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Wallford Way, Farlane Boulevard, Hilliard Avenue, Millbrook Crescent, Deer Park Road

Project Status: 
Underway

Project overview (May 2020)

Project description

The City of Ottawa has identified the need to improve the performance of the storm sewer running through the Fisher Heights Community. This sewer runs along Deer Park Road (Fisher Avenue to Millbrook Crescent), Millbrook Crescent (Deer Park Road to Hilliard Avenue), Hilliard Avenue (Millbrook Crescent to Farlane Boulevard), Farlane Boulevard (Hilliard Avenue to Wallford Way) and Wallford Way (Farlane Boulevard to Higwood Drive). To meet the requirement for increased capacity, a new larger storm sewer is to be constructed along these streets. The upgrade to the storm sewer system is the final component of a larger initiative to alleviate flooding within the Fisher Heights Community and surrounding catchment area.

The local sanitary sewer and watermain along Deer Park Road, Millbrook Crescent, Hilliard Avenue, Farlane Boulevard, and Wallford Way are also at the end of their life expectancy and will be replaced as part of the project. The service lines for the water and sanitary sewers are also to be replaced up to the property line for these streets.

The proposed underground work will necessitate full reconstruction of the roadway. As such, the City has included the following as part of the project scope:

  • Full road reconstruction, including curbs and sidewalks
  • Installation of new 1.80 metre sidewalks and on-street bike lanes along both sides of Deer Park Road
  • New 1.80 metre sidewalks along one side of Millbrook Crescent, Hilliard Avenue, Farlane Boulevard, and Wallford Way
  • Installation of cycling enhancements along the east side of Fisher Avenue between Dynes Road and Baseline Road
  • Implementation of traffic calming measures

Project timing

Project design start date: October 2017

Project design end date: March 2020

Construction start: summer 2020

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are: $22,500,000

Public engagement

A public information session was held on May 23, 2018 to present the preliminary design drawings. At that time attendees were able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works.

A second public information session was held on February 5, 2020, to present the revised detailed design drawings following the design development and feedback from the public during the first public information session. At this public information session attendees were able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works as well.

Public Information Session Boards:

Wallford Way [ 3.18 MB ]

Farlane Boulevard [ 2.53 MB ]

Hilliard Avenue and Millbrook Cresent [ 7.78 MB ]

Deer Park road [ 4.54 MB ]

Cycling Improvements [ 434 KB ]

Traffic Calming Measures:

Wallford Way

Farlane Boulevard

Hilliard Avenue and Millbrook Cresent

Deer Park road

Contact information

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

Kevin Gibbs, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction - Municipal
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8

Road closure notice (September 2020)

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 to reopen, including all municipal construction projects, as long as they comply with strict measures for public health and safe operations. In addition to the City’s ongoing work on critical infrastructure projects, we are now able to resume work on other construction projects that were paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 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 work for the Wallford Way, Farlane Boulevard, Hilliard Avenue, Millbrook Crescent and Deer Park Road Integrated Road, Sewer and Watermain Replacement Project is now underway. Part of this project includes replacing the storm and sanitary sewers and watermain along Deer Park Road.

To accommodate this work, the Contractor will need to close Millbrook and Attwood Crescents at Deer Park Road. While one entrance of the crescent is closed, access to Deer Park Road will always be available from the other entrance. Deer Park Road one way east bound will remain open at all times. Some residents may have been contacted directly by the contractor advising of the closure.

What: Millbrook Crescent and Attwood Crescent at Deer Park Road will be closed for a period of three days each over the course of the next two weeks. While one entrance to the crescent is closed, access to Deer Park Road will always be available from the other entrance.

Why: The road closures at Deer Park Road is required to facilitate the installation of the sewers and watermain, to accommodate the Contractor’s equipment; for protection of existing utilities, and for the safety of the workers and the public.

When: The road closures will start on September 16 and are anticipated to be completed by end of September, weather dependent.

Where: Millbrook Crescent (east access point) and Attwood Crescent (east and west access points) at Deer Park Road.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Taggart Construction Limited, to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

To accommodate the construction work on Deer Park Road, the Contractor will need to close Millbrook Crescent and Attwood Crescent at Deer Park Road. While one entrance of the crescent is closed, access to Deer Park Road will always be available from the other entrance. The eastbound travel lane on Deer Park Road will remain open. Access to local vehicular, pedestrian and cycling traffic will be maintained unless otherwise indicated.

