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Sherbourne Station to Lincoln Fields Station - 90 Day Look Ahead July 2022

July through September 2022 
OVERVIEW 

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 Cut-and-Cover Tunnels.  

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Sherbourne Station and Lincoln Fields Station as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility, etc. While solid progress on the project is being made, construction activities are expected to continue to cause disturbances for area residents.  

Residents should be aware that 2022 continues to be a busy and productive year and there is an increased requirement for nightwork across the alignment. Additional notifications to affected residents will precede all impactful activities occurring after 10:00 p.m., 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 Ward 7 Night Work Distribution List. 

This summer will be busy with concrete pouring and excavation for the Byron Tunnel construction, electrical and structural work at the Stations, and further utility relocation. Richmond Road and Cleary Avenue area will continue to be a hub of construction activity. 

Further reading about construction of the LRT track system can be found: here 

Information on construction of the LRT stations can be found: here 

MAJOR WORKS 
Byron Avenue and Byron Tunnel 

The Byron Tunnel including  Sherbourne to New Orchard Stations, tunnel formwork, concrete pouring, systems installation, excavation, and anchoring support work will continue.  

Tunnel excavation, anchoring and concrete work will continue from Cleary Avenue to Woodroffe Avenue as well as electrical, drainage and formwork. Both drilling operations and utilities relocation work will continue this summer at Cleary and Byron Avenues. Certain activities will periodically require lane reductions and road closures on Richmond Road and Byron Avenue. Station construction at New Orchard will be ongoing with structural steel, waterproofing, electrical and concrete pouring for the walls. The tunnel will be excavated to an approximate depth of 10.5 metres with back filling anticipated in 2023. 

Concrete pour schedules for the Byron Tunnel are available by email via dedicated distribution list. If you would like to receive this prior to each concrete pour, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the “Byron Tunnel - Concrete Distribution List”.  

Byron Tunnel at New Orchard Station, looking east.
Byron Tunnel at New Orchard Station, looking east.
McEwen Avenue and Edgeworth Avenue 

Tunnel construction continues to advance with drilling operations, excavation, and support of excavation at Richmond Road and McEwen Avenue. Gas line installation on the south side of Richmond Road at Richardson and Hartleigh Avenues will be completed in July. This will be followed by a minor road realignment on Richmond Road, including sidewalk construction on the south side, to facilitate a traffic shift to allow for construction of the Byron Tunnel across Richmond Road, while maintaining mobility through the corridor. 

Byron Tunnel at McEwen Avenue
Byron Tunnel at McEwen Avenue
Ambleside Detour 

Anticipated to begin in September 2022, the Ambleside Detour for westbound Richmond Road traffic between New Orchard Avenue and McEwen Drive will utilize Ambleside Drive via New Orchard and McEwen Avenues. Ambleside will remain open in both directions, including sidewalks and pedestrian crossings. Eastbound traffic will continue to use Richmond Road during the detour, only the westbound traffic will be detoured. This detour will allow for the Byron Tunnel construction to cross under Richmond Road, between McEwen and New Orchard Avenues, while maintaining traffic and mobility through the corridor. Bus stops on the north side of Richmond Road will be moved onto Ambleside Drive and New Orchard Drive.  

Lincoln Fields 

Lincoln Fields Station area continues to be active with construction operations. Station construction is advancing well and stands out as a beacon for the west extension’s progress. It will have elevator systems installation, and structural work ongoing through the summer. 

Bridge construction at Carling Avenue, south of the Station site, is progressing with deck installation, support of excavation and excavation. This bridge is a key component to bring the LRT underneath Carling Avenue and will form part of the guideway. Carling Avenue will also have traffic shifts occurring this fall to advance construction of the guideway while maintaining traffic flow. Summer work on the pump station and services for the station will get underway. 

South of Carling Avenue, work on modifying the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge east support walls and adjoining multi-use pathways will be ongoing over the summer. The flyover bridge structure will have work on the approaches to connect to the guideway.  

 

In September, work on Carling Avenue to the Transitway will begin.  This is required to accommodate detoured buses from Lincoln Fields later this year. 

Lincoln Fields Station
Lincoln Fields Station
COMMUNITY IMPACTS 

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10:00 p.m., as well as some overnight and weekend work. 

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that cannot be done during the day. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required to meet the schedule on this large and complex project. 

Noise and vibration from crews and heavy equipment are expected. Trucks use approved haul routes and workers and contractors park in designated parking areas. Street sweeping and cleaning will be ongoing along truck routes and around construction zones. 

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns may have changed. 

The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as we work to complete these construction activities.  

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

CONTACT US 

Work will be ongoing in these areas. Additional construction updates, including changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive electronic updates, Public Notices, and Lookaheads, please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect and select Sherbourne Station, New Orchard Station and/or Lincoln Fields Station. To connect on Instagram @stage2etape2. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:  

 

Damon Berlin 

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa 

damon.berlin@ottawa.ca

Pinecrest Station to Moodie Station - 90 Day Look Ahead

April 22, 2022

Overview

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 Cut-and-Cover Tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Pinecrest Station and Moodie Station as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility, etc. While solid progress on the project is being made, construction activities are expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.

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 receive the weekly updates, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.

During the spring season, activities will focus on preparation of the Transitway for guideway construction, advancing station construction, road work, excavation, and support of excavation.

Major Work

LRT Guideway from Pinecrest to Moodie Stations

The LRT guideway will run along the existing Transitway corridor, at grade and parallel to the north side of Highway 417 and will be located in a trench underneath Pinecrest Road and Moodie Drive and on a bridge over Holly Acres Road. Traffic will be shifted during construction to make space for the new structures (i.e., stations, bridges, roads etc.) and the LRT guideway. Interchange ramps will continue to incur adjustments, shifts, or temporarily closures to enable construction activities. The Transitway is permanently closed between Holly Acres and Moodie Drive and in April the Transitway will permanently close between Pinecrest Drive and Bayshore Mall.

Construction activities are scheduled so that the duration and extent of the impacts on all modes of transportation and the local community are minimized.

Detours will use approved arterial or major collector roads with posted signage and variable message boards. Cycling and pedestrian mobility will be maintained during construction, with posted signage and detours around work zones. Dewatering operations will be ongoing in multiple areas, involving pumps and large containment tanks to remove ground and surface water from construction zones.

Pinecrest Interchange

From Queensview Drive, adjacent to Highway 417, westward to Pinecrest interchange, Cut-and-Cover Tunnel operations are advancing with ongoing soil excavation, rock breaking, drilling, and support of excavation. Utilities east of Pinecrest, are being relocated, including storm and sanitary sewers, as well as drainage work. Pinecrest Station electrical system installation work is underway.

Road work will be completed on Greenbank Road and Lisa Avenue, and at the Highway 417 eastbound ramp, to accommodate buses during the Transitway closure. A new bus turnaround area to the northwest of the interchange will be paved this spring, for use during the Transitway closure on April 24, 2022. The Pinecrest westbound 417 off-ramp is closed to traffic for an extended period of construction until summer of 2023.

photo of Highway 417 looking east with Pinecrest interchange in the foreground and the LRT alignment along the north side of the highway.

Bayshore Station

Utility relocation work near the Transitway and Bayshore Shopping Centre will continue through spring. The Transitway will close in April between Pinecrest interchange and Bayshore Station and will remain open for buses between Bayshore and Holly Acres. Once all utilities have been relocated, construction of the LRT station will begin later this year.

Holly Acres Road

At Holly Acres Road and the Transitway the new bridge structure for the LRT flyover is nearing completion with work continuing on the support walls on the northwest side through the spring. Final work to widen and add a traffic lane on the south side off-ramp from the Highway, will continue prior to the Transitway closure and bus detour in April.

Moodie Station and the Light Maintenance and Storage Facility (LMSF)

Three new road bridges are being constructed for traffic to bypass the guideway as it passes under Moodie Drive north of Highway 417, ensuring no at-grade crossings of the LRT. Work continues underneath Moodie Drive at the 417 on the guideway connecting with the LMSF.

The new Moodie Station construction is underway with early preparatory work, followed by structural work, and support of excavation. Drainage system installation is ongoing along the Transitway. The Transitway between Holly Acres and Moodie Drive is now closed for the construction of the guideway, station and bus loop. A pedestrian and cyclist detour is in place between the east side of Corkstown Road and the bus stop on Moodie Drive. LMSF construction is progressing on the switchyard and the pump station buildings with system installations, exterior siding, underground utilities, and concrete works.

Drone photo looking west along Highway 417 with Moodie interchange and LRT workzone in the foreground

Drone photo of the Light Maintenance and Storage Facility located on the north side of HW 417 and west of Moodie Drive.

Community Impacts

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10:00 p.m., as well as some overnight and weekend work.

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required, following a Public Notice, to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are expected. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Street sweeping will be ongoing along truck routes and around construction zones.

The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns may have changed.

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 the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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

Note: all future 90-Day Lookaheads will be distributed electronically only*
To ensure you receive the latest LRT updates, please click this link to sign-up.
If you require printed a Notice, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca.

Contact Us

Work will be ongoing in these areas. 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 electronic updates, Public Notices, and Lookaheads, please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect and select Moodie Station, Bayshore Station and/or Pinecrest 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

Lincoln Fields Station to Pinecrest Station - 90 Day Look Ahead

April 2022

Overview

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 Cut-and-Cover Tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Lincoln Fields Station and Pinecrest Station, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility etc. Solid progress is being made and construction activities across the alignment are set to resume which may see an increase in disruptions to adjacent residents. Street cleaning activities have resumed for the season, with regular street sweeping along haul routes and around construction zones.

Residents should be aware that 2022 will be a busy and productive year and there will be an increased requirement for overnight work across the alignment. Additional notifications to affected residents will precede all impactful night work activities and an electronic weekly summary of night work will be shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to receive weekly summaries, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.

Major Works

During the spring season, activities between Connaught Park and Pinecrest interchange will be concentrated on the advancement of drilling and excavation for the Connaught Tunnel construction, and on the Carling bridge construction at Lincoln Fields and Carling Avenue. Dewatering operations will also be ongoing in multiple areas, which involves pumps and large containment tanks to remove ground and surface water from construction zones.

Lincoln Fields

Construction and excavation under Carling Avenue will progress this spring. Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction continues at the north end of Lincoln Fields to Richmond Road. The Lincoln Fields Station work will be ongoing through spring, focusing on formwork, roof, mechanical systems, and walls. Demolition of the remaining pedestrian walkway at Lincoln Fields will be completed this spring and will facilitate advancement of the Carling bridge structure and the station. Concrete girders will be installed in May for the bridge.

South of Carling Avenue, the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge construction is being completed. The existing concrete bridge will be removed this summer.

Drone photo of Lincoln Fields Station construction with Carling Avenue bridge in the foreground.

Connaught Park

This spring completion of the split-structure bridge in Connaught Park will take place. Work along the Transitway toward Iris Station will continue until June. For the Connaught Tunnel construction, drilling work will continue as well as concrete pouring, formwork, waterproofing and electrical work.

Drone photo of the construction of the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge

Queensview Station

The ongoing Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction continues to advance from Connaught Avenue along Queensview Drive adjacent to Highway 417, to the Pinecrest interchange. Drilling, excavation, rock breaking, and dewatering activities will be ongoing this spring. The future Queensview Station site activities will continue with installation of mechanical systems, and the station structure construction advancing. Construction on the Queensview pedestrian bridge that will cross over Highway 417 is scheduled to begin late spring.

Pinecrest Interchange

The Connaught Tunnel is progressing well between Connaught Park and Pinecrest interchange with ongoing excavation, rock breaking, drilling, and support of excavation. Work on the guideway and Pinecrest Station will take place and include drainage and backfill work, excavation, and rock breaking. Road widening works continue at Greenbank Road and Lisa Avenue to facilitate the bus detour off the Transitway in April.

Drone photo of LRT construction along the north side of highway 417 at the PInecrest interchange.

Community Impacts

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10:00 p.m., as well as some overnight and weekend work.

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required, following a Public Notice, to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are expected during. Trucks will use approved haul routes and workers will park in designated parking areas.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns may have changed.

The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.

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 the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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

Contact Us

Note: all future 90-Day Lookaheads will be distributed electronically only*
To ensure you receive the latest LRT updates, please click this link to sign-up.
If you require printed a Notice, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca.

Work will be ongoing in these areas. 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 electronic updates, Public Notices, and Lookaheads please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect and select “Lincoln Fields Station”, “Queensview Station” and/or “Pinecrest 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

Lincoln Fields to Sherbourne Station - 90 Day Look Ahead

Posted: April 2022

Overview

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 Cut-and-Cover Tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Sherbourne Station and Lincoln Fields Station as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility, etc. While solid progress on the project is being made, construction activities are expected to continue to cause disturbances for area residents.

Residents should be aware that 2022 will be a busy and a productive year and 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 Night Work Distribution List.

This spring, road work and Cut and Cover Tunnel operations will be ramping up with overall concrete works being a key activity in the Byron Tunnel throughout spring and summer.

Major Works

Byron Avenue and Byron Linear Park

As construction advances, cranes and concrete trucks will be positioned on Byron Avenue to pour the Cut-and-Cover Tunnel walls, and slabs. The concrete pours require the temporary closure of sections of Byron Avenue to accommodate the footprint of the crane. Traffic and pedestrians will be redirected around the zone until completion for each approximately 10-15 hour pour. Please note that to ensure the integrity of concrete, pour operations require a continuous pour prior to completing. Pour operations will occur weekly through the summer for the Byron Tunnel construction.

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”. Concrete placement, electrical, excavation, anchoring, and formwork are ongoing from Sherbourne to New Orchard Avenue. Station work at New Orchard will be ongoing with structural steel work, waterproofing, and concrete placement for station walls.

This summer an eastbound detour of Richmond Road onto Byron Avenue will be implemented for several months between Woodroffe and Cleary Avenues, to allow for storm, sanitary and watermain works on Richmond. Traffic detours, lane reductions and road closures will be required periodically on Richmond Road and Byron Avenue. The Byron Tunnel will be excavated to an approximate depth of 10.5 metres with construction continuing until 2023.

