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O-Train West Extension Construction Activities

Notice of Night Work - Scott Street

Posted on: September 24, 2021

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working overnight in addition to daytime activities to complete roadway work along Scott Street between Churchill Avenue and Tunney’s Pasture.

What

Residents near Scott Street can expect the following construction activities to take place overnight:

  • Excavation and grading work using excavators, bulldozers, and compactors. Noise from equipment will be audible and some equipment may cause vibrations.
  • Trucks bringing granular material and hauling away excavated materials will be visible and noise from equipment will be audible.
  • Asphalt will be laid which may result in audible noise and some vibration from equipment.
  • Removal and re-painting of roadway lines will occur overnight and has minimal impact.
  • Electrical utilities work (streetlighting/traffic signals) may result in audible noise and some vibration from equipment.

When

October 1, 2021 to mid-November 2021. Monday to Thursday nights.

Why

Roadway work must be completed prior to the onset of winter when asphalt plants close, and to prepare for the Scott Street Detour that will begin in April 2022.
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.

Where

Scott Street between Churchill Avenue and Tunney’s Pasture will see several separate but related work zones, beginning primarily on the south side of Scott Street and then moving to the north side.

Map of Scott Street, highlighting the limits of construction, Churchill in the west and Holland in the east. Identifying the area in between as the work zone.

Anticipated Impacts

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected.

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

Light plants, generators and compressors are placed onsite and as far away from neighbouring homes to the extent possible and are wrapped with noise reduction barriers.

Water and other dust suppressants will be used to reduce dust and street sweepers will clean adjacent roadways regularly. Trucks will only use approved haul routes.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT US

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Kìchì Sìbì Station” and/or “Westboro Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

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

Algonquin Station - Notice of Sidewalk Closure

Last updated September 13, 2021

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

What:

Closure of the south sidewalk during construction.

When:

As early as September 13, 2021 through to November 2022

Why:

To advance construction of the future LRT Algonquin Station.

Where

South side on College Avenue between the Transitway and Woodroffe Avenue

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

Anticipated Impacts

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

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

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

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to worksequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project enewsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Algonquin Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

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

Ambleside Sidewalk - Notice of Construction

Posted on: September 15, 2021

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be constructing a new concrete sidewalk along the north side of Ambleside Drive. Following completion of the sidewalk installation in October, westbound traffic from Richmond Road will be detoured until end of 2022 via New Orchard Avenue to Ambleside Drive to McEwen Avenue. The new sidewalk will support pedestrian connectivity, during the detour, which will allow the contractor to significantly reduce the required time for construction of the LRT tunnel along Richmond Road between New Orchard and McEwen Avenues while maintaining traffic flow. Once details are finalized, further information related to the Ambleside Drive detour will be provided.

What

New concrete sidewalk construction on the north side of Ambleside Drive, and the installation of two new pedestrian crossings.

When

Monday to Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sidewalk construction to begin September 12, 2021 through October 2021.
*Please note that construction schedules are subject to change.

Why

The new concrete sidewalk is being installed to increase pedestrian mobility and safety for residents.

Where

North side of Ambleside Drive, between New Orchard Avenue and McEwen Avenue.

Map of Richmond Road area, demonstrating with green hashmarks the westbound detour via New Orchard, via Ambleside via McEwen. image also demonstrates 2 new pedestrian crossings at New Orchard/Ambleside and midblock on Ambleside.

Anticipated Impacts

Pedestrian mobility will be maintained with posted signage around the work zone. Residents nearby can expect to hear noise and vibration from construction and equipment. Residents will be notified in advance of any driveway access restriction. During the curb and sidewalk installation it will not be possible to cross it, and it will be blocked off. All efforts will be made to minimize impacts to residents during construction. Pedestrians will be able to use the south side of the street during construction. Bus stops will be temporarily moved onto the roadway during sidewalk installation.

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

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Lincoln Fields Station” and/or “New Orchard 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 - Notice of Pedestrian Bridge Closure

Posted on: September 16, 2021

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

What

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

When

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

Why

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

Where

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

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

Anticipated Impacts

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

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

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

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

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Lincoln Fields Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

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

Highway 417 and Pinecrest Road - Notice of Ramp Closure

Date posted: August 27, 2021

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project motorists travelling Highway 417, and area residents, should anticipate mobility impacts as crews work to relocate Hydro Ottawa infrastructure at Highway 417 and Pinecrest Road. This work requires the temporary closure of the westbound on-ramp.

WHAT:

Closure of Pinecrest Road’s southbound to Highway 417 on-ramp. The sidewalk on the west side of Pinecrest Road over Highway 417 will be closed, and pedestrians will be directed to the east sidewalk. Pedestrians can cross Pinecrest Road at DuMaurier Avenue and Iris Street

Traffic will be detoured via Baseline Road to Richmond Road then to Holly Acres onto Highway 417 westbound. Signage will be in place ahead of the closure and during the closure period.

WHEN:

September 7-19, 2021

WHY:

Deep excavation underneath the westbound 417 on-ramp is required to install underground hydro equipment and connect existing infrastructure. Operations require a safe and dedicated working area with access for heavy equipment and deliveries.

WHERE:

Southbound Pinecrest Road on-ramp to westbound Highway 417.

Map depicting Highway 417 on-ramp closure from southbound Pinecrest Road.

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected. Signed detours will be in-place during the ramp closure. Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, and use extra caution as traffic patterns change. Motorists should allow for added travel time when moving through active construction corridors. For residents whose property borders Highway 417, 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.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca. The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Pinecrest Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Damon.berlin@ottawa.ca

Byron Avenue - Notice of Temporary Road Closure

Posted: August 26. 2021

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, a section of Byron Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic during daytime hours for concrete pouring and Byron Tunnel construction operations.

What

Road closure of Byron Avenue between Sherbourne Avenue and Lockhart Avenue. The sidewalk on the south side of Byron Avenue will remain open and accessible.

When

7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
September 7, 2021 through January 31, 2022.

Why

Heavy equipment, machinery, and trucks will be accessing the Byron Tunnel construction zone for concrete pouring and construction work. The size of the equipment, and nature of the operations require daytime closure of the Byron Avenue.

