Phase 1 is completed now phase 2 is in progress
The Britannia wall was already in a deteriorated state and incurred damages during the 2017 and 2019 floods, including partial wall collapse, erosion and bulging of the wall. Four sections (approximately 40% or 230 metres) have failed or show signs of instability.
The 2017 initial design was substantially upgraded following the spring 2019 floods to mitigate future impacts of severe flooding and erosion. The four sections will be deconstructed/removed and reconstructed to restore functionality.
Phase 1: October 2019 to March 2020 (work completed)
- Structural stabilization
- Repair and replacement of the existing pathway wall, including a variety of approaches:
- Repointing/remortaring the masonry joints
- Repointing/remortaring the masonry joints with some stone replacement
- Partial dismantling and rebuilding of the masonry wall
- Dismantling and rebuilding of small remnants of masonry walls
- Replacement of a single floodgate in partnership with the City of Ottawa
Phase 2: Fall 2022 to Summer 2023
- Continue and complete the repair and replacement of the existing pathway
- Landscaping and tree planting will be carried out at the end of phase 2
A temporary closure of the Britannia Pathway is required in order to complete the second phase of the Britannia Pathway wall rehabilitation. This second phase will be completed in Summer of 2023.
Full pedestrian and cycling detours will be in place to ensure that users have reliable and safe options for travelling in and through the area. Signage will be on-site to inform users about the work.
Please exercise caution: keep a safe distance from working crews and equipment and obey all signage on and around the site. Should you see any concerns please contact my office or the NCC at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 613-239-5000