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Rideau Valley Drive South Reconstruction

Project Status: 
Underway

Road closure notice - 18 May 2016

As you are likely aware, construction work for the rehabilitation of the roadway and storm sewer along Rideau Valley Drive South is now underway.  In order to facilitate the Contractor’s installation of two maintenance holes structures and a portion of new storm sewer just north of the intersection at Washington Street, the City of Ottawa has approved a road closure along a portion of Rideau Valley Drive South.

Who: The Contractor, Cornwall Gravel Company Ltd., is responsible for the road closure.

Why: The road closure is required due to the size of the structures, the alignment of the storm sewer, the requirements for the Contractor’s equipment, protection of existing utilities and worker and public safety.

What: The full road closure will extend from just south of the intersection at Kars Rectory Street to just north of the intersection at Old Wellington Street.  Rideau Valley Drive South will be accessible to local traffic only from Roger Stevens Drive to just north of the intersection at Washington Street and from just south of the intersection at Washington Street to Dilworth Road.  Local access to Washington Street west of Rideau Valley Drive South will be maintained from the south, while local access to Washington Street east of Rideau Valley Drive will be provided via Lord Nelson Street.  Signage will be installed at key intersections on Roger Stevens Drive, Rideau Valley Drive South, Lockhead Road and Dilworth Road and a signed detour route will be provided via Roger Stevens Drive, Third Line Road and Dilworth Road.    

When: The road closure will be in-place from May 18to May 19, 2016 (a total of 2 consecutive days).  The roadway will be re-opened to traffic as soon as the Contractor has completed the work.

Where: Rideau Valley Drive South will be closed at Washington Street in the Village of Kars. 

Traffic Plan [ PDF - 879 KB ]

Contact Information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager.  For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1. 

City’s Project Manager
Franco Bonanno, P.Eng.   
Senior Project Manager    
Design & Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel: 613 580-2424, Ext. 21775 

On-Site Inspector
Mark Wheaton
MMM Group Limited
Cell: 613-888-9023

Contract Administrator
John de Jong, C.E.T., rcca
MMM Group Limited
Cell: 613-736-7200

Contractor’s Representative
Jamie Leger
Cornwall Gravel Co. Ltd
Tel: 613-932-6571
Cell: 613-551-7450

Re-commencement notice - May 2016

Beginning early to mid May 2016, the City of Ottawa will be re-starting construction work in your neighbourhood in order to complete the rehabilitation of the roadway and storm sewer along Rideau Valley Drive South.

Who: The Contractor, Cornwall Gravel Company Ltd., will complete the work. 

Why: This work is required due to the age and condition of the existing storm sewer, roadways and sidewalks.

What: Work will involve the reconstruction of the roadway and storm sewer within the Village of Kars.  A widened concrete sidewalk will be built on the east side of Rideau Valley Drive South (between Commodore and the north Bridge Limit) and on the west side between Dorack and Kars-on-the-Rideau P.S.  A new multi-use pathway will also be built on the east side of Rideau Valley Drive South between Roger Stevens and Commodore.  The existing pedestrian traffic signal and streetlighting will be upgraded.

When: The work is planned to begin in early to mid May 2016 and will include the continuation of the storm sewer reconstruction from Old Wellington Street northerly and followed by complete reconstruction of the roadway.  All work (including final paving and landscaping) is to be completed by end of August 2016

Where: Full roadway reconstruction and installation of storm sewer along Rideau Valley Drive South between Dorack Drive and Old Wellington Street.  Construction of concrete curb and sidewalks and final paving along Rideau Valley Drive South between Old Wellington Street and the north Bridge Limit at Stevens Creek.  Construction of the multi-use pathway along Rideau Valley Drive South between Roger Stevens Drive and Commodore Drive.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa.  The City makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites.  If you require special accommodation, please contact the On-Site Inspector or the Contractor’s representative. 

