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Seneca Street, Aylmer Avenue and Fulton Avenue etc.

Project Status: 
Underway

Project overview (March 2017)

Project description

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the preliminary and detailed design for the renewal of the northwest portion of Old Ottawa South. The project area is predominantly bounded by Bronson Place to the west, Colonel By Drive to the north, Seneca Street to the east and Sunnyside Avenue to the south. A three block section along Seneca Street extends south to Grove Avenue, and captures a section of Glen Avenue and Grove Avenue near the Brewer Arena. The existing watermain, sanitary sewer and road infrastructure has reached the end of its useful life and is in need of upgrading to provide the required level of service to your neighbourhood. The City has identified the need for reconstruction of the following works for the roads below (watermain and sanitary sewer implied unless otherwise stated):

  • Aylmer Avenue (Bronson Place to Seneca Street)
  • Carlyle Avenue (Woodbine Place to Dead End)
  • Colonel By Drive (parkland) (Carlyle Avenue to Fulton Avenue) - remove watermain dead-ends
  • Downing Street (Seneca Street to Carlyle Avenue)
  • Fulton Avenue (Woodbine Place to Dead End)
  • Glen Avenue (Seneca Street to Grove Avenue N/S)
  • Grove Avenue N/S (Glen Avenue to Grove Avenue E/W) - watermain only
  • Pansy Avenue (Seneca Street to Carlyle Avenue)
  • Seneca Street (Grove Avenue to Colonel By Drive)
  • Woodbine Place (Seneca Street to Carlyle Avenue) - sewer only
  • Woodbine Place (Carlyle Avenue to Fulton Avenue) - watermain only

Project limits and typical cross-sections [ PDF - 9.14 MB ]

Project timing

Pre-design - surveying of roadway: early to late Fall 2015
Preliminary and detailed design: Spring 2016 to Fall 2017
Design assignment completion: Early Winter 2018
Construction start: Spring 2018
Construction completion: Spring 2020 (to be confirmed)

Budget

Project funds approved to date are $11,556,700.

Public involvement

A public information session is expected to be held early Spring 2017 to present the preliminary design drawings to the public. At this time attendees will be able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works. An additional detailed design public information session would likely take place late Fall 2017 to show the final changes to be implemented.

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

Patrick Sammon, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design and Construction - Branch 1
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor West; Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 29843

Tips for sod maintenance

During the week of _____________________, new sod was installed in front of your property (__________________________). The contractor who installed the sod is required to maintain it regularly for a 60 day period after installation. Residents are asked to refrain from mowing the lawn for this time period, as the contractor is responsible for the maintenance. Please keep foot traffic to a minimum for three to four weeks after installation.

After this 60 day period residents are requested to ensure the health and survival of this new sod. Below are some suggested tips:

  • It is important to maintain and water sod and not mow it too short.
  • Water the lawn approximately twice a week making sure to apply 1 inch of water each week. For instance, ½ inch for two watering equals 1 inch of total water. Levels can be monitored by putting a small open can on the lawn to quantify total water.
  • Residents may cut the lawn as needed, as the lawn should be fairly rooted and can take normal wear and tear.
  • D not water sod 1-2 days before cutting.
  • If applying fertilizer, chose one that has a nutrient ratio of 3:1:2, which indicates the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK).

Please feel free to contact myself if you have any issues or concerns.

Pat Sammon, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer – Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, x29843

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.

The City of Ottawa will be restarting construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to complete the reinstatement of the roadway, and adjacent landscaping that was impacted by watermain and sewer work completed in your community last year.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, C.A.C.E. Construction (1991) Ltd., to complete the work.

Why: The City of Ottawa proceeded over the last two years to replace watermains and sewers that had reached the end of their service life. Due to the extent of the work, full road reconstruction was required.

What: Past work involved the rehabilitation of the sewer, watermain, and roadway in your community. Proposed work for this season is an extension of the required reinstatement of the roadway and adjacent properties. Additionally, the City; in cooperation with the National Capital Commission (NCC) will be constructing a signalized pedestrian crossing at Colonel By Drive and Seneca Street.

