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Construction notices

Overview

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces, including all municipal construction projects, to continue operations subject to compliance with strict public health and safety protocols. The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

The City recognizes that construction can be disruptive and, to help mitigate this, proactive communications must continue. Construction notices and related project information will now be posted online. Some projects will also receive notifications by Canada Post. Please consult the list below and click on the link to find information about construction in your neighbourhood.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Sewer Lining Program Advanced Notice – Morton Drive

On April 14, 2021, the City will begin rehabilitating the sewers on Morton Drive between Sheldrake Drive and McElroy Drive.

What: The work will involve the rehabilitation of the sewer using a Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining process. The CIPP method of construction is less disruptive and can be completed quicker than traditional construction techniques. CIPP requires minimal or no digging to replace an existing sewer.

Why: Rehabilitation is required due to the age and condition of the existing infrastructure.

When: Rehabilitation of the sewer is expected to begin on April 14, 2021 and take one day to complete. Please note this work and schedule is weather dependent; a second notice will be provided approximately 48-hours in advance of lining to confirm the timing of the rehabilitation work.

Where: The sewer being rehabilitated is located on Morton Drive between Sheldrake Drive and McElroy Drive.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Services Infraspec Inc., to complete the work.

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 accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Construction Disruptions

The Contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the daily activities of residents and the operation of businesses. Overnight work is not expected to take place, however if problems arise during the lining process than it may be necessary for the work to continue into the overnight hours as once the lining work begins it cannot be stopped.

Traffic Impacts

Lane reductions and alternating traffic can be expected during construction to accommodate the work. To accommodate the proposed construction, lane reductions and/or detours will be required. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will maintained.

Potential Detection of Odour

Background

As a result of the synthetic resin used in the lining material, odours are emitted during construction. Resin smells similar to plastic or glue. Typically, construction odours can only be detected in close proximity to the sewer. However, you may be able to detect odours indoors within the vicinity of the construction area. These odours may be unpleasant, but short-term low-level exposures pose no health risks and diminish over time. Should you smell synthetic odours in your home, please open all windows and call one of the contacts noted below should you require assistance.

Preventative Measures

Odours can be conveyed to your home by dry sewer traps, faulty plumbing, foundation cracks and open windows. Residential wastewater plumbing traps maintain a water barrier in wastewater pipes to prevent sewer odours from entering the home. Water from infrequently used drains may evaporate over time resulting in no barrier protecting your home from sewer gases. To prepare for construction, it is recommended that 5 litres of water is poured down all infrequently used plumbing drains such as basement floor drains.

Faulty Plumbing

If preventative measures are ineffective, it is likely that your plumbing trap requires repair. If you can smell odours from construction, it is highly likely that you have faulty plumbing within your residence. A temporary, localized solution to reduce odours coming from a sewer is to place a bag filled with water over any rarely used drain in your home.

Contact Information

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.

City Project Manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal
Office: 613-580-2424 ext. 15247

City Onsite Representative:
Lionel Trudel
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Cell: 613-302-5356

Contractor Representative:
Simon Cournoyer, ing.
Project Manager
Services Infraspec Inc
Office: 514-884-9305
24 Hour Emergency Contact: 514-838-8871

Contract Administrator:
Greg Murphy, P.Eng.
Contract Administrator
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Office: 613-592-6060 ext. 138

Sewer Lining Program Advance Notice – Sunnyside Avenue

On April 13, 2021, the City will begin rehabilitating the sewers on Sunnyside Avenue between Grosvenor Avenue and Bank Street.

What: The work will involve the rehabilitation of the sewer using a Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining process. The CIPP method of construction is less disruptive and can be completed quicker than traditional construction techniques. CIPP requires minimal or no digging to replace an existing sewer.

Why: Rehabilitation is required due to the age and condition of the existing infrastructure.

