In mid-October 2017, the City of Ottawa will begin construction in your neighbourhood. This work is being done to improve infrastructure in your neighborhood and will involve significant structural repairs to the Minto Bridges East and Centre.
Who: The City of Ottawa has hired the Contractor, Pomerleau, to complete the work.
Why: The renewal of Minto Bridges East and Centre was substantially completed in December 2016; however, the sidewalk of Centre Bridge was damaged in March due to ice blasting operation. In addition, the low clearance signage support structures are required to be installed per traffic guidelines.
What: The work includes:
- Repair the sidewalk at Centre Bridge;
- Install the low clearance signage support structure.
When: Work is expected to begin on October 16, 2017. The repair of the sidewalk and foundation of the support structures will be carried out between October 16 and November 3, 2017. The installation of the steel frames will be carried out in late November and early December 2017.
Where: Minto Bridges are located on Union Street.
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 accommodation, please contact the undersigned.
Union Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between King Edward Street and Stanley Avenue.
Traffic will be detoured via King Edward St, Sussex Drive and Stanley Avenue.
Access to the underground parking garage at the rear of the John G. Diefenbaker Building at 111 Sussex Drive on Green Island will be maintained at all times.
Pedestrians and cyclists
Sidewalks will be closed on Union Street. Cyclists and Pedestrian will be re-routed on the roadway.
You may feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of heavy equipment needed to complete this work. This is quite common and typically not an issue for existing structures. The Contractor will monitor vibrations during these operations.
The Contractor is fully responsible for any damage to private property as a result of their construction activities. If you think that damage has occurred to your property as a result of construction, please contact the General Contractor directly. The contractor is required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed.
For any emergency outside normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1. For general project information, please contact the City’s Project Manager. For construction related questions or concerns, please contact the Contractor Representative or the Contract Administrator.
The Contractor 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.
Lei Gong, PhD, P.Eng.
Design and Construction Branch 1
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 22738
Daniel Larochelle, Superintendent
Patrick Mergel, M.Eng., P.Eng.