Residents will see heavy machinery, equipment, and construction lighting in the area. Dewatering operations will be in effect as the snow melts to ensure integrity of open excavations and equipment maintenance will be ongoing within construction zones generally overnight.

drone photo of Byron Linear Park open excavation at Richmond Road/New Orchard of the future New Orchard Station.

McEwen Avenue and Edgeworth Avenue

Drilling operations, excavation, and support of excavation will be ongoing at Richmond Road and McEwen Avenue, and into Lincoln Fields. Gas line installation on the south side of Richmond at Richardson and Hartleigh Avenues will be completed this spring. This will be followed by road widening work on Richmond, including sidewalk construction on the south side, to facilitate a traffic shift during construction. Final landscaping and reinstatement work along Edgeworth Avenue will take place in the spring.

Drone photo of Richmond Road at McEwen, demonstrating cut and cover tunnel construction as it heads south into Lincoln Fields

Ambleside Detour

With an anticipated summer/fall start, the Ambleside Detour will detour westbound Richmond Road traffic onto New Orchard Avenue, Ambleside Drive and McEwen Avenue, please note that during the detour Ambleside will continue to operate in both directions. Eastbound traffic will continue to use Richmond Road during the detour, with traffic shifted to the south. This detour will allow for the Byron Tunnel construction to cross under Richmond Road, between McEwen and New Orchard Avenues, while maintaining traffic and mobility through the corridor.

Lincoln Fields

Construction and excavation under Carling Avenue will progress this spring. Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction continues at the north end of Lincoln Fields to Richmond Road. The Lincoln Fields Station work will be ongoing through spring, focusing on formwork, roof, mechanical systems, and walls. Demolition of the remaining pedestrian walkway at Lincoln Fields will be completed this spring and will facilitate advancement of the Carling bridge structure and the station. Concrete girders will be installed in May for the bridge.

South of Carling Avenue, the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge construction is being completed. The existing concrete bridge will be removed this summer.

Drone photo of south of Carling Avenue with Lincoln Fields and the Ottawa River in distance. Demonstrating Carling bridge and Station construction.

Community Impacts

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10:00 p.m., as well as some overnight and weekend work.

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required, following a Public Notice, to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are expected. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Street sweeping will be ongoing along truck routes and around construction zones.

The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns may have changed.

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 the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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

Note: all future 90-Day Lookaheads will be distributed electronically only*
To ensure you receive the latest LRT updates, please click this link to sign-up.
If you require printed a Notice, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca.

Contact Us

Work will be ongoing in these areas. 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 electronic updates, Public Notices, and Lookaheads, please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect and select Sherbourne Station, New Orchard 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

Iris Station to Algonquin Station - 90-Day Lookahead

Date posted: April 13, 2022
April through June 2022

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a light maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 cut and cover tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities that will take place between Iris and Algonquin Stations, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicular changes. While progress on the project is being made, construction activities are expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.

Key construction activities this spring include completion of the widening of Woodroffe Avenue in preparation for the Woodroffe Avenue Transitway detour, which will take effect June 26, 2022.

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 receive the weekly updates, please email ethel.craft@ottawa.ca.

MAJOR WORKS

Iris Station

Construction of the Iris Street Bridge has advanced and pouring of the concrete decking will take place end of April. Iris Street will be realigned in mid-June. This bridge will form part of the LRT guideway and carry bus and vehicular traffic during the Woodroffe Avenue Transitway detour phase, while allowing for excavation of the guideway and Iris Station, anticipated to begin construction in June.

Iris bridge girder installation

Transitway Detour on Woodroffe Avenue

Road widening work on Woodroffe Avenue, from Iris Street to Baseline Avenue, for the Transitway detour in April through May and will be done primarily after 8pmThe detour will be implemented for buses in summer 2022, when the Transitway will close between Iris and Algonquin Stations. The detour includes creation of a new northbound bus-only lane between Iris Street and Baseline Road, a southbound bus-only queue-jumping lane at Baseline Road, and a new southbound cycle track between Iris Street and the Pinecrest Creek Pathway.

Pinecrest Creek Pond

The stone block walls have been installed around the pond located near Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road. Backfill and excavation to shape the pond, and the inlet and outlet basins will be ongoing this spring and continue through 2022.

Tractor building Pinecrest Pond wall

Drone shot of the construction of Pinecrest Pond

Algonquin Station

At the future Algonquin Station site, work on formwork, rebar, electrical, HVAC, excavation, backfill are all ongoing through the spring. Relocation of utilities will continue through the spring. Interior and exterior work on the bus operator building will be ongoing. Construction on the footings for the pedestrian bridge connecting the Algonquin Center for Construction Excellence (ACCE) building to Algonquin Station will take place this spring and continue through 2022.

Structural Steel at Algonquin Station.

COMMUNITY IMPACTS

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10:00 p.m., as well as overnight and weekend work.

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required following a Public Notice to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are expected during. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci (KEV) will be managing winter maintenance in areas in and around of LRT construction sites. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns may have changed. 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 the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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

Note: all future 90-Day Lookaheads will be distributed electronically only*To ensure you receive the latest LRT updates, please click this link to sign-up. If you require printed a Notice, please email ethel.craft@ottawa.ca.

CONTACT US

Work will be ongoing in these areas. 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 electronic updates, Public Notices, and Lookaheads at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect and select Iris Station and/or Algonquin Station. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Ethel Craft

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Ethel.Craft@ottawa.ca

Tunney’s Pasture to Sherbourne Stations: 90-Day Lookahead

Date posted: April 7, 2022
April through June 2022

OVERVIEW

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin Station. The O-Train West Extension will eliminate approximately 450,000 annual bus trips from the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Parkway. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Tunney’s Pasture and Sherbourne Station, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility etc. While solid progress on the project is being made, construction activities can be expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.

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. Concrete pouring will be taking place along Byron Avenue on a weekly basis, which requires a closure for crane and machinery set up.

If you would like to receive weekly summary of night work and/or information on concrete pours, please email ethel.craft@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.

With spring’s arrival, comes increased construction activity on roadways and pathways including asphalt paving. The relocation of utilities continues, notably near the SJAM Parkway from Kìchì Sìbì Station to Sherbourne Station, including a new box culvert near Rochester Field to manage stormwater and drainage. Richmond Road and Cleary Avenue area will continue to see a high volume of construction activity as well as periodic lane traffic delays as the project advances.

MAJOR WORKS

Scott Street (Tunney’s Pasture to Kìchì Sìbì Stations)

The next few months will see construction activity in the area in preparation for the Scott Street Transitway Detour. Along Scott Street, this spring will see completion of a new concrete sidewalk on the south side, and pathway on the north side, followed by paving the cycle track. Some utilities relocation work will continue, ahead of the Transitway closure and Scott Street bus detour. Scott Street will have areas with a new bus-only lane and bus priority signals to facilitate traffic, with cycle tracks for mobility and connectivity. With the Transitway closure occurring in June 2022, construction activity will primarily be contained within the trench during Station and guideway construction with some rehabilitation work via Transitway to Scott

Westboro Station

Temporary bus stops have been installed along Scott Street for use when the bus detour begins. Once the Scott Street Transitway Detour is operational, work can begin on converting the closed Transitway to the LRT guideway, including dismantling the Westboro Bus Station to allow for the construction of the new Westboro Station.

