The application is for March 15 – May 2021.
KEV plans on a schedule of five days a week from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
- Some Saturday work may be required
- Some work may occasionally extend past 6:00 a.m.
This area has very shallow rock and is littered with utilities. These 2 facts result in the requirement to use Hoe Ram and Hydro Vac vehicles. In addition there will also be dump trucks and excavators onsite and actively engaged.
WHY: This critical utility work is required to be done during overnight hours due to the volume of vehicles at this important intersection during the day.
WHERE: Woodroffe Avenue, in the Richmond Road and Byron Avenue area.
Residents nearby can expect to hear noise and vibration from crews and equipment including hoe-ram and hydro-vac truck operations, rock breaking equipment and machinery. Noise and vibrations are monitored and reported to the City. Lanes of traffic will be reduced one lane in either direction on Woodroffe Avenue and pedestrian mobility will be maintained with posted signage.
When and where possible, KEV will be installing sound mitigation. However, due to the fluidity of the sites and the volume of vehicles on the roadway, sound mitigation will be limited.
KEV has indicated that the work will begin in the middle of Richmond Road and proceed southwards before working their way north of Richmond Road.
NOTE: This is only a preliminary high level workflow, due to the unknown elements of construction this may change as work progresses.
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 “Sherbourne Station and/or “New Orchard Station”.
Additional details on activities
The primary activities which will take place during this time involve the construction of a laydown area, utility relocation work including hoe-ramming, rock breaking and hydrovacing activities deliveries, fence and noise wall installation, construction of access roads and preparatory works, excavation work, structural work, electrical work, roadway work, traffic detours, roadway work and access works to facilitate construction of the OLRT Stage 2 Project, as well as other Overnight Construction or Temporary Construction Activities. During these operations, from time to time, some unanticipated temporary construction activities may be required, including the use of pumps, generators and/or equipment such as fuel or service/mechanic vehicles.
Note that the City of Ottawa noise level limit of 85 dB must still be maintained. This is measured at the receiving end of the noise, not at its source.