Notice to Resident:

Beginning in early July 2017, the City of Ottawa will be starting construction work in the neighbourhood in order to complete the extension of the median bus rapid transit (BRT) lanes along Chapman Mills Drive between Beatrice Drive and Longfields Drive.

This work is required to provide a continuous transit facility along Chapman Mills Drive and also to improve the pedestrian and bicycle facilities along this section of the corridor with the introduction of cycle tracks.

Work will involve the construction of the new bus lanes along the existing grassed central median on Chapman Mills Drive between Beatrice Drive and Longfields Drive. The existing concrete sidewalks will generally be maintained and a new, raised, asphalt cycle track will be constructed adjacent to a relocated curb lane. New storm sewers will be constructed along the median bus lanes and the relocation of existing catch basins along the north and south outside curb line will be required. A single travel lane traffic will continue to be provided in each direction and the existing parking lane will generally be maintained as well. New traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Chapman Mills Drive/Mancini Way/Leamington Way and at the intersection of Chapman Mills Drive/Longfields Drive. The incomplete portion of Chapman Mills Drive west of Mancini Way (westbound direction) will also be completed as part of the work.

The work is planned to begin in July 2017 and is to be completed by late fall 2017.

On-Street Parking and Traffic

Partial lane closures of Chapman Mills Drive between Beatrice Drive and Longfields Drive may be required as part of the work. Access for local traffic will be maintained and the Contractor is required to ensure that residents have access to their properties. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a temporary On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be issued by the On-Site Inspector to authorize on-street parking within a few blocks of your residence. OC Transpo service along Chapman Mills Drive will generally not be affected, however, some minor delays during weekday off-peak hours may be experienced.

Construction Disruptions

Every effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts in your community. D-Squared Construction Ltd. is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete. They will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family and/or operation of your business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the operation of the work, such as delays and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. while Sunday and Statutory Holiday work is allowed between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. The Contractor’s typical work hours will be weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Impact on the Right-of-Way and Adjacent Private Properties

The bus lane and bike lane construction is within the City’s right-of-way but may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work. Lawns, pathways, gardens and/or driveways may be disturbed. The affected areas will be reinstated as soon as possible after construction is completed, at no cost to you. However, if you have plants or any other assets located within the City’s right-of-way that you want to preserve, we suggest that you may want to move the plants in preparation for the construction work. You may also feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of the heavy equipment needed to complete this work. This is quite common and not usually a problem.

Lawn Irrigation Systems

If you own a subsurface lawn irrigation system, please notify the City’s Project Manager identified below

Contact Information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager. For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City at 3-1-1.

 

City’s Project Manager        

Matthew Strampel, P.Eng.

Senior Engineer

Design & Construction – Branch 1

Planning, Infrastructure, Economic Development Department

City of Ottawa

Email: matthew.strampel@ottawa.ca

Tel: 613 580-2424, Ext. 21796

 

Contractor’s Representative

Matt Iacobucci

D-Squared Construction Ltd.

Email: matt@dsqconstruction.com

Tel : 613-822-1042 or 613-316-7688

On-Site Inspector

Paul Nicol

Municipal Construction Inspections Unit

Planning, Infrastructure, Economic Development Department

City of Ottawa

Email: Paul.Nicol@ottawa.ca

Tel: 613 851-1258

 

 

Contract Administrator

Mark MacMillan, C.E.T.

Contract Administrator

WSP

Email: Mark.Mcmillan@wsp.com

Tel: 613 698-6665