Where

Byron Avenue between Lockhart Avenue and Sherbourne Avenue.

map of ricmond and Byron east of Woodroffe highlighting the closure of Byron between Sherbourne and just east of Ukrainian Church

Anticipated Impcats

Traffic will be restricted from travelling on Byron Avenue between Lockhart and Sherbourne Avenues, and will be redirected around the work zone, with posted signage in place. Pedestrian mobility will be maintained using the south sidewalk on Byron Avenue. Residents can expect noise from concrete pours and large machinery. Dust control will be in place including street sweeping and dust suppression. Spotters will be onsite ensuring trucks do not infiltrate residential streets in the area.

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

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

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

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

Greenbank Road and Lisa Avenue - Notice of Construction and Night Work

August 19, 2021

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working at the intersection of Greenbank Road and Lisa Avenue on road widening, and utilities relocation. This work involves asphalt removal and paving, installation of curbs, paving and electrical installation. It is necessary for work to take place both during the daytime and overnight to minimize impact to travel, and for safety while working in the intersection.

WHAT

Construction related noise and activity from the operation of machinery to remove asphalt, install curbs, paving, and electrical installation. Traffic lane closures and lane shifts will be in place outside of peak hours during road work. Pedestrians will be detoured around work zones.

WHEN

As early as August 23, 2021 to November 30, 2021

WHY

This work is required to modify the roadway to accommodate bus traffic during the Transitway closure in 2022 to build the LRT guideway.

WHERE

Lisa Avenue and Greenbank Road intersection and roadways.

HOURS

Overnight work Monday to Friday 8pm to 6am; daytime work will also be required periodically.

Map depicting work zone at the Greenbank Road and Lisa Avenue intersection

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Pedestrian mobility will be maintained with posted signage. Changes to mobility in the area should be anticipated as the work progresses. Residents nearby can expect to hear noise and vibration from construction and equipment. Noise and vibrations are monitored and reported to the City. All trucks are equipped with white noise broadband back-up alarms. Night work requires lighting for workers to operate safely, lights will be positioned to ensure no spillage into neighbouring homes. Removal of asphalt, paving, line painting, electrical and signal work, and curb installation. Workers are reminded to be courteous of the adjacent residents and not yell, talk loudly, or play music overnight.

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

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Pinecrest Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Ethel Craft

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Ethel.craft@ottawa.ca

Dominion Avenue and Berkley Avenue - Notice of Lane Reduction and Multi-Use Pathway Detour

Date posted: August 17,  2021

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, a storm pipe relocation work will be occurring adjacent to Dominion Avenue which requires a lane reduction, removal of parking spaces, and detour of a section of the multi-use pathway, around the work zone.

WHAT

Utilities relocation work will be ongoing through November. A section of the multi-use pathway (MUP) south of the Transitway between Dominion Avenue and Berkley Avenue will be closed and detoured onto a protected section of the roadway. Navigation through the area will remain largely unchanged with a shift southward to the roadway and should not increase travel time. Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians and cyclists. Road work will take place on Dominion and Berkley Avenues, with a lane reduction and removal of on-street parking.

WHEN

As early as August 23, 2021 through November. Weather and other factors can affect scheduling.

WHY

A storm pipe on the south side of the Transitway at Dominion Avenue will relocated for the construction of the Scott Street Transitway detour and Kìchì Sìbì Station construction.

WHERE

North end of Dominion Avenue and Berkley Avenue south of the Transitway

Map depicting lane reduction and multi-use pathway detour at Dominion Avenue and Berkley Avenue

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Pedestrian and cyclist mobility will be maintained with a detour around the work zone onto Dominion / Berkley Avenues. Residents can expect noise from equipment, crews, and machinery. Dust control and street sweeping will be in place. Residents will need to travel in one direction only when driving on Dominion and Berkley Avenues. On-street parking south of the Transitway will be temporarily removed.

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

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

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Kìchì Sìbì Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Ethel Craft

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Ethel.craft@ottawa.ca

Richmond Road and McEwen Avenue - Notice of Construction

August 13, 2021

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working on Richmond Road, and on McEwen Avenue on road widening, new sidewalks, and to construct temporary road decking to allow construction of the LRT to continue beneath the roadway. This work involves asphalt removal and paving, a new intersection at McEwen Avenue and Richmond Road, demolition of the existing intersection, installation of road decking, and sidewalk detours. The access to 1195 Richmond Road via McEwen Avenue will be modified.

What

Road and bridge deck construction work will occur starting in mid-August; followed by shifting McEwen Avenue to the east and Richmond Road to the south, in early September. Traffic lane closures and sidewalk detours will be in place.

When

As early as August 16, 2021 through October 15, 2021.
Monday to Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Why

This work is required to maintain traffic and mobility while the Cut & Cover Tunnel work occurs underneath Richmond Road.

Where

On Richmond Road and McEwen Avenue.

image demonstrates Richmond Road east/west and McEwen north/south. it also demonstrates future LRT guideway, location of decking and new sidewalks.

Anticipated Impacts

Pedestrian mobility will be maintained with posted signage, fenced routes, and a temporary walkway. Flag persons will be onsite daily during work periods. After-hours, pedestrians will be able to navigate safely along a temporary walkway. Changes to mobility in the area should be anticipated as the work progresses.

Residents nearby can expect to hear noise and vibration from construction and equipment including pile drilling, heavy machinery, concrete barrier placement, deck installation, and asphalt paving. Noise and vibrations are monitored and reported to the City. Construction fencing with noise barriers will be in place around the work area.

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

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

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Lincoln Fields Station” and/or “New Orchard Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

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

Notice of Night Work - Connaught Park at the Transitway

Date posted: August 11, 2021

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working overnight in Connaught Park along the Transitway for the deck work on the rail flyover bridge.

What

Construction related noise and activity from the operation of a drill rig, crane, concrete trucks, generator, and other miscellaneous equipment. Site access will be from the Transitway.

When

August 10th through 11th and three additional nights of work are required between August 10 and September 30, 2021.

Why

This work requires a full closure of the Transitway, and OC Transpo can only accommodate that request overnight.

Where

In Connaught Park along the Transitway.

Aerial photograph of Rail Flyover bridge with the transitway crossing the photo.

Anticipated Impacts

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

Noise and vibrations are monitored and reported to the City. 

Machinery and equipment required after 10:00 p.m. for this work are not expected to generate loud noise or vibrations.

All trucks are equipped with white noise broadband back-up alarms. 

Night work requires lighting for workers to operate safely, lights will be positioned to ensure no spillage into neighbouring homes. 

Workers are reminded to be courteous of the adjacent residents and not yell, talk loudly, or play music overnight. 