Kìchì Sìbì Station

Following completion of the storm sewer relocation work at Dominion Avenue and the Transitway in April, work will advance around the future Station site which will involve drilling and some rock breaking to widen and build the guideway. Construction of the new Kìchì Sìbì Station will begin this spring and continue through 2023. Changes to mobility and connectivity in the area will be taking place as the construction zone is established east of Rochester Field to the Transitway. Culvert construction for stormwater management will be ongoing this spring through the summer, to the west of the Station site. The pathway between Roosevelt and Dominion will be relocated and a new pathway on the south side near Dominion Avenue will be constructed and opened prior to closure of a section of the pathway at the Transitway bus stop.

Temporary bus-only bridge detour over the Transitway

SJAM Parkway

Construction of a new pedestrian underpass at Churchill Avenue North and the Parkway continues through the spring. The SJAM Parkway will be shifted in 2023, which will align atop of the underpass. Near Kitchissippi Lookout, electrical utility work is taking place until summer to install new intersection signals, streetlamps, and utility connections for the National Capital Commission (NCC). Road works on the Parkway will begin this spring as well as the rehabilitation of the Lanark Avenue underpass.

Westward to Cleary Avenue, the Cut-and-Cover Tunnel operations are progressing with ongoing drilling operations, excavation, rock breaking, concrete pouring, and support of excavation. Drilling and excavation will continue between Rochester Field and Cleary Avenue, with daytime and overnight work.

SJAM excavation for Stage 2 LRT

Sherbourne Station and Byron Linear Park

As construction advances, cranes and concrete trucks will be positioned on Byron Avenue to pour the Cut-and-Cover Tunnel walls, slabs, and cover. The concrete pours require the closure of sections of Byron Avenue when the large crane is in use for transportation of steel and other construction materials into the tunnel, with traffic redirected until completion of each 10 to 15 hour pour. Tall station walls require about 14 hours to complete and cannot be stopped once pouring has begun.

Excavation, anchoring and wall work for the Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction will be ongoing from Cleary Avenue to Woodroffe Avenue with the first cover to be poured in June at Sherbourne Avenue. Sherbourne Station construction is to begin this spring. Residents will see heavy machinery, equipment, and construction lighting in the area. Dewatering operations and equipment service and maintenance will be ongoing within construction zones. This summer an eastbound detour of Richmond Road onto Byron Avenue will be implemented to allow for storm, sanitary and watermain works. Traffic detours, lane reductions and road closures will be required periodically on Richmond Road and Byron Avenue. The Parkway Tunnel will be excavated to an approximate depth of 10.5 metres with construction continuing until 2023.

Excavation of the Byron Cut and Cover Tunnel

COMMUNITY IMPACTS

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10 p.m., as well as overnight and weekend work

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, night work may be required (following a Public Notice) to meet the schedule requirements on this large and complex project.

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are expected during working hours. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Street cleaning will be ongoing through spring around work zones and hauling routes.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci (KEV) works to complete these construction activities.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, speed limits, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns change.

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 the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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

CONTACT US

Note: all future 90-Day Lookaheads will be distributed electronically only*

Work will be ongoing in these areas. 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 electronic updates, Public Notices, and Lookaheads please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect and select updates for “Sherbourne, Kìchì Sìbì and/or Westboro Stations”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Ethel Craft

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Ethel.Craft@ottawa.ca

Sherbourne Station to Lincoln Fields Station: 90-Day Lookahead

Posted on: December 22, 2021

Overview

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 Cut-and-Cover Tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Sherbourne Station and Lincoln Fields Station as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility, etc. While solid progress on the project is being made, construction activities are expected to continue to cause disturbances for area residents. 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.

During the winter period, key project activities include bridge decking installation across Richmond Road, station structural work, utilities relocation, and Cut-and-Cover Tunnel operations.

Major Works

Byron Avenue and Byron Linear Park

The Cut-and-Cover Tunnel in Byron Linear Park will be excavated to an approximate depth of 10.5 metres, and construction will continue until 2023. Concrete pours for the Cut-and-Cover Tunnel walls and foundation will be ongoing with large cranes and concrete pumps in use on Byron Avenue periodically over the winter.

Drilling and excavation will be ongoing near Cleary Avenue and Richmond Road through 2022. Trucks and equipment will access the area from SJAM Parkway via Cleary Avenue. Residents will see heavy machinery, equipment, and construction lighting in the area. Traffic detours, lane reductions and road closures will be required periodically on Richmond Road and Byron Avenue. This spring an eastbound detour of Richmond Road onto Byron Avenue will be implemented, to allow for storm, sanitary and watermain works. Sherbourne Station construction will continue with installation of mechanical and electrical services over the winter. Concrete placement, excavation, anchoring, and wall work are ongoing from Sherbourne to Woodroffe Avenue. Station work at New Orchard will be ongoing with structural steel works, waterproofing, and concrete placement for walls.

Aerial photograph of Richmond Road, Byron Avenue with the open excavation of Byron Linear Park at Woodroffe Avenue. Also demonstrating the temporary Woodroffe Bridge.

McEwen Avenue and Edgeworth Avenue

This winter, Cut-and-Cover Tunnel work will continue across Richmond Road near McEwen Avenue. The roadway has been temporarily realigned to advance excavation, and to maintain traffic flow throughout construction. Drilling operations, excavation, and support of excavation will be ongoing at Richmond Road and McEwen Avenue, and into Lincoln Fields.

Utilities relocation work will also continue at McEwen Avenue over the winter. Final landscaping and reinstatement work along Edgeworth Avenue will take place in the spring.

Aerial photograph of Richmond Road at McEwen Avenue, demonstrating the cut and cover tunnel and temporary McEwen Bridge.

Ambleside Detour

New sidewalk construction has been completed on Ambleside Drive and the Ambleside Detour is planned to begin spring 2022. The Detour will reroute westbound traffic onto New Orchard Avenue, Ambleside Drive and McEwen Avenue. Mobility and connectivity will be maintained during Tunnel construction in the detoured area of Richmond Road.

Lincoln Fields

Operations continue at Lincoln Fields, on Carling Avenue, and into Connaught Park along the Transitway. Traffic lanes were shifted on Carling Avenue in the fall to enable advancement of Carling Bridge (where the guideway passes beneath Carling Avenue) and guideway construction. Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction continues at the north end of Lincoln Fields to Richmond Road and into Byron Linear Park. The Lincoln Fields Station construction will continue this winter with structural steel, walls, and escalators being installed.

South of Carling Avenue, the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge construction continues through winter with delivery of steel trusses in January. The targeted bridge completion is spring 2022, and the existing bridge will be removed after the new structure is opened to the public.

Aerial photograph looking south from Richmond Road over Lincoln Fields, demonstrating cut cover work, station work and temporary active bus loop.

Community Impacts

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10:00 p.m., as well as overnight and weekend work.

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required, following a Public Notice, to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are expected. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci (KEV) will be managing winter maintenance in areas in and around of LRT construction sites.

The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns may have changed.

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 the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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

Contact Us

Work will be ongoing in these areas. 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 and select Sherbourne Station, New Orchard 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

Lincoln Fields Station to Pinecrest Station: 90-Day Lookahead

Posted December 2021

Overview

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 Cut-and-Cover Tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Connaught Park and Queensview Station, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility etc. While solid progress on the project is being made, construction activities can be expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.

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 receive the weekly updates, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.

Major Works

The winter season activities between Connaught Park and Pinecrest interchange will be concentrated on the advancement of drilling and excavation for the Connaught Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction. Dewatering operations will also be ongoing in multiple areas, which involves pumps and large containment tanks to remove ground and surface water from construction zones.

Lincoln Fields

Operations continue at Lincoln Fields, on Carling Avenue, and into Connaught Park along the Transitway. Traffic lanes were shifted on Carling Avenue in the fall to enable advancement of Carling Bridge (where the guideway passes beneath Carling Avenue) and guideway construction. Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction continues at the north end of Lincoln Fields to Richmond Road and into Byron Linear Park. The Lincoln Fields Station construction will continue this winter with structural steel, walls, and escalators being installed.

South of Carling Avenue, the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge construction continues through winter with delivery of steel trusses in January. The targeted bridge completion is spring 2022, and the existing bridge will be removed after the new structure is opened to the public.

Aerial photo of Lincoln Fields looking south with Lincoln Fields station construction in the centre with a tall crane, and the temporary bus loop on the left side.

Aerial photo of Lincoln Fields from north of Richmond Road looking south with cut and cover excavation on the left.

Connaught Park

From Lincoln Fields to Connaught Avenue, Cut-and-Cover Tunnel progress continues with drilling, excavation, and dewatering operations. Preparations for the start of structural work will take place, as well as soil sampling. The flyover bridge construction will pause during the winter months. Following excavation, formwork will be installed, and walls will be poured.

Queensview Station

The ongoing Cut-and-Cover Tunnel work is advancing from Connaught Avenue along Queensview Drive adjacent to Highway 417, to Pinecrest interchange. Drilling, excavation, rock breaking, and dewatering activities will be ongoing this winter. Closer to Pinecrest interchange, relocation of manholes will take place through March.

The future Queensview Station site activities will continue with installation of piping, mechanical equipment, and electrical services, with station structure construction starting in April.

Pinecrest Interchange

From Queensview Drive, parallel to Highway 417, westward to Pinecrest interchange, Cut-and-Cover Tunnel operations are advancing with ongoing soil excavation, rock breaking, drilling, and support of excavation. Utilities east of Pinecrest, are being relocated, including storm and sanitary sewers, as well as drainage work.

The new temporary bus-only off-ramp at Pinecrest interchange is now open, maintaining traffic flow while allowing construction of the LRT to proceed below. There is an open trench on the east side, under the off-ramp, that transitions the Connaught Tunnel from Queensview onto the guideway westward to Pinecrest interchange.

The westbound 417 off-ramp is now closed for an extended period of construction until summer of 2023, and there is a newly opened on-ramp for Pinecrest Road northbound to Highway 417 westbound.

A new bus turnaround area to the northwest of the interchange is being constructed, with final paving in spring, for use during the Transitway closure in June 2022. Roadwork and utilities relocation have been completed on Greenbank Road and Lisa Avenue to accommodate buses during the Transitway detour.

Aerial Photo of new ramps for Pinecrest interchange with highway 417 on the left

Community Impacts

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10:00 p.m., as well as overnight and weekend work.

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required, following a Public Notice, to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are expected during. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci (KEV) will be managing winter maintenance in areas in and around of LRT construction sites.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns may have changed.

The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.

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 the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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

Contact Us

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 and select updates for “Lincoln Fields Station”, “Queensview Station” and/or “Pinecrest 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

Lincoln Fields to Pinecrest Station - 90 Day Lookahead

Posted on: November 1, 2021

Overview

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 Cut-and-Cover Tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Connaught Park and Queensview Station, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility etc. While solid progress on the project is being made, construction activities can be expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.

Major Works

During this fall season, focus will centre around some crucial activities, principally drilling, excavation, support of excavation, for the Connaught Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction, and structures work. Progress continues on construction of the split-structure bridge in Connaught Park, the Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge until winter, and associated pathway work.

Lincoln Fields

There are several work areas operating in Lincoln Fields between Carling Avenue and Richmond Road, including structural work, Cut-and-Cover Tunnel work, and station construction. Progress will continue on structures, station pad, station walls, retaining walls and some utility work throughout the fall. The pedestrian walkway that connected the bus station to Carling Avenue is now closed to allow for construction, and Carling Avenue will undergo another lane shift in October. The Lincoln Fields Station construction will be ongoing until 2023.

Aerial photograph of Lincoln Fields Station with Carling in the foreground, temporary bus loop on left with station excavation and poured station walls in centre, ottawa river in the background.

Connaught Park

South of Carling Avenue, construction on the split-structure bridge continues with deck and parapet installation. The new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge construction continues through the fall with pier cap construction and assembly of the steel structure; once it’s completed and opened to the public in Q2 2022 followed by removal of the current bridge.

Multi-use Pathway (MUP) construction to connect with the pedestrian bridge is underway, with paving anticipated in November.

In the area of Connaught Avenue, the drilling work is advancing well, with excavation and removals starting in October through December. Following excavation, formwork will be installed, and walls will be poured. Utilities relocation will also be ongoing through fall. Traffic will be maintained while performing drilling operations.

Aerial photograph of the temporary realigned Connaught Avenue, with excavations of Connaught Tunnel in centre foreground.

Queensview Station

Cut-and-Cover Tunnel work is advancing well between Connaught Avenue along the north side of Highway 417 to the Pinecrest interchange. Some utilities relocation work is ongoing through the fall. Stormwater and sanitary line relocation are still ongoing on Queensview Drive near the Ottawa Police Services property on Queensview with anticipated completion by the end of October.

The future Queensview Station construction has started this fall, with the foundation, slab, and walls; in conjunction with Cut-and-Cover Tunnel drilling, excavation, and support of excavation.

Pinecrest Interchange

Ramp modifications continue at Pinecrest Interchange enabling the LRT to travel in a trench underneath. The new open trench at Pinecrest interchange will have a new traffic ramp structure overtop, to be completed by the end of the year. A temporary bus ramp is under construction at Pinecrest interchange until end of October. Utilities at Pinecrest are still being relocated, including storm and sanitary sewers, as well as drainage work. In November the westbound 417 off-ramp will close for an extended period of construction from November 2021 until summer of 2023. The ramp closure is necessary to build the guideway west of Pinecrest interchange, and to connect with the Connaught Cut-and-Cover Tunnel from Queensview Station.

Aerial photograph with highway 417 on the left and Pinecrest interchange ramp construction in the centre with poured concrete curbs and a large yellow crane working on the guideway trench.

Community Impacts

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for overnight work and intermittent weekend work.

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Street sweeping and dust suppression will be ongoing as needed this fall then transitioning to snow removal and winter maintenance.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will be maintained during construction, at times with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place, and adhere to all posted signage, speed limits, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns change.

Residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as we work to complete these construction activities.

