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Stewart Street (King Edward Avenue to Friel Street)

Project Status: 

Construction notice (June 2016)

Beginning in June, you may notice construction work occurring in your neighbourhood. This activity is being conducted to improve your community and renew road surfaces in your area.

Who: The City of Ottawa Contractor, Ottawa D-Squared Construction Ltd., will complete the work.

What: Work includes rehabilitation of the roadway from King Edward Avenue to Friel Street. In addition, some work on the addition of a bioretention facility and cycling lane will be constructed.

Why: The City of Ottawa will also be addressing drainage improvements along the route.

When: This work will begin in June 2016 and will be completed by November 2016.

Where: The work will be occurring on Stewart Street from King Edward Avenue to Friel Street.


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 undersigned.

On-street parking

To allow the work to be completed in a timely manner, on street parking may be prohibited during the construction period. Signs will be placed 24-hours in advance indicating the parking prohibition. Vehicles parked at these locations may be towed at the owner’s expense. Parking fines may also apply. 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 Construction Site Inspector to authorize on-street parking within two blocks of your residence. This pass does not entitle you to park in “no parking zones” at any time.

Construction disruptions

The contractor will assume full responsibility for the construction work in its entirety. 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. You may 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. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Impact on the right-of-way and adjacent private properties

The construction work is within the City’s right-of-way and will not result in any disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work. Lawns, pathways, gardens and/or driveways will not likely be disturbed. The affected areas will be reinstated as soon as possible after construction is completed. The contractor w?ill also be dropping a letter off to the residents advising of future building condition surveys. Appointments for inspections will be arranged by the survey ?firm. If you have any small plants that you would like to save that are located in the area between the sidewalk and the curb, please transplant these before construction begins.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact the City’s Project Manager below.

City Project Manager:
Jamie MacDonald, P.Eng.
Design and Construction Municipal East
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Crescent Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, Ext. 16151

Consultant Project Manager:
Eric Emery, P.Eng.
Morrison Hershfield Consultants Inc.
2440 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1H 1E1
Tel: 613-739-2910

Stewart Street Greening Project

As We Heard It [PDF 0.27 MB]

Residents of Stewart Street were asked for their opinions on the upcoming greening of Stewart Street between King Edward Avenue and Friel Street.

The greening will involve extending the existing boulevards and installing rain gardens. Rain gardens are planted areas that improve water quality and reduce stormwater runoff using a combination of soil, plants and mulch.

Stewart Street is part of the East-West Bikeway project, which involves the improvement or construction of new facilities from Westboro to Vanier to provide an east-west route for cyclists crossing the city's core. Stewart Street is a one-way west bound street with a bicycle lane on its north side. During the initial planning of the bikeway, it was confirmed that the paved portion of the street could be narrowed by 2.2 metres without impacting traffic flow or parking and accommodate a bike lane.

As part of the Ottawa River Action Plan (ORAP), the City of Ottawa has identified the need to implement stormwater management retrofit measures in existing urban areas to reduce and improve the quality of runoff. The greening of Stewart Street provides an opportunity to achieve these objectives and to learn more about how rain gardens perform in Ottawa's climate.

The objectives of the project are to:

  1. Decrease the runoff volume for frequent storm events and improve water quality by treating local runoff
  2. Improve local drainage and reduce ponding
  3. Add greenspace and improve the aesthetics of the street

More information is available here: Stewart Street Greening [PDF 2096 KB] 

Project Schedule

November 2015: Information Session
November to December 2015: Surveys and engineering
February 2016: Preliminary design completion
April 2016: Final design completion and tender
November 2016: Construction completion

Should you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact the City’s project manager below.

Jamie MacDonald, P.Eng.
Design and Construction Municipal East
Infrastructure Services Department
100 Constellation Crescent
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
613-580-2424, ext. 16151