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Smyth Road Cycling Safety Improvements and Neighbourhood Bikeway Modifications

Project Status: 
Underway

Project overview

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design work for cycling improvements at various locations within Wards 17 and 18.

A brief summary of the work and locations can be found below:

  • Provision of cycling facilities along Smyth Road from Riverside Drive to the Ottawa Hospital Riverside Campus, including modifications to the Riverside Drive on/off ramps at Smyth Road (raised crossrides/crosswalks)
  • Improvements at the Smyth Road and Ottawa Hospital Riverside Campus intersection
  • Cycling connectivity improvements at the southern end of Frobisher Lane to Smyth Road
  • Provision of cycling facilities along Pleasant Park Road from Riverside Drive to Rodney Crescent
  • Modifications to the multi-use pathway on Rodney Crescent near Billings Avenue
  • Creation of a neighbourhood bikeway corridor (signage and pavement markings) along Billings Avenue from Rodney Crescent to Lynda Lane, including PXO for the north pedestrian crossing of Lynda Lane at Billings Avenue
  • Creation of a neighbourhood bikeway corridor (signage and pavement markings) along Portage Avenue from Lynda Lane to Haig Dr
  • Wayfinding markings through Lynda Lane Park connecting the proposed Billings Avenue and Portage Avenue neighbourhood bikeways.

Updates to the design and scope of work will continue to be updated in the summary section above.
Changes to the project timing are outlined below.

Project timing

Design: underway
Design completion: winter 2021
Construction: spring/summer 2022

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $810,000

Public engagement

An online public engagement opportunity was held in the spring of 2021, to present the preliminary design drawings to the public. At that time the public was able to review the design, ask questions and provide comments 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 project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

COVID-19

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The City continues to work closely with the industry and to comply with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

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
Nick Giamberardino, EIT
Project Manager, Infrastructure Services
Design and Construction Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-299-5852

Online engagement opportunities (June 9 to 23, 2021)

Posted: 
Thursday, May 27, 2021, 3:00 pm
Last updated: 
Thursday, August 5, 2021, 9:33 am

Dates & Times

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 12:00 am to Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 11:45 pm

The City of Ottawa continues to take precautionary steps to protect members of the public. As an alternative to hosting in-person public information sessions, information is being posted to Ottawa.ca. The City remains committed to keeping the public informed of projects occurring in your neighbourhood.

The City of Ottawa invites you to review and provide comments on the Smyth Road Cycling Safety Improvements and Neighbourhood Bike Modifications project by June 23, 2021. Information can be submited by email or by phone to the contact below.

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A virtual public information session will be held on Wednesday, June 16 at 6:30 pm.

What: This project will provide formal cycling facilities along Smyth Road from Riverside Drive to the Ottawa Hospital Riverside Campus Intersection, including modifications to the Riverside Drive on/off ramps. The project will also involve cycling connectivity improvements between Frobisher Lane and Smyth Road, on Pleasant Park Road at Rodney Crescent, and on Rodney Crescent at Billings Avenue. A pedestrian cross-over is proposed on Lynda Lane at Billings Avenue and new wayfinding signage and pavement markings will be included for cycling route clarity throughout the project limits.

Why: To improve pedestrian safety and intercity cycling connectivity.

Where:

  • Smyth Road – Riverside Drive to the Ottawa Hospital Riverside Campus
    • Northern and Southern end of Frobisher Pathway
    • Pleasant Park Road – Riverside Drive to Rodney Crescent
    • Rodney Crescent – Pleasant Park Road to Billings Avenue
    • Billings Avenue – Rodney Crescent to Lynda Lane
    • Lynda Lane Pathway – Lynda Lane to Portage Avenue
    • Portage Avenue – Lynda Lane Pathway to Dauphin Avenue

When: The current project schedule is as follows:

  • Design is expected to be completed in early summer 2021
  • Construction is expected to start in mid to late summer 2021 with a possibility of 2022 construction.

Notifications will be sent to residents prior to the start of construction.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the design consulting firm, IBI Group, to develop a design for the Smyth Road Cycling Safety Improvements project.

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

Nick Giamberardino
Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-299-5852