On-Street Parking and Traffic 

Lane closures of Rideau Valley Drive South between Dorack Drive and the north Bridge limit will be required, although access for local traffic will be maintained. Typical traffic control will consist of a single lane reduction with one lane to remain open at all times with flagging to control traffic around the work zone during regular work hours. During off-peak hours, the lane reduction will be controlled through “yield to oncoming traffic” signage. A minimum of one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. The Contractor is required to ensure that residents have access to their properties. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be issued by the On-Site Inspector to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of your residence. OC Transpo service along Rideau Valley Drive South will generally not be affected. Expect delays travelling through the construction zone. 

Construction Disruptions

Every effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts in your community.  Cornwall Gravel Company Ltd. is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete.  They will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family and/or operation of your business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the operation of the work, such as delays and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration.  We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation. 

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.  On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. while Sunday and Statutory Holiday work is allowed between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.  The Contractor’s typical work hours will be weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Please check the City website for updates to the Rideau Valley Drive South – Road and Sewer Construction project. 

Impact on the Right-of-Way and Adjacent Private Properties

The road and sewer reconstruction is within the City’s right-of-way but may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work.  Lawns, pathways, gardens and/or driveways may be disturbed.  The affected areas will be reinstated as soon as possible after construction is completed, at no cost to you.  However, if you have plants or any other assets located within the City’s right-of-way that you want to preserve, we suggest that you may want to move the plants in preparation for the construction work.  You may also feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of the heavy equipment needed to complete this work.  This is quite common and not usually a problem. 

Sump Pump Outlet and Lawn Irrigation Systems

If your sump pump currently discharges to the existing ditch or storm sewer along Rideau Valley Drive (between Dorack Drive and the north Bridge Limit), please notify the City’s Project Manager identified below.  If you own a subsurface lawn irrigation system, please notify the City’s Project Manager identified below. 

Contact Information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager.  For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1. 

City’s Project Manager 
Franco Bonanno, P.Eng. 
Senior Project Manager 
Design & Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel: 613 580-2424, Ext. 21775

Contractor’s Representative
Jamie Leger
Cornwall Gravel Co. Ltd
Tel: 613-932-6571 Cell: 613-551-7450 

On-Site Inspector
Mark Wheaton
MMM Group Limited
Cell: 613-888-9023

Contract Administrator
Patrick Hill, P.Eng.
MMM Group Limited
Cell: 613-302-1563

Construction Start Notice - September 2015

Beginning mid to late-September, the City of Ottawa will undertake construction work in your neighbourhood in order to rehabilitate the roadway and storm sewer on Rideau Valley Drive South.         

Who:The Contractor, Cornwall Gravel Company Ltd., will complete the work. 

Why:  This work is required due to the age and condition of the existing storm sewer, roadways and sidewalks.

What: Work will involve the reconstruction of the roadway and storm sewer within the Village of Kars. A widened concrete sidewalk will be built on the east side of Rideau Valley Drive South (between Commodore and the north Bridge Limit) and on the west side between Dorack and Kars-on-the-Rideau P.S. A new multi-use pathway will also be built on the east side of Rideau Valley Drive South between Roger Stevens and Commodore. The existing pedestrian traffic signal and streetlighting will be upgraded.

When: The work is tentatively planned to begin mid to late September 2015 and will include the reconstruction of the storm sewer and minor roadworks as weather conditions permit. Construction work will stop late this fall and will re-start in spring 2016. All work (including final paving and landscaping) is to be completed by end of August 2016.

Where: Full roadway reconstruction and installation of storm sewer along Rideau Valley Drive South between Dorack Drive and the north Bridge Limit at Stevens Creek. Construction of the multi-use pathway will take place along Rideau Valley Drive South between Roger Stevens Drive and Commodore Drive.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. The City makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact the On-Site Inspector or the Contractor’s representative.

On-Street Parking and Traffic

Partial road closures of Rideau Valley Drive South between Dorack Drive and the north Bridge limit will be required, although access for local traffic will be maintained. The Contractor is required to ensure that residents have access to their properties. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be issued by the On-Site Inspector to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of your residence. OC Transpo service along Rideau Valley Drive South will generally not be affected. However, some minor delays during weekday off-peak hours may be experienced.

Construction Disruptions

Every effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts in your community. Cornwall Gravel Company Ltd. is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete in 2016. They will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family and/or operation of your business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the operation of the work, such as delays and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration.  We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. while Sunday and Statutory Holiday work is allowed between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. The Contractor has yet advise to the City of their proposed work hours; but typically would be weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Please check the City website for updates to the Rideau Valley Drive South – Road and Sewer Construction project.

Impact on the Right-of-Way and Adjacent Private Properties

The road and sewer reconstruction is within the City’s right-of-way but may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work. Lawns, pathways, gardens and/or driveways may be disturbed. The affected areas will be reinstated as soon as possible after construction is completed, at no cost to you. However, if you have plants or any other assets located within the City’s right-of-way that you want to preserve, we suggest that you may want to move the plants in preparation for the construction work. You may also feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of the heavy equipment needed to complete this work. This is quite common and not usually a problem.

Pre-Construction Survey

Cornwall Gravel Company Ltd. is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed. The Contractor is required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed. You may be asked by the Contractor’s insurance agent for permission to survey your property before the work commences, as Contractors typically conduct pre-construction inspections to document existing conditions for their own purposes.  It is to your benefit to allow the inspection to be conducted on your property, as it may assist with establishing the impact, if any, that construction has had at your property after the work is complete.  In addition, you may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions on your property.  Your survey should include photographs.

Sump Pump Outlet and Lawn Irrigation Systems

If your sump pump currently discharges to the existing ditch or storm sewer along Rideau Valley Drive (between Dorack Drive and the north Bridge Limit), please notify the City’s Project Manager identified below. If you own a subsurface lawn irrigation system, please notify the City’s Project Manager identified below.

Contact Information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager. For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1. 

City’s Project Manager 
Franco Bonanno, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Design & Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON  K2G 5J9
Tel: 613 580-2424, Ext. 21775

On-Site Inspector
Thomas Niedzwiadek
MMM Group Limited
Cell:  613-298-5645

Contract Administrator
Rob McKay, rcca
MMM Group Limited
Cell:  613-883-7590

Contractor’s Representative
Jamie Leger
Cornwall Gravel Co. Ltd
Tel: 613-932-6571
Cell: 613-551-7450

Overview

Project Description

This project consists of the design and construction of a new storm sewer, road reconstruction, concrete curbs and sidewalks and a Multi-Use Pathway along Rideau Valley Drive South. The work involves: 

  • Rideau Valley Drive South between Roger Stevens Drive and Commodore Drive:
    • Multi-Use-Pathway on the east side of roadway   
  • Rideau Valley Drive South between Dorack Drive and Stevens Creek Bridge:
    • Storm Sewer and Catch Basins between Dorack Drive and Stevens Creek Bridge 
    • Concrete curb and sidewalk on the west side of road between Dorack Drive and Old Wellington Street.
    • Concrete curb and sidewalk on the east side of road between Commodore Drive and Old Wellington Street.
    • Concrete curb and sidewalk on east side of road between Old Wellington Street and Stevens Creek Bridge.
    • Full road reconstruction between Dorack Drive and Stevens Creek Bridge.
    • Parking areas in the Village of Kars will be on the east side of Rideau Valley Drive South between Commodore Drive and Old Wellington Street.

Timelines

Design completion:               Winter 2014

Construction Start:               Spring 2015

Construction Completion:      Fall 2015

Budget

Design and Construction: $3.63M

For more information

Franco Bonanno
Senior Project Manager
Design & Construction – Branch 2
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 21775
Fax: 613-580-2587
E-mail:  Franco.Bonanno@ottawa.ca

Notice of Completion - May 2015

You are invited to review the Project File Report for the City of Ottawa’s design and environmental assessment (EA) study for the reconstruction of Rideau Valley Drive South in the Village of Kars. 

