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Overview

The City of Ottawa, in its commitment to protecting people and the community, continues to work closely with the industry and to comply with 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.

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.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Culvert renewal – multiple locations (January 2023)

This notice is to advise that construction in your neighbourhood will be undertaken in winter 2023. This work is being conducted to complete the rehabilitation of culverts to help improve your roadways and maintain surface drainage in your community.

What: Work will involve the rehabilitation of the existing culverts.

Why: The City of Ottawa will be undertaking these repairs as part of a programmed end-of-service-life replacement project.

When: This work is planned to be completed between late January into February 2023, weather dependent. 

Where:

  • Airport Parkway between Lester Road and Hunt Club Road, three (3) culverts.
  • Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard North between Trim Road to Inlet Private, one (1) culvert.
  • Ramsayville Road between Russell Road (north of Hwy 417) to Russell Road (south of Hwy 417), one (1) culvert.
  • Russell Road between Ramsayville Road and Anderson Road, one (1) culvert.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Goldie Mohr Limited, to complete this work.

Traffic management

  • Residents can expect that one lane will be maintained throughout the construction period; minor delays should be anticipated.
  • Residents can expect construction traffic and activity within the City’s right of way. 

Construction disruptions

Goldie Mohr will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the normal life of your family and/or operation of your business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the operation of the work. We would like to thank you in advance 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).

Contact information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1. Should you have any questions or concerns, please to contact the Project Team:

City Project Manager    
April Mills, C.E.T.    
City of Ottawa    
Design and Construction - Municipal    
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext.15598    

Contract Administrator 
Adam Goudreau
Morrison Hershfield Limited
Tel: 613-889-5072

Contractor Project Manager    
Mike Buch
Goldie Mohr Limited
Tel: 613-223-1984

Garage Block Demolition, 1438 and 1444 Kinburn Side Road (January 2023)

Starting in January 2023, demolition work will be occurring in your neighborhood.

What: The garage and office blocks will be demolished by the City of Ottawa.

Why: The existing blocks are damaged and cannot be used.

When: This work will begin in the 4th week of January 2023 and is expected to be completed by end of February 2023.

Where: Within the property of the City Works Yard at 1438 and 1444 Kinburn Side Road.

Who: The City has retained the Contractor Fast Eddie’s to complete the work.

Impact on the right of way and adjacent private properties

The construction work is within the City’s right of way and properties and will not result in any major disruption to the pathway or properties directly adjacent to the work. Should you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact the City Project Manager below.

Construction disruptions

Minimal construction impacts may be experienced including minor traffic delays adjacent to the construction zone and minor nuisances such as noise and dust. You may also experience minor vibrations due to the use of the heavy equipment needed to complete this work. These vibrations are quite common and have minimal impact on your home and/or business. 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).  

Contact information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1. For further information about this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager.

City Project Manager
C.P. Sharma, Senior Project Manager
Design and Construction - Facilities
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 43455

Consultant Project Manager
Doug Gray
D.B. Gray Engineering Inc. 
700 Long Point Circle, Ottawa ON
Tel.: 613-425-8044

Orient Park pump station power upgrades, construction notice (January 2023)

This winter, the City of Ottawa will begin construction to replace the power supply to the Orient Park sanitary sewer pump station. The Orient Park sanitary sewer pump station services residents by collecting and pumping wastewater in nearby homes to the Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre. Working in conjunction with Hydro Ottawa, this power upgrade will ensure the City can continue to provide reliable wastewater collection and pumping services for the community. Hydro Ottawa will be upgrading the underground power supply from Innes Road to the property line at 2269 Orient Park Drive. Currently, four cedar trees are located adjacent to the pump station where a transformer will be installed.  

The project team reviewed all options to determine the best location for the transformer to retain the existing trees but unfortunately, the review determined it was not feasible and the trees will have to be removed. 

What: Upgrading the power supply to the Orient Park sanitary sewer pump station. 
    
Why: The Orient Park pump station power supply must be replaced as the existing power supply has reached the end of its service life. 

When: The project will begin in January 2023. 

Where: The pump station is located at 2269 Orient Park Drive. 

Who: The City has contracted Day-View Electric to perform electrical connections within the property line. Hydro Ottawa will be completing work from the Innes Road/Orient Park Drive intersection, along the right of way to the pump station.

