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Construction Activities for West Extension

Connaught Park - Notice of Tunnel Construction

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.

What

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.

When

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.

Why

To advance construction of the Connaught Tunnel.

Where

Connaught Avenue and Connaught Park

Graphic of Connaught Park and contractor workzone in Connaught park.

Anticipated Impacts

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 stage2@ottawa.ca.

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 damon.berlin@ottawa.ca 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:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations
Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Corkstown Road to Moodie Drive - Notice of Multi-Use Pathway (MUP) Closure

Posted: June 8, 2022

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, the MUP between Corkstown Road and Moodie Drive north of Highway 417 off-ramp, will be permanently closed to accommodate the future design of Moodie Station.

What

The pathway will permanently close between Corkstown Road and Moodie Drive, adjacent to Highway 417.

When

Permanent closure as early as July 4, 2022.

Why

The MUP closure is required for public safety as it is located within the LRT construction zone. Furthermore, the future Moodie Station and infrastructure precludes the MUP from reopening.

Where

Between Corkstown Road and Moodie Drive, on the east side of Moodie interchange, north of Highway 417 off-ramp.

Graphic highlighting Moodie Drive, north of Highway 417, and the location of the future Moodie LRT station. it highlights the MUP that passes through the construction zone that is slated to close.

Anticipated Impacts

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Construction updates will be communicated via the Stage 2 project electronically and by e-newsletter. To receive electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Moodie Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations
Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Iris Street - Notice of Temporary Road Closure

Date posted: June 2, 2022

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Iris Street, between Parkway Drive and Adirondack Drive, will be closed temporarily to vehicular traffic. Pedestrian and cycling mobility in the area will be maintained with detours and posted signage.

WHAT

Closure of Iris Street is necessary to perform critical utilities relocations and road work. Vehicles and buses will be detoured around the area. Changes to pedestrian and cycling detours will occur between Parkway Drive and Adirondack Drive as construction activities in the area progress.

WHEN

Starting as early as June 10 to July 10, 2022.

WHY

Utilities relocation and road work is required for Iris Station and LRT construction.

WHERE

Iris Street between Parkway Drive and Adirondack Drive.

Map depicting Iris Street closure between Adirondack and Parkway

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, use extra caution, and allow for added travel time when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change. Signed traffic detours will be in effect during this road closure. Pedestrian mobility will be maintained, with posted signage and changes to the detour as work advances. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact: stage2@ottawa.ca. 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/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “Iris Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Ethel Craft

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

ethel.craft@ottawa.ca

Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge - Update - Notice of Detour

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project the Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge that connects two communities separated by the Transitway and the future LRT guideway will close to allow for construction.

What

The Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge will be closing to accommodate construction work. Unfortunately, design complications have slowed the completion of the new Pedestrian Bridge’s pathways and ramps that will connect it to the pathway network. As such, a signed pedestrian and cyclist detour will provide connectivity once the existing bridge is decommissioned until the new bridge is opened.

When

The existing bridge will be decommissioned and detoured as of June 3, 2022. The demolition of the bridge will occur in June following the closure. Construction work will resume on the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge once the design is finalized and approved. The signed detour will be in effect until the commissioning of the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge.

Why

The existing Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge is required to be decommissioned to allow for necessary construction related to the Stage 2 west extension. Design challenges currently preclude the opening of the new pedestrian bridge in advance of the closing of the current bridge.

Where

The Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge in the Pinecrest Creek Corridor south of Carling Avenue, will close to allow for construction. A signed pedestrian and cyclist detour will be in place, using the existing multi-use pathways on the east side, and the west side, of the Transitway via Carling Avenue.

A map showing the route of the detour due to the Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge

Anticipated Impacts

Pedestrian and cyclist mobility will be maintained using a signed detour. Pedestrians and cyclists should adhere to the posted signage to ensure safety.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

The timelines outlined in this notice are subject to change.

Construction activity is ongoing 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 “Lincoln Fields Station” and/or “Queensview Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Churchill Avenue North to Tweedsmuir Avenue - Notice of Overnight Work

Date posted: May 20, 2022

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working in the Scott Street area including along the Transitway. Work will take place daily with periodic night shifts across the alignment of the West extension and must be completed prior to the Transitway closure on June 26, 2022.

WHAT

Installation of a new watermain. Activities include drilling, rock breaking, hydrovac operations, removal of excavated materials by dump trucks, installation of pipes and backfilling. Impactful activities will be scheduled during daytime hours as much as possible. Less impactful activities including removing materials by truck may be scheduled for overnight hours. Lights, generators, pumps, and heaters may be operating during the day and night to support construction.

WHEN

Work is expected to begin as early as May 27, 2022.

This work requires approximately 10-14 days to complete.

WHY

To connect a new watermain to Westboro LRT Station.

WHERE 

Along Scott Street, between Churchill Avenue and Tweedsmuir Avenue.

HOURS

Day and night, weekdays, and weekends.

Map depicting overnight work on Churchill

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

  • Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are to be expected
  • Pedestrian and cyclist detour will be clearly marked
  • Bus platform on Scott Street will remain open
  • Flaggers will be available to assist with safe movement through the work area
  • Impact to vehicular traffic: Closure of Eastbound Scott Street between Churchill and Tweedsmuir
  • Impact to public transportation: Eastbound Scott Street bus will be detoured one street north of Scott Street

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, use extra caution, and allow for added travel time when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change. Site lighting is required to maintain safe working conditions for workers. Use of light plants will be minimized to ensure lights are directed away from residents, roadways, and businesses. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as we work to complete these construction activities. If you wish to receive our impact sheet about vibration, please email stage2@ottawa.ca. Please note, the construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact: stage2@ottawa.ca.

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 “Kìchì Sìbì and/or Westboro Station”.

For other accommodations, please contact:

Ethel Craft

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Ethel.craft@ottawa.ca

Lincoln Fields to Connaught Park - Notice of Night Work

Posted on: April 2022

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working overnight in the Lincoln Fields, Carling Avenue, and Connaught Park areas including along the Transitway. Work will take place daily with periodic night shifts across the alignment of the West extension.

What

Night work is required from the area of Lincoln Fields Station, Carling Avenue, and the Transitway to Connaught Park as work proceeds on bridges, structures, utilities, and roads. Overnight activities may include excavation and hauling, concrete pouring, drilling, paving, grading, and lane closures. Efforts will be made to reduce impact to residents as much as possible.

When

As required, between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. April through June 2022.

Why

To complete critical project work that is time sensitive and/or required during off-peak hours.

Where

Lincoln Fields Station area and on Carling Avenue, the Transitway, and in Connaught Park.

map of Lincoln Fields, Carling, and Pinecrest Creek Corridor south to Connaught Park. Image has 6 construction hazard signs demonstrating approximate work zones along the existing Transitway.

Anticipated Impacts

Residents nearby may experience noise and vibration from crews and equipment.

Construction workers are oriented, trained and consistently reminded to be good neighbours by not slamming tailgates or yelling when working.

Use of equipment like vac trucks, required to locate utilities and excavate, and activities like hoe-ramming, roller compacting etc. are done during daytime hours.

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.

Trucks will only use approved haul routes.

Dust control will be in place, as needed, as well as street sweeping or snow clearing.

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. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

Residents should be aware that throughout 2022, there will be an increased requirement for nightwork across the alignment. Additional notifications to affected residents will precede all impactful nightwork activities and a weekly summary of nightwork will also be shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to be included in the weekly updates, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca 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 “Lincoln Fields Station” and/or “Queensview Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Scott Street Bus Detour

Date Posted: March 31, 2022

This year, the Stage 2 LRT Project will meet another major milestone with the closure of the Transitway to allow for guideway work to commence. Beginning on June 26, 2022 the Transitway will permanently close to buses between Tunney’s Pasture Station and Dominion Station for Stage 2 LRT construction. OC Transpo buses will travel west of Tunney’s Pasture Station to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM) along Scott Street. The start date of the Scott Street bus detour is coordinated with OC Transpo as part of their upcoming, planned service changes, and was originally planned to begin in April.

Over the course of these additional two months Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci (KEV), the constructor of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project (LRT) west extension, will complete a number of important works and activities along Scott Street required for the detour: utilities relocations, including the installation of a new watermain to Westboro Station, opening of new signalized intersections, completion of a new concrete sidewalk on the south side of Scott Street and a multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street, additional road-widening and creation of several new parking spaces west of Churchill Avenue, re-surfacing and line-painting of the entire Scott Street roadway from Tunney’s Pasture to the new Roosevelt Temporary Bridge, and paving of the Roosevelt Bridge. All these works have to be carefully coordinated and scheduled with City of Ottawa and other service providers as part of this very large and complex infrastructure project. When complete, these activities will ensure a safe environment for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists traveling in the area.

