and 10 pm. No night work is anticipated.

Where: This project consist of construction works on the south side of Scott Street between Winona Avenue and Smirle Avenue. Surface reinstatement will also be undertaken on Wellington Street at Granville Avenue, Huron Avenue and Holland Avenue intersections.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Aecon Construction Ontario East Limited to complete the work.

For more information about the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation project please visit: ottawa.ca/scottstreetrehabilitation

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.

Traffic Impacts

To facilitate construction, the following traffic impacts will occur:

  • Scott Street: Scott Street between Winona Avenue and Smirle Avenue will be reduced to a single eastbound lane. Traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times. During works at the intersections, the traffic through the side streets will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic for short periods. Flaggers will be present at the intersections during these times.
  • Wellington Street: Curbside lanes on Wellington Street will be closed to accommodate the reinstatement of the bulb-outs. Traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times.

No road closures are anticipated at this time.

On-Street Parking

As the various road reconstruction activities are in progress on your street, on-street parking will be restricted. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a Temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be distributed to permit on-street parking within two blocks of your residence.

Impact on the Right of Way and Adjacent Private Properties

The road, sewer and watermain reconstruction is within the City’s right of way but may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work. The City will reinstate all sections of landscaping, driveways and walkways that are disturbed by construction. However, if you have plants or any other assets located within the City’s right of way that you want to preserve, we suggest that you may want to move the plants in preparation for the construction work.

The Contractor may need to access properties with landscaping features, fences and sheds within the right of way. We have previously contacted these homes to inform them of the potential impacts and obtain their consent to work from within their property. The Contractor will reach out to these individual addresses prior to the start of the construction to coordinate these works.

Pre-Construction Survey

The Contractor has undertaken a survey of your property before the construction works started in 2020 to document existing conditions for their own purposes. The Contractor may need to conduct additional inspections of your property prior to the start of the construction in 2021. It is to your benefit to allow the inspection to be conducted on your property, as it may assist with establishing the impact, if any, that construction has had at your property after work is complete. In addition, you may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions on your property. Your survey should include photographs.

Property Damage Caused by Construction Activities

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’s on-site Representative. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

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 work, such as traffic delays, noise, and odour. You may also feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of heavy equipment needed to complete the construction project. This is quite common and usually not a problem. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Contact Information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, call the City at 3-1-1. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City Project Manager
Nima Aghniaey, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-286-0695

Contractor Representative
Travis Jones, P. Eng.
Project Manager
Aecon Construction Ontario East
Tel: 613-314-7690

Construction Inspector
Claudio Bruni
Site Inspector
Parsons
Tel: 613-859-1072

Contract Administrator
Jeremy Smith, P.Eng.
Contract Administrator
Parsons
Tel: 613-355-8308

Project update notice (December 2020)

The purpose of this notice is to provide you with an update on the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation project. The Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation project began construction in summer 2020.

The following works were completed this year:

  • Widening of existing multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street between Island Park Drive and Smirle Avenue.
  • Replacement of the underground watermain, sewers and service laterals.

Sidewalk reinstatement and road resurfacing is currently underway and are expected to be completed by mid-December. Scott Street is scheduled to be re-opened by mid-December 2020, pending weather conditions.

The temporary Wellington Road-Richmond Road traffic detour as well as the parking restrictions and construction signage along this route will be removed shortly after the re-opening of Scott Street. A winter-shut down will occur beginning in mid-December until spring 2021.

Construction on the cycle track on the south side of Scott Street will be completed in spring 2021. Notices will be sent prior to construction resuming.

The following works will be completed in spring 2021:

  • Construction of a new cycle track facility along the south side of Scott Street between Island Park Drive and Ross Avenue.
  • Replacement of the existing concrete sidewalks and curbs in this section.
  • Full reinstatement of disturbed driveways and landscaping features within the project limits.

What: The project includes sewer and watermain infrastructure improvements and will also include the widening of the multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street, from east of Island Park Drive to Smirle Avenue. The project will also include a raised cycle lane on the south side of Scott Street, between Island Park Drive and Ross Avenue.

Why: The work is required to rehabilitate and repair the aging sewers and watermains in Scott Street, from west of Athlone Avenue to Smirle Avenue. This work will be completed in advance of the proposed LRT Stage 2 Transitway Detour, which is currently planned for late 2021. As part of the LRT Stage 2 Transitway detour, transitway buses detoured on to Scott Street between Churchill Avenue and Smirle Avenue.

When: Construction commenced in summer 2020 and is expected to be completed in spring 2021.