Pedestrian impacts

The crosswalk at the Innes Road/Orient Park Drive intersection will be impacted during construction. Access to pedestrian and cycling traffic will be maintained at all times.

Traffic impacts

To accommodate the installation of the power line, Hydro Ottawa may need to implement temporary lane reductions on Innes Road during off peak hours. Vehicle traffic may be impacted on Orient Park Drive and access to local vehicular traffic will be maintained at all times.

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 there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as noise. 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).

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. 

City Project Manager
Pamela Hayes
Project Manager, Infrastructure Services
Design and Construction - Facilities
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 22123

Contract Administrator
Jared Fleming
Morrison Hershfield
200 - 2932 Baseline Road, Ottawa, ON K2H 1B1
Tel.: 613-739-2910, ext. 1022231 

Contractor Representative
Stephane Diotte
Day-View Electric
6-2750 Stevenage Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G 5N2
Tel.: 613-737-9608, ext. 241

City Hall Replacement of Chiller/Cooling Towers

The City of Ottawa is currently undertaking a $3.3 million investment in Ottawa‘s City Hall facility at 110 Laurier Avenue West/111 Lisgar Street through the replacement of the chillers and cooling towers serving this site. This work is required as as part of normal lifecycle management.

This notice is to inform you that as part of the cooling tower replacement project at Ottawa City Hall, a large crane will be set up on the south-west side of the Lisgar Street entrance of City Hall during the week of December 18, 2022. During the set up and tear down activities, it will be necessary to close Lisgar street from Cartier Street east to the circle at Lisgar Collegiate High School. 

All precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of the local community during these construction activities. Please watch for signs and follow all instructions by onsite personnel during this time.

What: Installation of a large crane at 111 Lisgar Street, near the Heritage Building, and crane operations to install two cooling towers on the roof of the city building requiring a temporary road closure on Lisgar Street. 

In addition to the temporary closure of Lisgar Street, the diagonal pathway on the east lawn of city hall will be closed for the duration of this week for pedestrian safety, as well as the removal of a few parking spaces along the west of the Lisgar entrance.

Why: The chiller plant including the cooling towers are over 30 years old and approaching the end of their expected service life, requiring replacement. Given the location of the chiller plant and cooling towers on the roof the facility, it is necessary to bring in the large crane to conduct this work. The road closure is required for the safety of the residents and workers, to allow specialized equipment on site and accommodate a large staging and operating area.  

When: The work to remove the old chillers and install the new chillers is scheduled to begin on Sunday, December 18 and is to continue until Thursday, December 22, 2022.

The road closures will occur during the crane setup and tear down activities only. The first road closure will occur during the crane setup on Sunday, December 18. The final road closure will occur during crane removal. The scheduled date for the removal is Thursday December 22, but this date may change as needed depending on weather conditions or if installation issues arise during the work.

Where: The crane will be installed at 111 Lisgar Street. When required, the road closure will be on Lisgar Street from Cartier Street east to the circle. 

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Thousand Island Mechanical, to complete the work.

Traffic impacts

During the road closure, local access will be maintained off Queen Elizabeth Drive through the Cartier Square Drill Hall access lane. For everyone’s safety access will be prohibited to all users during the road closure. Please follow signs and direction of site personnel. 

Outside of the set up and tear down activities, traffic will not be impacted on Lisgar Street.  Access to the school will be maintained during school hours.

Impact on the right of way and adjacent private properties

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.

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.

On-street parking

As the various activities related to this project are in progress, there may be occasions when on-street parking will be restricted. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a Temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be distributed to permit on-street parking within two blocks.

Noise

Some noise may take place throughout the duration of the proposed work, normally during the hours of 7 am and 10 pm. For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s Noise By-law (2017-255).  

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 operation of the work, such as delays when travelling through the construction zone, noise and dust. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

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
Brian Munro
Project Manager, Infrastructure Services
Tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 25052

Contract Administrator
Richard Cameron, P.Eng.
ProEng Consulting
Direct : 613-796-7959

City On-Site Representative
Tony Cataldo, Supervisor 
Cell: 613-229-0615

Contractor Representative
Brad Galliah, Project Manager 
Thousand Island Mechanical
Cell: 613-876-3453

Sewer lining program, contract no. CP000526

Beginning in the fall of 2022, the City will begin preparation work for sewer rehabilitation in your area. The City will be using a trenchless technology called Cured In Place Pipe to minimize the impact of construction.