Why: The City of Ottawa has completed the preliminary/detailed design and EA for this reconstruction project, which will include storm sewer replacement, road reconstruction, new sidewalks and cycling facilities, and landscaping reinstatement. 

What: The Project File Report documents the EA study process, the alternatives that were considered, the consultation activities undertaken, and the Recommended Plan. 

When: The Project File Report is available for review from May 21, 2015 to June 19, 2015. Any comments or concerns must be received by June 19, 2015. 

How: Please contact Garry Pearce or Patrick Hill at the information listed below to request a copy of the Project File Report, or to ask questions or provide comments.  

The attached map shows the project limitations of Rideau Valley Drive South, between Roger Stevens Drive and Stevens Creek

The Environmental Assessment Act has provisions that allow interested persons to ask for a higher level of assessment for this project if they feel that there are outstanding issues that have not been adequately addressed by the City. This higher level of assessment is referred to as a Part II Order request. Such requests must be addressed in writing to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Glen Murray, and received no later than June 15, 2015 at the following address: 11th Floor, Ferguson Block, 77 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2T5 (email: minister.moe@ontario.ca, phone: 416-314-6790, fax: 416-314-6748). Please note that a duplicate copy of the Part II Order request must also be sent to the City of Ottawa at the address noted above.  

If there are no outstanding concerns after June 19, 2015, the project will be considered to have met the EA requirements and construction will proceed. 

Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. 

Garry Pearce
Senior Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department, City of Ottawa    
100 Constellation Avenue 
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
E-mail: garry.pearce@ottawa.ca
Tel:  (613) 580-2424, ext. 21514 

Patrick Hill, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
MMM Group Limited
1145 Hunt Club Road
Ottawa, ON K1V 0Y3
E-mail:  hillp@mmm.ca
Tel:  (613) 736-7200

Open House - November 27, 2014

You’re invited:

Thursday, November 27, 2014
5:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Kars RA Hall
1604 Old Wellington Street, Kars, ON 

Dear Resident/Homeowner, 

The City of Ottawa would like to invite you to a Public Information Session to discuss a project that is scheduled for construction in your neighbourhood. 

Why:  Due to age and condition, the underground and surface infrastructure on Rideau Valley Drive South needs to be rehabilitated.

What:  The work will include storm sewer replacement, road reconstruction and resurfacing, and landscaping reinstatement. New sidewalks and cycling facilities will also be constructed as part of this project.

When:  Construction is planned to begin in spring 2015. The underground and road work is expected to be completed by the end of fall 2015, with landscaping work in spring 2016.

Where:  Rideau Valley Drive South, between Roger Stevens Drive and Stevens Creek.

The attached map shows the project limitations of Rideau Valley Drive South, between Roger Stevens Drive and Stevens Creek

At the Public Information Session you will be able to review the preliminary design plans and related project objectives, provide comments and bring forth any issues that have not yet been identified.  Representatives from the City, the consulting team and the Ward Councillor will be available to discuss the project and answer your questions.  Your input is an important part of the consultation process.

For further information about this project and/or to submit comments, please contact:

Garry Pearce
Senior Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
E-mail: garry.pearce@ottawa.ca
Tel:  (613) 580-2424, ext. 21514

Patrick Hill, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
MMM Group Limited
1145 Hunt Club Rd
Ottawa, ON K1V 0Y3
E-mail:  hillp@mmm.ca
Tel:  (613) 736-7200

Open House Display Boards - 27 November 2014

Introduction

Welcome to the Public Information Session for the reconstruction of Rideau Valley Drive South in the Village of Kars (Stevens Creek to Roger Stevens Drive).

This project is required to address the poor condition of the roadway and storm sewer system. It will also improve pedestrian and cycling facilities in the village.

North of Dorack Drive, the project will involve constructing a multi-use pathway on the east side of Rideau Valley Drive South.

South of Dorack Drive, the project will involve:

  • Replacing the existing storm sewer, including its outlet to Stevens Creek, and
  • Reconstructing and upgrading Rideau Valley Drive South, including new cycling facilities, sidewalks and a parking lane.

At today’s Public Information Session, the study team is seeking your feedback on the proposed improvements.

Please sign in at the registration table.

City and consultant staff are available to answer any questions you may have. We also encourage you to complete a comment sheet before leaving.

Rideau Valley Drive South - Road and Sewer Reconstruction [ PDF – 5.45 MB ]

Environmental Assessment (EA) Process

This study is following the approved environmental planning process for Schedule B projects under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA). Key steps are illustrated in the diagram to the right.

At the end of the study, a Project File Report will be prepared documenting the planning process. The Project File Report will be made available for a 30-day public review period. A notice will be published at that time to explain the review process and identify where the file is available
for review.

During the public review period, you are encouraged to discuss any concerns you may have about the project with the project team. If there are unresolved concerns about the project, you may request that the Ministry of the Environment “bump up” this project (i.e., issue a “Part II Order”). A Part II Order may lead to the preparation of an individual Environmental Assessment.

At the end of the public review period, if no bump-up requests have been submitted to the Minister, this project will be considered to have met the requirements of the Class EA. 

  • Review project need and document existing conditions – Notice of Study Commencement (November 14, 2014)
  • Review project need and document existing conditions
  • Identify preferred solution and develop preliminary design – PIS (November 27, 2014)
  • Prepare Project File Report – 30-day Public Review of Project File (January 2015)
  • Prepare detailed design
  • Prepare construction drawings and specifications and obtain required environmental approvals

Tender for construction (Spring 2015)

Existing Conditions

Rideau Valley Drive South was resurfaced north of Dorack Drive in 2014. This segment includes paved shoulders but no dedicated pedestrian facilities.

The pavement and sidewalks on Rideau Valley Drive South between Dorack Drive and Stevens Creek are in poor condition. This portion of the road was last resurfaced in 1988. The pavement and sidewalks on Rideau Valley Drive South between Dorack Drive and Stevens Creek are in poor condition. This portion of the road was last resurfaced in 1988.

Kars on the Rideau Public School, accessible from the east at a signalized pedestrian crosswalk, is located immediately south of Dorack Drive.

The storm sewer underlying Rideau Valley Drive South south of Dorack Drive is shallow, under-sized and deteriorating

The storm sewer outfall is located west of the bridge, in Stevens Creek. It is under-sized and blocked by debris.

The Kars Vision Statement aims to improve safety and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists within the village

The Ottawa Cycling Plan (2013) designates Rideau Valley Drive South as a spine cycling route north of Dorack Drive, and as a local cycling route south of Dorack Drive.

Land uses along the corridor are primarily residential. Uses also include two churches, a cemetery, and several small businesses including clinics, garages and a gas station.

The project limits are considered an area of archaeological potential. Three buildings along Rideau Valley Drive South are designated heritage buildings.

Some soil and groundwater contamination is present near commercial garages at the south end of the study area and will require management during construction.

No animal or plant Species at Risk (SAR) have been documented within the study area.

Alternative Planning Solutions

Three possible solutions were identified to address the issues identified along Rideau Valley Drive South:

  • Option 1: Do nothing;
  • Option 2: Rehabilitate the existing storm sewer/outlet and reconstruct the roadway; or
  • Option 3: Replace the existing storm sewer/outlet with larger facilities and reconstruct the roadway.

As the existing facilities are in poor condition and the storm sewer has insufficient capacity, Option 3 is preferred.

Design Requirements for Road Reconstruction

The reconstructed Rideau Valley Drive South from Dorack Drive to Stevens Creek will include the following elements:

  • One 4.25-m shared-use lane in each direction;
  • One 2.5-m parking lane on the east side of Rideau Valley Drive South
  • One 1.8- to 2-metre concrete sidewalk on each side of Rideau Valley Drive South

Recommended Cycling Facilities

The Ottawa Cycling Plan (2013) directs the City to consider new cycling facilities as part of road reconstruction projects.

