As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working overnight in the Lincoln Fields, Carling Avenue, and Connaught Park areas including along the Transitway. Work will take place daily with periodic night shifts across the alignment of the West extension.
While night work is permitted, a condition of the permit is that KEV is required to have broadband beepers in lieu of back up beepers . As such, should you be bothered by back up beeping please call 311 for a by law officer to visit to construction site. Although 311 and by-law teams have been briefed, should the 311 agent push back stating that there is an active Noise Exemption Permit, I recommend that you challenge the operator noting that the permit is conditional and that it is in violation due to back up beepers.
Night work is required from the area of Lincoln Fields Station, Carling Avenue, the Transitway to Connaught Park as work proceeds on bridges, structures, utilities, and roads. Overnight activities may include excavation and hauling, concrete pouring, drilling, paving and grading, lighting, and lane closures. Efforts will be made to reduce impact to residents as much as possible.
Beginning as early as May 24, 2021 through July 2021, with a Noise By-law Exemption Permit.
To complete critical project work that is time sensitive and/or required during off-peak hours.
Lincoln Fields Station area and on Carling Avenue, the Transitway, and in Connaught Park.
Residents nearby may experience noise and vibration from crews and equipment. Noise and vibrations are monitored and reported to the City to ensure they are within limits established for the Project. All vehicles will be equipped with broadband backup alarms.
All equipment in the field, including pick-up trucks, dump trucks and other construction vehicles and equipment are equipped with broadband back-up white noise alarms. Construction workers and sub-contractors are oriented, trained and consistently reminded to be good neighbours by not slamming tailgates or yelling when working. All trucking companies are mindful of the door slamming and tailgate-banging concerns that can be created and are conducting awareness training with their drivers working at sites.
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. These are wrapped with Echo Barriers. Water and other dust suppressants will be used to keep dust down. Street sweepers will clean adjacent roadways regularly from trucks leaving sites.
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 “Lincoln Fields Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa