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, Leitrim Road, Bowesville Road, Earl Armstrong Road, and Limebank Road.
- In the east, bridge construction is underway at the Highway 174 Montreal Road interchange.
- In the west, site preparation 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 Street.
- Pinecrest Creek Pond (Baseline Stormwater Pond).
Investigations are ongoing at the following locations:
- Baseline Station.
- Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.
- Corkstown Road.
- Along Highway 417 at Moodie Drive, Holly Acres Road, and Pinecrest Road.
- Richmond Road and McEwen Avenue.
Moodie Light Maintenance and Storage Facility:
- Excavation is underway at the new Moodie Light Maintenance Storage Facility.
- Existing hydro lines on Corkstown Road are being relocated.
- Crews will be mobilizing on site to examine soil and ground conditions.
Baseline Station Area:
- Site excavation of the new bus operator building to commence in late April.
Iris Station Area:
- A bus stop on the north side of Iris, west of the Transitway, will be relocated by OC Transpo further west near Parkway Drive as it conflicts with future Iris Station works.
- Traffic control barriers have been installed in preparation for sidewalk and curb construction on the corner of Iris Street and Parkway Drive.
- A hydro line is being relocated on the east side of Iris Street in advance of the culvert extension.
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 and is being broken on site through rock hammering.
- A new temporary multi-use pathway at Lincoln Fields is being paved to detour residents around ongoing construction.
Byron and Richmond Corridor (Byron Linear Park):
- Hydro Ottawa duct bank excavations have started between Woodroffe Avenue and Cleary Avenue.
Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM):
- Steel guardrail installation is underway along the SJAM in preparation for the construction of the temporary eastbound lanes.
Communications and Stakeholder Relations
The Rail Construction Program is reviewing Stage 2 station connectivity and will be inviting the public to comment on how they will get to stations. Early concepts for the Stage 2 Confederation Line East stations have been posted to Ottawa.ca/Stage2 for public comment. Stakeholders are asked to provide feedback by April 24, 2020. This process will be repeated for Stage 2 Trillium Line and 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.