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 Lincoln Fields Station and Pinecrest Station, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicle mobility etc. Solid progress is being made and construction activities across the alignment are set to resume which may see an increase in disruptions to adjacent residents. Street cleaning activities have resumed for the season, with regular street sweeping along haul routes and around construction zones.
Residents should be aware that 2022 will be a busy and productive year and there will be an increased requirement for overnight work across the alignment. Additional notifications to affected residents will precede all impactful night work activities and an electronic weekly summary of night work will be shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to receive weekly summaries, please email email@example.com to be added to the distribution list.
During the spring season, activities between Connaught Park and Pinecrest interchange will be concentrated on the advancement of drilling and excavation for the Connaught Tunnel construction, and on the Carling bridge construction at Lincoln Fields and Carling Avenue. 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.
Construction and excavation under Carling Avenue will progress this spring. Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction continues at the north end of Lincoln Fields to Richmond Road. The Lincoln Fields Station work will be ongoing through spring, focusing on formwork, roof, mechanical systems, and walls. Demolition of the remaining pedestrian walkway at Lincoln Fields will be completed this spring and will facilitate advancement of the Carling bridge structure and the station. Concrete girders will be installed in May for the bridge.
South of Carling Avenue, the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge construction is being completed. The existing concrete bridge will be removed this summer.
This spring completion of the split-structure bridge in Connaught Park will take place. Work along the Transitway toward Iris Station will continue until June. For the Connaught Tunnel construction, drilling work will continue as well as concrete pouring, formwork, waterproofing and electrical work.
The ongoing Cut-and-Cover Tunnel construction continues to advance from Connaught Avenue along Queensview Drive adjacent to Highway 417, to the Pinecrest interchange. Drilling, excavation, rock breaking, and dewatering activities will be ongoing this spring. The future Queensview Station site activities will continue with installation of mechanical systems, and the station structure construction advancing. Construction on the Queensview pedestrian bridge that will cross over Highway 417 is scheduled to begin late spring.
The Connaught Tunnel is progressing well between Connaught Park and Pinecrest interchange with ongoing excavation, rock breaking, drilling, and support of excavation. Work on the guideway and Pinecrest Station will take place and include drainage and backfill work, excavation, and rock breaking. Road widening works continue at Greenbank Road and Lisa Avenue to facilitate the bus detour off the Transitway in April.
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 some 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 and workers will park in designated parking areas.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Note: all future 90-Day Lookaheads will be distributed electronically only*
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 electronic updates, Public Notices, and Lookaheads please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect and select “Lincoln Fields Station”, “Queensview Station” and/or “Pinecrest Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa