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Stage 2: Extending the O-Train South, East, and West
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O-Train East Extension: October Construction Update

November 4, 2021

In the east, Highway 174 road and utility relocation work is ongoing to make way within the centre median for LRT infrastructure. Bridge construction is close to completion at the East Rail Flyover Bridge and progressing well on the overpasses at the Montreal Interchange.
 

Blair Road and Transitway

  • Roadwork including removal of curbs, widening and traffic signal foundations is ongoing.

Highway 174 Median

  • Guideway work between 174 Median Rail Bridge and Tenth Line Road is ongoing, with drainage, embankment and sub-ballast installation.  Ballast to begin in November.
  • Rail welding underway at Montréal Station and began east of Place d’Orléans Station at the end of October.

Montreal Road Interchange

  • Montréal Station construction underway. Utilities work on Montreal Road to connect to Montréal Station is ongoing.

Jeanne d’Arc Station

  • Concrete and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing works are ongoing.

Convent Glen Station

  • Storm and sanitary work at Orléans Boulevard (south connection) are ongoing during daytime and overnight hours.
  • The realignment of OR 174 westbound at Orleans is underway.
  • A final traffic realignment on the OR174 is required prior to starting station construction in December.

Place d’Orléans Station

  •  Concrete and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing works are ongoing.
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Pictured above: Crews continue to make progress on the station foundation at Place d’Orléans.

 

Trim Station

  • Watermain and drainage work in the existing parking lot are ongoing. Station construction will begin in November.
  • Trim parking lot construction is ongoing with curbs and paving.
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Pictured above: Trim Station Park and Ride construction is ongoing with curbs and paving.
 

Roadway Work

  • Realignment of OR 174 including road reconstruction, grading, paving and guiderail installation continues between Trim Road and Champlain Street and on OR174 eastbound, east of Trim Road.
  • Overhead sign foundations to begin in November.
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Pictured above: Realignment of OR 174 including road reconstruction, grading, paving and guiderail installation continues.
 

Noise Walls

  • The construction of four noise walls along the north side of OR 174 between Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and Tenth Line Road continues with anticipated completion this Fall:
    • OR 174 between Orléans Boulevard and Bilberry Creek is complete.
    • OR 174 west of Tenth Line Road is complete.
    • OR 174 between Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and Orléans Boulevard installation of post and panels are ongoing.
    • OR 174 between Bilberry Creek and Champlain Park & Ride Lot post drilling and panel installation to start in November.
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Pictured above: Tree planting continues in the Green’s Creek area. A total of 3,000 trees will be planted in this area as part of the Stage 2 replanting project.
 

Communications and Stakeholder Relations

All City of Ottawa in-person public meetings are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rail Construction Program is using other means and methods for sharing information with the public. Stakeholders can stay up to date on the Stage 2 LRT project by visiting Ottawa.ca/Stage2, where they can view the following:

  • Stage 2 LRT interactive map
  • Stage 2 LRT newsletter
  • Station descriptions and renderings
  • Stage 2 Construction Notices
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O-Train West Extension: Construction Activities 

Ward 8 – Iris to Algonquin Stations

60-Day Lookahead - November through December 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.
 
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.
 
Project advancements will continue to the end of year with the completion of the Pinecrest Creek realignment and new drainage infrastructure at Iris Station, utilities relocation along Woodroffe Avenue for the bus detour in 2022, and station construction at Algonquin Station.

Major Works 

Iris station

Work at Iris Station on the newly realigned Pinecrest Creek’s new culverts and drainage infrastructure will continue through the fall. In November drilling of supports for the new Iris Street bridge will take place near Parkway Drive. Widening of the Transitway from Highway 417 to Iris Street, to accommodate buses and construction in 2022, will continue through the fall.

Transitway Detour on Woodroffe Avenue

Utilities relocation will continue along Woodroffe Avenue, between Iris Street and Baseline Road, through fall, ahead of road widening construction in the spring. Road widening is required for the bus detour which starts in spring 2022, when the Transitway will close between Iris and Algonquin Stations. The bus detour from the Transitway at Iris Station will operate along Iris Street and Woodroffe Avenue.  There will be a 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.

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Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond
The stormwater management pond near Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road is progressing with structural installation of the pond reservoir basins, stone walls, and some excavation work, continuing through the fall. Approximately 200 new trees have been planted   near Iris Street and Navaho Drive. The Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond will be completed in 2022.

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Algonquin Station
Structural work on the future Algonquin Station and the bus operator building, adjacent to the Transitway, is advancing, as well as construction of a new parking lot, columns installation, and wall construction. Utility work will be ongoing this fall for the relocation of water and sewer lines on Woodroffe Avenue. Algonquin Station construction is expected to be completed in 2023.

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Community Impacts

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for overnight work and weekend work
 
Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required, following a Public Notice, to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.
 
Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment 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, and adhere to all posted signage, speed limits, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns change.
 
For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.
 
Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.
 
The safety of the public and the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.
 
The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

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Stage 2: Extending the O-Train South, East, and West
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90 Day Lookahead
Tunney's Pasture to Sherbourne Stations

November 2021

OVERVIEW

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

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

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

MAJOR WORKS

 

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

Scott Street widening and utilities relocation for the bus detour is progressing well, with fall bringing asphalt and road works, integration of the newly installed steel bus-only bridge for the detour, and completion of the pathways and bike lane construction.
This requires work on the roadway and at intersections, affecting vehicle traffic through the corridor. Until December, overnight work will be occurring between Tunney’s Pasture and the SJAM Parkway. This is to ensure the detour is constructed before winter, in time to close the Transitway and open the detour in April 2022.

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

Tunney’s Pasture Station

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

Westboro Station

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

Kìchì Sìbì Station

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

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

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SJAM Parkway

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

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

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Sherbourne Station

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

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

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COMMUNITY IMPACTS

Majority of the construction activity will occur from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday however, there will be requirements for overnight work and intermittent weekend work.

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected. 

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

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

Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists should adhere to all posted signage, and mobility movements using extra caution when travelling in the area to ensure safety, as traffic patterns change.
 
For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.
 
The safety of the public and the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

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

CONTACT US

Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect and select updates for “Sherbourne, Kìchì Sìbì and/or Westboro Stations”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:
 
Ethel Craft
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program 
City of Ottawa 
Ethel.craft@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2  

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60 Day Lookahead
Pinecrest to Moodie Stations

November 2021

MAJOR WORKS

 

LRT Guideway from Pinecrest to Moodie Stations

The LRT guideway will run along the existing Transitway corridor, at grade, parallel to the north side of Highway 417.  It will be in a trench underneath Pinecrest Road and Moodie Drive and on a bridge over Holly Acres Road. As a result, some existing ramps will have to be adjusted, shifted, or temporarily closed and rebuilt to accommodate construction activities. Closure of the Transitway is in effect from Holly Acres to Moodie Drive.
 
Construction activities are scheduled so that the duration and extent of the impacts on all modes of transportation and the local community are minimized. Traffic will be shifted during construction to make space for the new structures (i.e., stations, bridges, roads etc.) and the LRT guideway. This will be done in stages, using temporary ramps, temporary closures, and traffic pattern shifts. Detours will use approved arterial or major collector roads with posted signage and variable message boards. Cycling and pedestrian mobility will be maintained during construction, with posted signage and detours around work zones.

Pinecrest Interchange

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

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Bayshore Station

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

Holly Acres Road

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

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

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

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

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COMMUNITY IMPACTS

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for overnight work and weekend work.
 
Night work is required at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required, following a Public Notice, to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.
 
Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are anticipated. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Street sweeping, dust suppression and snow removal will be ongoing as needed.
 
All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will be maintained during construction, at times with detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place, and adhere to all posted signage, speed limits, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns change.
 
For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.
 
Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.
 
The safety of the public and the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.
 
The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

CONTACT US

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

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

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O-Train East Extension: November Construction Update

December 3, 2021

In the east, Highway 174 road and utility relocation work is ongoing to make way within the centre median for LRT infrastructure. Bridge construction is almost complete at the East Rail Flyover Bridge and Montréal Station.
 

Blair Road and Transitway

  • Roadwork including removal of curbs, widening and traffic signal foundations is ongoing.
  • Construction of retaining wall and multi-use pathway (MUP) west of Blair Station to 174 Median Rail Bridge is ongoing.