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 the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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

Contact Us

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 and select updates for “Lincoln Fields Station” and/or “Queensview Station” and/or “Pinecrest 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

Pinecrest Station to Moodie Station: 90-Day Lookahead

Posted: December 22, 2021

Overview

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 Cut-and-Cover Tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Pinecrest Station and Moodie Station as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility, etc. While solid progress on the project is being made, construction activities are expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.

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 receive the weekly updates, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.

During the winter period, activities will focus on preparation of the Transitway for guideway construction, advancing station construction, excavation, and support of excavation.

Major Works

LRT Guideway from Pinecrest to Moodie Stations

The LRT guideway will run along the existing Transitway corridor, at grade and parallel to the north side of Highway 417. It will be in a trench underneath Pinecrest Road and Moodie Drive and on a bridge over Holly Acres Road. As a result, some existing ramps will continue to have to be adjusted, shifted, or temporarily closed and rebuilt to accommodate construction activities. The Transitway is permanently closed between Holly Acres and Moodie Drive.

Construction activities are scheduled so that the duration and extent of the impacts on all modes of transportation and the local community are minimized. Traffic will be shifted during construction to make space for the new structures (i.e., stations, bridges, roads etc.) and the LRT guideway. This will be done in stages, using temporary ramps, temporary closures, and traffic pattern shifts.

Detours will use approved arterial or major collector roads with posted signage and variable message boards. Cycling and pedestrian mobility will be maintained during construction, with posted signage and detours around work zones. Dewatering operations will also be ongoing in multiple areas, which involves pumps and large containment tanks to remove ground and surface water from construction zones.

Pinecrest Interchange

From Queensview Drive, adjacent to Highway 417, westward to Pinecrest interchange, Cut-and-Cover Tunnel operations are advancing with ongoing soil excavation, rock breaking, drilling, and support of excavation. Utilities east of Pinecrest, are being relocated, including storm and sanitary sewers, as well as drainage work.

The new temporary bus-only off-ramp at Pinecrest interchange is now open, placing traffic overtop to allow construction of the LRT underneath. There is an open trench on the east side, under the off-ramp, that transitions the Connaught Tunnel from Queensview onto the guideway westward to Pinecrest interchange. The westbound 417 off-ramp is now closed for an extended period of construction until summer of 2023, and there is a newly opened on-ramp for Pinecrest Road northbound to Highway 417 westbound.

A new bus turnaround area to the northwest of the interchange is being constructed, with final paving in spring, for use during the Transitway closure in June 2022. Road work and utilities relocation have been completed on Greenbank Road and Lisa Avenue to accommodate buses during the Transitway closure.

Aerial Photo of new ramps for Pinecrest interchange with highway 417 on the left

Bayshore Station

Utility relocation near the Transitway and the shopping mall will continue through winter. The Transitway will close in April between Pinecrest interchange and Bayshore Station and will remain open for buses between Bayshore and Holly Acres.

Holly Acres Road

At Holly Acres Road and the Transitway, the new south-west ramp construction is complete and facilitates construction advancement on the new bridge structure for the LRT flyover. This winter, work on the bridge support walls will take place until spring.

Aerial photo of of new rail bridge over Holly Acres road.

Moodie Station and the Light Maintenance and Storage Facility (LMSF)

Three new road bridges are being constructed for traffic to bypass the guideway as it passes under Moodie Drive north of Highway 417, as there will be no at-grade crossings of the LRT. A new southbound Moodie to westbound Highway 417 on-ramp, and a new northbound Moodie to westbound 417 ramp were opened late in 2021. These new ramps allow for guideway construction to progress. Moodie Drive over the 417 was reinstated with four traffic lanes and a protected pedestrian facility, following excavation work underneath for the guideway connecting with the LMSF.

The new Moodie Station construction is underway with site excavation and preparatory work through February, followed by structural work, and support of excavation. Drainage system installation is ongoing along the Transitway. The Transitway between Holly Acres and Moodie Drive is now closed for the construction of the guideway, station, and bus loop. Corkstown Road has been realigned to facilitate Station construction, with some final road work to follow in the spring, and removal of the former roadway in January.

The LMSF construction is advancing well with structural steel being installed, cladding on the exterior walls, and the concrete foundation for the switchyard. The pump station building’s construction will begin in early winter. Work will continue on the LMSF’s electrical network, and drainage system through winter.

Aerial Photo of Moodie Interchange in the foreground and LMSF in the background.

Community Impacts

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10:00 p.m., as well as overnight and weekend work.

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required, following a Public Notice, to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are expected during daytime hours. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Snow clearing will be ongoing during winter around areas of LRT construction. Lighting is required to maintain safe working conditions for workers. Use of large light plants will be minimized as practical, with special attention to ensure flood lights are directed away from roadways, businesses, and residences.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci (KEV) works to complete these construction activities. All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours.

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place, and adhere to all posted signage, when travelling to ensure safety, as traffic patterns may change.

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 the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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

Contact Us

Work will be ongoing in these areas. 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 newsletter updates, please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect and select “Pinecrest, Bayshore, or 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

Tunney's Pasture to Sherbourne Station - 90 Day Lookahead

January through March 2022

Overview

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin Station. The O-Train West Extension will eliminate approximately 450,000 annual bus trips from the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Parkway. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Tunney’s Pasture and Sherbourne Station, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility etc. While solid progress on the project is being made, construction activities can be expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.

Winter season requires some adjustments to construction operations. Cut and Cover Tunnel work will continue along the SJAM Parkway, Byron Linear Park and Lincoln Fields. Work on roadways and pathways will largely resume in spring 2022. Station, utility, and excavation operations will continue through winter.

Major Works

Scott Street (Tunney’s Pasture to Kìchì Sìbì Stations)

Work on the north side pathway along Scott Street (from Tunney’s Pasture Station to Churchill Avenue) will resume in spring 2022 as part of the road widening ahead of the Scott Street bus detour. The bus detour will begin in April 2022. Buses will be moved off the Transitway and onto Scott Street from Tunney’s Pasture to the SJAM Parkway to allow for guideway construction to begin along the Transitway. The final configuration of the bus detour will be completed in advance of the detour taking effect in Spring 2022 and will include in various places along Scott St. features like cycle tracks, bus priority signals and bus-only lanes.

Westboro Station

Temporary bus stops will be installed along Scott Street for use when the bus detour begins in April 2022. Once the Scott Street bus detour is operational, work can begin on converting the transitway to guideway, including dismantling the Westboro Bus Station so that work can begin on the new Westboro Station.

Kìchì Sìbì Station

Construction in the Kìchì Sìbì Station area will be ongoing throughout winter. The storm sewer relocation work will continue at Dominion Avenue and the Transitway into February 2022. Construction of the new Kìchì Sìbì Station will begin winter 2022 and continue through fall 2023.

SJAM Parkway

Construction of the new Churchill pedestrian underpass at Churchill Avenue North and the Parkway is advancing with installation of two concrete box culverts this winter. The SJAM Parkway will be shifted later in 2022, which will align atop of the underpass.

West of Kìchì Sìbì Station to Cleary Avenue, the Cut-and-Cover Tunnel operations are progressing with ongoing drilling operations, excavation, and support of excavation. Drilling and excavation will continue through the winter between Rochester Field and Cleary Avenue and will require overnight work. The slurry wall operations will finish this winter and work will advance onto excavation and concrete pouring.