The Scott Street Bus Detour is required because of the permanent closure of the Transitway, for the LRT guideway, including tracks, systems and stations.

Most construction is scheduled from Monday to Friday, 7 am to 7 pm. However, there will be requirements for overnight work across the entire corridor and some intermittent weekend work. Construction notices will be sent prior to any work starting via our e-newsletter.

The Stage 2 LRT Project thanks residents for their patience as we work to complete these construction activities and build this exciting new connection for Ottawa. The safety of the public and the construction crews is paramount.

Lincoln Fields and Carling Avenue Under Pedestrian Bridge - Notice of Temporary Pathway Closure

Posted on: March 14, 2022

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, a section of the multi-use pathway (MUP) under the Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge will be closed over one night.

What

One-night closure of the MUP on the west side of the Transitway from the Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge to north of Carling Avenue. No impacts will occur on the east side of the Transitway. Access to Woodroffe High School, the Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge, and the MUP to Carling on the east side of the Transitway will remain open and accessible.

When

March 14, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Why

Crews will be lifting bridge trusses for the new pedestrian bridge construction. The MUP will be closed to ensure safety.

Where

The MUP on the west side of the Transitway from north of Carling Avenue to the Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge.

image shows Lincoln Fields, PInecrest Creek Corridor with Carling intersecting them. it demonstrates the sections of the pathway that will be temporarily closed.

Anticipated Impacts

Pedestrian and cyclist mobility will be maintained using a signed detour around the closed section.

Residents should be aware that throughout 2022, there will be an increased requirement for nightwork across the alignment. If you would like to receive ward 7-night work weekly updates, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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 “Lincoln Fields Station and Queensview Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

 

Notice of Recurring Temporary Road Closure - Byron Avenue

Posted: February 24, 2022

This notice is to advise that, the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project excavation of the Cut & Cover Tunnel has progressed to pouring of the concrete “box”. There will be more than 30 concrete pours to complete the Byron section of the tunnel which will be undertaken in sections. Each pour will require 10–15 hours to complete as well as a temporarily closed section of Byron Avenue to stage the crane and concrete trucks for the pour. Please note that concrete pours must be performed continuously until completed to ensure quality of the concrete.

Ongoing updates will be available as the future Concrete Pour locations and timeline are determined, via a dedicated distribution list. If you would like to receive an email update prior to each concrete pour, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the “Concrete Distribution List”.

What

Byron Avenue will require daylong closures of approximately 1 block to allow for the concrete pours as the Cut and Cover Tunnel progresses to its new phase. The sidewalk on the south side of Byron Avenue will remain open and accessible. Traffic will be detoured around the established work zone. Signage and flag persons will be onsite.

When

Concrete pours will begin as early as Thursday, February 24th and will occur approximately every week until complete. “Pour Days” will begin approximately at 6:00 a.m. with the mobilization of the crane and concrete trucks as well as the temporary road closure. Please note that KEV is targeting 10:00 p.m. completion time per occurrence however, as mentioned, each pour will proceed until completed and may proceed into the night.

Hours

6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Note that pours may extend beyond 10:00 p.m.

Why

A crane as well as a number of concrete trucks will be staged to accommodate pouring the walls of the Byron Tunnel. The size of the equipment, and nature of the operations require daylong closure of a section of Byron Avenue.

Where

Concrete pours will occur via Byron Avenue between New Orchard and Sherbourne Avenues.

map highlighting New Orchard Ave in the west, Byron Ave through the centre and Sherbroune Road at the east end. the image shows that along Byron is were the concrete pours will stage.

Anticipated Impacts

Traffic will be restricted from travelling on Byron Avenue and the cross street where the Byron Concrete Tunnel pouring is occurring, and will be redirected around the work zone, with posted signage in place. Pedestrian mobility will be maintained using the south sidewalk on Byron Avenue. Residents can expect noise from concrete trucks and crane. Spotters will be onsite ensuring trucks do not infiltrate residential streets in the area.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Construction updates, such as changes to dates, work sequencing, and duration or impact of this work will be communicated electronically via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. Please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with us.’ Be sure to select updates for “New Orchard and/or Sherbourne Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin,
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Queensview Drive at Highway 417 - Notice of Night Work

Posted: February 17, 2022

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working overnight at Queensview Drive along Highway 417, in addition to daytime hours.

What

Night work is required from the area of Queensview Drive along Highway 417, near the Pinecrest Road Interchange. Overnight activities will include drilling, excavation and hauling.

When

Beginning February 22 through May 2022. Overnight hours are 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

Why

To complete critical project work that is time sensitive.

Where

Queensview Drive along Highway 417 between 2670 Queensview Drive to Pinecrest interchange.

Map demonstrating Pinecrest Road, Queensview Drive and Highway 417, identifying the work zone just east of Pinecrest Road.

Anticipated Impacts

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 stage2@ottawa.ca.

Residents should be aware that throughout 2022, there will be an increased requirement for nightwork across the alignment. Additional notifications to affected residents will precede all impactful nightwork activities and a weekly summary of nightwork will also be shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to be included in the weekly updates, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.

Future work is required in this area. Construction updates and Public Notices 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 “Pinecrest Station” and/or “Queensview Station”.

For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Construction and Nightwork Notice - Richmond/Cleary/SJAM area

December 2021

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, construction activities in the Richmond-Cleary-Sir John A Macdonald (SJAM) Parkway area are increasing. Time sensitive work to relocate a section of a 1200 mm watermain is underway and is expected to be completed in March. In addition, Cut & Cover operations will be ongoing in this section of the Parkway Tunnel. Daytime and overnight work is required to accommodate various operations occurring simultaneously and to minimize project delays.

What

Activities such as drilling of concrete shafts, excavation and backfill with dump trucks, equipment backing-up, and hydrovac operations will be scheduled for daytime hours.

Less impactful activities including servicing heaters and generators, rotary drilling for tiebacks and soil nails, and excavation using trucks (no dumping, no tailgate slamming), will be scheduled for overnight hours.

Hoisting work using cranes, and welding operations will occur during the day and night. As well, generators, pumps and heaters will be operating during the day and night, to support construction.

Traffic lane reductions along Richmond Road will be required to facilitate this work. A detour will be implemented in February 2022 for Richmond Road westbound traffic along Byron Avenue.

When

Work will begin as early as January 4, 2022 and will continue through 2022, subject to a valid Noise By-Law Exemption Permit. 24-hours a day, Monday to Friday.  Daytime and nighttime work on weekends may also be required.   

Why

To relocate utilities and advance construction of the Parkway Tunnel. Nightwork is required to complete schedule critical construction work on this large and complex project.

Where

SJAM Parkway to Richmond Road, between Rochester Field and Cleary Avenue.

A map depicting the work zone referred to in this notice with a red hatch mark line running along the SJAM from Rochester Field to Cleary Avenue.

Anticipated Impacts

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected.

Site lighting is required to maintain safe working conditions for workers. Use of large light plants will be minimized with special attention to ensure lights are directed away from residents, roadways, and businesses.

Light plants, generators, pumps, compressors, and other equipment will be enclosed within Echo barriers, where possible

Trucks will only use approved haul routes on Richmond, Cleary and the SJAM.

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, use extra caution, and allow for added travel time when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.

The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as we work to complete these construction activities. If you wish to receive our impact sheet about vibration, please email stage2@ottawa.ca.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Contact Us

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 “Kìchì Sìbì and/or Sherbourne Station”. For other accommodations, please contact:

Meghan Alexander
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa
Meghan.Alexander@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Upcoming Westbound Pinecrest Road Off-ramp Closure

Last updated: October 28, 2021
Date posted: October 25, 2021

The Stage 2 LRT team will undertake significant construction activities on the O-Train West extension in preparation for future tracks and stations. Starting overnight on November 1, Highway 417 westbound off-ramp to Pinecrest will be closed until summer 2023 to safely complete construction of the future LRT that will run along the existing Transitway corridor, on the north side of Highway 417. The guideway will run in a trench underneath Pinecrest Road and Moodie Drive. Select ramps at these locations must be re-built and/or shifted in order to accommodate construction activities for the guideway.

Construction activities have been scheduled to minimize the duration and extent of impacts on all modes of transportation and the local community. Cycling and pedestrian routes will remain open during construction. The final design includes some enhanced connectivity features at some locations, such as new sidewalks and multi-use pathways. For each closure, signed vehicle detours and variable portable message signs (VPMS) will be provided.

When: Overnight on November 1, 2021 until summer 2023

Where: Highway 417 westbound off-ramp to Pinecrest Road

Map depicting 417 wesstbound off-ramp to Pinecrest closure, starting November 1 until Summer 2023.

