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Greenbank Road Widening (Malvern to Strandherd)

Project Status: 
Underway

Overview

Project Description

Greenbank Road Widening Proposed Design - [ PDF - 6,373 KB]

An Environmental Study Report was completed in 2006 recommending the widening of Greenbank Rd from Malvern Dr/Foxfield Dr to Cambrian Rd. This project was divided into 2 projects. The first project to be implemented is Greenbank Rd from Malvern Dr/Foxfield Dr to Marketplace Blvd. The project includes widening of Greenbank Rd from two lanes of undivided traffic to four lanes divided by a central median. Noise attenuation walls will be installed adjacent residences between Fallowfield Rd and Strandherd Rd. New sidewalk and multi-use path will be built and the roadway boulevard will be landscaped. Cycling facilities will be provided as well. Utilities will be relocated from the west side of Greenbank to the east side, south of the railway. The proposal includes a grade separation structure at the railway so Greenbank Rd travels underneath the railway tracks.

The design process began in 2010. The preliminary design was presented to the public at the Barrhaven Open House in April and September 2012, 2013 and 2014.  

The picture shows the future view of the Greenbank Rd underpass once the Greenbank Road Widening project is complete.   Greenbank Road has four lanes for vehicles and descends under the new bridge that carries the railway. Pedestrians walk on sidewalk and pathway on either side of the road.

Timelines

Construction Start - Fall 2014

Construction Completion - Summer 2017

Budget

Funding for the construction has been allocated through the City's Budget Process $58 million.

More Information

Sue Johns, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design & Construction – Branch 2
613-580-2424 x16003

Overnight work – November 17 to 18, 2016

Construction work is nearing completion on the Greenbank Road Widening project. In order to complete the railway work portion of the project, some of the existing rail and railway ties were replaced. There is some work remaining to complete.

What: Railway crews have removed and replaced one section of rail, including ties and ballast at the location where the Greenbank detour road was located east of the railway bridge.  This work occurred November 12 and 13. There is one more night of work to do. City and VIA Rail representatives will be on-site while work is undertaken and all safety regulations will be in effect.

When: Please be advised that, weather permitting, this work is scheduled to occur overnight on November 17 – 18, 2016.  Work will begin after the last VIA train passes. This train is scheduled at 10:45 p.m. Lights will be set up and equipment will be operating which will result in noise and possibly vibration.  Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to local residents.

Where: This work will occur along the railway track east of Greenbank Road.  Homes on Kadeer Way, Henfield Ave, Burnett’s Grove Circle are closest to the work area. Greenbank Road traffic will not be affected.

Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd. and their sub-contractors will work diligently to complete work as quickly as possible but you may experience some inconvenience due to the night work. We thank you for your continued patience throughout this project.

Susan Johns, P. Eng.
Project Manager
Design and Construction – Branch 2
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 16003

Christopher Fischer, P.Eng.
Project Manager – Contractor
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd
Tel:  613-229-6779

Overnight work – November 12 to 14, 2016

Construction work is nearing completion on the Greenbank Road Widening project. In order to complete the railway work portion of the project, some of the existing rail and railway ties must be replaced.

What: Railway crews will remove and replace one section of rail, including ties and ballast at the location where the Greenbank detour road was located east of the railway bridge.  This work must occur overnight when there is no train traffic. City and VIA Rail representatives will be on-site while work is undertaken and all safety regulations will be in effect.

When: Please be advised that, weather permitting, this work is scheduled to occur overnight on November 12–13 and November 13-14, 2016. Work will begin after the last VIA train passes. This train is scheduled at 10:45 p.m. Lights will be set up and equipment will be operating which will result in noise and possibly vibration.  Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to local residents. Work may be necessary overnight on November 14-15, 2016 as contingency.

Where: This work will occur along the railway track east of Greenbank Road.  Homes on Kadeer Way, Henfield Ave, Burnett’s Grove Circle are closest to the work area. Greenbank Road traffic will not be affected.

Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd. and their sub-contractors will work diligently to complete work as quickly as possible but you may experience some inconvenience due to the night work. We thank you for your continued patience throughout this project.

Susan Johns, P. Eng.
Project Manager
Design and Construction – Branch 2
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 16003

Christopher Fischer, P.Eng.
Project Manager – Contractor
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd.
Tel: 613-229-6779

Overnight work – October 31 to November 3, 2016

Greenbank Road widening at VIA Railway

Construction work is nearing completion on the Greenbank Road Widening project. In order to complete the railway work portion of the project, some of the existing rail and railway ties must be replaced.