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 accommodations, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

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, dust and vibration. 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 any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

Contact Information

For any emergency outside normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1.

For general project information, please contact the City’s Project Manager.

For construction related questions or concerns, please contact the Contractor Representatives.

City Project Manager
Kevin Gibbs, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 16633

Contract Administrator
Jason Bettez, P.Eng.
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited.
Tel:  613-913-8612

City On-Site Representative
Mike McCaffrey
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
Tel.: 613-229-7922

Contractor Representatives
Maurice Pilon, Site Superintendent
Taggart Construction Limited
Tel.: 613-223-5592

Nick Gianetto, P.Eng., Project Manager
Taggart Construction Limited
Tel.: 613-807-1430

Road closure notice (July 2020)

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 to reopen, including all municipal construction projects, as long as they comply with strict measures for public health and safe operations. In addition to the City’s ongoing work on critical infrastructure projects, we are now able to resume work on other construction projects that were paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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 work for the Wallford Way, Farlane Boulevard, Hilliard Avenue, Millbrook Crescent and Deer Park Road Integrated Road, Sewer and Watermain Replacement Project is now underway. Part of this project includes replacing the storm and sanitary sewers and watermain and full roadway reconstruction along Hilliard Avenue.

What: Hilliard Avenue from Barlyn Avenue to Vanson Avenue will be closed to all but local traffic. The road will be closed to all traffic in the area where the contractor is actively working which will move along Hilliard Avenue as the work progresses.

Why: The road closure is required to facilitate the installation of the sewers, watermain, and road rehabilitation.

When: The road closure is scheduled to be in-place starting Wednesday, August 5, 2020 until the end of the Fall 2020.

Where: Hilliard Avenue from Barlyn Avenue to Vanson Avenue.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Taggart Construction Limited, to complete the work.

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 accommodations, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Traffic Impacts

The road will remain closed to all but local traffic throughout construction. During construction there will be hard road closure at the point of construction. During this period, it will not be possible to maintain access to driveways within the limits of the closure. Affected residents will be contacted in advance by the project team and given a temporary On-Street Parking Permit that will allow on-street parking on nearby adjacent streets.

A safe and accessible path of travel for all pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained through and/or around the construction site.

On-Street Parking and Local Access

Periodically, vehicular access to your property may be unavailable. The Contractor is required to ensure that homeowners have access to their property. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted for a short period due to construction activities, you will be contacted in advance by the project team and given a temporary On-Street Parking Permit that will allow on-street parking within two blocks of your residence when these disruptions occur.

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, dust and vibration. 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 any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

Contact Information

City Project Manager
Kevin Gibbs, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424 x 16633

Contract Administrator
Jason Bettez, P.Eng.
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited.
Tel:  613-913-8612

City On-Site Representative
Mike McCaffrey
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited,
Tel.: 613-229-7922

Contractor Representatives
Taggart Construction Limited
Maurice Pilon, Site Superintendent
Tel.: 613-223-5592

Nick Gianetto, P.Eng.,
Project Manager
Tel.: 613-807-1430

Construction notice (June 2020)

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 to reopen, including all municipal construction projects, as long as they comply with strict measures for public health and safe operations. In addition to the City’s ongoing work on critical infrastructure projects, we are now able to resume work on other construction projects that were paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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.

Beginning in early July, the City of Ottawa will start construction for the replacement of underground sewers and watermains, and a full road reconstruction in your neighbourhood.

What: The work involves replacement of underground sewers and watermains, and full road reconstruction. It also includes the installation of new sidewalks on the following streets:

  • The south side of Wallford Way, from Higwood Drive to Farlane Boulevard
  • The north side of Farlane Boulevard, from Wallford Way to Hilliard Avenue
  • The west side of Farlane Boulevard, from Wallford Way to Eleanor Drive
  • The north side of Hilliard Avenue, from Farlane Boulevard to approximately 250 metres east of Millbrook Crescent
  • The east side of Millbrook Crescent, from Hilliard Avenue to Deer Park Road
  • The north side of Deer Park Road, from Millbrook Crescent to Fisher Avenue

Why: This work is required to renew the aging infrastructure and to improve reliability.

