Woodroffe & Vanier Large Diameter Watermain Repairs

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Project status
Underway

Project overview

Project description

The City has a condition assessment program which undertakes to monitor the most critical watermain pipes within the City. Results indicate that three pipe sections of the watermain on Woodroffe Avenue at Slack Road and one pipe section of the watermain on Donald Street require replacement. It has also been determined that three pipe sections of watermain on Woodroffe Avenue at Norice Street require replacement.

Woodroffe Avenue at Slack Road watermain repair:

Project limits include Woodroffe Avenue from Slack Road to 250 metres north of Grenfell Crescent.

Watermain repair work will involve excavation in the west shoulder and outer southbound lane of Woodroffe Avenue, replacement of sections of watermain, and reinstatement of the road and shoulder. In order to maintain two southbound lanes, a section of the concrete center-median will be removed to allow for a temporary southbound lane. The removal of the center-median includes a temporary streetlighting relocation. The removal of the center-median and temporary streetlighting relocation will be completed in advance of the watermain repair work. The center-median and streetlighting will be reinstated to existing condition following the completion of the watermain work.

Donald Street watermain repair:

Project limits include Donald Street from North River Road to 50 metres west of Marguerite Avenue.

Watermain repair work will involve excavation in the eastbound lane and south boulevard of Donald Street, replacement of a section of watermain, and reinstatement of the road and boulevard. Please note that it is anticipated that one tree within the right of way will need to be removed due to its proximity to the section of watermain being replaced. A replacement tree will be planted in spring 2024. We are working with City of Ottawa Forestry to ensure compliance with the Tree Protection By-law (2020-340).

Woodroffe Avenue at Norice Street watermain repair:

Project limits include Woodroffe Avenue from 150m north of David Drive to 50m south of Norice Street. Watermain repair work will involve excavation in the southbound lanes of Woodroffe Avenue, replacement of sections of watermain, and reinstatement of the road.

Project timing

Woodroffe Avenue at Slack Road
Construction start: December 2023
Construction completion: spring 2024

Donald Street
Construction start: November 2023
Construction completion: spring 2024

Woodroffe Avenue at Norice Street
Construction start: March 2024
Construction completion: spring 2024

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $2.66 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.

Safety

The City of Ottawa is committed to safety in and around project sites. The project team 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, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.

Contact information

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City Project Manager
Christine Reist, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 27820

Contract Administrator
Samuel McPhail, EIT
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Tel: 705-288-2436

Contractor Representative
Chadwick Haines
Project Manager
R.W. Tomlinson Limited
Tel.: 613-868-6043

Woodroffe Avenue at Norice Street: Noise bylaw exemption

The City of Ottawa will be undertaking weekend work related to the repair of the Woodroffe Avenue large diameter watermain.

What: Weekend work will involve excavation in the southbound lanes of Woodroffe Avenue north of Norice Street, replacement of sections of watermain, and reinstatement of the road.

Why: Weekend work is required to minimize weekday traffic and transit disruptions.

When: Weekend work is expected at times between 7 am and 10 pm on March 9 and 10, 2024. A noise by-law exemption will be in place for the work between 7 and 9 am on Sunday March 10, 2024.

Where:   Construction will be on Woodroffe Avenue from 150 metres north of David Drive to 50 metres south of Norice Street.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, R.W. Tomlinson Limited, to complete the work.

Traffic management

To accommodate the proposed construction, lane reductions on southbound Woodroffe Avenue can be expected. Left turns from David Drive onto southbound Woodroffe will be detoured at times during construction. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained. Pedestrian and cycling detours can be expected. OC Transpo routes may experience some delays while travelling through the construction area.

Construction disruptions

The contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the normal life of your family and/or operation of your business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during construction, such as traffic delays, noise, and dust. We would like to thank you in advance 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). A noise by-law exemption will be in place for this work.

Woodroffe Avenue at Norice Street: construction notice

Beginning in March 2024, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work to repair sections of the Woodroffe Avenue large diameter watermain.

What: Watermain repair work will involve excavation in the southbound lanes of Woodroffe Avenue north of Norice Street, replacement of sections of watermain, and reinstatement of the road.   

Why: The City has a condition assessment program which undertakes to monitor the most critical watermain pipes within the City. Results indicate that sections of the watermain on Woodroffe Avenue require replacement.

When: This work is scheduled to begin in March 2024 and completion of the majority of the work is anticipated by mid-April 2024. Night work may be necessary. The remaining works are expected to be completed in spring 2024.

Where: Construction will be on Woodroffe Avenue from 150 metres north of David Drive to 50 metres south of Norice Street.

Who: The City of Ottawa retained the contractor, R.W. Tomlinson Limited, to complete the work.

Traffic management

To accommodate the proposed construction, lane reductions on southbound Woodroffe Avenue can be expected. Left turns from David Drive onto southbound Woodroffe will be detoured at times during construction. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained. Pedestrian and cycling detours can be expected. OC Transpo routes may experience some delays while travelling through the construction area.

Local access

Local access will be maintained to residents, business owners and emergency vehicles. Periodically, vehicular access to your property may be unavailable; the contractor is required to provide 24-hour notification of temporary loss of vehicular access/egress to your property. A temporary On-Street Parking Permit will be made available to allow on-street parking within two blocks of your residence when these disruptions occur. Residents with electric vehicles will need to find alternative charging arrangements when access is restricted. The use of extension cords within the public right of way is not permitted.

Should you have additional concerns about reduced access, such as business deliveries or accessibility requirements, please contact the project manager.

Construction disruptions

The contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the normal life of your family and/or operation of your business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during construction, such as traffic delays, noise, and dust. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

Woodroffe Avenue at Slack Road: construction notice

Beginning in November 2023, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work to repair sections of the Woodroffe Avenue large diameter watermain. 

What: Watermain repair work will involve excavation in the west shoulder and outer southbound lane of Woodroffe Avenue, replacement of sections of watermain, and reinstatement of the road and shoulder.

In order to maintain two southbound lanes, a section of the concrete center-median will be removed to allow for a temporary southbound lane. The removal of the center-median includes a temporary streetlighting relocation (completed in advance of watermain construction). The center-median and streetlighting will be reinstated to existing condition following the completion of the watermain work.

Why: The City has a condition assessment program which undertakes to monitor the most critical watermain pipes within the City. Results indicate that sections of the watermain on Woodroffe Avenue require replacement.

When: This work is scheduled to begin in November 2023 and works are expected to be completed in spring 2024. The removal of the concrete center-median will be completed in advance of the watermain repair work.

Where: Construction will be on Woodroffe Avenue from Slack Road to 250 meters north of Grenfell Crescent. 

Who: The City of Ottawa retained the contractor, R.W. Tomlinson Limited, to complete the work.

Traffic management

To accommodate the proposed construction, various lane reductions can be expected. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained. 

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, business owners and emergency vehicles. Periodically, vehicular access to your property may be unavailable; the contractor is required to provide 24-hour notification of temporary loss of vehicular access/egress to your property. A temporary On-Street Parking Permit will be made available to allow on-street parking within two blocks of your residence when these disruptions occur. Residents with electric vehicles will need to find alternative charging arrangements when access is restricted. The use of extension cords within the public right of way is not permitted.

Should you have additional concerns about reduced access, such as business deliveries or accessibility requirements, please contact the project manager listed below.  

Construction disruptions

The contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the normal life of your family and/or operation of your business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during construction. We would like to thank you in advance 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).

Donald Street at North River Road: construction notice

Beginning in November 2023, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work to repair a section of the Donald Street large diameter watermain. 

What: Construction work will involve excavation in the eastbound lane and south boulevard of Donald Street, replacement of a section of watermain, and reinstatement of the road and boulevard. 

Please note that it is anticipated that one tree within the right of way will likely need to be removed due to its proximity to the section of watermain being replaced. If removal can’t be avoided, a replacement tree will be planted in spring 2024. We are working with City of Ottawa Forestry to ensure compliance with the Tree Protection By-law (2020-340).

Why: The City has a condition assessment program which undertakes to monitor the most critical watermain pipes within the City. Results indicate that a section of the watermain on Donald Street requires replacement.

When: This work is scheduled to begin in November 2023 and completion of the majority of the work is anticipated by end of 2023. The remaining works are expected to be completed in spring 2024. 

Where: Construction will be on Donald Street from North River Road to 50 metres west of Marguerite Avenue.

Who: The City of Ottawa retained the contractor, R.W. Tomlinson Limited, to complete the work.

Traffic management

To accommodate the proposed construction, various lane reductions and/or alternating traffic can be expected. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained. Cycling detours can be expected.

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, business owners and emergency vehicles. Periodically, vehicular access to your property may be unavailable; the contractor is required to provide 24-hour notification of temporary loss of vehicular access/egress to your property. A temporary On-Street Parking Permit will be made available to allow on-street parking within two blocks of your residence when these disruptions occur. Residents with electric vehicles will need to find alternative charging arrangements when access is restricted. The use of extension cords within the public right of way is not permitted.

Should you have additional concerns about reduced access, such as business deliveries or accessibility requirements, please contact the project manager listed below.  

Construction disruptions

The contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the normal life of your family and/or operation of your business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during construction. We would like to thank you in advance 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).