What: Railway crews will remove and replace one section of rail, including ties and ballast at the location where the Greenbank detour road was located east of the railway bridge.  This work must occur overnight when there is no train traffic. City and VIA Rail representatives will be on-site while work is undertaken and all safety regulations will be in effect.

When: Please be advised that, weather permitting, this work is scheduled to occur overnight on October 31 – November 3, 2016.  Work will begin after the last VIA train passes. This train is scheduled at 10:45 pm. Lights will be set up and equipment will be operating which will result in noise and possibly vibration.  Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to local residents. Work may be necessary overnight on November 3, 2016 as contingency.

Where: This work will occur along the railway track east of Greenbank Road.  Homes on Kadeer Way, Henfield Ave, Burnett’s Grove Circle are closest to the work area. Greenbank Road traffic will not be affected.

Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd. and their sub-contractors will work diligently to complete work as quickly as possible but you may experience some inconvenience due to the night work. We thank you for your continued patience throughout this project.

Susan Johns, P. Eng.
Project Manager
Design and Construction – Branch 2
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Tel:  613-580-2424, ext. 16003

Christopher Fischer, P.Eng.
Project Manager – Contractor
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd
Tel:  613-229-6779

Road Closure and Overnight Work Notice - 16-17 April 2016

Construction continues on the Greenbank Road Widening project.  Work is now underway to shift railway traffic to the mainline track, including over the new bridge.  This shift of railway traffic and closure of the railway diversion track will occur on Sunday, April 17. 

Before the railway diversion can close, work must occur on the railway track and the railway signals.  This work must occur overnight when there is no train traffic.  City and VIA Rail representatives will be on-site while work is undertaken and all safety regulations will be in effect. 

Please be advised that, weather permitting, railway work is scheduled during the overnight periods of Saturday, April 16 to Sunday, April 17.  Lights will be set up and equipment will be operating which will result in noise and possibly vibration.  Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to local residents. 

As part of this construction activity, Greenbank Road will be closed in both directions between Malvern/Foxfield and Wessex/Berrigan from 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16 until late afternoon on Sunday, April 17.  When Greenbank Road re-opens, the railway signals will have been relocated to the mainline  track to protect vehicle traffic from approaching trains.  The trains will travel slowly on the new track, and will gradually increase speed each day. 

Please note that during this road closure, no members of the public will be able to cross through Greenbank Road.  Pedestrians and cyclists will also need to detour around the construction site.  Detour signs will be posted and staff will be on-site to assist in directing traffic. 

There is additional railway work that must be completed in order to allow gradual speed increase each day.  Work is scheduled during the overnight periods of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and if needed, Wednesday.  Lights will be set up and equipment will be operating which will result in noise and possibly vibration.  Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to local residents. 

Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd. and their sub-contractors will work diligently to complete work as quickly as possible but you may experience some inconvenience due to the night work.  We thank you for your continued patience throughout this project.

Susan Johns, P. Eng.
Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel:  (613) 580-2424, ext. 16003 

Christopher Fischer, P.Eng
Project Manager - Contractor
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd
Tel:(613)-229-6779

City Representatives on site: 

Saturday April 16 to Sunday April 17  

  • Between 11:00pm and 8:00 am, City rep on site -  Marko Cholich  613-868-0368
  • Between 8:00 am and road opening City rep on site -  Marc Paquette  613-314-7936 

Overnight Work Planned for This Week Notice - 3 December 2015

Construction continues on the Greenbank Road Widening project.  Significant progress has been made on sewer and road works, as well as railway works.  The future underpass is currently under construction.   To finalize work on the railway diversion, there is a need for railway track work this week, in the section of rail adjacent to the future bridge.  Due to the nature of the work, it must be done during the overnight period when no trains are active.  

Please be advised that, weather permitting, railway work is scheduled during the overnight period of Thursday, December 3 starting at 11 p.m. and will be completed by 5:30 a.m. on Friday, December 4, 2015. 

During this construction work equipment will be operating with lights which will result in noise and possibly vibration.  Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to local residents.  City and VIA Rail representatives will be on-site while work occurs and all safety regulations will be in effect.

Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd. and their sub-contractors will work diligently to complete work as quickly as possible but you may experience some inconvenience due to the night work.  We thank you for your continued patience throughout this project. 

Susan Johns, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel:  (613) 580-2424, ext 16003 

Christopher Fischer, P.Eng.
Project Manager – Contractor
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited
Tel:  (613) 229-6779

Road closure and overnight work notice - 22-23 August 2015

Greenbank Road widening at VIA railway

Construction continues on the Greenbank Road Widening project.  Work is now underway to shift railway traffic to a new, temporary track approximately 10m south of the mainline track. This railway diversion will be opened to train traffic on Sunday, August 23.

