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O-Train West Extension Construction Activities

Notice of Night Work Iris Station Area

Date posted: April 21 

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.

What 

Preparation, excavation, and construction of two bridge structures for the future Iris Street bridge, which will allow the Pinecrest Creek to be relocated from the east to the west side of the Transitway. Pinecrest Creek currently flows through where the future Iris station and LRT guideway will be located.

When 

As early as April 26 through July 2021.

Why

The creek relocation carries environmental requirements and restrictions, including fish habitat season limitations affecting the backfill of the existing creek. As such, this is time sensitive critical work. Due to the proximity of the work area to the Transitway, a night closure of this section is required.

Where 

North and south of Iris Street, within the Transitway right-of-way.

Image showing excavation and bridge work areas south of Iris east of the Transitway
Work area

Hours 

Work is scheduled to occur 7:00am to 5:00am, Monday to Friday.

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. This work is different from work completed in March 2021 and will not require the use of the same machinery and equipment.

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 compactor or other vibrating means.

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 

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

Notice of Tree Removal Scott Street

Date posted: March 26 

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be removing trees along Scott Street within the City of Ottawa right-of-way.

What 

Tree removal involves the mobilization of crews, vehicles, and heavy equipment. Work will be performed on and off-street depending on the location and equipment required.

Please note that tree and vegetation trimming is done under the supervision of the Project’s environment management plans, including arborist oversight. Replanting will be done after construction with a replacement ratio of two trees to every one tree.

When 

Crews are scheduled to begin this activity as early as the last week of March, for an estimated four-day period.

Why

Clearing activity is required for the construction of the multi-use pathway.

Where 

North and south sides of Scott Street between Smirle Avenue and Churchill Avenue

Hours 

Activity is currently scheduled to be completed during daytime construction hours between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Please note that construction schedules are subject to change with inclement weather.

The safety of 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.

For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

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

Notice of Tree Removal Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway at Atlantis Avenue

Date posted: March 24 

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be removing 8 trees along Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM) within the City of Ottawa right-of-way.

What

Tree removal involves the mobilization of crews, vehicles, and heavy equipment. Work will be performed on and off-street depending on the location and equipment required.

Please note that tree and vegetation trimming is done under the supervision of the Project’s environment management plans, including arborist oversight. Replanting will be done after construction with a replacement ratio of two trees to every one tree.

When 

Crews are scheduled to begin this activity as early as the last week of March, for an estimated two-day period.

Why 

Clearing activity is required for the planned watermain work at Kitchissippi Lookout and the SJAM Parkway in 2021.

Where

SJAM Parkway at Atlantis Avenue

Location of the eight trees to be removed between the Sir John A Macdonald Parkway and Atlantis Ave

Hours 

Activity is currently scheduled to be completed during daytime construction hours between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Please note that construction schedules are subject to change with inclement weather.

The safety of 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. 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 

Notice of Night Work: Woodroffe Avenue and Richmond Road

Date posted: March 11 2021

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working overnight on Woodroffe Avenue for the relocation of underground utilities. This work involves rock breaking to excavate utilities which must be done overnight to maintain daytime traffic flow. Following completion of the relocation, overnight work will continue with the construction of temporary decking on Woodroffe Avenue, allowing for the tunnel alignment to be constructed under Woodroffe Avenue.

What

Noise and vibration from construction involving rock breaking and hydro-vac truck operations during overnight period.

When

As early as March 15 through May 2021.

Why

This critical utility work is required to be done during overnight hours due to the volume of vehicles at this important intersection during the day.

Where

Woodroffe Avenue, in the Richmond Road and Byron Avenue area.

Woodroffe Avenue, in the Richmond Road and Byron Avenue area.

Anticipated Impacts

Residents nearby can expect to hear noise and vibration from crews and equipment including hoe-ram and hydro-vac truck operations, rock breaking equipment and machinery. Noise and vibrations are monitored and reported to the City. Lanes of traffic will be reduced one lane in either direction on Woodroffe Avenue and pedestrian mobility will be maintained with posted signage.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 “Sherbourne 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 

Notice of Overnight Roadwork Woodroffe Avenue

Date posted: February 24 2021 

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) construction will begin on Woodroffe Avenue from Iris Street to Baseline Road for the future lane widening on Woodroffe Avenue. It is necessary to reduce the northbound traffic lane during this initial period, for utilities investigation.

What

Between Iris Street and Baseline Road, Woodroffe Avenue will have a temporary lane reduction for utilities investigation. Activities will include excavation, utilities inspections, installation of traffic barriers and signage, and operation of machinery and equipment by crews.This work will generate noise. Following this work, construction will begin on road widening for a new bus lane, which is required prior to work on the Transitway at Iris Street.

Why

This work is necessary ahead of roadwork, which is required to maintain bus routes during the 2022 Transitway detour from Iris Station area.

Where

On Woodroffe Avenue between Iris Street and Baseline Road.

Location of work on Woodroffe Ave. between Iris St. and Baseline Rd.
Location of work on Woodroffe Ave. between Iris St. and Baseline Rd.

When 

Work will begin on February 24 and is expected to take five nights to complete. Later in the Spring, roadwork will begin on the new lane construction.

Hours

Overnight lane reductions between 8 pm and 6am. Road construction work will begin this Spring, with these operations occurring primarily during daytime hours Monday to Saturday. This is subject to change based on conditions and impact.

Anticipated Impacts 

Motorists travelling in this area should expect delays from the lane reduction. Pedestrians using the sidewalk on the east side of Woodroffe Avenue will be detoured to the west sidewalk. This will be in place for the week of utilities investigations, and again later as the widening work begins. Residents nearby will hear noise from the mobilization of workers and equipment, construction vehicles and machinery and construction activities. Noise will occur from the large hydro-vac trucks used. Signage and video message boards will be in place.

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

For other questions and/or accomodations 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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Connaught Park Enhanced Berm Proposal Update for August 2020

Early in 2020, the Stage 2 Project Contractor Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci (KEV) initiated a proposal to build enhanced land berms on NCC property in the area of Connaught Park, along the west side of the future LRT alignment. This proposal was presented to the Queensway Terrace North community in early spring.

In recent weeks KEV has indicated they are no longer going to pursue enhanced berming through Connaught Park directly with the NCC. The City of Ottawa’s Rail Construction Program Office (RCP) is therefore adopting this initiative. The original Stage 2 plans already included the concept of smaller landforms in this area, and so the proposal would see this concept expanded in line with community consultations over the last six months.

There are several elements of the berm design to be finalized that address drainage and tree retention; these have been improved in the current working design and are still subject to the design review process. As well, the City acknowledges residents had additional concerns such as berm and pathway maintenance and these will be part of ongoing discussions.

Draft working design for enhanced berming along the west side of Connaught Park. This design is subject to change.
Draft working design for enhanced berming along the west side of Connaught Park. This design is subject to change.

RCP has already initiated the request to NCC for the use of lands to build the larger berms and this approval process will take several months. We are also working with the NCC on the Federal Land Use, Design and Transaction Approvals (FLUDTA) process and we require time to work through this internally. Over the next several weeks, RCP will investigate and establish:

· Current FLUDTA status and outstanding requirements now that the City is the applicant

· Expected new timelines to move through the FLUDTA process

· Status of the working design

· How the community will be updated moving forward

Members of the public with questions or wishing to comment on the current working design for the berm are welcome at any time to write to the City via stage2@Ottawa.ca.