Where: This project will take place on Scott Street between Winona Avenue and Smirle Avenue and will included the following locations:

  • Scott Street (from Island Park Drive to Ross Avenue) - Sanitary sewer and watermain replacement
  • Scott Street (just east of Island Park Drive) – Storm sewer replacement
  • Scott Street (McRae Avenue to Clifton Road) – Sanitary sewer replacement
  • Scott Street (west of Athlone Avenue, at Athlone Avenue and at Smirle Avenue) – sanitary sewer spot repairs
  • Scott Street multi-use pathway between Island Park Drive and Caroline Avenue
  • Wellington Street West temporary detour modifications between Western Avenue and Clarendon Avenue, and between Harmer Avenue and Holland Avenue.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Aecon Construction Ontario East Limited to complete the work.

Bus detours (August 17 to end of 2020)

Please be advised that Scott Street will undergo necessary infrastructure renewal work including the replacement of the watermain and sewer line just west of Athlone Avenue to Smirle Avenue. As a result of this work, Scott Street will be closed between Island Park Drive and Smirle Avenue in the eastbound direction, westbound Scott Street will be maintained. Routes 16 Main, 50 Tunney’s Pasture and 81 Tunney’s Pasture will be detoured for the duration of this work.

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50 Tunney’s Pasture [ 856 KB ]

81 Tunney’s Pasture [ 855 KB ]

Please visit Oc Transpo for additional details.

Notices

Road closure notice (August 2020)

This notice is to provide an update that construction in your neighbourhood will require a temporary closure of eastbound Scott Street for the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation Project. The project began in August 2020 and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

What: The project includes improvements to the sewer and watermain infrastructure and widening the multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street, from east of Island Park Drive to Smirle Avenue. The project will also include a raised cycle lane on the south side of Scott Street, between Island Park Drive and Ross Avenue.

Why: The work is required to rehabilitate and repair the aging sewers and watermains on Scott Street, from west of Athlone Avenue to Smirle Avenue. This work must be completed in advance of the proposed Light Rail Transit (LRT) Stage 2 Transitway Detour.

When: The road closure will be in place from Monday, August 17, 2020 at 6 am until December 2020. All work will proceed in accordance with the requirements of the Noise By-Law Exemption.

Where: Eastbound Scott Street between Island Park Drive and Smirle Avenue will be closed.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Aecon Construction Ontario East Limited to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

Scott Street between Island Park Drive and Smirle Avenue will be reduced to a single westbound lane. Scott Street will be closed to eastbound traffic within this section. The southbound left-turn lane on Island Park Drive at Scott Street will also be closed during the eastbound lane closure. The eastbound traffic on Scott Street will be detoured south via Churchill Road to Richmond Road / Wellington Avenue and north back onto Scott Street via Holland Avenue.

Westbound bus routes will continue to use Scott Street throughout the construction. Eastbound buses will continue to use Scott Street between Churchill Avenue and Island Park Drive. Eastbound OC Transport bus routes 16, 50 and 81 will be detoured between Island Park Drive and Holland Avenue. Temporary bus stops will be installed to accommodate the detours. For more information about OC Transpo route changes please visit octranspo.com(link is external).

Pedestrians will be detoured to the widened multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street. At least one pedestrian crossing will remain open at each signalized intersection at all times during the construction. Cyclists will be detoured to the multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street. Signage will be installed.

Construction notice (August 2020)

In early August, the City of Ottawa will start the construction of the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation project. Pre-construction notices have been mailed to residents within the project area that include general project information and construction timelines.

This notice is to provide an update on the schedule of the major construction events and activities to the businesses impacted by the proposed works in the project area.

What: The project includes improvements to the sewer and watermain infrastructure and widening the multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street, from east of Island Park Drive to Smirle Avenue. The project will also include a raised cycle lane on the south side of Scott Street, between Island Park Drive and Ross Avenue.

Why: The work is required to rehabilitate and repair the aging sewers and watermains on Scott Street, from west of Athlone Avenue to Smirle Avenue. This work must be completed in advance of the proposed Light Rail Transit (LRT) Stage 2 Transitway Detour, which is currently planned for late 2021. This is a separate project in which transitway buses are expected to use Scott Street between Churchill Avenue and Smirle Avenue as a detour.

When: Construction is expected to begin in early August 2020 and anticipated to be complete at the end of 2020.

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 6 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm while Sunday and statutory holiday work is allowed between 9 am and 10 pm. Night work may be required for the Contractor to complete the project on time. If this is the case, a Noise Bylaw Exemption will be required, and neighbouring residents will be notified in advance of work.

Where: This project will take place on Scott Street between Winona Avenue and Smirle Avenue.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Aecon Construction Ontario East Limited to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

To facilitate construction, the following traffic impacts will occur:

  • Scott Street between Island Park Drive and Smirle Avenue will be reduced to a single westbound lane and will be closed to eastbound traffic. The southbound left-turn lane on Island Park Drive at Scott Street will also be closed.
  • Scott Street between McRae Avenue and Clifton Road will be reduced to a single lane and traffic will be alternated in each direction with a flag person on site.
  • To facilitate construction, there may be times where the Scott Street closure will need to extend beyond the limits of the construction zone, for short periods of time. Additionally, some local side streets may also need to be closed for periods of time. These closures will be communicated to the public in advance, signage will be installed to indicate the closures and detour routes will be in place.

The following detours will be implemented to maintain pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicular traffic:

  • Pedestrians will be detoured to the multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street. At least one pedestrian crossing will remain open at each signalized intersection at all times during the construction.
  • Cyclists will be detoured to the multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street.
  • The eastbound traffic on Scott Street will be detoured south via Churchill Road to Richmond Road / Wellington Avenue and north back onto Scott Street via Holland Avenue. To facilitate this detour, temporary road alterations will be required, as well as temporary parking restrictions, as shown in Figure 1 below.
  • Westbound bus routes will continue to use Scott Street throughout the construction. Eastbound buses will continue to use Scott Street between Churchill Avenue and Island Park Drive. Eastbound buses will be temporary detoured between Island Park Drive and Holland Avenue.

Figure 1 [ 5.62 MB ]

Construction notice (July 2020)

In early August, the City of Ottawa will start the construction of the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation project.

What: The project includes improvements to the sewer and watermain infrastructure and widening the multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street, from east of Island Park Drive to Smirle Avenue. The project will also include a raised cycle lane on the south side of Scott Street, between Island Park Drive and Ross Avenue.

Why: The work is required to rehabilitate and repair the aging sewers and watermains on Scott Street, from west of Athlone Avenue to Smirle Avenue. This work must be completed in advance of the proposed Light Rail Transit (LRT) Stage 2 Transitway Detour, which is currently planned for late 2021. This is a separate project in which transitway buses are expected to use Scott Street between Churchill Avenue and Smirle Avenue as a detour.

When: Construction is expected to begin in early August 2020 and anticipated to be complete at the end of 2020.

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 6 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm while Sunday and statutory holiday work is allowed between 9 am and 10 pm. Night work may be required for the Contractor to complete the project on time. If this is the case, a Noise Bylaw Exemption will be required, and neighbouring residents will be notified in advance of work.

Where: This project will take place on Scott Street between Winona Avenue and Smirle Avenue and includes the following locations:

  • Scott Street (from Island Park Drive to Ross Avenue) - Sanitary sewer and watermain replacement
  • Scott Street (just east of Island Park Drive) – Storm sewer replacement
  • Scott Street (McRae Avenue to Clifton Road) – Sanitary sewer replacement
  • Scott Street (west of Athlone Avenue, at Athlone Avenue and at Smirle Avenue) – sanitary sewer spot repairs;
  • Scott Street multi-use pathway between Island Park Drive and Caroline Avenue;
  • Wellington Street West temporary detour modifications between Western Avenue and Clarendon Avenue, and between Harmer Avenue and Holland Avenue.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Aecon Construction Ontario East Limited to complete the work.

Project key map showing the construction site limits on Scott Street and Wellington Avenue.

Traffic Impacts

To facilitate construction, the following traffic impacts will occur:

  • Scott Street between Island Park Drive and Smirle Avenue will be reduced to a single westbound lane. Scott Street will be closed to eastbound traffic within this section. The southbound left-turn lane on Island Park Drive at Scott Street will also be closed during the eastbound lane closure.
  • Scott Street between McRae Avenue and Clifton Road will be reduced to a single lane and traffic will be alternated in each direction with a flag person on site.
  • Scott Street will be closed for one weekend in October 2020 at one of the following locations at a time:
    • Between Athlne Avenue and Winona Avenue
    • Between Island Park Drive and Carletn Avenue
  • The following local roads may be closed immediately south of Scott Street:
    • Athlne Avenue for maximum of two calendar days;
    • McRae Avenue fr maximum of one night between 7 pm and 5 am.
    • Cliftn Road
    • Oakdale Avenue
    • Rckhurst Road
    • Carletn Avenue for maximum of 14 calendar days;
    • Gilchrist Avenue
    • Rss Avenue.
    • Smirle Avenue

Notices will be sent to the area residents prior to the planned road closures, and signage will be installed to indicate the closures.

The following detours will be implemented to maintain pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicular traffic:

  • Pedestrians will be detoured to the multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street. At least one pedestrian crossing will remain open at each signalized intersection at all times during the construction.
  • Cyclists will be detoured to the multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street.
  • The eastbound traffic on Scott Street will be detoured south via Churchill Road to Richmond Road / Wellington Avenue and north back onto Scott Street via Holland Avenue
  • Westbound bus routes will continue to use Scott Street throughout the construction. Eastbound buses will continue to use Scott Street between Churchill Avenue and Island Park Drive. Alternate bus detours will be used to accommodate buses travelling eastbound, to the east of Island Park Drive.

On-Street Parking

As the various road reconstruction activities are in progress on your street, on-street parking will be restricted. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a Temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be distributed to permit on-street parking within two blocks of your residence.

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 work, such as traffic delays, noise, and odour. You may also feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of heavy equipment needed to complete the construction project. This is quite common and not usually a problem. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Temporary Water Services

During the watermain reconstruction, your property will be placed on a temporary water service. While your property will be 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 revenue@ottawa.ca

Impact on the Right-of-Way and Adjacent Private Properties

The road, sewer and watermain reconstruction is within the City’s right-of-way is within the City’s right of way but may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work. The City will reinstate all sections of landscaping, driveways and walkways that are disturbed by construction. However, if you have plants or any other assets located within the City’s right of way that you want to preserve, we suggest that you may want to move the plants in preparation for the construction work

Pre-Construction Survey

The Contractor is also required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed. You may be asked by the contractor’s insurance agent for permission to survey your property before the work commences, as Contractors typically conduct pre-construction inspections to document existing conditions for their own purposes. It is to your benefit to allow the inspection to be conducted on your property, as it may assist with establishing the impact, if any, that construction has had at your property after work is complete. In addition, you may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions on your property. Your survey should include photographs.

Property Damage Caused by Construction Activities

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’s on-site Representative. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

Geotechnical investigation (May 2019)

Beginning early June, the City of Ottawa will undertake a geotechnical investigation in your neighbourhood. This work is being completed to determine existing underground soil conditions to support the design of a watermain and sewer replacement project on Scott Street.

What: The geotechnical investigation work will involve the drilling of boreholes and obtaining soil samples for testing.

Why: This geotechnical investigation work is the initial work required to support the design of the replacement of local sewers and watermains on Scott Street.

When: This geotechnical investigation work will begin in early June. The work is anticipated to take approximately two weeks to complete.

Where: Scott Street, from Churchill Avenue North to Smirle Avenue.

Who: Thurber Engineering Ltd. has been retained to undertake the geotechnical investigation work for the project.

Parking

The contractor is obligated to provide 24 hour notification of temporary loss of access or egress. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a Temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be distributed to permit on-street parking within two blocks of your residence.

Public Information session (February 20, 2020)

Posted: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1:20 pm
Last updated: 
Friday, May 15, 2020, 2:59 pm

Dates & Times

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:30 pm

Location

Churchill Seniors Centre
345 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7

7 pm - Presentation

The City of Ottawa invites you to an Open House for information about the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation project planned in your neighbourhood.

Why: To rehabilitate and repair the aging sewers and watermains in Scott Street, from west of Athlone Avenue to Smirle Avenue. This work will be completed in advance of the proposed LRT Stage 2 Transitway Detour. The LRT Stage 2 Detour is currently planned for late 2021 and will see Transitway buses detoured on to Scott Street between Churchill Avenue and Smirle Avenue.

What: The project includes sewer and watermain infrastructure improvements and will also include the widening of the multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street, from east of Island Park Drive to Smirle Avenue.

To facilitate construction, eastbound Scott Street vehicular traffic will be closed between Island Park Drive and Ross Avenue. As a result, eastbound traffic will be detoured to Richmond-Wellington from Churchill Avenue to Holland Avenue, and north to Scott Street. The detour of eastbound vehicular traffic will require geometric roadway modifications and temporary parking restrictions along Richmond-Wellington for the duration of the detour. A detour will also be implemented for the duration of construction for OC Transpo service that currently travels along eastbound Scott Street.

When: Construction activities will commence in late spring 2020 with anticipated completion in December 2020.

Where: This project will take place on Scott Street between Winona Avenue and Smirle Avenue including the following:

  • Scott Street (from Island Park Drive to Ross Avenue) - Sanitary sewer and watermain replacement
  • Scott Street (just east of Island Park Drive) – Storm sewer replacement
  • Scott Street (McRae Avenue to Clifton Road) – Sanitary sewer replacement
  • Scott Street (just west of Athlone Avenue, at Athlone Avenue and at Smirle Avenue) – sanitary sewer spot repairs

At the Public Open House, you will be able to review the detailed design plans and traffic detours and provide comments and feedback. Representatives from the City and the consulting team will present the project at 7 pm and be available to answer your questions before and after.

Repair sites at Smirle Avenue, Athlone Avenue and west of Athlone Avenue, the sanitary sewer replacement site between McRae Avenue and Clifton Road and the sanitary sewer and watermain replacement site from Island Park Drive to Ross Avenue.

Roll plan [ 1.87 MB ]

Boards [ 15.4 MB ]

Scott Street east bound cycle track – Functional design [ 2.25 MB ]

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special consideration, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

City Project Manager

Patrick Chamney, P.Eng.
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
City of Ottawa
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 28929
Fax: 613-580-2587