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Lakeview Terrace (Bronson Avenue to Queen Elizabeth Drive)

Project Status: 
Underway

Project Overview

January 2016

Project description

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the preliminary and detailed design for the renewal of the following streets:

  • Lakeview Terrace from Bronson Avenue to Queen Elizabeth Driveway

Specifically, the works proposed include the rehabilitation and/or replacement of:

  • Sidewalks, road structure and pavement
  • Watermains and sewers
  • Lateral services to the property line
  • Utility reconstruction as required

Estimated timelines

Design – Fall 2015 to Spring 2016

Construction start – Spring/Summer 2016

Construction substantial completion – Summer 2017

For more information

Matthew Strampel, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 21796

Construction notice – August 2016

The City of Ottawa has started construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to upgrade the combined sewer, watermain and road in your community. This notice is to advise you that project personnel have recently changed since the beginning of construction. The Contractor’s Site Superintendent has changed to David Ingimundson and the On-Site Inspector has changed to Kevin May. Revised contact information for both of these individuals is at the bottom of this notice. We appreciate your cooperation on the project as it continues.

Who: The Contractor, Greenbelt will be performing the construction work for the City of Ottawa.

Why: The purpose of this project is to provide combined sewer and watermain upgrades within the project limits due to the age of existing infrastructure.  As an additional benefit of the work the existing road and sidewalk will be renewed.

What: The work will involve reconstruction of the combined sewer, watermain, road and sidewalks.  Residential water and sewer services will be reinstated up to the property line.  A new concrete sidewalk will be constructed on the north side of Lakeview Terrace adjacent to Senator Eugene Forsey Park.

When: This work began in July of 2016. The majority of the work is expected to be completed by the end of November of 2016. There is the potential for soft landscaping (i.e. sod and plantings) to be deferred until spring of 2017 depending on seasonal constraints.

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.  The Contractor’s usual construction hours are weekdays from 7am to 7pm.  This will be modified as needed, (for example: if weather affects the construction schedule or if conditions change on site). Please check the City website for updates to the Lakeview Terrace Road, Sewer and Watermain Construction project.

Every effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts.

Where: Construction will take place on the following streets:

  • Lakeview Terrace (from Bronson Avenue to Queen Elizabeth Driveway)
  • Bronson Avenue (at the intersection with Lakeview Terrace)
  • Queen Elizabeth Driveway (at the intersection with Lakeview Terrace)

Key plan [ PDF - 123 KB ]

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.

On-street parking and traffic

Full road closure for Lakeview Terrace will be required, although access for local traffic will be maintained.  The Contractor is required to ensure that homeowners have access to their properties. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a temporary On Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be issued by the on-site Inspector to authorize on street parking within a few blocks of your residence.

Bronson Avenue and Queen Elizabeth Driveway will remain open to traffic throughout the project duration; however periodic lane reductions will be required to accommodate construction.

Access to Lakeview Terrace will be permitted from Queen Elizabeth Driveway during construction.

Construction disruptions

Greenbelt is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely completed.  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.

Impact on the right-of-way and adjacent private properties

The sewer, watermain, and road 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.  Lawns, pathways, gardens and/or driveways may be disturbed.  The affected areas will be reinstated as soon as possible after construction is completed, at no cost to you.  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.

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.

Pre-construction survey

Greenbelt 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 should have been asked by the contractor’s insurance agent for permission to survey your property before the work commenced, 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.

Private water services

One element of the construction project will include the replacement of the small water pipe that supplies water to your property, known as the “water service.”  The water service extends from the watermain to your building. Part of the water service is located within the City’s property and part of the water service is located on your private property.  This construction project will replace that part of the water service that is located on the City-owned property.  The City will only replace the City-owned portion of the water service between the watermain and your front property line.  This will be done at no cost to you.  The private section of the water service (on your property) between the front property line and your building is known as the private water service. The private water service will not be replaced as part of the City project.

If your house/building was built prior to 1958, there is a possibility that your private water service may have been constructed using lead pipe (modern pipes are copper or HDPE). There is information available on the City’s website Ottawa.ca regarding lead in drinking water, how to determine if you have lead plumbing pipes and the City’s Lead Pipe replacement Program.

If you decide to replace your private water service because of existing lead pipe or simply preventive maintenance due to the pipe’s age, there are a few options available for you to consider.  In all cases, you as the property owner are responsible for the cost of this replacement as you own the pipe located on your property.

Option 1

You may choose to do the work yourself by hiring your own contractor.  The only constraint is that you may not carry out your work while the City is working on the street and replacing your water service up to your property line. Concurrent work on your adjacent land may create a safety hazard for the City’s contractor and/or for your contractor. Once the City’s work is complete, you may replace your private water service at any time thereafter.

