Posted June 9, 2022
As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment are now working in Connaught Park for construction of the Connaught Tunnel, which will connect to the guideway in Lincoln Fields for the West Extension. Tunnel construction will be ongoing through 2022.
Tunnel construction is advancing into Connaught Park which will involve an increase in activity in this area. Rock breaking will be required during the tunnel excavation which is expected to take about 30 days to clear the rock. It will first take 1-2 months of excavation before the rock layer is reached. Construction activities will generate noise and vibration and will involve the use of heavy machinery and drills. Excavation on Connaught Avenue will advance this fall after the roadway is shifted again.
As early as mid-June 2022, through fall.
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, with work stopping at 6:00 p.m. most days. At times weekend work will be required.
To advance construction of the Connaught Tunnel.
Connaught Avenue and Connaught Park
Residents nearby may experience noise and vibration from crews and equipment. Light plants, generators and compressors are placed onsite and as far away from neighbouring homes to the extent possible and are wrapped with Echo Barriers. Noise and vibration are monitored, and a report is provided to the City weekly.
Trucks will only use approved haul routes. Dust control and street cleaning will be in place, as needed.
Pedestrian mobility through the area will be maintained but the public should be aware of changes to signage and access to Connaught Park as the area transitions with construction.
The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.
Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. If you require special accommodation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents should be aware that throughout 2022, there will be an increased requirement for nightwork across the alignment, a Public Notice will be distributed prior to nightwork. A weekly summary of nightwork will also be shared by email at the outset of each week. If you would like to be included in the weekly updates, please email email@example.com to be added to the distribution list.
Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Queensview Station” and/or “Lincoln Fields Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact: