The City of Ottawa’s Rail Construction Program is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and is in contact with the constructors about adhering to guidance provided by Ottawa Public Health and the Province of Ontario. Should there be any changes to the work, it will be communicated to the public.
Construction is underway across all three Stage 2 O-Train Extensions:
- In the south, construction is underway at the Walkley Maintenance and Storage Facility, Airport Parkway, Uplands Drive, Lester Road, Leitrim Road, Bowesville Road, Earl Armstrong Road, and Limebank Road.
- In the east, bridge construction is underway at the Highway 174 Montreal Road interchange. Utility and road relocation work is occurring across the alignment.
- In the west, site setup and utility relocation activities are underway in preparation for the commencement of cut and cover tunnel construction later this year.
O-Train Confederation Line West Extension
Tree and vegetation removal are scheduled to occur at the following locations:
- Iris Station (future).
- Pinecrest Creek Pond (Stormwater Management Pond).
- Investigations are ongoing at the following locations:
- Future Goldenrod Bridge
- Along Highway 417 at Moodie Drive and Holly Acres Road.
Moodie Light Maintenance and Storage Facility:
- Excavation and embankment construction are underway at the new Moodie Light Maintenance Storage Facility.
- Crews will be mobilizing on site to examine soil and ground conditions.
Baseline Station Area
- Site excavation and grubbing is underway at the new bus operator building.
Iris Station Area
- A hydro line is being relocated on the south side of Iris Street in advance of culvert construction.
- Drilling has commenced in the fenced off area, north of Iris Street.
- Piers are being installed to support culvert excavation.
- Crews are creating a work zone within Connaught Park to support utility relocation work in the area.
- Local utilities will be relocated prior to the commencement of tunnel construction.
Lincoln Fields Station Area
- Crews are relocating a storm sewer that conflicts with the future Lincoln Fields Station and guideway.
- Rock was detected during sewer excavation continues to be broken on site through rock hammering.
- A new temporary multi-use pathway at Lincoln Fields was paved to detour residents around ongoing construction.
Byron and Richmond Corridor (Byron Linear Park)
- Hydro Ottawa duct bank excavations have started on the north side of Richmond Road between Woodroffe Avenue and Cleary Avenue.
- This is to relocate the hydro lines on the south side of Byron Linear Park.
Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM)
- Steel guardrail installation has been completed along the SJAM.
- Eastbound temporary lane construction has commenced.
Communications and Stakeholder Relations
A video highlighting Stage 2 construction progress as of May 2020 has been created and is available for viewing on OC Transpo’s YouTube channel.
The Rail Construction Program (RCP) is reviewing Stage 2 station connectivity and will be inviting the public to comment on how they will get to stations. This process has been completed for the Confederation Line East and Trillium Line South. RCP will be repeating for the Stage 2 Confederation Line West stations as station design activities progress.
All City of Ottawa in-person public meetings are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rail Construction Program is using other means and methods for sharing information with the public.
Stakeholders can stay up to date on the Stage 2 LRT project by visiting Ottawa.ca/Stage2, where they can view the following:
- Stage 2 LRT interactive map
- Stage 2 LRT newsletter
- Station descriptions and renderings
- Factsheets and other helpful resources
Staff continue to engage with Councillors and community stakeholders as work progresses. Stakeholders can continue to direct inquiries to the Stage 2 LRT project’s email, Stage2@ottawa.ca.