When: Rehabilitation of the sewer is expected to begin on April 13, 2021 and take one day to complete. Please note this work and schedule is weather dependent; a second notice will be provided approximately 48-hours in advance of lining to confirm the timing of the rehabilitation work.

Where: The sewer being rehabilitated is located on Sunnyside Avenue between Grosvenor Avenue and Bank Street.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Services Infraspec Inc., to complete the work.

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 accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Construction Disruptions

The Contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the daily activities of residents and the operation of businesses.

Night Work

The scope of the proposed lining work, beginning on April 13, 2021 requires a continuous construction operation and cannot be stopped once started. The City’s noise by-law normally limits work between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am, Monday to Saturday and between 10 pm and 9 am on Sunday. A noise by-law exemption permit has been obtained to complete the work through overnight hours. Although some noise can be expected, the contractor will work to limit the impacts of noise in the overnight hours.

Traffic Impacts

Lane reductions and alternating traffic can be expected during construction to accommodate the work. To accommodate the proposed construction, lane reductions and/or detours will be required. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will maintained.

Parking Restrictions

Parking on the south side of Sunnyside Avenue, between Bank Street and Grosvenor Avenue will be temporarily prohibited on April 13, 2021 to allow the City’s Contractor to complete the work. Please note, this work is weather dependent, parking restrictions may have to be extended if inclement weather delays the completion of the work.

Potential Detection of Odour

Background

As a result of the synthetic resin used in the lining material, odours are emitted during construction. Resin smells similar to plastic or glue. Typically, construction odours can only be detected in close proximity to the sewer. However, you may be able to detect odours indoors within the vicinity of the construction area. These odours may be unpleasant, but short term low-level exposures pose no health risks and diminish over time. Should you smell synthetic odours in your home, please open all windows and call one of the contacts noted below should you require assistance.

Preventative Measures

Odours can be conveyed to your home by dry sewer traps, faulty plumbing, foundation cracks and open windows. Residential wastewater plumbing traps maintain a water barrier in wastewater pipes to prevent sewer odours from entering the home. Water from infrequently used drains may evaporate over time resulting in no barrier protecting your home from sewer gases. To prepare for construction, it is recommended that 5 litres of water is poured down all infrequently used plumbing drains such as basement floor drains.

Faulty Plumbing

If preventative measures are ineffective, it is likely that your plumbing trap requires repair. If you can smell odours from construction, it is highly likely that you have faulty plumbing within your residence. A temporary, localized solution to reduce odours coming from a sewer is to place a bag filled with water over any rarely used drain in your home.

Contact Information

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.

City Project Manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal
Office: 613-580-2424 ext. 15247

City Onsite Representative:
Lionel Trudel
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Cell: 613-302-5356

Contractor Representative:
Simon Cournoyer, ing.
Project Manager
Services Infraspec Inc
Office: 514-884-9305
24 Hour Emergency Contact: 514-838-8871

Contract Administrator:
Greg Murphy, P.Eng.
Contract Administrator
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Office: 613-592-6060 ext. 138

Sewer Lining Program Advanced Notice – Nicholas Street

On April 15, 2021, the City will begin rehabilitating the sewers on Nicholas Street between Besserer Street and Laurier Avenue.

What: The work will involve the rehabilitation of the sewer using a Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining process. The CIPP method of construction is less disruptive and can be completed quicker than traditional construction techniques. CIPP requires minimal or no digging to replace an existing sewer.

Why: Rehabilitation is required due to the age and condition of the existing infrastructure.

When: Rehabilitation of the sewer is expected to begin on April 15, 2021 and take one day to complete. Please note this work and schedule is weather dependent; a second notice will be provided approximately 48-hours in advance of lining to confirm the timing of the rehabilitation work.

Where: The sewer being rehabilitated is located on Nicholas Street between Besserer Street and Laurier Avenue.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Services Infraspec Inc., to complete the work.

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 accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Construction Disruptions

The Contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the daily activities of residents and the operation of businesses.