Several construction operations will be occurring simultaneously during the winter, including two watermain relocations at Cleary Avenue/Richmond Road area to the SJAM Parkway and preparatory work between the SJAM Parkway and Richmond Road to enable construction to cross into Byron Linear Park. Residents will see heavy machinery and equipment, and construction lighting in these areas.

Aerial photo of the SJAM under construction. On the left is the realigned SJAM. On the right, operations for excavation of the cut and cover tunnel are seen.

Aerial photo of the SJAM under construction, facing west. The cut and cover tunnel is visible in the centre of the image, traveling towards Cleary Avenue and Sherbourne Station. The realigned SJAM is visible to the right of the construction.

Sherbourne Station and Byron Linear Park

The Cut-and-Cover Tunnel in Byron Linear Park will be excavated to an approximate depth of 10.5 metres with construction continuing until 2023. Periodically over the winter, large cranes and pumps will be in use on Byron Avenue to pour concrete for the Cut-and-Cover Tunnel. Excavation, anchoring and wall work of the cut and cover tunnel will be ongoing from Cleary Avenue to Woodroffe Avenue into 2022. Sherbourne Station construction to begin in Spring 2022. Road closures are currently in place to facilitate this work and will continue until the tunnel walls and foundations are completed.

Residents will see heavy machinery, equipment, and construction lighting in the area. This spring an eastbound detour of Richmond Road onto Byron Avenue will be implemented to allow for storm, sanitary and watermain works. Traffic detours, lane reductions and road closures will be required periodically on Richmond Road and Byron Avenue. Trucks and equipment will access the area from SJAM Parkway via Cleary Avenue through a temporary road in the construction area.

Aerial photo of the excavation at Cleary Avenue and Richmond Road, where Sherbourne Station will be located. Excavation of the cut and cover tunnel is seen in the bottom right corner of the image.

Community Impacts

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10:00 p.m., as well as overnight and weekend work

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, night work may be required (following a Public Notice) to meet the schedule requirements on this large and complex project.

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are expected during daytime hours. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Snow clearing will be ongoing during winter around areas of LRT construction.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci (KEV) works to complete these construction activities.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, speed limits, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns change.

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 the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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

Contact Us

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 and select updates for “Sherbourne, Kìchì Sìbì and/or Westboro Stations”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact

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

Iris Station to Algonquin Station - 90 Day Lookahead

January through March 2022

Overview

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a light maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 cut and cover tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities that will take place between Iris and Algonquin Stations, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicular changes. While progress on the project is being made, construction activities are expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.

Key construction activities this winter include completion of the widening of the Transitway between Connaught Park and Iris Station, completion of the Woodroffe Avenue widening late winter, and construction of the Iris Street Bridge in preparation for the Woodroffe Avenue Transitway detour, which will begin this summer.

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 receive the weekly updates, please email meghan.alexander@ottawa.ca.

Major Works

Iris Station

Construction of the Iris Street Bridge will continue through the winter with the installation of bridge abutments, girders, and panels. The bridge will carry bus and vehicular traffic during the Woodroffe Avenue Transitway detour and will allow for further excavation of the site beneath the bridge in preparation for the construction of the guideway and Iris Station, which is anticipated to begin in May.

Aerial photo of Iris Station under construction. In the foreground, the Iris Street detour crosses over Pinecrest Creek connecting with the transitway. In the top-left of the image, construction on the Iris Street Bridge can be seen.

Transitway Detour on Woodroffe Avenue

Road widening on Woodroffe Avenue, from Iris Street to Baseline Avenue, for the Transitway detour will resume in March 2022. The detour will begin in summer 2022, when the Transitway will close between Iris and Algonquin Stations. The detour includes creation of a new northbound bus only lane between Iris Street and Baseline Road, a southbound bus-only queue-jumping lane at Baseline Road and a new southbound cycle track between Iris Street and the Pinecrest Creek Pathway.

Aerial photo of Iris Station under construction. In the foreground, the Iris Street Bridgework is taking place. The Iris Street detour intersects the image, with the newly widened transitway visible in the background of the image.

Pinecrest Creek Pond

Excavation and installation of the stone wall will continue through the winter at the pond site near Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road. Construction of the pond’s inlet and outlet basins will begin in spring 2022, when the weather improves.

Algonquin Station

Installation of the steel structure for the future Algonquin Station will continue throughout the winter, followed by construction of exterior walls and installation of escalators. Relocation of water and sewer lines at Algonquin Station will continue through the winter. Backfill operations and foundation installation will be taking place at the station area.

Preparatory works will begin this winter for the pedestrian bridge connecting the Algonquin Center for Construction Excellence (ACCE) building to Algonquin Station. Construction of Algonquin Station is anticipated to begin in April, with an expected completion date of 2023.

Aerial photo of Algonquin Station under construction. Cut and cover operations can be seen in the foreground, where the future station platform will be located. The transitway is visible running vertically, along the right side of the image.

Community Impacts

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10:00 p.m., as well as overnight and weekend work.

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required following a Public Notice to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are expected during. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci (KEV) will be managing winter maintenance in areas in and around of LRT construction sites. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns may have changed.

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 the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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

Contact Us

Work will be ongoing in these areas. 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 and select Iris Station and/or Algonquin Station. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

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

Pinecrest Station to Moodie Station - West Extension 60-Day Lookahead

November through December 2021

MAJOR WORKS

LRT Guideway from Pinecrest to Moodie Stations

The LRT guideway will run along the existing Transitway corridor, at grade, parallel to the north side of Highway 417. It will be in a trench underneath Pinecrest Road and Moodie Drive and on a bridge over Holly Acres Road. As a result, some existing ramps will have to be adjusted, shifted, or temporarily closed and rebuilt to accommodate construction activities. Closure of the Transitway is in effect from Holly Acres to Moodie Drive.

Construction activities are scheduled so that the duration and extent of the impacts on all modes of transportation and the local community are minimized. Traffic will be shifted during construction to make space for the new structures (i.e., stations, bridges, roads etc.) and the LRT guideway. This will be done in stages, using temporary ramps, temporary closures, and traffic pattern shifts. Detours will use approved arterial or major collector roads with posted signage and variable message boards. Cycling and pedestrian mobility will be maintained during construction, with posted signage and detours around work zones.

Pinecrest Interchange

Ramp modifications continue at Pinecrest Interchange enabling the LRT to travel in a trench underneath. The new open trench at Pinecrest interchange will have a new traffic ramp structure overtop, to be completed by the end of the year. A temporary bus-only off-ramp is under construction at Pinecrest interchange opening in early November. Utilities at Pinecrest are still being relocated, including storm and sanitary sewers, as well as drainage work. Starting November 2nd, the westbound 417 off-ramp will be closed for an extended period of construction until summer of 2023. The ramp closure is necessary to build the guideway west of Pinecrest interchange, and to connect with the Connaught Cut-and-Cover Tunnel from Queensview Station. There is also a new Pinecrest Road northbound to Highway 417 on-ramp open as of early November.

Aerial view of Pinecrest Interchange, October 2021

Bayshore Station

Utility relocation in the area will continue near the Transitway and the shopping mall through the fall. Overnight work will be ongoing. The Bayshore Station construction is expected to start in 2022. The Transitway will remain open during construction, between Bayshore Station and Holly Acres Road.

