January 8 to 26, 2018
The City of Ottawa is proposing to construct a new section of sidewalk on the east / south side of Dumaurier Avenue from 40 metres north of Ramsey Crescent to Pinecrest Road, and from Ramsey Crescent to 20 metres south of Ramsey Crescent. The new sections of sidewalk will be approximately 300 metres long.
This project is a Phase 1 project from the Council-approved 2013 Ottawa Pedestrian Plan. The provision of a second sidewalk on Dumaurier Avenue aligns with the City’s transportation goals and objectives to maximize walkability. As a collector road, policy requires a sidewalk on both sides of Dumaurier Avenue. There is an existing sidewalk on the west / north side.
This project will complete a missing link in the pedestrian network providing improved connectivity to public transit, schools, parks and community destinations (such as Dumaurier Park, the existing Transitway station and the future Pinecrest LRT Station). South of Ramsey Crescent, the proposed sidewalk will end in the vicinity of the future Pick-up and Drop off location for the LRT Station. Providing a sidewalk on both sides of Dumaurier Avenue will better serve pedestrians accessing transit and community facilities in this area.
The new sidewalk will be located along the alignment of the existing curb. It will connect to the existing concrete sidewalk north of Ramsey Crescent and continue the sidewalk to the south of Ramsey Crescent. The proposed sidewalk will be installed within the City’s right-of-way. Landscaping and other features within the right-of-way may be impacted. A retaining wall is planned close to Pinecrest Road to minimize the impact to existing trees due to the construction of the sidewalk.
The project is currently in the planning stage, which will be followed by design. Construction is expected to start in late 2018 or 2019.
The drawing below shows the location of the proposed sidewalk.
For more information or to provide your comments, please contact:
Robert Grimwood, P. Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Transportation
Transportation Services Department, City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1