What: The preparation work will involve cleaning and inspection of the sewer. The Contractor will return at a later date to perform sewer rehabilitation using a Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining process. CIPP rehabilitation minimizes the impact of construction by repairing the existing sewer without having to dig. The CIPP method of construction is less disruptive and can be completed quicker than traditional construction techniques.

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

When: Sewer cleaning and inspection work in preparation for rehabilitation is expected to begin in December. The preparation work will take place over several months but will only require a few days on each street. Please note this work is weather dependent. A subsequent notification letter will be distributed to your residence or business in advance of the start of sewer liner installation to provide further details.

Where:

  • Banning Road between Desmond Avenue and Bradley Farm Court
  • Byron Avenue between Mansfield Avenue and Fraser Avenue
  • Carriage Court between Carriage Court and Country Lane
  • Clarendon Avenue between Kenor Street and Byron Avenue
  • Coldstream Court between Coldstream Court and Coldstream Drive
  • Colonel By Drive between Colonel By Drive and Concord Street N
  • Courtenay Avenue between Dovercourt Avenue and Keenan Avenue
  • Ellen Avenue between Sandra Avenue and Haig Drive
  • Haig Drive between Pleasant Park Road and Ellen Avenue
  • Empress Avenue between Primrose Avenue E and Somerset Street W
  • Grosvenor Avenue between Woodbine Place and Aylmer Avenue
  • Guigues Avenue between Cumberland Street and King Edward Avenue
  • Heritage Maple Way between Cyr Avenue and Olmstead Street
  • Highland Avenue between Tillbury Avenue W and Dovercourt Avenue
  • Island Park Drive between Helena Street and Island Park Crescent
  • Joffre-Belanger Way between Granville Street and Ste. Anne Avenue
  • Kent Street between Florence Street and Gladstone Avenue
  • Laurier Avenue between Percy Street and Lyon Street
  • Manor Avenue between Mariposa Avenue and Maple Lane
  • McArthur Avenue between Brant Street and Dieppe Street
  • McCarthy Road between Hunt Club Road and Plante Drive
  • Merritt Avenue between McGillivray Street and McNaughton Avenue
  • Navaho Drive between Laxton Crescent and Sherman Drive
  • Owlshead Road between Cade Court and Coolbrook Crescent
  • Pinhey Street between Ladouceur Street and Armstrong Street
  • River Road between Bridge Street and Royal Palm Crescent
  • Sage Crescent between Burnett's Grove Circle and Sage Crescent
  • Sherwood Street between Abbeyhill Drive and Paddock Way
  • South Island Park Drive between South River Drive and Christopher Drive
  • South River Drive between Van Vliet Road and South Sunset Drive
  • Woodside Drive between Navaho Drive and Tara Drive

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Clean Water Works Inc., to complete the work.

What is Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP)?

Cured in place pipe (CIPP) is a sewer lining process where a resin (glue like plastic) in a saturated tube is inserted into an existing pipe and inflated to take the shape of the existing pipe. Heat is then added to the inflated tube to cure (harden) the resin using hot water or steam. Once the resin has cured, a new seamless pipe has been installed in the sewer. The final step in the process is to cut holes in the newly installed CIPP liner to allow for sewage from connected building laterals to flow into the sewer.

Construction disruptions

The Contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the daily activities of residents and the operation of businesses though there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as traffic delays, parking restrictions, noise, and odour. 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, though overnight work may be required in some instances. A noise by-law exemption permit will be obtained to complete night work and while 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. 

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
Andrew Pulsifer, P.Eng., PMP
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction - Municipal
Office: 613-580-2424 ext. 21712

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

Contractor Representative
Keats Ling, Project Manager
Clean Water Works Inc.
Office: 514-738-2666 ext. 236
24 Hour Emergency Contact: 1-866-695-0155

Contract Administrator
Evan Nowosad, P.Eng.
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Office: 613-592-6060 ext. 147