Holly Acres Road

At Holly Acres Road, the new south-west ramp construction is expected to be completed and opened in mid-November. Road widening, electrical and sidewalk work will be ongoing through fall. Bridge structure work for the LRT flyover continues through fall. Overnight work will be ongoing.

Moodie Station and the Light Maintenance and Storage Facility (LMSF)

Ottawa’s LRT will have no at-grade crossings which is why three new road bridges will be built for traffic to bypass the guideway as it crosses Moodie Drive north of Highway 417. The Moodie Drive activity is ongoing with work continuing in phases through December 2021. Construction of the Moodie Drive bridge structures will be occurring through the fall, along with the bridge deck, guardrail, and roadway work. A new southbound Moodie Drive to westbound Highway 417 on-ramp will open in mid-November 2021, followed by another westbound Highway 417 on-ramp re-opening in December, for northbound traffic on Moodie Drive. Moodie Drive construction will be completed, and Moodie Drive will return to original condition with 2 lanes in each direction before the end of 2021.

At Moodie Station, work has begun for the future O-Train station and O-Train guideway. The Transitway between Holly Acres and Moodie Drive is now closed for the construction of the future guideway, O-Train station, and bus loop.

Aerial view of Moodie Interchange, October 2021.

Corkstown Road will be realigned for Station construction, with work anticipated to start in late fall, and include utility relocations and roadway work. The Moodie Drive to westbound Highway 417 on-ramp will be closed until November 2021. The LMSF construction is advancing well with structural steel walls, utilities and electrical work progressing, as well as foundations and footings. Overnight work in the area will be ongoing.

Aerial view of Moodie LMSF, October 2021.

COMMUNITY IMPACTS

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for overnight work and weekend work.

Night work is required at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required, following a Public Notice, to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are anticipated. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Street sweeping, dust suppression and snow removal will be ongoing as needed.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will be maintained during construction, at times with detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place, and adhere to all posted signage, speed limits, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns change.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.

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 the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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

CONTACT US

This notice provides an overview of activities expected to occur until September 2021. Specific timing of activities, including road closures or detours, overnight activities, or other major works, will be communicated in advance via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these newsletter updates, please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect and select “Pinecrest, Bayshore or Moodie Station” For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Damon.Berlin@ottawa.ca

Tunney’s Pasture to Sherbourne Stations - 60-Day Lookahead

November through December 2021

OVERVIEW

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin Station. The O-Train West Extension will eliminate approximately 450,000 annual bus trips from the Sir John A. MacDonald (SJAM) Parkway. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Tunney’s Pasture and Sherbourne Station, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility etc. While solid progress on the project is being made, construction activities can be expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.

Over the next couple of months essential operations will be taking place between Tunney’s Pasture and the SJAM Parkway, most significant being the Scott Street bus detour construction, and storm line relocation at Dominion Avenue near the Transitway. In April 2022 buses will be moved off the Transitway and onto Scott Street, from Tunney’s Pasture to the SJAM Parkway. As winter approaches, certain operations will shift due to the seasonal weather conditions.

MAJOR WORKS

Scott Street (Tunney’s Pasture to Kìchì Sìbì Stations)

Scott Street widening and utilities relocation for the bus detour is progressing well, with fall bringing asphalt and road works, integration of the newly installed steel bus-only bridge for the detour, and completion of the pathways and bike lane construction.

This requires work on the roadway and at intersections, affecting vehicle traffic through the corridor. Until December, overnight work will be occurring between Tunney’s Pasture and the SJAM Parkway. This is to ensure the detour is constructed before winter, in time to close the Transitway and open the detour in April 2022.

The final detour configuration will include an eastbound bus lane between Island Park Drive and Lanark Avenue, new signalized intersections at Churchill and Smirle Avenues, an eastbound cycle track on the south side and a westbound cycle track on the north side of Scott Street.

Tunney’s Pasture Station

On Scott Street between Tunney’s Pasture and Smirle Avenue, utility relocation work is ongoing, as well as roadway work including asphalt replacement, curb installation, drainage, and sidewalk construction. The newly constructed bus bridge over the Transitway at Goldenrod Drive will undergo waterproofing and paving in 2022.

Westboro Station

As part of the Scott Street detour construction, new Westboro Station bus stops will be installed along Scott Street, and will serve as the Westboro Station stops in April. Some utilities relocation and paving will occur this fall. Construction of the new Westboro LRT station will begin in June 2022.

Kìchì Sìbì Station

Work is ongoing in the Kìchì Sìbì station area (between Roosevelt and Churchill Avenues) on the Scott Street Transitway detour. The new temporary bus-only steel bridge structure over the Transitway was installed the beginning of October as part of the Transitway detour work. Construction of the retaining walls, roadway work and electrical work will continue through November, as well as the relocation of a watermain will be ongoing through the fall, near Dominion Avenue and the Transitway.

A new multi-use-pathway has been built around the work zone on the south side of the existing Transitway between Roosevelt and Churchill Avenues to maintain the connection between Kìchì Sìbì Station and Scott Street. Construction of the new Kìchì Sìbì Station is expected to begin in July 2022.

Aerial view of the future Kibi Sibi Station and the new bus only bridge.

SJAM Parkway

At Churchill Avenue North at the Parkway, the construction of the new Churchill pedestrian underpass is advancing with sewer and drainage work, until the next SJAM Parkway traffic shift occurs in 2022. Then work will be able to continue. It is expected to be completed in summer 2022.

West of Kìchì Sìbì Station to Cleary Avenue, Cut-and-Cover Tunnel operations are progressing with drilling operations, excavation, and support of excavation.

Aerial view of the SJAM

Sherbourne Station

The Cut-and-Cover Tunnel in Byron Linear Park will be excavated to an approximate depth of 10.5 metres. Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction operations are ongoing and will continue until 2023. This fall, excavation, anchoring, and wall work are ongoing from Cleary Avenue to Woodroffe Avenue.

Watermain relocation is underway at Cleary Avenue to the Parkway through fall. Trucks and equipment will continue to access the site from SJAM Parkway and via Cleary Avenue. Richmond Road near Cleary Avenue will have traffic detours this winter and spring during sewer relocation work. Drilling and excavation will be ongoing near Cleary Avenue and Richmond Road through 2022. Sherbourne Station construction is scheduled to begin this fall with foundation pouring and support of excavation work.

Aerial view of Richmond Road, Sherbourne Station.

COMMUNITY IMPACTS

Majority of the construction activity will occur from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday however,

there will be requirements for overnight work and intermittent weekend work.

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected.

Trucks will use approved haul routes. The main access for trucks to sites identified in this notice will be via Scott Street, the SJAM Parkway and Richmond Road. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas.

Streets will be swept and cleaned regularly as weather permits; snow clearing will be ongoing during winter.

Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists should adhere to all posted signage, and mobility movements using extra caution when travelling in the area to ensure safety, as traffic patterns change.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.

The safety of the public and the 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.

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

CONTACT US

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 and select updates for “Sherbourne, Kìchì Sìbì and/or Westboro Stations”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Ethel Craft

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program

City of Ottawa

Ethel.craft@ottawa.ca