Before the railway diversion can open, work must occur on the railway track and the railway signals. This work must occur overnight when there is no train traffic. City and VIA Rail representatives will be on-site while work is undertaken and all safety regulations will be in effect.

Please be advised that, weather permitting, railway work is scheduled during the overnight periods of Saturday, August 22 to Sunday, August 23. Lights will be set up and equipment will be operating which will result in noise and possibly vibration. Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to local residents.

As part of this construction activity, Greenbank Road will be closed in both directions between Malvern/Foxfield and Wessex/Berrigan from 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 22 until late afternoon on Sunday, August 23. When Greenbank Road re-opens, the railway signals will have been relocated to the diversion track to protect vehicle traffic from approaching trains. The trains will travel slowly on the new track, and will gradually increase speed each day.

Please note that during this road closure, no members of the public will be able to cross through Greenbank Road. Pedestrians and cyclists will also need to detour around the construction site. Detour signs will be posted and staff will be on-site to assist in directing traffic.

Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd. and their sub-contractors will work diligently to complete work as quickly as possible but you may experience some inconvenience due to the night work. We thank you for your continued patience throughout this project.

Susan Johns, P. Eng.
Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel:  (613) 580-2424, ext. 16003

Domenic Licandro
Project Manager – Contractor
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd
Tel:  (613)-913-2885

City Representatives on site:
Saturday August 22 to Sunday August 23

  • Between 11 pm and 8 am, City rep on site -  Marko Cholich 613-868-0368
  • Between 8 am and road opening, City rep on site -  Steve Neville 613-286-6927

Updated - Night-time work Notice - August 2015

Construction continues on the Greenbank Road Widening project. The Greenbank Detour Road has shifted roadway traffic and work will now continue to shift the railway track south of its current alignment. This railway detour is being constructed to allow the new underpass structure to be constructed. 

To construct the railway detour, railway track must be installed across the Greenbank Detour Road. To allow this work to be completed, Greenbank Road is scheduled to be closed to vehicular, cycling and pedestrian traffic in both directions between Malvern Drive and Wessex Road during the overnight period from 8:00pm on Friday, August 7 to 7:00 am on Saturday, August 8, 2015. This work must occur overnight when there is no train traffic.

City and VIA rail representatives will be on-site while work is done and all safety regulations will be in effect. Lights will be set up and equipment will be operating which will result in noise and possibly vibration. 

Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd and their sub-contractors will work diligently to complete work as quickly as possible but you may experience some inconvenience due to the night work.  We thank you for your continued patience throughout this project. 

Susan Johns, P. Eng.  
Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel:  (613) 580-2424 ext. 16003

Domenic Licandro
Project Manager - Contractor
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd
Tel:(613)-913-2885 

Marko Cholich
Construction Technician
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel:  (613)-868-0368

Greenbank Road Widening - Blasting Notice - April 20, 2015

Dear Resident, 

The Greenbank Road Widening project includes the construction of a grade-separated rail crossing on Greenbank Road. Blasting is required as part of this element of construction.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited to undertake the Greenbank Road Widening project. A subcontractor, Noremac Drillers, will be doing this work and they have previously distributed letters.

Why:  Part of the Greenbank Road Widening project includes a grade-separated rail crossing and blasting is required to remove materials to prepare for the roadway underpass. 

The contractor will conduct its work in accordance with an approved blasting plan that meets City of Ottawa requirements. Pre-condition audits were performed on adjacent structures, including residential properties and the railway to document the existing conditions.

Vibration monitoring equipment will be installed and will be continuously monitored throughout the blasting phase of construction.

What: Blasting will begin the week of April 20, 2015.       

When: Blasting will begin the week of April 20, 2015 and will take place from Monday to Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for a period of approximately four months.

Where:  Blasting will occur north and south of the railway along the original Greenbank Road right-of-way.  Blasting is not permitted near the railway and rock will be broken using equipment that may cause noise and vibration.  

 Every effort is being made to minimize noise and disruptions while this work is underway. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact: 

City’s Project Manager:
Susan Johns, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services Department
Design and Construction Municipal West 
(613) 580-2424 Ext 16003                                                         

Contractor’s Representative:
Domenic Licandro
Project Manager
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd
(613) 913-2885

cc:      Councillor Harder, Ward 3

Night-time Work Notice – 28-29 March 2015

Greenbank Road Widening at VIA Railway

Dear Homeowner/Resident, 

Construction continues on the Greenbank Road Widening project.  Currently, a detour is being constructed for Greenbank Rd near the VIA railway.  This detour will be opened to traffic on Sunday, March 29, 2015. 