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

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Lincoln Fields Station” and/or “Queensview Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

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

Pinecrest Station to Moodie Station - construction look ahead

Date Posted: August 11, 2021
August to September 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. Closures of the Transitway will be required, during which time buses will use detours.

Construction activities are scheduled so that the duration and extent of the impacts on all modes of transportation and the local community is 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 routes will remain open during construction.

Pinecrest Station

At Pinecrest Station work continues on structures, utilities relocation, and trench construction. The north-west ramp will be closed for two weeks in mid-September to perform maintenance hole relocation. A watermain situated within the interchange area will be relocated starting in August until October. Road works continue following the new bridge installation. Road widening will begin in September to the south of the interchange on Lisa Avenue and Greenbank Road. This work is expected to require tree removal and night work. The Pinecrest south-west ramp is currently closed until approximately November 2021. Overnight work will be ongoing.

Aerial photograph of future Pinecrest Station with evidence of the guideway trench with a blue crane working in the foreground.

Bayshore Station

Construction of a new bus loop to facilitate guideway and station construction will be ongoing through August, with a new temporary bus platform opening for customers on September 5th. Construction around the station will continue through September to complete station upgrades and underground utility works. There is a new pathway open connecting Bayshore Station to Woodridge Drive. Utility relocation in the area will be taking place this summer along Highway 417 and the Transitway. Overnight work will be ongoing.

Holly Acres Road

At Holly Acres Road, new ramp construction is underway. Traffic will be flipped from the current ramp to the new ramp in September. Road widening at Richmond Road will be taking place this fall. Structures work continues for the LRT flyover structure. Overnight work will be ongoing.

Moodie Station

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 passes across Moodie Drive on the north side of Highway 417. The realignment of Moodie Drive is ongoing with work continuing in phases through December 2021. Construction of the Moodie Drive bridge structure will be occurring through to winter 2021. Drilling work is still ongoing for the structural supports, as well as construction of the new north-west ramp until November 2021. Traffic and ramp shifts will occur later this fall once the construction is complete.

At Moodie Station, work has begun for the future O-Train station and O-Train guideway. Throughout August, work will be underway to construct new temporary bus stops on Moodie Drive at the Highway 417 interchange. These changes make way for the relocation of Moodie Station on September 5th. Once Moodie Station is relocated, the Transitway will be fully closed between Holly Acres and Moodie Drive, for the construction of the future guideway, O-Train station, and bus loop. Following the closure of this segment of the transitway, buses will operate on a detour via Highway 417. More information regarding these changes can be found on OCTranspo.com.

Corkstown Road and Moodie Drive will be realigned in August/September. The Moodie south-west ramp will be closed until December 2021. Overnight work will be ongoing.

Aerial photograph of the construction of the future Moodie Station with Highway 417 to the right and Moodie Bridge towards the bottom of the picture.

Light Maintenance and Storage Facility (LMSF)

Construction on the maintenance and storage facility is underway. Utilities and electrical work, as well as support walls construction are ongoing. The construction activities will be noisier that they have been, until the end of the year.

Photograph of the future LMSF with highway 417 to the right of the photo.

COMMUNITY IMPACTS

Typically, most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. There will be requirements for overnight work across the entire corridor, and some intermittent weekend work.

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected.

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

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when detours are in place. The safety of the public and workers is paramount. Construction zone signage and fencing must be respected at all times.

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
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Notice of Night Work Goldenrod Bridge at Tunney’s Pasture Station

Date posted: August 11th 2021 

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working overnight at the future Goldenrod bridge which is located west of Tunney’s Pasture Station.

What 

Backfill work for the bridge structure.

When

August 17 to September 17, 2021

Why

Work is required overnight due to the proximity of the active Transitway.

Where 

West of Tunney’s Pasture at Goldenrod Driveway off Scott Street, over the Transitway.

Photorealistic rendering of the new Goldenrod bridge located immediately west of the existing bridge structure
Photorealistic rendering of the new Goldenrod bridge

Hours 

Work is planned to occur nightly from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Anticipated impacts

Residents nearby can expect to hear noise from the mobilization of workers and equipment, construction vehicles and machinery. Efforts are made to minimize impacts on the local community. This work will not impact the Scott Street Multi-Use Pathway.

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

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2Connect. Be sure to select updates for “Westboro” Station. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Jessica Maxwell
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa
jessica.maxwell@ottawa.ca

Notice of Night Work and Road Closure Woodroffe Avenue and Parkglen Drive

Date posted: August 11th 2021 

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working during the daytime and overnight in the Algonquin Station area, and along Woodroffe Avenue. Lane reductions will be in place overnight along Woodroffe Avenue south of Baseline Road while crews relocate underground utilities. The closure of Parkglen Drive at Woodroffe Avenue is also required for work under the roadway in order to access the manholes. Work will also be occurring at Algonquin Station.

What 

Utilities relocation, road work, median removal, excavation on Woodroffe Avenue and at Parkglen Drive near Woodroffe Avenue; as well as ongoing construction at the future Algonquin Station site. Utilities relocation is scheduled to occur over four weekends in August.

When 

August 2021 to September 2021

Why 

The relocation of utilities is required before construction of the pedestrian bridge, guideway, and station. To reduce impact to traffic and mobility, the relocation of utilities that cross Woodroffe Avenue must occur outside of peak hours.

Where 

At the future Algonquin Station area (Baseline Station), and along Woodroffe Avenue between Navaho Drive and Parkglen Drive

Hours 

Work is scheduled to occur day and night from 7:00am to 5:00am, Monday to Saturday.

Image depicting work zone on Woodroffe Avenue at Parkglen Drive

Anticipated impacts 

Residents nearby may experience noise and vibration from crews and equipment. Noise and vibrations are monitored and reported to the City to ensure they are within limits established for the Project.

Machinery and equipment in operation will include hydro-vac truck, dump trucks, excavators, asphalt saw, generator, and site lighting. Hydro-vac operation will be limited, occurring predominantly over the first weekend in August while the utility line is being uncovered. Generators will be wrapped to reduce noise, and all vehicles will be equipped with broadband backup alarms. The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Algonquin Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Jessica Maxwell
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa
jessica.maxwell@ottawa.ca

O-Train West Extension: August to September Lookahead Ward 15

Date posted: August 10th 2021 

O-Train West Extension: Construction Activities and Community Impacts Ward 15 – Tunney’s Pasture to Sherbourne Stations

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 Stations, 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 few months, construction will be increasingly active along the SJAM Parkway, in the Dominion Station area and along Scott Street. 

Major works 

Scott Street (Tunney’s Pasture to Dominion Stations)

In June 2022 the Transitway west of Tunney’s Pasture connecting to the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Parkway will begin undergoing the conversion from a roadway to the LRT guideway. During that construction, buses using this corridor will be detoured onto Scott Street, which will be extended west of Churchill Avenue as a bus-only roadway connecting to the SJAM Parkway. This detour will include: adding an eastbound bus lane between Island Park Drive and Lanark Avenue, building new signalized protected intersections at Churchill and Smirle Avenues, adding an eastbound cycle track on the south side of Scott Street, relocating Westboro Station transit stops along Scott Street and, resurfacing the multiuse pathway on the north side of Scott Street and widening it to four meters.Construction of the Scott Street detour is underway between Westboro and Dominion Stations. In the coming weeks, work in this area will be completed and move progressively eastward from Westboro to Tunney’s Pasture Station. Work on the Scott Street Detour is expected to be completed in November.

West facing aerial view of Scott Street at Athlone Avenue
West facing aerial view of Scott Street at Athlone Avenue

Tunney's Pasture Station 

Construction work continues on the final components of the bridge at Goldenrod Driveway near Tunney’s Pasture and Smirle Avenue. The bus bridge over the Transitway is expected to be completed in September 2021, and open for use in spring 2022. Once opened, the bridge will remain open for pedestrians, cyclists, and bus only traffic during construction.

Westboro Station 

Construction work continues on the final components of the bridge at Goldenrod Driveway near Tunney’s Pasture and Smirle Avenue. The bus bridge over the Transitway is expected to be completed in September 2021, and open for use in spring 2022. Once opened, the bridge will remain open for pedestrians, cyclists, and bus only traffic during construction.

Kìchì Sìbì Station

Work is ongoing in the Kìchì Sìbì station area (between Roosevelt and Churchill Avenues) to build the temporary bus only roadway and bridge which are part of the Scott Street Transitway detour.

A bus-only bridge will be installed between Roosevelt and Workman Avenues to carry buses across the existing Transitway trench. Construction of the bridge foundation and supports is underway. The bridge platform is expected to be installed in September over a several-day period. This operation is expected to create a period of greater disruption for the community. Affected residents will be notified ahead of time of possible driveway access blockage during the bridge installation. A sound barrier wall will be installed in August along Workman Avenue near the Parkway to buffer noise during construction and the bus detour.

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

Southwest facing aerial view of the future Kìchì Sìbì Station location
Southwest facing aerial view of the future Kìchì Sìbì Station location

SJAM Parkway 

Work is underway on the next stage of widening of the SJAM Parkway to facilitate the Churchill Ave pedestrian underpass construction as well as guideway construction west of Dominion Station. At Churchill Avenue North at the Parkway, overnight and daytime excavation, drainage and road work is ongoing through September to construct the new Churchill pedestrian underpass which is expected to be completed in spring 2022.

Ongoing road work through August will be occurring on the Parkway between Island Park Drive and Dominion Station. This work will allow traffic to shift south on the SJAM Parkway to facilitate the next steps of construction. Crews will also be working on culverts and drainage systems as part of the road work.Motorists can expect temporary lane reductions. Night work will be periodic during summer and fall seasons to maximize favourable weather and maintain the schedule.

West of Dominion Station to Cleary Avenue, cut-and-cover tunnel operations are advancing well. Work is ongoing to build the support of excavation slurry walls for the tunnel. These operations will not cross over to Richmond Road until the spring 2022 and will be ongoing either along the Parkway or within Byron Linear Park until that time.

West facing aerial view of the SJAM Parkway at Churchill Avenue
West facing aerial view of the SJAM Parkway at Churchill Avenue

Sherbourne Station 

Utility relocation work in the Richmond Road, Cleary Avenue and Redwood Avenue area is ongoing. Work on the West Nepean Collector work is expected to be completed in August. A watermain extending from Cleary Avenue to the Parkway will be relocated starting late August. Trucks and equipment will continue to be present in the area, including delivery of supplies and materials. Sherbourne Station construction is scheduled to begin in June 2022.

Community Impacts 

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for overnight work and some intermittent weekend work. Overnight work is ongoing along the SJAM Parkway between Island Park Drive and Dominion Station.

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected. Noise and vibration levels are continuously monitored and reported to the City to ensure they are within the limits established for the Project.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.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists should adhere to all posted signage, speed limits and mobility movements and use extra caution when travelling in the area 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 we work 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 "Westboro Station", “Sherbourne Station” and/or “Kìchì Sìbì Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Jessica Maxwell
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa
Jessica.Maxwell@ottawa.ca

West-end Transitway Closure FAQ’s

As part of the Stage 2 project, starting September 5, a section of the West Transitway will be permanently closed to buses, between Moodie Drive and Holly Acres Road to allow for future Moodie Station construction and LRT guideway work to begin.

This image is an artistic representation of the station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown. Cette image est une représentation artistique de la conception de station. Le produit final peut différer de l'illustration.
This image is an artistic representation of the Moodie Station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown.

How long will the closure take place?

The closure of the Transitway between Moodie Drive and Holly Acres Road will be permanently closed to buses to allow for conversion of Bus Rapid Transitway (BRT) to LRT guideway. Once complete, LRT trains will replace the existing bus service.

Will my bus be detoured?

The Moodie bus station will be temporarily moved in order to complete this work. As a result, many west-end buses will be detoured onto Highway 417. To find out more about bus detours, please visit octranspo.com

Where is the new Moodie bus stop located?

Moodie Station will be relocated to temporary bus stops at the Highway 417 interchange ramps at Moodie Drive. At the westbound off-ramp there will be a westbound Transitway platform, and a northbound and southbound stop on Moodie Drive for local service. Likewise, on the eastbound off-ramp there will be an eastbound Transitway platform, and a northbound and southbound stop on Moodie Drive for local service.

Map depicting temporary bus stops on Moodie Drive.
Map depicting temporary bus stops on Moodie Drive.

Will the closure impact pedestrian and cyclist movements?

Pedestrian and cyclist movements will not be impacted. The MUP will be maintained between Corkstown and Moodie throughout construction.

Will this closure impact motorists?

The West-end Transitway closure between Moodie Drive and Holly Acres Road will not impact vehicular roads. However, buses will be detoured onto Highway 417.

What construction activity can I expect?

