As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working overnight along the Transitway between Pinecrest Interchange and Bayshore Shopping Centre to Holly Acres. Work will take place daily with periodic night shifts to construct the West Extension of the LRT guideway.
What: Night work is required in the area between Pinecrest Station along the Transitway to Bayshore Station and Holly Acres as construction work advances to converting the closed Transitway to the LRT guideway. Overnight activities will include removal of asphalt and curbs, excavation and hauling, and storm pipe installation. Ongoing fueling, equipment maintenance and dewatering operations will take place. Efforts will be made to reduce impact to residents as much as possible.
When: As early as April 25 through December 2022.
Why: To complete critical project work that is time sensitive and/or required during off-peak hours
Where: On the Transitway between Pinecrest interchange and Bayshore Shopping Centre, on the north side of Highway 417, to Holly Acres
Residents nearby may experience noise and vibration from crews and equipment. Construction workers are oriented, trained and reminded to be good neighbours by not slamming tailgates or yelling when working. Use of equipment like vac trucks, required to locate utilities and excavate, and activities like hoe-ramming, roller compacting etc. are done during daytime hours.
Light plants, generators and compressors are placed onsite and as far away from neighbouring homes to the extent possible and are wrapped with Echo Barriers.
Trucks will only use approved haul routes. Dust control and street sweeping will be in place, as needed.
The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.
Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. If you require special accommodation, please contact email@example.com.
Residents should be aware that throughout 2022, there will be an increased requirement for nightwork across the alignment. A weekly summary of nightwork will also be shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to be included in the weekly updates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the distribution list.
Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Pinecrest Station” and/or “Bayshore Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:
Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa