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Road Close Authorization – James Cummings Avenue
March 28 - April 4
COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The City continues to work closely with the industry and to comply with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
On March 28th, the City will begin rehabilitating the sewers on James Cummings Avenue between Carling Avenue and Myrle Avenue.
- What: The work will involve the rehabilitation of the sewer using a Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining process. CIPP rehabilitation minimizes the impact of construction by repairing the existing sewer without having to dig. The CIPP method of construction is less disruptive and can be completed quicker than traditional construction techniques.
- Why: Rehabilitation is required due to the age and condition of the existing infrastructure.
- When: Closed DAILY from 7:00am to 5:00pm from Monday, March 28 2022 to Monday, April 4 2022.
- Where: The sewer being rehabilitated is located on James Cummings Avenue between Carling Avenue and Myrle Avenue.
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
What is Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP)?
Cured in place pipe (CIPP) is a sewer lining process where a resin (glue like plastic) in a saturated tube is inserted into an existing pipe and inflated to take the shape of the existing pipe. Heat is then added to the inflated tube to cure (harden) the resin using hot water or steam. Once the resin has cured, a new seamless pipe has been installed in the sewer. The final step in the process is to cut holes in the newly installed CIPP liner to allow for sewage from connected building laterals to flow into the sewer.
What equipment is used for construction?
A typical installation requires the use of a boiler to generate steam or hot water to cure the resin used in the liner. Depending on the size of the sewer being rehabilitated a crane may also be required to lift the liner into the sewer. When steam is used to cure the liner an air compressor is also required. People near the construction site can expect to hear some noise from this construction equipment and see a plume of steam in the air.
Potential Detection of Odour
As a result of the synthetic resin used in the lining material, odours are emitted during construction. Resin smells similar to plastic or glue. Typically, construction odours can only be detected in close proximity to the sewer. However, you may be able to detect odours indoors within the vicinity of the construction area. These odours may be unpleasant, but short term low-level exposures pose no health risks and diminish over time. Should you smell synthetic odours in your home, please open all windows and call one of the contacts noted below should you require assistance.
You may notice a significant amount of steam rising on the street during construction. This is a normal part of the curing of the liner and is not any cause for concern.
The Contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the daily activities of residents and the operation of businesses. Overnight work is not expected to take place, however if problems arise during the lining process than it may be necessary for the work to continue into the overnight hours as once the lining work begins it cannot be stopped.
Lane reductions and alternating traffic can be expected during construction to accommodate the work. To accommodate the proposed construction, lane reductions and/or detours will be required. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will maintained.
Parking on both sides of James Cummings Avenue between Carling Avenue and 141 James Cummings Avenue will be temporarily prohibited to allow the City’s Contractor to complete the work. Please note, this work is weather dependent, parking restrictions may have to be extended if inclement weather delays the completion of the work.
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 Project Manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng. Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects Design and Construction – Municipal Office: 613-580-2424 ext. 15247