As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Richmond Road will be fully closed to general traffic between New Orchard Avenue and McEwen Avenue. Eastbound and westbound vehicles will be detoured along Ambleside Drive.
WHAT: The full closure of Richmond Road between New Orchard Avenue and McEwen Avenue.
WHEN: Friday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. to Monday, April 17 at 5:00 a.m. 2023.
WHY: Storm sewer and catch basin repair.
WHERE: Richmond Road, between New Orchard Avenue to McEwen Avenue will be closed.
Motorists travelling westbound on Richmond Road will detour to New Orchard Avenue, travel west along Ambleside Drive, travel south along McEwen Avenue and re-enter Richmond Road at McEwen Avenue.
Motorists travelling eastbound on Richmond Road will detour to McEwen Avenue, travel east along Ambleside Drive, travel south along New Orchard Avenue and re-enter Richmond Road at New Orchard Avenue.
Excavators, wheel loaders, and compactors will be used. Noise and vibration from crews and heavy equipment can be expected.
Trucks will deliver granular material to the site and will haul away excavated material. Noise from equipment and moving of material will be audible.
Site lighting and generators will be used to power lights which are a safety requirement for overnight work. Crews will place and/or direct the light away from residences to mitigate any impacts.
Richmond Road businesses within the detoured corridor remain open and accessible. Customers should follow the signage posted on site. Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, use extra caution, and allow for added travel time when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.
The sidewalk on the north side of Richmond Road remains closed from 955 Richmond (Ottawa Honda) to McEwen Avenue. Pedestrians and cyclists will continue to be detoured along a temporary pathway north of the construction site across McEwen Park terminating at the intersection of Ambleside Avenue and McEwen Avenue, or along the sidewalk on Ambleside Avenue.
Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage when localized detours are in-place, to ensure safety.
The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
A weekly summary of nightwork is shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to be included in the “Ward 7 Night Work Weekly Summary”, please email email@example.com to be added to the distribution list.
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/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “New Orchard Station”.
For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa