January 8 to 26, 2018
The City of Ottawa is proposing to construct a new section of sidewalk on Michael Street to connect the existing sidewalk on the south side of Cyrville Road to the existing sidewalk on the east side of Michael Street, north of Labelle Street. This new section of sidewalk will be approximately 145m long.
This project is a Phase 1 project from the Council-approved 2013 Ottawa Pedestrian Plan. The provision of a sidewalk on Michael Street is a policy requirement and aligns with the City’s transportation goals and objectives to maximize walkability. As a local road, policy requires a sidewalk on one side of Michael Street.
The project will complete a missing link in the pedestrian network facilitating access to transit services (such as Cyrville Station) and providing greater walkability in this mixed-use area. The east side of Michael Street fronts onto a church as well as businesses. Providing a complete sidewalk on the east side of Michael Street will provide an uninterrupted facility for pedestrians, including more vulnerable users such as children, the elderly, wheelchair users and persons with visual impairments.
The proposed sidewalk will generally be installed within the City’s right-of-way. Landscaping and other features within the right-of-way may be impacted.
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
110 Laurier Ave. West, 4th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1