Preparatory activity will begin in late-August with the modification of Moodie bus stops. In September, Stage 2 crews will start with site preparations on the Transitway and utility relocation which includes digging and asphalt removal. Once complete, installation of electrical, communication lines and duct banks will take place, followed by grading and granular placement. Stay up to date with Stage 2 LRT progress by signing up for the Stage 2 LRT newsletter.

Questions or concerns?

Have a question? Let us know by emailing Stage2@ottawa.ca.

Stay up to date with Stage 2 LRT progress by signing up for the Stage 2 LRT newsletter.

Hartleigh Avenue at Richmond Road - Temporary Road Closure

Date posted: July 26 2021 

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Hartleigh Avenue at Richmond Road will be temporarily closed for watermain utilities relocation work.

What:

Road closure for watermain utilities relocation for the future LRT tunnel. There will be no access to and from Richmond Road via Hartleigh Avenue.

When:

From August 9 to August 27, 2021.

Why:

Utilities are being relocated to make space to excavate and build the LRT guideway and the New Orchard and Cleary stations.

Where:

Hartleigh Avenue, between Midway Avenue and Richmond Road.

Image depicting work area along Richmond road between Hartleigh and Richardson avenues

Hours:

Construction activity will occur daily between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Weekend and night work may be required periodically.

Anticipated impacts: 

Traffic detours are planned during road closure periods, with posted signage and flag persons. Pedestrian mobility will be maintained with a detour to the opposite side of the Richmond Road around work zones. No utility service interruptions are expected. Residents can expect noise from equipment to remove asphalt and movement of material. Residents may experience delays in accessing driveways during daytime hours. New service connections are required at #233 and #235 Hartleigh Avenue and will require work on the driveways. Residents will be advised of driveway impacts. The bus stop at Richmond Road and Hartleigh Avenue will be moved further west on Richmond Road. Dust control and street sweeping will be in place.

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

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “New Orchard Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

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

Notice of Night Work Iris Station Area

Date posted: July 26th 2021 

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working daytime and overnight in the Iris Station area, and along the Transitway.

What:

Utilities relocation, road work, excavation, and construction of two bridge structures for the future Iris Street bridge. Widening work along the Transitway between Iris Station and Highway 417, in preparation for detouring buses off the Transitway in 2022 and construction of the future guideway.

The Pinecrest Creek relocation is expected to be completed at the end of July and will be followed by work on the new Iris Street overpass and Iris Station construction. Pinecrest Creek currently flows through where the future Iris station and LRT guideway will be located.

When:

 July 2021 through December 2021.

Why: 

The creek relocation carries environmental requirements and restrictions, including fish habitat season limitations affecting the backfill of the existing creek.

Work on or adjacent to the Transitway requires closures overnight for certain work to occur.

Where: 

North and south of Iris Street, within the Transitway right-of-way; and along the Transitway between Baseline Road and Highway 417.

Image depicting work zones around Iris Station

Hours: 

Work is scheduled to occur day and night from 7:00am to 5:00am, Monday to Saturday.

Anticipated impacts: 

Residents nearby may experience noise and vibration from crews and equipment. Noise and vibrations are monitored and reported to the City to ensure they are within limits established for the Project.

Machinery and equipment required after 10 pm will include dump trucks, excavators, generators, and site lighting. Overnight work will not include the operation of hydro-vac trucks or vibro-hammer drill, nor gravel installation with a compactor or other vibrating machinery.

Generators will be wrapped to reduce noise, and all vehicles will be equipped with broadband backup alarms.

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

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Iris Station”.

For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Jessica Maxwell
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa
jessica.maxwell@ottawa.ca 

Lincoln Fields to Queensview Station - 90 Day Look Ahead

Date Posted: July 19, 2021

July to September 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

Over the summer months, the focus will be around some crucial activities, particularly the ongoing relocation of utilities, excavation and support of excavation activities, bridges, and the Connaught Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction.

Lincoln Fields to Connaught Park

The utilities relocation along Carling Avenue near Lincoln Fields Station is largely complete, as work on key structures advances. Support of excavation for the bridge structure along Carling Avenue is underway, and a multi-use pathway detour and access road have been constructed on the south side. Cut-and-Cover Tunnel operations are well underway with pile drilling and excavation continuing throughout the summer months on the north end of Lincoln Fields. Lincoln Fields Station construction continues until 2023. Overnight work will be required periodically.

Aerial photograph of Lincoln Fields station construction with a large crane in the centre of the photo and the temporary bus loop on the left side.

Construction of the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge is underway and expected to be available for public use next year, at which point the existing pedestrian bridge will be removed. Work at the split-structure bridge in Connaught Park continues on the final girders, panels, and diaphragm. The retaining walls on the north side will finish construction in 2022.

Cut-and-Cover Tunnel and trench excavation is making progress from the Pinecrest interchange toward Connaught Avenue, adjacent to the highway and is anticipated to reach Connaught Avenue in late July. In the area of Connaught Avenue, there is some rock at lower depths that will be excavated. As drilling work advances, excavation will soon follow. After the sections are fully excavated, formwork and walls will be built. The Byron Linear Park’s Cut-and-Cover Tunnel work provides a look at what’s to come for this area, and the steps involved in the construction of the Connaught Tunnel.

Aerial photograph of the construction of the split structure where trains will eventually separate towards Moodie and Algonquin stations.

Queensview Station

Cut and cover tunnel drilling is progressing well at Queensview Station and at the OC Transpo building, and moving toward Connaught Park in July, utilizing several drill rigs. When the drilling is complete in a section, providing necessary supports, crews will begin the excavation.

Stormwater and sanitary line relocation are ongoing near the Ottawa Police Services property on Queensview and is expected to be completed in August. In late July at Pinecrest Road and Highway 417, crews will be working on a watermain relocation through the fall, which will involve rock breaking. It is anticipated that there will not be any overnight work.

Aerial photograph of the guideway construction with highway 417 on left of the photo and the future guideway parallel on the left (north) side.

Community Impacts

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. There will be requirements for overnight work and some intermittent weekend work.

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected. 

Trucks will use approved haul routes. The main access for trucks will be via Queensview Drive. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas.

Streets will be swept and cleaned regularly.

Connectivity for pedestrian, cycling, buses, and vehicular movements will be maintained, with detours during construction. Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists should adhere to all posted signage, and mobility movements and use extra caution when travelling in the area to ensure safety, as patterns will change from time to time.

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”. 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

West Extension Public Notice Iris Station to Algonquin Station July - August 2021

Date posted: July 9 2021 

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.