Option 2

The City does have a Lead Pipe Replacement Program where the City carries out the replacement on behalf of the property owner; however, it is not set up to work with any concurrent City road, sewer or watermain construction. The program covers the replacement of both the private water service and the City-owned portion of the water service when no other City construction is planned.  Since, as part of the current City project, the water service will be replaced up to your front property line, the Lead Pipe Replacement Program will only be available to you up to 2 years after the completion of the planned construction work. Under the Lead Pipe Replacement Program the City cannot replace the private water service until the construction work is completed for the same safety reasons described in Option 1.  Please note that you are responsible for all costs under this program.  Please contact the Water and Wastewater Services Customer Information at 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) ext. 22300 if you have further questions about the Program. 

Lawn irrigation systems

If you own a subsurface lawn irrigation system, please notify the City’s Project Manager identified below if you have not done so already.

Fire supply interruption

In addition, during construction, water will be supplied to buildings by temporary water lines. Municipal fire suppression will continue during this temporary period. Please note that private home/building fire suppression systems could be impacted as temporary water is being provided for domestic consumption purposes only. If you have a home/building fire suppression system, you are recommended to 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 our on-site construction inspector, or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

During the waterman renewal project, your property will be placed on a temporary water service.  While your property will be on this temporary service, your water usage will be estimated since the temporary service is not metered.  Your water will be based on your past average water usage. If you have any questions please contact Revenue at 613-580-2424 or WS-Billing@ottawa.ca.

Contact information

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

City’s project manager:
Matthew Strampel, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 5J9
Tel: 613 580-2424, ext. 21796

On-site inspector:
Kevin May
Construction Technician
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-862-3075

Contract administrator:
Darryl Smaglinskie, P. Eng.
Stantec Consulting Ltd
Tel: 613-724-4346

Contractor’s representative:
David Ingimundson
Site Superintendent
Greenbelt
Tel: 613-913-1880

Construction notice - July 2016

Beginning July 2016, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to upgrade the combined sewer, watermain and road in your community.

Who: The Contractor, Greenbelt, will be performing the construction work for the City of Ottawa.

Why: The purpose of this project is to provide combined sewer and watermain upgrades within the project limits due to the age of existing infrastructure. As an additional benefit of the work the existing road and sidewalk will be renewed.

What: The work will involve reconstruction of the combined sewer, watermain, road and sidewalks. Residential water and sewer services will be reinstated up to the property line. A new concrete sidewalk will be constructed on the north side of Lakeview Terrace adjacent to Senator Eugene Forsey Park.

When: This work is planned to begin in July of 2016. The majority of the underground work is expected to be completed by the end of October of 2016.

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. The Contractor’s usual construction hours are weekdays from 7am to 7pm. This will be modified as needed, (for example: if weather affects the construction schedule or if conditions change on site). Please check the City website for updates to the Lakeview Terrace Road, Sewer and Watermain Construction project.

Every effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts.

Where: Construction will take place on the following streets:

  • Lakeview Terrace (from Bronson Avenue to Queen Elizabeth Driveway)
  • Bronson Avenue (at the intersection with Lakeview Terrace)
  • Queen Elizabeth Driveway (at the intersection with Lakeview Terrace)

Key plan [ PDF - 123 KB ]

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.

On-street parking and traffic

Full road closure for Lakeview Terrace will be required, although access for local traffic will be maintained.  The Contractor is required to ensure that homeowners have access to their properties. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a temporary On Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be issued by the on-site Inspector to authorize on street parking within a few blocks of your residence.

Bronson Avenue and Queen Elizabeth Driveway will remain open to traffic throughout the project duration; however, periodic lane reductions will be required to accommodate construction.

Access to Lakeview Terrace will be permitted from Queen Elizabeth Driveway during construction.

Construction disruptions

Greenbelt is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely completed. 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.

Impact on the right-of-way and adjacent private properties

The sewer, watermain, and road 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.  Lawns, pathways, gardens and/or driveways may be disturbed.  The affected areas will be reinstated as soon as possible after construction is completed, at no cost to you.  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.

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.

Pre-construction survey

Greenbelt 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.

Private water services

One element of the construction project will include the replacement of the small water pipe that supplies water to your property, known as the “water service.”  The water service extends from the watermain to your building. Part of the water service is located within the City’s property and part of the water service is located on your private property.  This construction project will replace that part of the water service that is located on the City-owned property.  The City will only replace the City-owned portion of the water service between the watermain and your front property line.  This will be done at no cost to you.  The private section of the water service (on your property) between the front property line and your building is known as the private water service. The private water service will not be replaced as part of the City project.

If your house/building was built prior to 1958, there is a possibility that your private water service may have been constructed using lead pipe (modern pipes are copper or HDPE). There is information available on the City’s website Ottawa.ca regarding lead in drinking water, how to determine if you have lead plumbing pipes and the City’s Lead Pipe replacement Program.

