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Willard Street, Fairbairn Street, Bellwood Avenue and Belmont Avenue

Project Status: 

Project overview (February 2018)

Integrated road, sewer, and watermain project
Contract no. ISD17-5035

Project description

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the preliminary and detailed design for the renewal of Old Ottawa South. The project area is predominantly bounded by Bank Street to the west, Sunnyside Avenue to the north, Belmont Avenue to the south and Riverdale Avenue to the east.  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:

  • Willard Street (from Sunnyside Avenue to Belmont Avenue)
  • Fairbairn Street (from Sunnyside Avenue to Belmont Avenue)
  • Bellwood Avenue (from Sunnyside Avenue to Belmont Avenue)
  • Belmont Avenue (from Bank Street to Riverdale Avenue)

Project timing

Preliminary and detailed design: Spring 2017 to Fall 2018
Design assignment completion: Early Winter 2019
Construction start: Spring 2019
Construction completion: Fall 2020 (to be confirmed)


Design: $0.3 M (estimate)
Construction: $4.0 M (estimate)

Public involvement

A public information session is expected to be held in March 2018, 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 will likely take place in late Fall 2018 to show the final changes to be implemented.

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

Lei Gong, PhD, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design and Construction – Branch 1
100 Constellation Drive, Sixth Floor West
Ottawa ON K2G 6J8
City of Ottawa
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 22738

Open house (1 March 2018)

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 1:01 pm
Last updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 8:23 pm

Dates & Times

Thursday, March 1, 2018,
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


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. Preliminary 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 watermains, sanitary sewers and select storm 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, sanitary sewers and select storm sewers along with full road reconstruction. House services will also be replaced up to the property line.

When: The City is planning construction activities within the project limits from May 2019 to November 2020, with winter shut down periods from November to April.

Where: The project limits are:

  • Willard Street from Sunnyside Avenue to Belmont Avenue
  • Fairbairn Street from Sunnyside Avenue to Belmont Avenue
  • Bellwood Avenue from Sunnyside Avenue to Belmont Avenue
  • Belmont Avenue from Bank Street to Riverdale Avenue

At the public open house, residents are able to drop in during the hours noted above and review the preliminary 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:

Lei Gong, PhD, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer – Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 22738

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


Lei Gong
613-580-2424, x22738