Night Work

The scope of the proposed lining work, beginning on April 15, 2021 requires a continuous construction operation and cannot be stopped once started. The City’s noise by-law normally limits work between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am, Monday to Saturday and between 10 pm and 9 am on Sunday. A noise by-law exemption permit has been obtained to complete the work through overnight hours. Although some noise can be expected, the contractor will work to limit the impacts of noise in the overnight hours.

Traffic Impacts

Lane reductions and alternating traffic can be expected during construction to accommodate the work. To accommodate the proposed construction, lane reductions and/or detours will be required. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will maintained.

Potential Detection of Odour

Background

As a result of the synthetic resin used in the lining material, odours are emitted during construction. Resin smells similar to plastic or glue. Typically, construction odours can only be detected in close proximity to the sewer. However, you may be able to detect odours indoors within the vicinity of the construction area. These odours may be unpleasant, but short-term low-level exposures pose no health risks and diminish over time. Should you smell synthetic odours in your home, please open all windows and call one of the contacts noted below should you require assistance.

Preventative Measures

Odours can be conveyed to your home by dry sewer traps, faulty plumbing, foundation cracks and open windows. Residential wastewater plumbing traps maintain a water barrier in wastewater pipes to prevent sewer odours from entering the home. Water from infrequently used drains may evaporate over time resulting in no barrier protecting your home from sewer gases. To prepare for construction, it is recommended that 5 litres of water is poured down all infrequently used plumbing drains such as basement floor drains.

Faulty Plumbing

If preventative measures are ineffective, it is likely that your plumbing trap requires repair. If you can smell odours from construction, it is highly likely that you have faulty plumbing within your residence. A temporary, localized solution to reduce odours coming from a sewer is to place a bag filled with water over any rarely used drain in your home.

Contact Information

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.

City Project Manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal
Office: 613-580-2424 ext. 15247

City Onsite Representative:
Lionel Trudel
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Cell: 613-302-5356

Contractor Representative:
Simon Cournoyer, ing.
Project Manager
Services Infraspec Inc
Office: 514-884-9305
24 Hour Emergency Contact: 514-838-8871

Contract Administrator:
Greg Murphy, P.Eng.
Contract Administrator
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Office: 613-592-6060 ext. 138

Sewer Lining Program Advance Notice – Broadview Avenue

On April 12, 2021, the City will begin rehabilitating the sewers on Broadview Avenue between Carling Avenue and Tillbury Avenue.

What: The work will involve the rehabilitation of the sewer using a Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining process. The CIPP method of construction is less disruptive and can be completed quicker than traditional construction techniques. CIPP requires minimal or no digging to replace an existing sewer.

Why: Rehabilitation is required due to the age and condition of the existing infrastructure.

When: Rehabilitation of the sewer is expected to begin on April 12, 2021 and take one day to complete. Please note this work and schedule is weather dependent; a second notice will be provided approximately 48-hours in advance of lining to confirm the timing of the rehabilitation work.

Where: The sewer being rehabilitated is located on Broadview Avenue between Carling Avenue and Tillbury Avenue.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Services Infraspec Inc., to complete the work.

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 accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Construction Disruptions

The Contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the daily activities of residents and the operation of businesses.

Night Work

The scope of the proposed lining work, beginning on April 12, 2021 requires a continuous construction operation and cannot be stopped once started. The City’s noise by-law normally limits work between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am, Monday to Saturday and between 10 pm and 9 am on Sunday. A noise by-law exemption permit has been obtained to complete the work through overnight hours. Although some noise can be expected, the contractor will work to limit the impacts of noise in the overnight hours.

Traffic Impacts

Lane reductions and alternating traffic can be expected during construction to accommodate the work. To accommodate the proposed construction, lane reductions and/or detours will be required. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will maintained.

Parking Restrictions

Parking on the east and west side of Broadview Avenue, between Carling Avenue and Tillbury Avenue will be temporarily prohibited on April 12, 2021 to allow the City’s Contractor to complete the work. Please note, this work is weather dependent, parking restrictions may have to be extended if inclement weather delays the completion of the work.