From Hwy 417 to southbound Pinecrest Road

  • Exit westbound Highway 417 using Woodroffe Avenue North
  • Left on to Carling Avenue
  • Left onto Pinecrest Road

Map depicting 417 westbound off-ramp to Pinecrest closure, starting November 1 until Summer 2023.

From Hwy 417 to northbound Greenbank Road

  • Exit westbound Highway 417 using Woodroffe Avenue South
  • Right onto Baseline Road
  • Right onto Greenbank Road

Have questions or comments?

We welcome your questions or comments on these works. Please reach out to the Stage 2 team at Stage2@ottawa.ca

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Woodroffe Avenue - Notice of Construction

Date posted: September 29, 2021

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Woodroffe Avenue between Iris Street and Baseline Road will be widened to add a northbound centre bus lane, to accommodate bus traffic during the Transitway closure at Iris Street in June 2022.

WHAT

West side of Woodroffe Avenue, between Iris Street and Baseline Road, will be undergoing construction, and the road will be widened to create a northbound bus lane in the centre. Construction work includes median modifications, electrical and utility work, curb and asphalt replacement, and line painting. Work will be undertaken in stages, starting with electrical, manhole, telecom, and median work. Access to manholes will be required on the west side of Woodroffe Avenue. Final paving and road work will take place in spring 2022. Some work activities, including lane closures, require evening and overnight work.

WHEN

September 2021 through June 2022. Work is expected to pause during winter between December and February.

WHY

The Transitway will close June 2022 between Iris Station and Algonquin Station to allow for construction of the LRT guideway. During this time buses will be rerouted from the Transitway onto Woodroffe Avenue. Road widening work will create space to install a northbound bus lane.

WHERE

On Woodroffe Avenue, between Iris Street and Baseline Road.

HOURS

Monday to Saturday 6:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. Overnight work is required 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Map depicting Woodroofe Ave. road widening work zones, from September 2021 until June 2022.

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Pedestrian and cyclist mobility west of Woodroffe Avenue will be maintained using signage around work zones. The sidewalk east of Woodroffe Avenue will remain open. During the removal of the median and asphalt, nearby residents may experience noise and vibration. Residents will be advised in advance of any driveway access restriction during this work. Removal of grassed area in the right of way on the west side of Woodroffe Avenue will be required during road and utility work.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca. The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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 “Algonquin Station” and/or “Iris Station”. For accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Ethel Craft

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

ethel.craft@ottawa.ca

Algonquin Station - Notice of Sidewalk Closure

Last updated September 13, 2021

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, the sidewalk on thesouth side of College Avenue between the Transitway and Woodroffe Avenue will be closed during construction.

What:

Closure of the south sidewalk during construction.

When:

As early as September 13, 2021 through to November 2022

Why:

To advance construction of the future LRT Algonquin Station.

Where

South side on College Avenue between the Transitway and Woodroffe Avenue

A map showing the closure of the south sidewalk at Algonquin Station, effective September 13, 2021 to November 2022

Anticipated Impacts

Pedestrian and cyclist mobility will be maintained using the sidewalk on the north side of College Avenue.Barriers will be in place around the construction zone.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort toprovide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contactstage2@ottawa.ca

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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 “Algonquin Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Ethel Craft
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa
Ethel.craft@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Lincoln Fields - Notice of Pedestrian Bridge Closure

Posted on: September 16, 2021

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project the Lincoln Fields Station Pedestrian Bridge connection to Carling Avenue will be closed and removed.

What

The Lincoln Fields Station Pedestrian Bridge access at Carling Avenue will permanently close on September 20th to facilitate work on and under Carling Avenue. There will be a signed detour for pedestrian access to and from the bus station. Next year, the bridge structure will be removed.

When

The Carling Avenue access to Lincoln Fields Station Pedestrian Bridge will close permanently to the public as early as September 20, 2021.

Why

The closure and removal of the Pedestrian Bridge is required to advance construction for the future LRT Station at Lincoln Fields.

Where

On Carling Avenue, north side, at the Lincoln Fields bus station

the map is of Carling Avenue and Lincoln Fields bus station. it demonstrates the pedestrian pathway closure and the signed detour routes from eastbound and westbound.

Anticipated Impacts

Pedestrian and cyclist mobility will be maintained using a signed detour.