If you decide to replace your private water service because of existing lead pipe or simply preventive maintenance due to the pipe’s age, there are a few options available for you to consider.  In all cases, you as the property owner are responsible for the cost of this replacement as you own the pipe located on your property.

Option 1

You may choose to do the work yourself by hiring your own contractor.  The only constraint is that you may not carry out your work while the City is working on the street and replacing your water service up to your property line. Concurrent work on your adjacent land may create a safety hazard for the City’s contractor and/or for your contractor. Once the City’s work is complete, you may replace your private water service at any time thereafter.

Option 2

The City does have a Lead Pipe Replacement Program where the City carries out the replacement on behalf of the property owner; however, it is not set up to work with any concurrent City road, sewer or watermain construction. The program covers the replacement of both the private water service and the City-owned portion of the water service when no other City construction is planned.  Since, as part of the current City project, the water service will be replaced up to your front property line, the Lead Pipe Replacement Program will only be available to you up to 2 years after the completion of the planned construction work. Under the Lead Pipe Replacement Program the City cannot replace the private water service until the construction work is completed for the same safety reasons described in Option 1.  Please note that you are responsible for all costs under this program.  Please contact the Water and Wastewater Services Customer Information at 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) ext. 22300 if you have further questions about the Program. 

Lawn irrigation systems

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

Fire supply interruption

In addition, during construction, water will be supplied to buildings by temporary water lines. Municipal fire suppression will continue during this temporary period. Please note that private home/building fire suppression systems could be impacted as temporary water is being provided for domestic consumption purposes only. If you have a home/building fire suppression system, you are recommended to 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 our on-site construction inspector, or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

During the watermain renewal project, your property will be placed on a temporary water service. While your property will be on this temporary service, your water usage will be estimated since the temporary service is not metered. Your water will be based on your past average water usage.  If you have any questions, please contact Revenue at 613-580-2444 or WS-Billing@ottawa.ca.

Contact information

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

City’s project manager:
Matthew Strampel, 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. 21796

On-site inspector:
Alex Ayson
Site Inspector
Stantec Consulting Ltd
Tel: 613-880-9029

Contract administrator:
Darryl Smaglinskie, P. Eng.
Stantec Consulting Ltd
Tel: 613-724-4346

Contractor’s representative:
Renzo Burri
Superintendent
Greenbelt
Tel: 613-822-1064

Public information session – February 3, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
6:30 to 8 pm
Glebe Community Centre
175 Third Avenue, Ottawa ON

Why: The purpose of this project is to replace the aging underground infrastructure on Lakeview Terrace, from Bronson Avenue to Queen Elizabeth Drive.

What: The construction work will renew infrastructure in your neighbourhood and will involve the reconstruction of the combined sewer and the watermain. House services will be reinstated up to the property line. Work will also include reconstruction of the road and sidewalks.

When: Construction is currently planned to begin in late spring/early summer of 2016. The underground work, placement of base course asphalt and reinstatement of landscaping is expected to be completed by the end of 2016 with the final asphalt surface completed in 2017.

Where: Construction will take place on Lakeview Terrace from Bronson Avenue to Queen Elizabeth Drive.

If you would like additional information, please direct your comments to the City of Ottawa Senior Engineer or Stantec Assistant Project Manager listed below.

Matthew Strampel, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Crescent
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: (613) 580-2424, x21796

Darryl Smaglinskie, P.Eng.
Assistant Project Manager
Stantec
400 - 1331 Clyde Avenue
Ottawa ON K2C 3G4
Tel: (613) 724-4346

Introduction

The City of Ottawa has identified a requirement for the reconstruction of Lakeview Terrace between Bronson Avenue and Queen Elizabeth Drive.

Specifically, the work required includes:

  • Replacement of combined sewers, watermain and services within the Right-of-way.
  • Construction of new curbs and sidewalks including:
    • The addition of a new sidewalk on the north side of Lakeview Terrace from Bronson Avenue westerly along the park frontage.
    • An intersection narrowing at Lakeview Terrace and Queen Elizabeth Drive.
  • Reconstruction of the asphalt pavement;
  • Landscaping reinstatement.

Construction is currently planned to begin in late spring/early summer of 2016. The underground work, placement of base course asphalt and reinstatement of landscaping is expected to be completed by the end of 2016 with final asphalt surface completed in 2017.

Aerial photo [ PDF - 950 KB ]

Preliminary plan and profile drawing [ PDF - 1.05 MB ]

The next steps

The Project Team will review and evaluate comments from the public and agencies.

The Project Team will finalize the preliminary design and proceed with the detail design.

The Contract is expected to be awarded in Spring of 2016.

Base asphalt and final asphalt placement are anticipated in 2016 and 2017, respectively.