Walkley Road Overpass O-Train Bridge Rehabilitation

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Project status
Underway

Project overview

Project description

The City of Ottawa will be undertaking the rehabilitation of the Walkley Road Overpass O-Train Bridge. The structure is safe for public use, rehabilitation is required to restore the structure and extend its useful service life.

Scope of work

The bridge rehabilitation will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  1. Repairs to the underside of the bridge and its supporting structure;
  2. Concrete removal and repairs to deck, sidewalks and median;
  3. Widening of the existing south sidewalk on the approaches and over the structure;
  4. Installation of new crash-tested barriers;
  5. Waterproof and pave the deck wearing surface; and
  6. Removal and reinstatement of approach guiderails.
This is an image of the site location, Walkley Road Overpass O-Train Bridge at Walkley Road and the Airport Parkway.

Project timing

Construction start: mid-August 2021
Expected completion: summer 2022

Budget

Construction funds approved to date is $2 million.

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 a disability-related accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

COVID

The City of Ottawa, in its commitment to protecting people and the community, 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, Training and Skills Development.

Contact information

For any emergency outside normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1.
For construction related questions or concerns, please contact the Contractor Representative.
For general project information, please contact the City’s Project Manager.

City Project Manager
Vipin Bansal, P.Eng., M.Eng., MBA
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design & Construction - Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 21276

City On-Site Inspector
Diana Stanish
Construction Technician
Inspections Unit
101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 5K7
Tel: 613-851-8649

Contractor Representative
Matthew Raymond, B.Eng.
Project Manager
Aecon Construction Ontario East
AECON GROUP INC.
3232 Carp Road, Box 264, Carp, ON K0A 1L0
Tel: 613-839-2816, ext.1280
Mobile: 613-806-5820

Construction notice (August 2021)

This notice is to advise that construction in your neighbourhood will be starting mid -August. This work is being conducted to rehabilitate the Walkley Road overpass O-Train Trillium Line Structure.

What: Work will involve the widening of Walkley Road bridge on the South side to meet the new Walkley station plaza (to be constructed by TNext as part of LRT Phase 2), new concrete sidewalks, asphalt paving and new railings on bridge.

Why: Due to age and condition of the existing infrastructure, the City will be proceeding with the completion of the work required to upgrade and widen the Walkley Road structure to meet the requirements for future widening of Walkley Road.

When: Construction is planned to start mid-August and is expected to be completed by summer 2022.

Where: Walkley Road between the Airport Parkway ramp and Anand Private.

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

Traffic Impacts

To accommodate the proposed construction, at least one lane on Walkley Road will remain open in each direction during construction. A sidewalk on one side will also be operational at all times.

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 construction work, such as noise and dust. You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations. Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems. 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).