Potential Detection of Odour

Background

As a result of the synthetic resin used in the lining material, odours are emitted during construction. Resin smells similar to plastic or glue. Typically, construction odours can only be detected in close proximity to the sewer. However, you may be able to detect odours indoors within the vicinity of the construction area. These odours may be unpleasant, but short-term low-level exposures pose no health risks and diminish over time. Should you smell synthetic odours in your home, please open all windows and call one of the contacts noted below should you require assistance.

Preventative Measures

Odours can be conveyed to your home by dry sewer traps, faulty plumbing, foundation cracks and open windows. Residential wastewater plumbing traps maintain a water barrier in wastewater pipes to prevent sewer odours from entering the home. Water from infrequently used drains may evaporate over time resulting in no barrier protecting your home from sewer gases. To prepare for construction, it is recommended that 5 litres of water is poured down all infrequently used plumbing drains such as basement floor drains.

Faulty Plumbing

If preventative measures are ineffective, it is likely that your plumbing trap requires repair. If you can smell odours from construction, it is highly likely that you have faulty plumbing within your residence. A temporary, localized solution to reduce odours coming from a sewer is to place a bag filled with water over any rarely used drain in your home.

Contact Information

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.

City Project Manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal
Office: 613-580-2424 ext. 15247

City Onsite Representative:
Lionel Trudel
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Cell: 613-302-5356

Contractor Representative:
Simon Cournoyer, ing.
Project Manager
Services Infraspec Inc
Office: 514-884-9305
24 Hour Emergency Contact: 514-838-8871

Contract Administrator:
Greg Murphy, P.Eng.
Contract Administrator
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Office: 613-592-6060 ext. 138

Sewer Lining Program Advance Notice – Ogilvie Road

On April 15, 2021, the City will begin rehabilitating the sewers on Ogilvie Road between Naskapi Drive and Lassiter Terrace.

What: The work will involve the rehabilitation of the sewer using a Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining process. The CIPP method of construction is less disruptive and can be completed quicker than traditional construction techniques. CIPP requires minimal or no digging to replace an existing sewer.

Why: Rehabilitation is required due to the age and condition of the existing infrastructure.

When: Rehabilitation of the sewer is expected to begin on April 15, 2021 and take one day to complete. Please note this work and schedule is weather dependent; a second notice will be provided approximately 48-hours in advance of lining to confirm the timing of the rehabilitation work.

Where: The sewer being rehabilitated is located on Ogilvie Road between Naskapi Drive and Lassiter Terrace.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Services Infraspec Inc., to complete the work.

If you have a sump pump, please call the Contractor’s representative.

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 accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Construction Disruptions

The Contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the daily activities of residents and the operation of businesses. Overnight work is not expected to take place, however if problems arise during the lining process than it may be necessary for the work to continue into the overnight hours as once the lining work begins it cannot be stopped.

Traffic Impacts

Lane reductions and alternating traffic can be expected during construction to accommodate the work. To accommodate the proposed construction, lane reductions and/or detours will be required. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will maintained.

Potential Detection of Odour

Background

As a result of the synthetic resin used in the lining material, odours are emitted during construction. Resin smells similar to plastic or glue. Typically, construction odours can only be detected in close proximity to the sewer. However, you may be able to detect odours indoors within the vicinity of the construction area. These odours may be unpleasant, but short-term low-level exposures pose no health risks and diminish over time. Should you smell synthetic odours in your home, please open all windows and call one of the contacts noted below should you require assistance.

Contact Information

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.