During the removal of the structure, nearby residents may experience noise and vibration.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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 “Lincoln Fields Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations
Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Upcoming Highway 417 Interchange Mobility Impacts

In 2021, the Stage 2 LRT team will undertake significant construction activities on the O-Train West extension in preparation for future tracks and stations. Starting as early as March, ramps at two Highway 417 interchanges will be closed for various periods of times to safely complete construction of the future LRT that will run along the existing bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, on the north side of Highway 417. The guideway will run in a trench underneath Pinecrest Road and Moodie Drive. Select ramps at these locations must be re-built and/or shifted in order to accommodate construction activities for the guideway.

Construction activities have been scheduled to minimize the duration and extent of impacts on all modes of transportation and the local community. Cycling and pedestrian routes will remain open during construction. The final design includes some enhanced connectivity features at some locations, such as new sidewalks and multi-use pathways. For each closure, signed vehicle detours and video message boards will be provided.

Pinecrest Road Ramp Closures

Pinecrest Road ramps must be adjusted to allow the LRT to travel in a trench underneath existing ramps, and adjacent to the eastbound on-ramp from Pinecrest southbound. A precast bridge will be built to allow the LRT to travel underneath Pinecrest Road. The bridge will be moved into place during a short closure of Pinecrest Road, in Summer 2021.

Visual representation of the sequencing of ramp closures at Highway 417 and Pinecrest Road Interchange.
Visual representation of the sequencing of ramp closures at Highway 417 and Pinecrest Road Interchange.

Ramp Closures

a) The westbound on-ramp from Pinecrest northbound will be closed for 8 months, from approximately March to November 2021.

b) The westbound off-ramp will be closed for 19 months, from approximately Fall 2021 to Summer 2023.

Ramp Adjustment

c) A new westbound on-ramp from Pinecrest southbound will be constructed for permanent use in May 2021 (the existing ramp will be decommissioned).

Detours

Detours will be put in place and shared through signage, messaging boards, and available online at Ottawa.ca.

Detour from Pinecrest Road to Highway 417 westbound.
Detour from Pinecrest Road to Highway 417 westbound.

  • Detour 1: Northbound on Pinecrest Rd., to Richmond Rd. westbound, to Highway 417 westbound on-ramp at Richmond Rd. (Bayshore).

Detour from Pinecrest Road to Highway 417 westbound.
Detour from Pinecrest Road to Highway 417 westbound.

  • Detour 2: Northbound on Greenbank Rd., to Baseline Rd. westbound, to Richmond Rd. eastbound to Holly Acres Rd., to Highway 417 westbound on-ramp.

Detour from Highway 417 Westbound to Pinecrest Road.
Detour from Highway 417 Westbound to Pinecrest Road.

  • Detour 1: Highway 417 westbound off-ramp to Woodroffe Ave. northbound to Carling Ave westbound to Pinecrest Rd. southbound.

Detour from Highway 417 Westbound to Pinecrest Road.
Detour from Highway 417 Westbound to Pinecrest Road.

  • Detour 2: Highway 417 westbound off-ramp to Woodroffe Ave. southbound to Baseline Rd., westbound to Greenbank Rd. northbound.

Moodie Drive Ramp Closure

Adjustments will be made to two ramps to allow for the LRT to pass in a trench underneath Moodie Drive. The track for the LRT will be constructed across Moodie Drive on the north side of Highway 417. There will be 3 new structures built for the road bridges. Improvements will be made to cycling and pedestrian mobility and a temporary sidewalk has been built to maintain mobility and connectivity during construction.

Visual representation of the sequencing of ramp closures at Highway 417 and Moodie Drive Interchange.
Visual representation of the sequencing of ramp closures at Highway 417 and Moodie Drive Interchange.

Ramp Adjustment

a) The westbound on-ramp, from Moodie southbound will be realigned over 9 months, from approximately March 2021 to November 2021.

Ramp Closure

b) The westbound on-ramp, from Moodie northbound, will be closed for 9 months, from approximately April 2021 to December 2021.

Detour

Detours will be put in place and shared through signage, messaging boards, and available online at Ottawa.ca.

Detour from Moodie Drive northbound to Highway 417 westbound.
Detour from Moodie Drive northbound to Highway 417 westbound.

  • Detour: Northbound on Moodie Dr. to Carling Ave. westbound to March Rd. southbound to Highway 417 westbound on-ramp.

Have questions or comments?

We welcome your questions or comments on these works. Please reach out to the Stage 2 team at Stage2@ottawa.ca.

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