Where: Construction activities for 2020 will generally be focused on reinstatement work on the following streets:

  • Seneca Street from Aylmer Avenue to Colonel By Drive
  • Carlyle Avenue from Woodbine Place to the dead end
  • Fulton Avenue from Woodbine Place to Canal Woods Terrace
  • Woodbine Place from Fulton Avenue to Carlyle Avenue
  • Aylmer Avenue from Canal Woods Terrace to Seneca Street
  • Downing Street from Carlyle Avenue to Seneca Street

For work areas largely completed last season, both north and south of Sunnyside Avenue, there may be minor deficiency or warranty work that needs to be completed by the Contractor.

When: The City is continuing construction activities within the project limits from April 2020 to summer 2020. The Contractor’s 2020 construction schedule is subject to change due to weather and site conditions.

Proposed Schedule

  • Mobilization to site expected mid to late-April 2020
  • Removals and rough grading work to start by mid to late-April 2020
  • Driveway, and walkway reinstatement work to start mid to late April 2020
  • Seneca at Colonel By crossing work to start early-May 2020
  • Soft landscaping is expected to start early-May 2020
  • Sod placement expected to start late May to early June 2020
  • Top lift asphalt placement expected by early July 2020

Periodic changes / updates to the schedule can be viewed at the project website provided below.

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. Although work is permitted on Saturdays between 7 am and 10 pm, the contractors typically only work weekdays from 7 am to 7 pm. Workdays and timing may be modified as needed.

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 Construction Inspector or the Contractor. Accessible formats and communication support is available, upon request.

On-Street Parking and Traffic

Throughout the limits of the project, the roadway will be open to local traffic only. Localized road closures to accommodate the project work can be expected throughout the project limits. To allow the work to be completed in a timely manner, on street parking may be prohibited during the construction period. Signs will be placed 24 hours in advance indicating the parking prohibition. Vehicles parked at these locations may be towed at the owner’s expense. Parking fines may also apply.

In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, residents will be required to park on the street within legal parking spots. On-Street Parking Permits (orange form) to authorize on-street parking that were used last season are currently not being issued to residents due to changed protocols related to COVID-19.

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. To stay up to date on the City’s Parking By-Law and guidelines, please visit the website.

If enforcement resumes during construction, this will be communicated to residents and a new process initiated if required.

Construction Disruptions

The City’s Contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete. They 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 operation of the 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.

Contact Information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager:

Luigi Di Nuzzo
Contractor - Project Manager
C.A.C.E. Construction (1991) Ltd.
Tel: 613-668-0755

Chuck Chard
Construction Inspector
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-913-9483

Pat Sammon, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer – Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, x29843

Mike Sexton
Contract Administrator
McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd.
115 Walgreen Rd, RR#3
Carp, ON K0A 1L0
Tel: 613-805-0690

Construction commencement notice (March 2019)

The City of Ottawa will be restarting construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to rehabilitate the watermain and sewer in your community.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, C.A.C.E. Construction (1991) Ltd., to complete the work.

Why: The City of Ottawa will be proceeding with construction due to age and condition of existing watermains and sewers.

What: Work will involve the rehabilitation of the sewer, watermain, and roadway in your community. Discussions are ongoing with the National Capital Commission (NCC) about the potential for a crossing at Seneca Street and Colonel By Drive.

Where: The project limits and construction areas are:

Project area 1 – construction started in 2018:

  • Carlyle Avenue from Woodbine Place to Pansy Avenue
  • Glen Avenue from Grove Avenue N/S to Seneca Street
  • Grove Avenue N/S from Glen Avenue to Grove Avenue E/W (Brewer Arena)
  • Seneca Street from Grove Avenue to Aylmer Avenue
  • Pansy Avenue from Carlyle Avenue to Seneca Street
  • Woodbine Place from Carlyle Avenue to Seneca Street

Project area 2 – construction to start in 2019:

  • Aylmer Avenue from Canal Woods Terrace to Seneca Street
  • Canal Woods Terrace between Aylmer Avenue and Fulton Avenue (20m sewer section)
  • Carlyle Avenue from Pansy Avenue to Dead-end
  • Colonel By Drive (under pathway) from Carlyle Avenue to Fulton Avenue
  • Downing Street from Carlyle Avenue to Seneca Street
  • Fulton Avenue from Woodbine Place to Canal Woods Terrace
  • Pansy Avenue from Carlyle Avenue to Seneca Street
  • Seneca Street from Aylmer Avenue to Colonel By Drive
  • Woodbine Place from Fulton Avenue to Seneca Street

When: The City is continuing construction activities within the project limits from April 2019 to June 2020, with a winter shut down period from November to April. The contractor’s 2019 construction schedule is subject to change due to weather and site conditions; however the intent is to mobilize and start construction as soon as feasible.

