The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design work for a new sidewalk along Ahearn Avenue.
The work involves installing a 2.0m wide sidewalk on the south side of Ahearn Avenue from Scrivens Street to Farrow Street, approximately 460m long. A Pedestrian Crossover (PXO) type D will be installed on Ahearn Avenue, just west of Croft Street. There will also be bulb-outs installed at Scrivens, Doane and Ritchie Streets. New drainage features such as catch basins and landscape drains will also be installed as part of the work.
The new sidewalk will facilitate access between the neighbourhood institutions, residences and transit stops on Greenview Avenue and Carling Avenue. It will fill a gap in the sidewalk network for those walking within the neighbourhood including but not limited to park users, school children and transit users. It will also promote safety for students and all road users.
Residents will be notified prior to construction commencement.
Design completion: spring 2023
Construction: planned for the summer to early fall 2023
The estimated total project budget is $1.3 million.
Approved funds to date are $150,000 to facilitate project design and preparatory works and the additional funds will be available for tender.
The planned construction 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. The City will reinstate all sections of landscaping, driveways and walkways that are disturbed by construction. 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 them in preparation for the construction work.