Important progress will be made this year on this project. Construction crews are continuing work to complete drainage; watermain, sanitary and storm utilities relocation, as well as structural and road works in the areas surrounding the future sites of Iris and Algonquin Stations.

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.

Major works 

Iris Station

Work at Iris Station on the new realigned Pinecrest Creek continues until mid-August. This is required to facilitate the construction of the new Iris Street bridge as well as the future Iris Station (scheduled to start in May 2022) and LRT guideway. Excavation and retaining wall construction for the new Iris Street bridge continues. Widening of the Transitway between Iris and Baseline will be ongoing through August to accommodate work on six culvert structures between Iris and Algonquin Stations.

North facing aerial view of Iris Station
North facing aerial image of Iris Station

Transitway Detour on Woodroffe Avenue

Starting in Spring 2022, the Transitway will be closed between Iris and Baseline Stations. A bus detour from the Transitway at Iris Station will operate along Iris Street and Woodroffe Avenue The following modifications to Woodroffe Ave. will be made to facilitate the detour: new bus-only northbound lane between Iris Street and Baseline Road, southbound bus-only queue-jumping lane at Baseline Road and a new southbound cycle track between Iris Street and the Pinecrest Creek Pathway. Construction of these detour facilities began in July, starting with utilities relocation followed by road work in September.

Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond

Construction of the stormwater management pond near Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road is progressing. By the end of June, crews have excavated 175,000 cubic metres, representing over 65% of the required excavation. Some excavation work will be ongoing through the fall. Work to install culverts that will connect the pond cells began in July. The Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond will be completed in 2022.

East facing aerial view of the future Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond
East facing aerial view of the future Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond

Algonquin Station

Structural work on the future Algonquin Station is underway, as well as on the bus operator building adjacent to the Transitway. Progress on the station continues with ongoing excavation, and foundation construction through July, followed by parking lot and wall construction in August. Utility work is still ongoing in the area with water and sewer lines crossing Woodroffe Avenue to be relocated in August.

North facing aerial view of Algonquin Station
North facing aerial view of 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 overnight work and some intermittent weekend work. Please note that all night work will be supported with an additional public notice.

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected. Noise and vibration levels are continuously monitored and reported to the City to ensure they are within the limits established for the Project.

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.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists should adhere to all posted signage, speed limits and mobility movements, while extra caution when travelling through construction areas 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 we work to complete these construction activities.

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

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

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. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Jessica Maxwell
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa
jessica.maxwell@ottawa.ca

90 Day Lookahead - Sherbourne Station to Lincoln Fields Station

July to September, 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 disruptions for area residents.

Major Works 

Over the next few months, the Project focus will be around some critical activities including the continued relocation of utilities, drilling, excavation, and support of excavation activities. Future and ongoing work includes roadway works, bridge, tunnel, and station construction.

Byron Avenue

Utilities work along Byron Avenue between Woodroffe Avenue to Redwood Avenue is ongoing in some areas, including at Redwood Avenue where the West Nepean Collector work is expected to be completed in August, and west near McEwen and New Orchard Avenue. During the summer there will be intermittent closures along Byron Ave. to accommodate concrete pouring, and deliveries for construction activities. 

An aerial picture demonstrating the excavation of Byron Linear Park for the cut and cover tunnel

Byron Linear Park

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. Ongoing activities include excavation, support of excavation, drainage systems, anchoring, dewatering, waterproofing, and tunnel wall construction. Pile installations and drilling are mostly complete for support of excavation. Rock breaking will be ongoing, through the majority of the Byron Tunnel zones for tunnel excavation, from New Orchard to Redwood. Rock breaking is expected to be done in 2022. Concrete placement of tunnel walls will be ongoing through summer.

A traffic shift will be constructed in July at Richmond and Cleary to allow Tunnel work to progress, which will also shift the construction access onto Richmond.

A substantial amount of critical work has been completed on Woodroffe at Richmond, including the relocation of a watermain and the installation of temporary decking at the intersection. This enables work to advance on the Cut-and-Cover Tunnel excavation beneath this intersection, while traffic mobility is maintained.

An aerial picture of the Woodroffe Bridge that was installed in early June and will allow for the cut and cover excavation to occur below Woodroffe Avenue while maintaining connectivity

McEwen Avenue and Edgeworth Avenue

Work on the relocation of a sanitary line, resulting in the temporary closure and realigned sidewalk along McEwen Avenue, is still ongoing. Crews and equipment are working on Edgeworth throughout summer for the relocation of underground storm, water and sanitary lines, which involves a road closure, rock breaking, removals, and operation of heavy machinery.

At Richmond and Lincoln Fields, Cut-and-Cover Tunnel work is ongoing and will advance across Richmond Road in July. A sidewalk and traffic shift are required prior to the installation of roadway decking at Richmond and McEwen for Cut-and- Cover Tunnel work, in order to maintain mobility. Utilities relocation work will be ongoing along Richmond at Hartleigh, after a delay, and at Midway, during July and August. 

Lincoln Fields

The utilities relocation along Carling is largely complete, as work on key structures advances. Support of excavation for the bridge structure along Carling has begun, and a multi-use pathway detour and access road have been constructed on the south side. Cut-and-Cover Tunnel operations are well underway with pile drilling and excavation continuing throughout the summer months on the north side. This work is similar to the ongoing tunnel operations in Byron Linear Park. Lincoln Fields Station construction continues until 2023. South of Carling Avenue construction on the split-structure bridge continues with girder and panel work. The new Woodroffe pedestrian bridge construction will underway through the fall; once complete the current bridge will be removed in 2022.

An aerial picture of the initial excavation for the future Lincoln Fields Station. Also visible is the temporary bus loop that was constructed to maintain service reliability throughout 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 overnight work and intermittent weekend work.

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.

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.

Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists should adhere to all posted signage, speed limits and mobility movements and use extra caution when travelling in the area 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 we work to complete these construction activities.

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

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

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. 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

Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway at Churchill Avenue - Night Work

Date posted: July 19 2021

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working daytime and overnight in the area of the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Parkway between Island Park Drive and the Transitway.

What: 

Roadway works on SJAM Parkway, excavation, and construction of drainage facilities for the future Churchill pedestrian underpass.

When:

As early as July 21 through September 2021.

Why: 

An overnight lane closure of this section is required; daytime lane closures will also occur of short duration. The summer season must be maximized for key construction activities.

Where: 

Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) and Churchill Avenue, between Island Park Drive and the Transitway.

Map showing work area along the SJAM Parkway at Churchill Avenue

Anticipated impacts: 

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected.

Motorists travelling on SJAM should expect delays due to the lane reduction and should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, and use extra caution as traffic patterns change. Motorists should use caution and allow for added travel time when moving through active construction corridors.

For residents whose property borders the SJAM, 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. If you wish to receive our impact sheet about vibration, please email stage2@ottawa.ca

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that are of longer duration than permissible 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. The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

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

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Kìchì Sìbì Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Jessica Maxwell
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa
jessica.maxwell@ottawa.ca

Notice of Construction: Kìchì Sìbì (Dominion) Station Area and Scott Street

June 2021

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be undertaking the preparatory work necessary before station and guideway construction between Tunney’s Pasture and Kìchì Sìbì Stations. Over the next six months, a series of activities will take place on the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Parkway, around Dominion, Workman and Roosevelt Avenues, and on Scott St. west of Smirle Ave. This will include road widening on Scott St. and at the SJAM Parkway as part of the construction of the Scott St. Transitway Detour.

WHAT:

Throughout the areas identified above, there will be the setup of a work zone with fencing, heavy equipment, trailers, and machinery. The Roosevelt pedestrian bridge will be removed and dismantled to allow for the construction of a temporary bus-only bridge required for the Scott St. Transitway detour. The removal of the pedestrian bridge will be followed by the construction of bridge abutments, caisson drilling, and crane installation on Workman Ave. at the Transitway. Later this fall, temporary noise barriers will be installed on Workman Ave. and at two sections on the south side of Scott St. east of Lanark Ave and east of Island Park Dr.

There will also be utilities and road work in the Westboro Station area on the SJAM, Dominion Ave. and Churchill Ave. areas. Road widening work on the SJAM Parkway at the Transitway and on Scott St. between Churchill and Smirle Avenues will begin in June 2021. This road widening is to accommodate the Scott St. Transitway detour which will begin in the spring of 2022.

WHEN:

Starting as early as June 15, 2021 through April 2022 for bridge and detour work; followed by ongoing station and guideway construction until 2023.

HOURS:

Regular work hours are Monday to Saturday between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Periodic night work after 11:00 pm will be required. A Noise By-law Exemption permit is required to perform night work.

WHY:

Building of the Scott St. Transitway detour prior to construction of Kìchì Sìbì and Westboro Stations and the LRT guideway.

 

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Construction Impacts

Residents nearby can expect to hear noise and vibration from crews, equipment, and heavy machinery. Noise and vibration levels are monitored and reported to the City. Driveway access will be temporarily restricted on Workman Ave. during the bridge replacement operations in fall 2021. Residents will be notified of road closure and impact details in advance.

Mobility Impacts

Construction fencing and signage will be in place around all work areas.

There will be temporary lane reductions and traffic delays throughout the area for local traffic during certain operations.

Following the removal of the Roosevelt pedestrian bridge, pedestrian and cyclist detours will be in place for the duration of station and guideway construction using SJAM, Dominion, Workman and Churchill Avenues. A pathway detour will be in place along the Transitway south side, from Winston Ave connecting with Churchill Ave. In areas of road work on Scott St., pedestrian and cycling facilities will be maintained.

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

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

Additional construction updates will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Kìchì Sìbì Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact

Jessica Maxwell

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Jessica.Maxwell@ottawa.ca

Notice of Temporary Road Closure and Construction Atlantis Avenue

Last updated: May 31 2021
Date posted: May 7 2021 

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Atlantis Avenue at the pathway, between Lanark and Selby Avenues will be temporarily closed for watermain and storm water utilities relocation work in the Kitchissippi Lookout and Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

What

Road closure for utilities relocation for the future LRT. There will be no access to Atlantis Avenue from Lanark Avenue. Local traffic access only with flag person. Delays should be expected periodically.

When 

This closure will start May 31st and is expected to be completed by July 31st 2021. 

Why

Utilities are being relocated to make space to excavate and build the LRT guideway and the pedestrian underpass at Churchill Ave. 

Where 

Atlantis Avenue, between Lanark Avenue and Selby Avenue.

Image showing area of road closure between Lanark and Selby.

Hours

Construction activity will occur daily between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Weekend and night work may be required periodically.

Anticipated Impacts 

Traffic detours are planned during road closure periods, with posted signage and flag persons. Pedestrian mobility will be maintained with a pathway detour around work zones. No utility service interruptions are expected. Residents can expect noise from equipment to remove asphalt and movement of material. Residents may experience delays in accessing driveways during daytime hours. Residents will be advised of driveway impacts. Dust control and street sweeping will be in place.

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

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Kìchì Sìbì Station”.

For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:
Jessica Maxwell
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa
jessica.maxwell@ottawa.ca

Notice of Construction and Road Closure Edgeworth Avenue

Date posted: April 16 

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working on Edgeworth Avenue for the relocation and replacement of underground storm water, watermain and sanitary lines. This work requires a road closure on Edgeworth Avenue between Richmond Road and Lawn Avenue. This will involve restrictions to driveway access and street parking for residents. Work will begin at Lawn Avenue and move in a northerly direction up to Richmond Road. This will occur 4 times.

What 

Edgeworth Avenue north will be closed during construction and will only be accessible to local traffic. Noise and vibration from construction involving rock breaking, and hydro-vac truck operations.  

When 

As early as end of April through August 2021, during the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Why

Relocation of utilities work on Edgeworth Avenue is required prior to tunnel construction.

Where

Edgeworth Avenue, approximately between Lawn Avenue and Richmond Road.

Aerial image highlighting the work area on Edgeworth Avenue, approximately between Lawn Avenue and Richmond Road
Area of road closure on Edgeworth Ave.

Anticipated impacts 

Access for local traffic only during construction. There will be periods of restricted access to driveways on Edgeworth Avenue. Spotters will be onsite to direct traffic. Traffic will be reduced to one lane on Edgeworth Avenue, with local pedestrian mobility maintained with posted signage. Short interruptions to water and sanitary services during the daytime will occur periodically during reconnections.

Residents nearby can expect to hear noise and vibration from crews and equipment including hydro-vac and hoe-ramming operations, excavation equipment and other required machinery. Noise and vibrations are monitored and reported to the City. Construction fencing will be in place along the work area.

Driveway access will be maintained; however, some delays may occur while crews are working directly in front of the residences while renewing new water and sanitary services. Residents should expect short delays periodically during the day. On-street parking will not be available at this north end of Edgeworth Avenue during this construction. Construction vehicles will access the area primarily via Edgeworth Ave from Carling Ave and Richmond Road and using Lincoln Fields. Final paving and reinstatement will occur this summer after work is completed.