Highway 174 Median

  • Guideway work between Blair Station to 174 Median Rail Bridge and Trim Road is ongoing, with drainage, embankment, and sub-ballast installation. 
  • 7,000 tons of ballast has been delivered and is being installed between Montréal Station and Jeanne d’Arc Station.
  • Rail welding is complete at Montréal Station and underway at Place d’Orléans Station.
  • A small section of test track is planned to be installed in December, west of Jeanne d’Arc Station.

Green’s Creek Pedestrian Bridge

  • West abutment for the pedestrian bridge at Green’s Creek has been poured, ready for arrival of the bridge in February.

Montreal Road Interchange

  • Montréal Station construction is underway. Utility work on Montreal Road to connect to Montréal Station is ongoing.
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Pictured above: Montréal Station bridge construction is complete.
 

Jeanne d’Arc Station

  • Concrete and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing works are ongoing.

Convent Glen Station

  • Storm and sanitary work at Orléans Boulevard are ongoing.
  • The realignment of OR 174 westbound at Orléans Boulevard has been completed and is underway on OR 174 eastbound.
  • A final traffic realignment on the OR 174 is required prior to starting station construction in December.

Place d’Orléans Station

  • Concrete and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing works are ongoing.
  • Footings and columns for the pedestrian bridge are underway.

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Pictured above: Work continues on the foundation of the future Place d’Orléans Station.
 

Trim Station

  • Watermain and drainage work in the existing parking lot are ongoing.
  • Station construction began in November.
  • Trim parking lot construction is ongoing with curbs and paving.
  • Caissons for the pedestrian bridge have been poured.

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Pictured above: Realignment of OR 174 at Trim Road continues.
 

Roadway Work

  • Realignment of OR 174 including road reconstruction, grading, paving and guiderail installation has been completed between Trim Road and Champlain Street and on OR 174 eastbound, east of Trim Road.
  • Installation of overhead sign foundations along the OR 174 are underway.

Noise Walls

  • The construction of four noise walls along the north side of OR 174 between Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and Tenth Line Road continues with anticipated completion this Fall:
    • OR 174 between Orléans Boulevard and Bilberry Creek is complete.
    • OR 174 west of Tenth Line Road is complete.
    • OR 174 between Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and Orléans Boulevard installation of post and panels are ongoing.
    • OR 174 between Bilberry Creek and Champlain Park & Ride Lot post drilling and panel installation is underway.
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O-Train West Extension: November Construction Update

December 3, 2021

In the west, work at the Moodie Light Maintenance and Storage Facility, Queensview, Iris, Lincoln Fields, and Byron Linear Park, and the slurry plant at Rochester Field and the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Parkway is ongoing. Cut and cover tunnel construction is ongoing at the Parkway Tunnel.
 

Moodie Interchange, Moodie LRT Station and Moodie Light Maintenance and Storage Facility (LMSF):

  • Structural steel and cladding installation of the Service and Inspection building is ongoing. 
  • Administrative building footings are being installed.
  • Switch yard pile drilling has begun.
  • A new northbound Moodie to westbound 417 on-ramp has opened.
  • Bridge deck construction of the future westbound 417 on-ramp from southbound Moodie Drive is ongoing. 
  • Bridge deck construction of the west portion of Moodie Drive over the LRT track (future southbound lanes) is nearing completion.
  • Transitway work is underway on drainage and asphalt removal.
  • Corkstown road realignment work has started.
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Pictured Above: Moodie Drive interchange and new 417 on-ramp.
 

Holly Acres and Highway 417 Interchange

  • Construction is ongoing on the toe wall, on the south side, for the new southbound to 417 on-ramp.

Bayshore Station Area

  • Utilities relocation awaiting lands access.

Pinecrest Station Area

  • A new Highway 417 westbound on-ramp from northbound Pinecrest Road has reopened.
  • Highway 417 westbound off-ramp to Pinecrest Road will remain closed until summer 2023 to advance the trench.
  • Bus turnaround on north side is underway.
  • Utilities relocation work is ongoing.
  • Electrical and road work continues at Lisa Avenue and Greenbank Rd.

Algonquin Station Area

  • Wet utilities relocation is ongoing at the parking lot.
  • Bus Operator Building sanitary connection and roofing are underway.
  • Backfill of exterior walls has started.

Iris Station and Pinecrest Creek Area

  • Pinecrest Creek realignment is complete, adjustments are being made as needed.
  • Drilling for foundation of the Iris bridge structure is complete.
  • Retaining wall construction has begun.
  • Wall construction at the Pinecrest Stormwater Management Pond is underway.
  • Woodroffe Avenue road widening work will resume in 2022.

Lincoln Fields Flyover Rail Bridge (south of Lincoln Fields)

  • Backfill and east abutment work for the new Woodroffe pedestrian bridge are ongoing.
  • Split-structure parapet construction has been completed.

Lincoln Fields Station and Carling Avenue LRT Bridge

  • Drilled shafts for the concourse is nearing completion.
  • Structural steel, waterproofing, backfilling and formwork installation continue at the station.
  • Carling traffic shift to be complete by the end of November.
  • Excavation for the bridge structure continues.
  • Utilities installation on Edgeworth has been completed.
  • At the north end of Lincoln Fields, excavation for the tunnel is ongoing.

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Pictured Above: Lincoln Fields Station and Carling Avenue structures progress.
 

Connaught Cut and Cover Tunnel and Queensview Station Area

  • Queensview Station storm line relocation work has been completed.
  • Drilled shafts and concrete pouring for support of excavation continue for the Connaught Tunnel along Queensview.
  • Electrical and plumbing work at the station to begin shortly.

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Pictured above: Excavation continues at the Queensview tunnel.
 

Byron and Richmond Corridor (Byron Linear Park)

  • Cylinder pile drilling, excavation and rock breaking are ongoing for tunnel work.
  • Support of excavation work continues.
  • East of Woodroffe Avenue, drilling, lagging, and rock breaking are ongoing.
  • New Orchard Station conduits installation is underway.
  • Concrete pouring for the Parkway Tunnel walls is ongoing, requiring temporary closures along Byron Avenue until winter.
  • Watermain relocation work has started near Cleary and Richmond.

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Pictured Above: Richmond Road at Byron Avenue Cut and Cover Tunnel Progress.
 

Rochester Field & Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Parkway

  • Parkway Tunnel drilling, support wall construction and excavation operations are ongoing.
  • Dewatering operations in work zones will be ongoing as needed.
  • Churchill north at SJAM Parkway underpass construction continues.

Kìchì Sìbì Station to west of Tunney’s Pasture Station

  • Scott Street electrical work, road widening, and paving are progressing in preparation for the 2022 bus detour.
  • Scott Street sidewalks and drainage installation are ongoing.
  • Goldenrod bridge slab installation and parapet work are nearing completion.
  • Preparations for the conversion of Westboro Station is now underway with construction of new concrete pad and bus shelter.
  • Dominion/Berkley/Churchill utilities relocation work continues
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90-day Lookahead
Iris to Algonquin Stations 

January 2022

Overview

January through March 2022
 

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a light maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 Cut-and-Cover tunnels.
 
This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities that will take place between Iris and Algonquin Stations, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicular changes. While progress on the project is being made, construction activities are expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.
 
Key construction activities this winter include completion of the widening of the Transitway between Connaught Park and Iris Station, completion of the Woodroffe Avenue widening late winter, and construction of the Iris Street Bridge in preparation for the Woodroffe Avenue Transitway detour, which will begin this summer. 
 
Residents should be aware that throughout 2022, there will be an increased requirement for nightwork across the alignment. Additional notifications to affected residents will precede all impactful nightwork activities and a weekly summary of nightwork will also be shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to receive the weekly updates, please email Meghan.Alexander@ottawa.ca.


Major Works

Iris Station


Construction of the Iris Street Bridge will continue through the winter with the installation of bridge abutments, girders, and panels. The bridge will carry bus and vehicular traffic during the Woodroffe Avenue Transitway detour and will allow for further excavation of the site beneath the bridge in preparation for the construction of the guideway and Iris Station, which is anticipated to begin in May.5426b768-d946-a534-5c25-1869dce7e838.jpg



Transitway Detour on Woodroffe Avenue 
 

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

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Pinecrest Creek Pond


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

Algonquin Station


Installation of the steel structure for the future Algonquin Station will continue throughout the winter, followed by construction of exterior walls and installation of escalators. Relocation of water and sewer lines at Algonquin Station will continue through the winter. Backfill operations and foundation installation will be taking place at the station area.
 
