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 neighborhood will be starting the weekend of September 18, 2020. This work is being conducted to complete repairs on the Carling Avenue Bridge.
What: Work will involve repairs on the Carling Avenue bridge over the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, and the Southwest Transitway.
Why: The repairs on the Carling Avenue bridge are essential to maintain the safety of the bridge surface and extend its life.
When: To facilitate construction in coordination with Phase 2 LRT, work will take place over multiple weekends, beginning September 18th and is expected to be completed by the end of October 2020.
Where: Work will take place on Carling Avenue at the east and west ends of the Carling Avenue bridge over the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway and Southwest Transitway.
Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, National Capital Construction, to complete the work.
Night work is required to complete construction. The duration of the night work will be minimized to the extent possible. All work will be done in accordance with the Noise By-Law Exemption, that covers work carried out between 10 pm and 7 am.
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, there will be lane reductions in both directions at the Carling Avenue bridge. Lane reductions will only occur on weekends to accommodate work. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will maintained. Access to the Lincoln Fields Transit Station will not be impacted by this work.
As part of this Contract, the Contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete, as well as any damages to private property resulting from these construction activities. In the event of such occurrences, all claims for damages should be immediately reported both verbally and in writing to the Contractor and to the City’s on-site Representative. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.
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 traffic delays, noise, dust and 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 co-operation.
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:
Steven Stoddard, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 27880
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 29235
Contractor’s Representative: Mark Lim
National Capital Contracting Inc.