Due to half load restrictions for vehicles and limitations on timelines for setting up the temporary water systems, large scale heavy construction activity is not anticipated to begin until mid-May 2019. These constraints are related to the frost coming out of the ground affecting the strength of the road base, as well as freezing risk to the temporary water system.

Project area 1 – proposed schedule:

  • Temporary asphalt sidewalk, driveway, and walkway removal and reinstatement work to start early-May 2019
  • Landscaping is expected to start early-May 2019
  • Sod placement expected to start late May to early June 2019
  • Top lift asphalt placement expect by early July 2019

Project area 2 – proposed schedule:

  • Mobilization to site by contractor – early April 2019
  • Installation of temporary water system for project Area 2 – early to late-April 2019
  • Commissioning of temporary water system – late April 2019
  • The following activities may start mid to late April 2019 in advance of the temporary water system being commissioned if site conditions permit:
    • Canal Woods Terrace sanitary sewer work
    • Woodbine Avenue (Carlyle to Fulton) watermain installation
    • Colonel By Drive (under pathway Carlyle t Fulton) watermain installation
  • Installation of sewers and watermains to start at multiple locations within project area mid-May 2019

Periodic changes / updates to the schedule can be viewed at the project website provided below. Phasing for the 2020 construction season will be communicated in early spring 2020.

All work started in a season would have hard surfaces reinstated by winter shut down. This would include base course asphalt, driveways, and sidewalks; however, some landscaping will carry over into the spring of the following year.

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. Although work is permitted on Saturdays between 7 am and 10 pm, the contractors typically only work weekdays from 7 am to 7 pm. Workdays and timing may be modified as needed.

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 construction inspector or the contractor.

On-street parking and traffic

Throughout the limits of the project, the roadway will be open to local traffic only. Localized road closures at the location of excavations for the mainline watermain and services can be expected throughout the project limits. To allow the work to be completed in a timely manner, on street parking may be prohibited during the construction period. Signs will be placed 24 hours in advance indicating the parking prohibition. Vehicles parked at these locations may be towed at the owner’s expenses. Parking fines may also apply. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, the City’s inspector will provide you with a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of your residence.

Contact information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s project manager:

Luigi Di Nuzzo
Contractor - Project Manager
C.A.C.E. Construction (1991) Ltd.
Tel: 613-668-0755

Pat Sammon, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer – Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, x29843

Chuck Chard
Construction Inspector
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-913-9483

Mike Sexton
Contract Administrator
McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd.
115 Walgreen Rd, RR#3
Carp, ON K0A 1L0
Tel: 613-805-0690

Construction commencement notice (June 2018)

Beginning late June to early July, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to rehabilitate the watermain and sewer in your community.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor CACE Construction (1991) Ltd., to complete the work.

Why: The City of Ottawa will be proceeding with construction due to age and condition of existing watermains and sewers.

What: Work will involve the rehabilitation of the sewer, watermain, and roadway in your community. Discussions are ongoing with the National Capital Commission about the potential for a pedestrian crossover at Seneca Street and Colonel By Drive.