North of Dorack Drive, a 2.5- to 3-metre multi-use pathway (MUP) is recommended on the east side of Rideau Valley Drive South.

South of Dorack Drive, 4.25-metre shared-use lanes are recommended.

Both recommended facilities meet City standards, are consistent with the Kars Vision Statement, and avoid property takings. 

Example of a rural multi-use pathway (Woodroffe Avenue,Ottawa)

Example of  a shared-use lane next to a parking lane (Preston Street, Ottawa)

Environmental Impacts and Mitigation

Property

No permanent property takings will be required. Some grading and temporary disturbance may impact properties adjacent to Rideau Valley Drive South south of Dorack Drive. All disturbed property and landscaping will be reinstated after construction is complete.

Traffic Operations and Access

No changes are proposed to the existing pedestrian signal south of Commodore Drive. Short-term speed limit reductions and lane closures are required and may result in disruptions to traffic operations. A traffic management plan will be developed to minimize the impact of closures.

Waste Management

Stockpiled materials and construction waste have the potential to contaminate the surrounding environment if not managed properly. Dust emissions may result from construction activities. Construction waste will be removed off-site and managed by the Contractor in accordance with provincial standards. The Contractor will implement  procedures to control emissions of dust and other debris.

 Wildlife & Species at Risk

Nesting birds, wildlife and Species at Risk (SAR) may be impacted during construction, although no SAR were observed in the study area. Vegetation clearing will not take place from May 1 – August 31 to avoid disturbing nesting birds. If encountered, nesting birds, wildlife and SAR will be protected in accordance with provincial standards. Protection measures will be provided during construction at Stevens Creek to prevent impacts to wildlife in adjacent habitat.

Vegetation

 Vegetation and landscaping within the right-of-way, including several mature trees north of Blue Rock Avenue, may require removal to accommodate construction. Consideration will be given to reinstating any removed trees and shrubs in-kind (1:1 ratio). Vegetation that does not require removal will be protected from construction activities.

Noise

Construction activities will result in elevated noise levels. The contractor will maintain equipment in good operating condition to prevent unnecessary noise and restrict idling of equipment to the minimum necessary to perform the work.

Fish and Fish Habitat

Reconstruction of new stormwater outfall may require fill below the high water mark of Stevens Creek and possibly in-water work. Erosion and sediment control measures, such as silt fencing, will be implemented to minimize impacts to fish habitat. Appropriate isolation measures will be used to minimize effects on fish and fish habitat. 

Cultural Heritage

Archaeological remains may be disturbed during construction. As the study area is considered an area of archaeological potential, further investigation will take place prior to construction.  If archaeological resources are encountered during project work, they will be protected in accordance with provincial standards.

Soil & Groundwater

Construction activities may disturb contaminated soil and groundwater. Additional sampling and risk assessment will take place prior to any construction activities. All groundwater pumped out of the excavations will be filtered before it is discharged. 

Next Steps

Following this Public Information Session, next steps will include:

  • Refining the detail design based on the comments received.
  • Preparing a Project File Report and making it available for a 30-day public review period.
  • Finalizing the detail design and preparing the contract package.
  • Tendering the project for construction.

 We want to hear from you!

Thank you for attending the Public Information Session. We welcome your comments and encourage you to provide them to us by December 18, 2014.

Information is being collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This material will be maintained on file for use during the study and may be included in study documentation. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

For more information or to provide comments, please contact:

Garry Pearce
City of Ottawa Senior Project Manager
Phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 21514
Email: garry.pearce@ottawa.ca

Patrick Hill, P. Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Phone: 613-736-7200 ext. 3241
Email: hillp@mmm.ca

Michel Bisson, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Engineer
Tel:  (613) 736-7200 ext. 3287
Email: bissonm@mmm.ca