Preparatory works will begin this winter for the pedestrian bridge connecting the Algonquin Center for Construction Excellence (ACCE) building to Algonquin Station. Construction of Algonquin Station is anticipated to begin in April, with an expected completion date of 2023.

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COMMUNITY IMPACTS


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

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

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are expected during. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci (KEV) will be managing winter maintenance in areas in and around of LRT construction sites. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.
 
All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns may have changed.

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

The safety of the public and the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.
 
The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
 

CONTACT US


Work will be ongoing in these areas. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect and select Iris Station and/or Algonquin Station. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:
 
Meghan Alexander
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa

Meghan.Alexander@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

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90 Day Lookahead

Tunney's Pasture to Sherbourne Station

January 2022

OVERVIEW


The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin Station. The O-Train West Extension will eliminate approximately 450,000 annual bus trips from the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Parkway. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 tunnels.
 
This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Tunney’s Pasture and Sherbourne Station, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility etc. While solid progress on the project is being made, construction activities can be expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.

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


MAJOR WORKS

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


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

Westboro Station

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

Kìchì Sìbì Station

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

SJAM Parkway

Construction of the new Churchill pedestrian underpass at Churchill Avenue North and the Parkway is advancing with installation of two concrete box culverts this winter. The SJAM Parkway will be shifted later in 2022, which will align atop of the underpass. 
 
West of Kìchì Sìbì Station to Cleary Avenue, the Cut-and-Cover Tunnel operations are progressing with ongoing drilling operations, excavation, and support of excavation. Drilling and excavation will continue through the winter between Rochester Field and Cleary Avenue and will require overnight work. The slurry wall operations will finish this winter and work will advance onto excavation and concrete pouring.

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

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Sherbourne Station and Byron Linear Park

 The Cut-and-Cover Tunnel in Byron Linear Park will be excavated to an approximate depth of 10.5 metres with construction continuing until 2023. Periodically over the winter, large cranes and pumps will be in use on Byron Avenue to pour concrete for the Cut-and-Cover Tunnel. Excavation, anchoring and wall work of the cut and cover tunnel will be ongoing from Cleary Avenue to Woodroffe Avenue into 2022. Sherbourne Station construction to begin in Spring 2022. Road closures are currently in place to facilitate this work and will continue until the tunnel walls and foundations are completed.  
 
Residents will see heavy machinery, equipment, and construction lighting in the area. This spring an eastbound detour of Richmond Road onto Byron Avenue will be implemented to allow for storm, sanitary and watermain works. Traffic detours, lane reductions and road closures will be required periodically on Richmond Road and Byron Avenue. Trucks and equipment will access the area from SJAM Parkway via Cleary Avenue through a temporary road in the construction area.

COMMUNITY IMPACTS

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

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

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

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, speed limits, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns change.
 
Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.
 
The safety of the public and the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.
 
The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
 

CONTACT US

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

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

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90-Day Lookahead

Lincoln Fields Station to Pinecrest Station
 

January 2022

OVERVIEW

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 Cut-and-Cover Tunnels.
 
This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Connaught Park and Queensview Station, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility etc. While solid progress on the project is being made, construction activities can be expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.

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

MAJOR WORKS

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

Lincoln Fields

Operations continue at Lincoln Fields, on Carling Avenue, and into Connaught Park along the Transitway. Traffic lanes were shifted on Carling Avenue in the fall to enable advancement of Carling Bridge (where the guideway passes beneath Carling Avenue) and guideway construction. Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction continues at the north end of Lincoln Fields to Richmond Road and into Byron Linear Park. The Lincoln Fields Station construction will continue this winter with structural steel, walls, and escalators being installed.
 
South of Carling Avenue, the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge construction continues through winter with delivery of steel trusses in January. The targeted bridge completion is spring 2022, and the existing bridge will be removed after the new structure is opened to the public.

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Connaught Park

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

Queensview Station

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

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

Pinecrest Interchange

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

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

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

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

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COMMUNITY IMPACTS

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10:00 p.m., as well as overnight and weekend work.
 
Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required, following a Public Notice, to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are expected during. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci (KEV) will be managing winter maintenance in areas in and around of LRT construction sites.
 
All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns may have changed.

The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.
 
Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.
 
The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

CONTACT US

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

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

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90-Day Lookahead

Pinecrest Station to Moodie Station

January 2022

OVERVIEW

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

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

Residents should be aware that throughout 2022, there will be an increased requirement for nightwork across the alignment. Additional notifications to affected residents will precede all impactful nightwork activities and a weekly summary of nightwork will also be shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to receive the weekly updates, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.
 
During the winter period, activities will focus on preparation of the Transitway for guideway construction, advancing station construction, excavation, and support of excavation.

MAJOR WORKS

LRT Guideway from Pinecrest to Moodie Stations

The LRT guideway will run along the existing Transitway corridor, at grade and parallel to the north side of Highway 417. It will be in a trench underneath Pinecrest Road and Moodie Drive and on a bridge over Holly Acres Road. As a result, some existing ramps will continue to have to be adjusted, shifted, or temporarily closed and rebuilt to accommodate construction activities. The Transitway is permanently closed between Holly Acres and Moodie Drive.
 
Construction activities are scheduled so that the duration and extent of the impacts on all modes of transportation and the local community are minimized. Traffic will be shifted during construction to make space for the new structures (i.e., stations, bridges, roads etc.) and the LRT guideway. This will be done in stages, using temporary ramps, temporary closures, and traffic pattern shifts.

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

Pinecrest Interchange

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

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

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

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Bayshore Station

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

Holly Acres Road

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

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

Three new road bridges are being constructed for traffic to bypass the guideway as it passes under Moodie Drive north of Highway 417, as there will be no at-grade crossings of the LRT. A new southbound Moodie to westbound Highway 417 on-ramp, and a new northbound Moodie to westbound 417 ramp were opened late in 2021. These new ramps allow for guideway construction to progress. Moodie Drive over the 417 was reinstated with four traffic lanes and a protected pedestrian facility, following excavation work underneath for the guideway connecting with the LMSF.
 
The new Moodie Station construction is underway with site excavation and preparatory work through February, followed by structural work, and support of excavation. Drainage system installation is ongoing along the Transitway. The Transitway between Holly Acres and Moodie Drive is now closed for the construction of the guideway, station, and bus loop. Corkstown Road has been realigned to facilitate Station construction, with some final road work to follow in the spring, and removal of the former roadway in January.
 
The LMSF construction is advancing well with structural steel being installed, cladding on the exterior walls, and the concrete foundation for the switchyard. The pump station building’s construction will begin in early winter. Work will continue on the LMSF’s electrical network, and drainage system through winter.

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COMMUNITY IMPACTS

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT US

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

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

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90-Day Lookahead

Sherbourne Station to Lincoln Fields Station

January 2022

OVERVIEW

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 Cut-and-Cover Tunnels.
 
This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities between Sherbourne Station and Lincoln Fields Station as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility, etc. While solid progress on the project is being made, construction activities are expected to continue to cause disturbances for area residents. Residents should be aware that throughout 2022, there will be an increased requirement for nightwork across the alignment. Additional notifications to affected residents will precede all impactful nightwork activities and a weekly summary of nightwork will also be shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to be included in the weekly updates, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.
 
During the winter period, key project activities include bridge decking installation across Richmond Road, station structural work, utilities relocation, and Cut and Cover Tunnel operations.

MAJOR WORKS

Byron Avenue and Byron Linear Park

The Cut-and-Cover Tunnel in Byron Linear Park will be excavated to an approximate depth of 10.5 metres, and construction will continue until 2023. Concrete pours for the Cut-and-Cover Tunnel walls and foundation will be ongoing with large cranes and concrete pumps in use on Byron Avenue periodically over the winter.
 
Drilling and excavation will be ongoing near Cleary Avenue and Richmond Road through 2022. Trucks and equipment will access the area from SJAM Parkway via Cleary Avenue. Residents will see heavy machinery, equipment, and construction lighting in the area. Traffic detours, lane reductions and road closures will be required periodically on Richmond Road and Byron Avenue. This spring an eastbound detour of Richmond Road onto Byron Avenue will be implemented, to allow for storm, sanitary and watermain works. Sherbourne Station construction will continue with installation of mechanical and electrical services over the winter. Concrete placement, excavation, anchoring, and wall work are ongoing from Sherbourne to Woodroffe Avenue. Station work at New Orchard will be ongoing with structural steel works, waterproofing, and concrete placement for walls.

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McEwen Avenue and Edgeworth Avenue

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

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

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Ambleside Detour

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

Lincoln Fields

Operations continue at Lincoln Fields, on Carling Avenue, and into Connaught Park along the Transitway. Traffic lanes were shifted on Carling Avenue in the fall to enable advancement of Carling Bridge (where the guideway passes beneath Carling Avenue) and guideway construction. Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction continues at the north end of Lincoln Fields to Richmond Road and into Byron Linear Park. The Lincoln Fields Station construction will continue this winter with structural steel, walls, and escalators being installed.
 
South of Carling Avenue, the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge construction continues through winter with delivery of steel trusses in January. The targeted bridge completion is spring 2022, and the existing bridge will be removed after the new structure is opened to the public.

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COMMUNITY IMPACTS

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10:00 p.m., as well as overnight and weekend work.
 
Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required, following a Public Notice, to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.

For residents whose property borders the affected construction zones, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment are expected. Trucks will use approved haul routes. Workers and contractors will park in designated parking areas. Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci (KEV) will be managing winter maintenance in areas in and around of LRT construction sites.
 
The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as KEV works to complete these construction activities.
 
All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns may have changed.
 
Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.
 
The safety of the public and the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.
 
The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

CONTACT US

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

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

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Major Construction Activities and Community Impacts
 
90-Day Lookahead  
January to March 2022

PROJECT SUMMARY
 
The O-Train East extension will see Light Rail Transit (LRT) continue from Blair Station to Trim Road, adding 12 kilometres of rail; 5 new stations to the O-Train network at Montreal Road, Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard, Orléans Boulevard (Convent Glen Station), Place d’Orléans, and Trim Road; 4 new bridges; 6 bridges rehabilitated; 3 pedestrian bridges; 3 major culverts; and noise walls on the North and South sides of Ottawa Route (OR) 174.
 
The LRT will travel within the median (centre) of the highway.
 
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OVERVIEW
 
We are at the start of our second full year of construction and much of the heavy roadway construction has taken place across the East corridor as crews worked to realign the OR 174 in preparation for installation of the rail track in the median of the highway, in the area called the guideway.
 
In 2021, major road reconstruction was critical work, including:

  • excavating, grading, paving, new lanes, line painting, guiderail installation
  • building of new bridge structures (Median Rail Flyover Bridge, new bridges at Montreal Road)
  • realignment of traffic (eleven “Super Weekends” flipped traffic from the old lanes to the new lanes)
  • new intersection at Trim Road
  • relocating utilities and culverts
  • noise walls, and more.

 The contractor also completed preparatory work on all five new station sites and handed them off to the station construction team as another milestone achieved.
 
In 2022, construction work will be focused on completing the guideway, where the trains will eventually run. From January to March, drainage systems and gas piping for switch heaters will be installed, ballast spread, and rail tracks installed. The winter months will also be spent planning and preparing for the Spring construction season that will begin in April.

While it is exciting to see progress on the LRT project, we know that some activities may cause disruptions for area residents, including night work, traffic detours, site lighting, and construction trucks in the area. Each Monday, construction team members review upcoming work and provide residents with a lookahead notice for overnight work that week. By emailing stage2@ottawa.ca and joining the distribution list, we will be able to share these updates with you.
 
To follow the project online and see renderings of the stations, please visit: 
https://ottawa.ca/en/planning-development-and-construction/major-projects/stage-2-light-rail-transit-project

 
 
MAJOR WORKS UPDATE
 
Track Work
 
All the rail for the O-Train East Extension has been delivered and welded and is now ready for installation. A total of 6,800 metric tonnes of rail will be laid on 10,000 tons of ballast that will be installed as part of the track bed. Rail installation will begin between Montréal Station and Jeanne d’Arc Station in the Spring of 2022. It is anticipated track work in the East will be completed in 2022.
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 Pictured above: First installation of rail on the East Extension

Blair Station
 
Along the LRT guideway east of Blair Station, gas mains will be relocated as that area is excavated and drainage is installed. Construction of a Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining wall on the west abutment began in October and will continue this winter.

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Pictured above: Blair Station and Interchange

174 Median Rail (Flyover) Bridge to Montreal Road Interchange

Work on the 174 Median Rail Bridge, 800 metres east of the OR174 Blair Road Interchange is largely complete. The bridge will be prepared for rail to be installed in 2022. This will include initial ballast placement, jersey barriers completion and the installation of fencing on top of jersey barriers.