Where: The project limits are:

  • Aylmer Avenue from Canal Woods Terrace to Seneca Street (cycling lane extends to Bank Street)
  • Carlyle Avenue from Woodbine Place to dead-end
  • Colonel By Drive (under pathway) from Carlyle Avenue to Fulton Avenue
  • Downing Street from Carlyle Avenue to Seneca Street
  • Fulton Avenue from Woodbine Place to Canal Woods Terrace
  • Pansy Avenue from Carlyle Avenue to Seneca Street
  • Seneca Street from Grove Avenue to Colonel By Drive (cycling lane extends to Cameron Avenue)
  • Woodbine Place from Fulton Avenue to Seneca Street
  • Glen Avenue from  Grove Avenue north/south to Seneca Street
  • Grove Avenue north/south from Glen Avenue to Grove Avenue east/west (Brewer Arena)

When: The City is planning construction activities within the project limits from June 2018 to June 2020, with winter shut down periods from November to April.  The Contractor’s current 2018 construction phasing plan is as follows:

Start - late June to early July - 2018

  • Seneca Street – Sunnyside Avenue to Grove Avenue
  • Glen Avenue - Grove Avenue (north/south) to Seneca Street
  • Grove Avenue (north/south) – Grove Avenue (east/west) to Glen Avenue (watermain only)

Start – mid to late summer – 2018

  • Seneca Street – Sunnyside Avenue to Aylmer Avenue
  • Woodbine Place – Carlyle Avenue to Seneca Street (sanitary sewer only)
  • Pansy Avenue – Carlyle Avenue to Seneca Street
  • Carlyle Avenue – Woodbine Place to Pansy Avenue

2019 phasing will be communicated in early spring 2019.

All work started in a season would have hard surfaces reinstated by winter shut down. This would include base course asphalt, driveways, and sidewalks; however, some landscaping will carry over into the spring of the following year.

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. Although work is permitted on Saturdays between 7 am and 10 pm, the contractors typically only work weekdays from 7 am to 7 pm. Workdays and timing may be modified as needed.

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 construction inspector or the contractor.

On-street parking and traffic

Throughout the limits of the project, the roadway will be open to local traffic only. Localized road closures at the location of excavations for the mainline watermain and services can be expected throughout the project limits.  To allow the work to be completed in a timely manner, on street parking may be prohibited during the construction period.  Signs will be placed 24 hours in advance indicating the parking prohibition. Vehicles parked at these locations may be towed at the owner’s expenses. Parking fines may also apply.  In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, the City’s inspector will provide you with a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of your residence.

OC Transpo detour

To facilitate the underground work on Seneca Street between Sunnyside Avenue and Grove Avenue, the #7 eastbound bus will need to be detoured. The detour route for the eastbound #7 bus will use Léonard Avenue between Sunnyside Avenue and Grove Avenue. The bus detour will start on Tuesday July 10 at 7a.m. Existing bus stops that are impacted will be modified and temporary bus stops will be implemented.

Construction disruptions

The City’s Contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete. They 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 operation of the 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.

Impact on the right-of-way and adjacent private properties

The 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.  Lawns, pathways, gardens and/or driveways may be disturbed.  The affected areas will be reinstated as soon as possible after construction is completed, at no cost to you.  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 wish move these materials in advance of the construction work. If you own a subsurface lawn irrigation system, or a heated driveway system, please notify the City’s Project Manager identified below.

Pre-construction survey

You may feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of the heavy equipment needed to complete this work.  This is quite common and typical observed vibrations are unlikely to cause damage to adjacent structures.

The contractor is required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed.  You may be asked by the contractor’s agent (DST Consulting Engineers) 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. We have been advised that properties slated for 2019 construction, are also likely to have pre-construction surveys done during the Summer of 2018.

The City’s contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed.

Private water services

One element of the reconstruction project is the replacement of the watermain under the road. This work will include replacement of the small water pipe that supplies water to your property, known as the “water service.”  The water service extends from the watermain to your building.  Part of the water service is located within the City’s right-of-way and part of the water service is located on your private property.  This reconstruction project will replace that part of the water service that is located on the City-owned property.  The City will only replace the City-owned portion of the water service between the watermain and your front property line.  This will be done at no cost to you.  The private section of the water service (on your property) between the front property line and your building is known as the private water service.  The private water service will not be replaced as part of the City project, and is the property owner’s responsibility.

If your house/building was built prior to 1958, there is a possibility that your private water service may have been constructed using lead pipe (modern pipes are copper or HDPE).  There is information available regarding lead in drinking water, how to determine if you have lead plumbing pipes, and the City’s Lead Pipe Replacement Program.

If you decide to replace your private water service because of an existing lead pipe or simply preventive maintenance due to the pipe’s age, there are a few options available for you to consider.  In all cases, you as the property owner are responsible for the cost of this replacement, as you own the pipe located on your property. 

Option 1

You may choose to do the work yourself by hiring your own contractor.  The only constraint is that you may not carry out your work while the City is working on the street and replacing your water service up to your property line.  Concurrent work on your adjacent land may create a safety hazard for the City’s contractor and/or for your contractor.  Once the City’s work is complete, you may replace your private water service at any time thereafter.

Option 2

The City does have a Lead Pipe Replacement Program where the City carries out the replacement on behalf of the property owner; however, it is not set up to work with any concurrent City road, sewer or watermain construction.  The program covers the replacement of both the private water service and the City-owned portion of the water service when no other City construction is planned.  Since, as part of the current City project, the water service will be replaced up to your front property line, the Lead Pipe Replacement Program will only be available to you up to 2 years after the completion of the planned watermain work. Under the Lead Pipe Replacement Program, the City cannot replace the private water service until the watermain work is completed for the same safety reasons described in Option 1.  Please note that you are responsible for all costs under this program.  Please contact the Water and Wastewater Services Customer Information at 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) ext. 22300 if you have further questions about the Program.

Option 3

There is a possibility that the City’s contractor may be willing to replace your private water service at the same time as the City’s work. If the City’s Contractor is willing to carry out private water service replacements and you choose this option, you would then be hiring and paying the City’s contractor directly.  If you are interested in this arrangement, please contact The City’s Contractor directly to find out the availability and details of this option.

Please be advised, that should resident’s enter into a private agreement with the City’s General Contractor, the City will not become involved in any oversight of work or dispute resolution for work done on private property.

Sewer lateral replacement

As part of the reconstruction project, the sanitary sewer laterals will also be replaced within the right-of-way up to the property line. Where identified by the City’s Environmental Services Protective Plumbing Program, certain sewer laterals may be replaced on private property, or lined from the building foundations. Typically, these issues are related to deficiencies that have compromised the function of the lateral and are typically the result of roots from City trees. Additional coordination with the Site Inspector may be required for some of these activities if this situation applies to you.

Fire supply interruption

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, you are recommended to 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 at FirePrevention@ottawa.ca. 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 by calling the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

During the watermain renewal project, your property will be placed on a temporary water service. While your property is on this temporary 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.

Contact information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s project manager:

Luigi Di Nuzzo
Contractor - Project Manager
CACE Construction (1991) Ltd.
Tel: 613-668-0755

Chuck Chard
Construction Inspector
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-913-9483

Pat Sammon, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer – Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, x29843

Ryan Bissonnette
Contract Administrator
McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd.
115 Walgreen Rd, RR#3
Carp, ON K0A 1L0
Tel: 613-914-2394

Project commencement (August 2016)

The City of Ottawa has commenced design work for the rehabilitation of the northwest portion of Old Ottawa South. The project area is predominantly bounded by Bronson Place to the West, Colonel By Drive to the north, Seneca Street to the east and Sunnyside Avenue to the south. A three block section along Seneca St. extends south to Grove Ave, and includes work along Glen Avenue and Grove Avenue near the Brewer Arena. This work is being conducted to improve watermains, sanitary sewers and roadway infrastructure in your community.

Who: Mcintosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd has been retained by the City of Ottawa to develop Preliminary and Detailed designs for a construction contract that is currently scheduled to begin construction in 2018.

Why: Due to the age and condition of existing sewers and watermains, the City of Ottawa will undertake the preliminary and detailed design and construction to upgrade the underground and surface infrastructure. Watermains and sanitary sewers originally installed between 1908 and 1927 are in need of upgrading to maintain the level of service required for your community.

What: Work will involve the design of watermains, sanitary sewers, full road / curb, and landscaping reinstatement work within the City’s right-of-way. The design will detail the installation of new water services, sanitary laterals, and storm sewer laterals from the sewers / watermains to the property line. Modifications to sidewalk widths, and provisions for cycling improvements will be investigated as part of the design. It is expected that confirmatory field investigations may be required to determine service connections and grading tie-ins for private properties, and if required these residents will be contacted directly. A summary of the anticipated work and locations is provided below, with

When: Design work has already commenced and will include geotechnical investigations, supplementary survey work, and field investigations. The design is expected to be completed by winter 2018. Construction is currently expected to begin in mid-May of 2018 and run through the fall of 2019. Typically construction will occur between late spring through to late fall, with a winter shut down period. This schedule will be confirmed through the detailed design process.

