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Nepean Trail

Project Status: 
Planned

Public information session (15 November 2017)

You are invited:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
6 pm to 6:45 pm
Nepean Sportsplex, Hall A
1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a Public Information Session to discuss the Nepean Trail cycling facility project planned in your neighbourhood. This meeting is part of Councillor Keith Egli’s Ward 9 Fall Open House and will allow residents an opportunity to review the design features of the project. Representatives from the City, the design consultant and Ward Councillor Keith Egli will be available to discuss the project and to answer your questions.

What: The City of Ottawa is undertaking the preliminary and detailed design for new multi-use paths and on-road cycling lanes. Just under 5 kilometres in length, these “missing link” cycling facilities extend from Farlane/Baseline to Woodfield/Merivale.

Why: This work is needed to improve cycling network connectivity.

Who: Design consulting firm, McIntosh Perry, has been retained by the City of Ottawa to develop a design for new cycling facilities along the Nepean Trail network.

When: The current project schedule is as follows:

  • Preliminary design: fall 2017
  • Design completion: spring 2018
  • Construction start: summer 2018
  • Construction completion: December 2018

Where: The new cycling facilities will include on-road cycling on Farlane Boulevard, Wallford Way, Warbonnet Drive, Beaver Ridge, Capilano Drive, Birchwood Drive, Grant Carman Drive and Woodfield Drive. The project includes intersection modifications to accommodate cyclists at Meadowlands Drive and Grant Carman Drive, and at Merivale Road and Colonnade Road. New multi-use paths will be built behind the Emerald Plaza (connecting Birchwood Drive to the Meadlowlands Drive and Grant Carman Drive intersection) and on the west side of Merivale Road from Colonnade Road to Woodfield Drive.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation at the public open house, please contact the undersigned. For further information about this project and/or to submit comments, please contact:

Jeff DeLoyde, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive 
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 28403

Project overview

Project description

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the preliminary and detailed design for new multi-use paths and on-road cycling lanes. Just under 5 kilometres in length, these “missing link” cycling facilities extend from Farlane Boulevard/Baseline Road to Woodfield Avenue/Merivale Road.

This project includes on-road cycling facilities, cycling cross-rides, and sections of new multi-use pathways. For a map of all the proposed work, and their locations, refer to Figure 1.

Figure 1 [ PDF - 2.06 MB ]

Project timing

Design completion: Summer 2018
Construction start: Summer 2018
Construction completion: December 2018
(Line painting on Grant Carman will be completed Fall 2017)

Budget

Design and construction: $2,000,000

Public involvement

A public information session will be held from 6 to 8 pm on November 15, 2017 at the Nepean Sportsplex to present the preliminary design drawings to the public. At this time, attendees will be able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact the City’s project manager:

Jeff DeLoyde, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design and Construction Branch
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor West
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 28403