As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be closing Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road to construct a temporary decking to allow the construction of the LRT to continue beneath the roadways. This work involves a 13-Day road closure (allowing local traffic only), asphalt removal, the demolition of the existing intersection, hydro-vac operation, removal of utilities, excavation with rock breaking, concrete pouring, installation of bridge girders and decking, and final paving prior to re-opening for traffic.
- WHAT: Woodroffe Avenue will be closed between Knightsbridge Road and Richmond Road during deck installation and tunnel excavation. Expect noise and vibration from construction involving hydro-vac operations, heavy machinery, rock breaking, concrete placement, bridge erection and paving work.
- WHEN: Preparatory work will start as early as May 10 with the full 13-Day road closure starting as early as May 28 until early June. Work will be occurring day and night on weekdays and weekends.
- WHY: A temporary bridge is required to maintain traffic while the cut & cover work continues underneath. During deck installation, day and night construction is necessary to limit the duration of the closure.
- WHERE: Woodroffe Avenue, between Richmond Road and Knightsbridge Road. Byron Avenue, between Compton Avenue and Lockhart Avenue.
Local traffic only, no through traffic, to and from Richmond Road within the closed work area. Access to 150 and 153 Woodroffe Avenue will be maintained. Traffic will be detoured to Carling Avenue to the west (via Croydon Avenue) or to the east (via Churchill Avenue) as alternative north-south routes. Pedestrian mobility will be maintained with posted signage, fenced routes, and a temporary sidewalk to the east side of the Richmond/Woodroffe intersection.
Residents nearby can expect to hear noise and vibration from crews and equipment including hydro-vac truck operations, heavy machinery, rock breaking, concrete placement, bridge erection and paving work. Noise and vibrations are monitored and reported to the City. Construction fencing with barriers will be in place around the work area.
The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.
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”.
Bilingual copy of notice available for download.