When: Construction on Deer Park Road, Millbrook Crescent and Hilliard Avenue (east of Millbrook Crescent) is expected to begin in July 2020 with final paving and landscaping expected to be completed in spring/summer 2021. Construction on Wallford Way, Farlane Boulevard and the remainder of Hilliard Avenue is expected to begin in the spring of 2021 with final paving and landscaping expected to be completed in 2022.

Where:

  • Wallford Way, from Higwood Drive to Farlane Boulevard
  • Farlane Boulevard, from Wallford Way to Hilliard Avenue
  • Hilliard Avenue, from Farlane Boulevard to approximately 250 m east of Millbrook Crescent
  • Millbrook Crescent, from Hilliard Avenue to Deer Park Road
  • Deer Park Road, from Millbrook Crescent to Fisher Avenue

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Taggart Construction Limited, to complete the work.

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 accommodations, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Traffic Management

In order to accommodate the proposed construction, Wallford Way, Farlane Boulevard, Hilliard Avenue and Millbrook Crescent will be closed to all but local traffic while construction is taking place. At the onset of construction in 2020, Deer Park Road between Fisher Avenue and Forest Park Avenue will be closed to all traffic, including local traffic, while the sewer and watermain construction in this area is completed. This road closure is expected to last approximately two (2) weeks. During this period, it will not be possible to maintain access to driveways within the limits of the closure. Affected residents will be contacted in advance by the project team and given a temporary On-Street Parking Permit that will allow on-street parking on nearby adjacent streets. After the closure, Deer Park Road will be reduced to one eastbound lane with local access only between Fisher Avenue and Millbrook Crescent for the remainder of the 2020 construction season.

Residents can expect construction traffic and activity on Deer Park Road, Millbrook Crescent and Hilliard Avenue (east of Millbrook Crescent) throughout the 2020 construction season and a portion of the 2021 construction season. Residents can expect construction traffic and activity on Wallford Way, Farlane Boulevard and Hilliard Avenue (west of Millbrook Crescent) throughout the 2021 construction season and a portion of the 2022 construction season.

Pedestrian and cycling access will be maintained throughout the construction period.

On-Street Parking and Local Access

As the various road reconstruction activities are in progress, on-street parking will be restricted. Local access will be maintained to residents, schools and emergency vehicles.

Periodically, vehicular access to your property may be unavailable. The Contractor is required to ensure that homeowners have access to their property. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted for a short period due to construction activities, you will be contacted in advance by the project team and given a temporary On-Street Parking Permit that will allow on-street parking within two blocks of your residence when these disruptions occur.

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. The City will reinstate 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 move the plants in preparation for the construction work.

Lawn Irrigation Systems

If you own a subsurface lawn irrigation system, please notify the City Project Manager identified below.

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, dust and vibration. 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).

Pre-Construction Inspection

The Contractor is required to carry out an exterior pre-construction inspection of homes in the work area, if the homeowner is in agreement. The purpose of pre-construction survey is to document current building and landscape conditions before construction commences. A representative from the contractor will be contacting you about these inspections.

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.

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

Temporary Water Services

During the replacement of the watermain, water will be supplied to buildings by temporary water lines. While your property is on this temporary service, your water usage will be estimated as the temporary service is not metered. Your water bill will be based on the past average water usage for your address. If you have any questions regarding your water bill, please contact Revenue at 613-580-2444 or by email at WS-Billing@ottawa.ca.

Municipal fire suppression will continue during the construction period. Please note that private fire suppression systems may be impacted due to temporary water lines. If you have a private fire suppression system, it is recommended that you 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 ext. 15372 (West).

We apologize in advance for any disruptions in water service during construction. Any problems with the temporary water services can be directed to the City on-site representative or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1 in the evenings or weekends.

Private Water Services

If your house/building was built prior to 1955, there is a possibility that your private water service may have been constructed using lead pipe (modern pipes are copper or HDPE). For those homes with a lead water pipe supplying water to the water meter, there is information regarding the City’s Lead Pipe Replacement Program available on the City’s website, Ottawa.ca/leadpipes, or call 3-1-1.

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

City Project Manager
Kevin Gibbs, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424 x 16633

City On-Site Representative
Mike McCaffrey
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited,
Tel.: 613-229-7922

Contract Administrator
Jason Bettez, P.Eng.
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited.
Tel:  613-913-8612

Contractor Representatives
Taggart Construction Limited
Maurice Pilon, Site Superintendent
Tel.: 613-223-5592

Nick Gianetto, P.Eng., Project Manager
Tel.: 613-807-1430