Before the Greenbank Road detour can open, work must occur on the railway track.  This work must occur overnight when there is no train traffic.  City and VIA Rail representatives will be on-site while work is undertaken and all safety regulations will be in effect.  

Please be advised that railway work is scheduled during the overnight periods  on Friday March 27 to Saturday March 28 and again on Saturday March 28 to Sunday March  29, 2015.  Lights will be set up and equipment will be operating which will result in noise and possibly vibration.  Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to local residents. 

As part of this construction activity, Greenbank Road will be closed between Malvern/Foxfield and Wessex/Berrigan from 11 p.m. Saturday, March 28 until Sunday, March 29 in the afternoon. 

Please note that during this road closure, no members of the public will be able to cross through Greenbank. Pedestrians and cyclists will also need to detour around the construction site. Detour signs will be posted and staff will be on-site to assist in directing traffic. 

Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd and their sub-contractors will work diligently to complete work as quickly as possible but you may experience some inconvenience due to the night work.  We thank you for your continued patience throughout this project.            

Susan Johns, P. Eng.  
Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel:  (613) 580-2424 ext. 16003
Email:  Susan.Johns@ottawa.ca

Domenic Licandro
Project Manager - Contractor
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd
Email: dlicandro@thomascavanagh.ca
Tel:(613)-913-2885

City Representatives:

Friday night, March 27 11:00pm to Saturday March 28 6:00am

  • Contact Marc Paquette  613-394-7936 

Saturday March 28, 2015, 11:00 p.m. to Sunday March 29, 2015 around 1:00 p.m.

  • Between 11pm and 7am, City rep on site -  Marc Paquette 613-394-7936
  • Between 7am and road opening City rep on site -  Steve Neville  613-286-6927 

Construction Notice (September 2014)

Dear Homeowner or Resident,

Beginning this fall, the City of Ottawa will start construction work in your neighbourhood on the Greenbank Road Widening project from Malvern Drive to Marketplace Avenue.  This work is being done to expand the transportation network in response to community growth.

Who:             The City of Ottawa has hired the contractor, Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited to complete the work.

Why:             The City of Ottawa will be proceeding with construction to improve pedestrian, cycling and vehicle infrastructure to better meet the needs of growth in Barrhaven. A grade separation structure will be built at the VIA railway crossing.

Where:        Greenbank Road from Malvern Drive/Foxfield Drive to Marketplace Avenue

What:           Work will include:   

  • widening the road from 2 lanes to 4 lanes plus on-road bike lanes
  • a multi-use pathway along the west boulevard
  • concrete sidewalks along the east boulevard
  • relocation of a watermain and construction of a storm sewer
  • a grade separation structure at the VIA rail crossing (road under the railway tracks)
  • a stormwater pump station, forcemain and controlled sewer outlet (stormwater pond) to provide drainage of the railway underpass
  • noise barrier and landscaping.

When:           Work will begin this fall and will last for more than two years.  The contractor will stage the construction over this time, so work areas will change as operations are initiated and completed.  Please check the City website for updates to the Greenbank Road Widening project at Ottawa.ca.

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7am and 10pm.  On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7am and 10pm while Sunday and Statutory holiday work is allowed between 9am and 10pm.    Some night work and weekend work is expected.  Advance notice of these events will be provided to the community by updates on the City website and by Notice to those adjacent the work.    

If you wish to receive updates directly, please provide the City’s Project Manager with your e-mail address or your postal address. 

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact the On-Site Inspector or the Contractor’s representative.      

Construction Disruptions

Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete in 2017.  They 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 operation of the work, such as delays and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration.  We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.   Every effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts in your community.

Impact on the Right-of-Way and Adjacent Private Properties

The road, sewer and watermain construction 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.  You may feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of the heavy equipment needed to complete this work.  This is quite common and not usually a problem.  If construction activities will cause temporary loss of access to your property or business, advance notice will be provided and assistance with alternate access and parking will be offered. 

Pre-Construction Survey

Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed.

The Contractor is also required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed.  You may be asked by the contractor’s insurance agent for permission to survey your property before the work commences, as Contractors typically conduct pre-construction inspections to document existing conditions for their own purposes.  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. 

Contact Information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager:

City’s Project Manager: 
Susan Johns, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 5J9
Tel:  613-580-2424, Ext. 16003

Steve Neville
Construction Technician
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel:  613-286-6927

Contractor’s Representative
Dominic Licandro
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited
9094 Hwy7
Ashton, ON K0A 1B0
Tel: (613) 257-2918