City Project Manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal
Office: 613-580-2424 ext. 15247

City Onsite Representative:
Lionel Trudel
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Cell: 613-302-5356

Contractor Representative:
Simon Cournoyer, ing.
Project Manager
Services Infraspec Inc
Office: 514-884-9305
24 Hour Emergency Contact: 514-838-8871

Contract Administrator:
Greg Murphy, P.Eng.
Contract Administrator
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Office: 613-592-6060 ext. 138

Delorme Wastewater Pumping Station Rehabilitation

Post-construction condition survey notice

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces, including all municipal construction projects, to continue operations subject to compliance with strict public health and safety protocols. The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

The City of Ottawa has completed the rehabilitation of the Delorme Wastewater Pumping Station, located at 1847 Des Épinettes Avenue.

The City has a proactive communications approach to dealing with construction projects and potential impacts to the public. The City has been committed to keeping the community informed about this project throughout construction.

What: Work involved the replacement of the sewage pumps, backup generator and electrical and control systems. In the spring there will be some clean-up work on the sidewalks, a by-pass pump replacement and a post-construction condition survey.

Why: The pumping station was in need of rehabilitation and repairs, particularly on the station forcemain and wet well. The station was in poor condition and was a high priority project as some elements were near critical failure.

When: This work was substantially performed in December 2020.

Where: Delorme Wastewater Pumping Station, located at the intersection of Des Épinettes Avenue and Jeanne D'Arc Boulevard

Who: The City of Ottawa retained the Contractor, Peak Construction, to complete the work.

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 accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Post-Construction Condition Survey

Prior to construction, the contractor undertook an inspection of buildings and infrastructure involved in or within 100 meters of the proposed work. This inspection was documented in writing, in photographs and videos as appropriate, noting existing damage, surface finish conditions of structures and cracks. Now that construction has ended the contractor will undertake a post-construction survey and will be responsible for repairing damage to buildings and infrastructure directly caused by the work. Due to the pandemic, the post-construction survey will be delayed until the spring. A notice with details about scheduling a post-construction survey will be delivered in the spring to residents who had a pre-construction survey.

Contact Information

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

Megan Farnel, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Design and Construction - Facilities
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 22021

Sewer Lining Program

Construction Notice

Beginning in late February, the City will begin rehabilitating the sewers at various locations. The work and schedule are weather dependent. The contractor will return in 2021 for sewer rehabilitation using a Cured-In-Place repair process. This is a No-Dig rehabilitation technique minimizing inconveniences usually associated with conventional road and sewer excavation work.

What: The work involves cleaning and inspection of the existing pipe.

Why: Rehabilitation is required due to the age and condition of the existing sewers

When and Where:

  • February 22, 2021, Tauvette Street between Southpark Drive and Innes Road
  • February 22, 2021, Thessaly Circle between Baffin Avenue and Thorne Avenue
  • February 23, 2021, Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Crescent Heights and Preston Street
  • February 24, 2021, Ruskin Street between Melrose Avenue and McFarlane Avenue
  • February 24, 2021, Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and William Street
  • February 25, 2021, Laurier Avenue between Percy Street and Kent Street

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Services Infraspec Inc., to complete the work.

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 accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Traffic Impacts

Lane reductions and alternating traffic can be expected during construction to accommodate the work. To accommodate the proposed construction, various lane reductions and/or detours will be required. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will maintained.

Construction Disruptions

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 work, such as traffic delays, parking restrictions, noise, and odour. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation. For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s Noise By-law (2017-255).

Property Damage Caused by Construction Activities

As part of this contract, the Contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete as well as any damages to private property resulting from these construction activities. In the event of such occurrences, all claims for damages should be immediately reported both verbally and in writing to the Contractor’s Representative and to the Contract Administrator. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

Contact Information

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.

City Project Manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal
Tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 15247

Contractor Representative:
Simon Cournoyer, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Services Infraspec Inc
Office: 514-884-9305
24 Hour Emergency Contact: 514-838-8871

Contract Administrator:
Greg Murphy, P.Eng.
Contract Administrator
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Tel.: 613-592-6060 ext. 138

City Onsite Representative:
Lionel Trudel
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Cell: 613-302-5356