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

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Lincoln Fields Station” and/or “New Orchard Station”.

For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

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

O-Train West Extension: 90-Day Lookahead Ward 8

O-Train West Extension: Construction Activities and Community Impacts
Ward 8 - Iris to Algonquin Station
90-Day Lookahead - April to June 2021

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.

Important progress will be made this year on this project. Construction crews and equipment are continuing work to complete drainage; watermain, sanitary and storm utilities relocation, structural and road works in the areas surrounding the future sites of Iris and Algonquin Stations.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities that will take place between Iris Station and Algonquin Station 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.

Major Works 

Iris Station Area 

The Iris Station area will see ongoing activities related to drainage, utilities, grading, road works, support of excavation, and retaining wall construction through the Spring 2021.

Crews are currently working on culvert construction as part of drainage management improvements and realignment of Pinecrest Creek, which is required to facilitate the construction of the new Iris street bridge as well as the future Iris station and guideway. Station construction will begin in May 2022. Culvert work continues, which includes upcoming excavation for the realignment of Pinecrest Creek.

South facing aerial image of Iris Station area
South facing aerial image of Iris Station area

Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond

Construction of the Stormwater Management Pond near Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road began in December 2020 and is progressing well. By the end of March crews have successfully excavated 120k m3 of material, representing over 50% of the required excavation. Excavation work will continue 24 hours a day, Monday to Saturday and is on-schedule to be completed in July 2021, followed by culvert construction and inlet and outlet structures. The Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond construction will be completed in 2022.

Algonquin Station 

Excavation work continues at the future site of the Algonquin Station, and bus operator building adjacent to the Transitway. This work requires deep excavation and removals and involves a permanent reduction to the size of the current Park & Ride lot across from Algonquin College. Utilities work is also required in the area, which will coincide with the start of Station construction, in April 2021. Work on the Station will begin on the south side and include drilling and foundation work.

North facing aerial image of the Algonquin Station area
North facing aerial image of the Algonquin Station area.

Community Impacts 

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday. There will be requirements for overnight work and some intermittent weekend work.

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected. Noise and vibration levels are continuously monitored and reported to the City to ensure they are within the limits established for the Project. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Street and sidewalk sweeping will be ongoing as needed.

Connectivity for pedestrian, cycling, buses, and vehicular movements will be maintained, with detours during construction.

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

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place.

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

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.

For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Jessica Maxwell
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa
jessica.maxwell@ottawa.ca

O-Train West Extension: 90-Day Lookahead Ward 15

Date Posted: March 16 2021

O-Train West Extension: Construction Activities and Community Impacts
Ward 15 – Tunney’s Pasture to Sherbourne Stations
90-Day Lookahead - March to June 2021

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.

Important progress will be made this year on this exciting project. Construction crews and equipment arecontinuing work to complete drainage, utilities relocation, structural and road works, and tunnel construction in the areas surrounding the future sites of Westboro, Kìchì Sìbì and Sherbourne stations.

This notice provides an overview of construction activities that will take place in Ward 15 as well as the expected community impacts including traffic, pedestrian and cyclist detours, increased noise and vibrations from construction crews, vehicles, and equipment as well as intermittent weekend and overnight work.

Major Works

Tunney’s Pasture Station area

Construction work continues on the deck of the Goldenrod Bridge at Tunney’s Pasture, which will be followed by the installation of parapets and railings. The bridge is expected to be completed in July 2021. Once completed, the bridge will remain open for pedestrians, cyclists, and bus only traffic during construction. Following revenue service, the bridge will extend Goldenrod Avenue to Scott Street for mixed-use by pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles and buses.

Rendition of Goldenrod Bridge with parapets and railings.
Rendition of Goldenrod Bridge with parapets and railings.

Westboro Station area

At Churchill Avenue North at the SJAM Parkway, road and pedestrian detours will be maintained for the continued construction of the Churchill pedestrian underpass which is expected to be completed in the Spring 2022.

Rendition of the future Churchill pedestrian underpass.
Rendition of the future Churchill pedestrian underpass.

Kìchì Sìbì Station area

The Roosevelt Pedestrian Bridge, connecting Workman and Roosevelt Avenues will be demolished in May. Pedestrian detours, east to Churchill Avenue and west to the SJAM parkway, will be maintained once the bridge is removed. Work to install these detours as well as utilities relocation will begin in March.

At Kitchissippi Lookout, the following work will be taking place until June: utilities relocation at Atlantis Avenue, drainage work, widening of the SJAM Parkway westbound lane and intersection roadwork at the median turning lanes. Motorists can expect temporary lane closures.

Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM)

Installation of excavation support is ongoing for the SJAM Parkway tunnel between Cleary Avenue and Rochester Park. The tunnel will eventually travel between Kìchì Sìbì and Lincoln Fields stations travelling underneath the SJAM and Byron Linear Park. The slurry plant near 655 Richmond Road is producing slurry required for the construction of slurry walls, which will support tunnel excavation. Several trucks per day will bring materials to service the slurry plant, accessing the site from the SJAM Parkway. The excavated material from the slurry walls will be hauled to slurry pits at Rochester Field, and then loaded out and transported to an approved landfill site. The slurry plant will remain operational into 2022.

Image of the white tent and silos of the slurry plant
View of the slurry plant along the SJAM now fully operational.

Community impacts

Typically, most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday. There will be requirements for overnight work across the entire corridor, and some intermittent weekend work.

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected. In addition, noise and vibration levels resulting from this work are monitored and reported to the City to ensure they are within limits established for the Project.

Site lighting for overnight work will be required.

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

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place. The safety of workers and the public is paramount. Construction zone signage and fencing must be respected at all times.

Your patience during construction is an integral part of the success of the project.

Contact us

This notice provides an overview of activities expected to occur until June 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. Please sign up to ensure you receive the latest updates.

To receive these newsletter updates, please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect.

For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Jessica Maxwell
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa
jessica.maxwell@ottawa.ca 

Upcoming Highway 417 Interchange Mobility Impacts

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

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

Pinecrest Road Ramp Closures

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

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

Ramp Closures

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

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

Ramp Adjustment

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

Detours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moodie Drive Ramp Closure

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

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

Ramp Adjustment

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

Ramp Closure

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

Detour

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

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

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

Have questions or comments?

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

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