COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces to reopen, including all municipal construction projects, as long as they comply with strict measures for public health and safe operations. In addition to the City’s ongoing work on critical infrastructure projects, we are now able to resume work on other construction projects that were paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
This notice is to advise that construction in your neighbourhood will be starting in August 2020. This work is being conducted to replace the existing floodgates at the Jamieson Street and Rowatt Street locations.
What: Work will involve the removal and replacement of the existing floodgates with an improved design, at both the Jamieson Street and Rowatt Street floodgates.
Why: Due to age and condition of the existing infrastructure, the City will be proceeding with the replacement of the existing floodgates.
When: Construction is planned to begin in August and is expected to be completed by fall 2020.
Where: Jamieson Street and Rowatt Street at the Ottawa River in Britannia Village.
Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Thomas Fuller Construction, to complete the work.
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 project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request, at the following link: www.ottawa.ca/accessibleformat
To accommodate the proposed construction, various local detours may be required. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians to the shoreline area will be maintained at all times through one of the two streets. Signage will be placed onsite.
As the various road reconstruction activities are in progress on your street, on-street parking will be restricted. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a Temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be distributed to permit on-street parking
within two blocks of your residence.
Adjacent Private Properties
The floodgate construction 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.
The Contractor 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 construction work, such as noise, dust and possibly vibration. You may also
feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations. Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems. We would like to thank you for your patience and cooperation.
For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the
City’s Noise By-law (2017-255).
For any emergency outside normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1.
For general project information, please contact the City’s Project Manager.
For construction related questions or concerns, please contact the Contractor Representative.
City’s Project Manager:
Craig Anderson, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal
Tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 20126
City’s On-Site Inspector:
ROWHUD-Inspections- Municipal West
Thomas Fuller Construction Co. Ltd.,