This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Byron Linear Park between Redwood Avenue and Richardson Avenue will be closed to the public as construction work begins. Byron Linear Park, situated between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue, is the site of a future LRT tunnel and two future LRT stations at Cleary Avenue and New Orchard Stations Avenue. Crews will begin installing fencing and signage prior to the commencement of cut and cover tunnel excavation & construction.
WHAT: Byron Linear Park will be closed to the public as crews work from surface to excavate and construct the future tunnel and stations.
WHEN: July 27th, 2020 until 2025
WHY: The closure of Byron Linear Park is required for cut and cover tunnel and station construction.
WHERE: Byron Linear Park, between Byron Avenue and Richmond Road from Redwood Avenue to Richardson Avenue.
To ensure continuous, safe mobility through the area, pedestrians will be able to use the new sidewalk on the south side of Byron Avenue. Cyclists are able to share the vehicular lanes. Drivers are reminded to keep appropriate distance from cyclists at all times.
Increased activity in the area includes concrete barriers installed surrounding the park, utility relocation work, and ongoing excavation.
Construction in this corridor will be ongoing for several years. There will be temporary detours requiring changes to signage and traffic signals, causing delays to traffic at times. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution as traffic patterns change in the area. Motorists should be aware of and adhere to traffic control signage, posted speed limits and traffic control personnel.
The safety of workers and the public is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.
FUTURE ENHANCED BYRON LINEAR PARK
In the future, the O-Train will run beneath Byron Linear Park – connecting you to the west, east, and south – while above ground, a revitalized park will be a vibrant community space for residents. When construction is complete, light rail transit will run beneath an enhanced Byron Linear Park that has:
- More trees
- More pathways and sidewalks
- Plaza space and public art
- Improved stormwater management
- Improved lighting
Any changes to the duration or impact of this work will be only be communicated via the Stage 2 project newsletter. To receive these newsletter updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with us.’ Be sure to select updates for “Cleary Station” and/or “New Orchard Station”.
For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:
- Damon Berlin
- Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program
- City of Ottawa