Notice of Recurring Temporary Road Closures Byron Avenue July 2023
As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project’s Cut & Cover Tunnel construction, sections of Byron Avenue will be temporarily closed for the pouring of concrete. Each pour requires 10 to 15 hours to complete as well as to stage delivery vehicles, cranes, and concrete trucks. Please note that concrete pours must be performed continuously until completed to ensure the quality of the concrete.
In addition, station construction is underway at New Orchard and Sherbourne Stations until winter 2024-2025. Temporary closures on Byron, near those two stations, will also be periodically required for stations work.
Byron Avenue continues to require daylong closures of approximately one block to allow for work staging as the Cut and Cover Tunnel progresses. The sidewalk on the south side of Byron Avenue will remain open and accessible. Traffic will be detoured around the established work zone. Signage and flag persons will be onsite, as required.
When: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Note that pours may extend beyond the end time.
Concrete works are ongoing and anticipated weekly until approximately Fall 2023.
Road closures begin with the mobilization of the delivery vehicles, cranes, and concrete trucks as well as the temporary road closure. Please note that KEV is targeting 10:00 p.m. completion time (5:00 p.m. on Sundays) per occurrence, however, as mentioned each pour will proceed until completed and may proceed into the night. Why A crane, as well as several delivery vehicles and concrete trucks, will be staged to accommodate the work on the Byron Tunnel. The size of the equipment and nature of the operations require daylong closure of a section of Byron Avenue. *Construction vehicles are not permitted on residential streets and flaggers are utilized to ensure vehicles adhere to this City and Project requirement. Where Work will occur via Byron Avenue between New Orchard and Sherbourne Avenues.
Anticipated Impacts Traffic will be restricted from travelling on Byron Avenue, and the particular cross street where the work is occurring, and will be redirected around the work zone, with posted signage in place.
Pedestrian mobility will be maintained using the south sidewalk on Byron Avenue.
Residents can expect noise from delivery vehicles, concrete trucks, and cranes.
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 and select updates for “Sherbourne Station” and/or “New Orchard Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:
Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa
The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Did someone forward this message to you? Subscribe here.