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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.

Project timing

Design: underway
Design completion: summer 2021
Construction: expected to start in mid to late summer 2021 with a possibility of 2022 construction

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $810,000

Public engagement

An online public engagement opportunity is expected to be held in the spring of 2021, to present the preliminary design drawings to the public. At this time the public will be 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 City 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
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: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 2:50 pm

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.

Please register if you wish to participate.

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