Where:

  • Aylmer Avenue from Bronson Place to Seneca Street
  • Carlyle Avenue from Woodbine Place to Dead-end
  • Colonel By Drive from Carlyle Avenue to Fulton Avenue (Parkland-along pathway)
  • Downing Street from Seneca Street to Carlyle Avenue
  • Fulton Avenue from Woodbine Place to Bronson Place
  • Glen Avenue from Grove Ave (N/S) to Seneca Street
  • Grove Avenue from Glen Avenue to Grove Avenue (E/W) (Fronting Brewer Arena)
  • Pansy Avenue from Seneca Street to Carlyle Avenue
  • Seneca Street from Grove Avenue (E/W) to Colonel By Drive
  • Utility Corridor from Bronson Place to Fulton Avenue
  • Utility Corridor from Fulton Avenue to Carlyle Avenue
  • Woodbine Place from Fulton Avenue to Seneca Street

Environmental assessment and public involvement

The project is pre-approved under Ontario’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) guidelines for reconstruction of existing facilities to provide operational, maintenance or other improvements

Contact information

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 the City’s Project Manager:

City’s project manager:
Patrick Sammon, P. Eng
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction Municipal East
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic
Development Department
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 29843

Design consultant representative:
Phil Whelan, P.Eng.
McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd.
115 Walgreen Rd., RR#3, Carp, ON  K0A 1L0
Tel.: 613-836-2184 ext. 2215

Open House (22 February 2018)

Posted: 
Monday, February 5, 2018, 7:38 am
Last updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018, 1:47 pm

Dates & Times

Thursday, February 22, 2018,
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location

Southminster United Church
15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa, ON

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend an open house to discuss a construction project planned in your neighbourhood. Detailed design drawings will be on display for your review, and staff will be available to provide information and receive comments.

Why: The City is designing and will be constructing new watermains and sanitary sewers in Old Ottawa South to upgrade infrastructure that has reached the end of its service life.

What: The proposed work will renew infrastructure in your neighbourhood and will involve the construction of new watermains and sanitary sewers along with full road reconstruction. House services will also be replaced up to the property line. Cycling lanes on Aylmer Avenue in the eastbound direction, and on Seneca Street in the southbound direction, will be implemented through pavement markings. Discussions are ongoing with the NCC about the potential for a pedestrian crossover at Seneca Street and Colonel By Drive.

When: The City is planning construction activities within the project limits from May 2018 to June 2020, with winter shut down periods from November to April.

Where: The project limits are:

  • Aylmer Avenue from Bronson Place to Seneca Street (cycling lane extends to Bank Street)
  • Carlyle Avenue from Woodbine Place to Dead-end
  • Colonel By Drive (under pathway) from Carlyle Avenue to Fulton Avenue     
  • Downing Street from Carlyle Avenue to Seneca Street
  • Fulton Avenue from Woodbine Place to Bronson Place
  • Pansy Avenue from Carlyle Avenue to Seneca Street
  • Seneca Street from Grove Avenue to Colonel By Drive (cycling lane extends to Cameron Avenue)
  • Woodbine Place from Fulton Avenue to Seneca Street
  • Glen Avenue from  Grove Avenue North/South to Seneca Street
  • Grove Avenue north/south from Glen Avenue to Grove Ave east/west (Brewer Arena)

At the public open house, residents are able to drop in during the hours noted above and review the design plans for the project. Representatives from the City, the design consultant and the Ward Councillor’s office, will be available to discuss the project and to answer your questions.

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

For further information about this project and / or to submit comments, please contact:

Pat Sammon, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer – Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, x29843

Lisa Marshall, P.Eng.
Project Manager
McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd.
115 Walgreen Rd, RR#3
Carp, ON  K0A 1L0
Tel: 613-836-2184

Contact

Patrick Sammon
Phone: 
613-580-2424, ext. 29843