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Pictured above: Photo of the Flyover and new lanes

Montréal Station
 
Station construction will continue to Spring of 2023, with the footings and the foundation wall on the south station to be completed this winter.
 
Two-lane traffic was reinstated in December on Montreal Road at the OR 174 underpass when the relocation of utilities (watermain, drainage, sewers) along Montreal Road was completed.

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Pictured above: Montreal Station

Jeanne d’Arc Station

Jeanne d’Arc station construction has been ongoing since May 2021 and is progressing with concrete, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing works for the station footings, walls, and slabs. This work will continue in 2022. 

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Pictured above: Jeanne d’Arc Station

Convent Glen Station

Convent Glen station excavation has been ongoing since September 2021. Station construction will begin at this station in mid to late January.


Place d’Orléans Station

Preliminary work on the site of the future Place d’Orléans LRT Station was completed in July 2021. Station construction is underway with excavation, formwork, and rebar installation. This work will continue throughout 2022.

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Pictured above: Place d’Orléans Station

Trim Station
 
Construction in the OC Transpo Park and Ride is ongoing with work on lights, conduits, and footings at and around the site of the future Trim LRT Station. Excavation in the guideway for the station is well underway.  Station construction began in November 2021.

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Pictured above: The Park and Ride at Trim Station

Green’s Creek

Work on the substructure for a new pedestrian bridge at Green’s Creek is now complete. In February 2022, the new bridge will be delivered and installed. 

As part of the tree replacement program for the Stage 2 LRT Project, City of Ottawa and National Capital Commission (NCC) partnered with the contractor to plant over 3,000 new trees on NCC lands at Green’s Creek. Over 20 different tree species were planted. Tree planting was completed last fall. 

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Pictured above: New trees at Green’s Creek

Noise Walls
 
The construction of four new noise walls along the north side corridor of OR174 between Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and Tenth Line Road began in May 2021. Two were completed in 2021. The remaining two noise walls on the north side of OR174 between Bilberry Creek and the OC Transpo Orléans Park & Ride, and the noise wall between Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and Orléans Boulevard is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022.
 
Replacement of the noise wall on the north side of OR174, west of Montreal Road is expected to begin in March 2022.  Planning and design of noise walls on the south side of OR174 will continue, with the intent of beginning some construction of the walls in 2022.
 
 
COMMUNITY IMPACTS
 
Typically, most construction is scheduled from Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm (for example, this is when we do station work). However, there will be requirements for overnight work across the entire corridor and some intermittent weekend work.
 
Overnight work is needed at times to accommodate traffic closures, which cannot be done during the day. Overnight work takes place predominantly in the guideway and is dependent on complex sequencing and scheduling of crews and equipment. 
 
Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected. Noise and vibration levels are monitored and reported to the City of Ottawa to ensure they are within the limits established for the Project. For residents whose property borders the affected construction zone, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses.
 
Site lighting is required to maintain safe working conditions for workers. Use of large lights will be minimized with special attention paid to directing away from residents, roadways, and businesses.
 
During roadwork activities, motorists can expect lane reductions and closures. Impacts will be communicated to the public by the City of Ottawa. You can sign up for the City’s electronic newsletter as outlined below.
 
All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction except for highway ramp closures. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place. Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, and posted speed limits and allow for added travel time when moving through active construction corridors.
 
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.
 
The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as we work to complete these construction activities; the safety of the public and the construction crews is paramount.
 
 
CONTACT US

For more information and updates: www.ottawa.ca/stage2

If you have a question, please contact Stage2@ottawa.ca
If you require special accommodation, please send an email to: 
Dianna Ashworth
Stakeholder Relations
Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa
dianna.ashworth1@ottawa.ca 

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12 hours ago, Shane said:

Lots of great progress all across the East and West. Really eager for the spring to see the rail get installed all over the east extension. 2022 promises to be a great year with lots to see and follow.

For sure. On time or early for the most part, other than the SJAM tunnel. Impressive work by KEV; efficient and well organized. 

We sometimes joke about the east segment possibly opening before the south. Though that's unlikely, I feel like we may see them open months apart instead of years.

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