Representing the Bel-Air Heights, Bel-Air Park and Braemer Park

neighbourhoods of West-end Ottawa.

AGINCOURT PARK RENEWAL - PUBLIC CONSULTATION

If you want a chance to have some input into the Agincourt Park renewal, here is your chance. January 19, 2023 at 7:00pm – 8pm Zoom meeting.

Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond and Stage 2 LRT - July to September 2022

O-Train West Extension: Construction Activities

Ward 8 – Iris to Algonquin Stations

90-Day Lookahead - July to September 2022

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a light maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 cut and cover tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities that will take place between Iris and Algonquin Stations, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicular changes. While progress on the project is being made, construction activities are expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.

In effect as of June 26, 2022, the Woodroffe Avenue Transitway detour has buses travelling between the Iris Street Transitway and Algonquin Station area using Woodroffe Avenue.

Residents should be aware that throughout 2022, there will be an increased requirement for nightwork across the alignment. Additional notifications to affected residents will precede all impactful nightwork activities and a weekly summary of nightwork will also be shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to receive the weekly updates, please email ethel.craft@ottawa.ca

Further reading about construction of the LRT track system can be found: here

Information on construction of the LRT stations can be found: here

MAJOR WORKS

Iris Station

The new Iris Street bridge, between Parkway Drive and Adirondack will open to traffic, with a realigned Iris Street in mid-July. This bridge will carry bus and vehicular traffic during the Woodroffe Avenue Transitway detour until the LRT is operational. Excavation of the guideway, culvert demolition and relocation work will take place through the summer.

Iris Station work will focus on construction of the station foundation. A new multi-use pathway will be constructed in early July leading to the south side of Iris Street to connect with the existing pathway.

Retaining wall, asphalt removal, and drainage installation will begin in July along the closed Transitway between Iris Station and Algonquin Station.

Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond

Construction work on the Pinecrest Creek stormwater management pond will resume July 1, following the lifting of government’s annual restriction activity timing window, in-place to protect fish from the impacts of works in and around water when fish are spawning. Soil stripping, excavation of the three cells, and construction of the retaining walls and the culvert are complete. Upcoming activities are focused on construction of the inlet and outlet structures, which require support of excavation (SOE). It is expected the stormwater management pond will be commissioned by the end of 2022.

Algonquin Station

At Algonquin Station ongoing construction activities include work on the building envelope, tunnel platforms, and installation of elevators and escalators. Bus loop construction, utility relocation and parking lot reconfiguration, which includes grading and paving, will continue through summer. Construction on the footings, columns and pier caps for the pedestrian bridge connecting the Algonquin Center for Construction Excellence (ACCE) building to Algonquin Station are underway through summer, with construction continuing to the end of year.

COMMUNITY IMPACTS

Most work is scheduled to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, throughout the notice period, there will be requirements for work until 10:00 p.m., as well as some overnight and weekend work.

Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that cannot be done during the day. In addition, for works that are schedule critical, night work may be required to meet the schedule on this large and complex project.

Noise and vibration from crews and heavy equipment are expected. Trucks use approved haul routes and workers and contractors park in designated parking areas. Street sweeping and cleaning will be ongoing along truck routes and around construction zones.

All pedestrian, cycling, bus, and vehicular movements will generally be maintained during construction, with some detours. Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when localized detours are in place and adhere to all posted signage, when travelling to ensure safety, as patterns may have changed.

The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as we work to complete these construction activities.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require disability-related accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca. The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Note: all future 90-Day Lookaheads will be distributed electronically only

To ensure you receive the latest LRT updates, please click this link to sign-up.

If you require printed a Notice, please email ethel.craft@ottawa.ca.

CONTACT US

Work will be ongoing in these areas. 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 electronic updates, Public Notices, and Lookaheads at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect and select Iris Station and/or Algonquin Station. To connect on Instagram @stage2etape2

For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Ethel Craft

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Ethel.craft@ottawa.ca / www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Bel Air Drive Integrated Project Construction Update - August 2022


The City of Ottawa would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience during the construction of this project. We acknowledge the disruptions and inconvenience that you have faced, and would like to let you know how much we appreciate your support and cooperation throughout the construction process.

What: The Bel-Air Drive, Bedbrooke Street, Field Street and Iris Street Integrated Project has been generally progressing as scheduled. Work completed to date and anticipated schedule of works which remain are as follows:

Work scheduled to be completed by the end of the 2022 construction season:

  • All sewer and watermain construction along Bel-Air Drive and Bedbrooke Street has been completed.

  • Sewer and watermain construction along Field Street between Bel-Air Drive and Iris Street will be complete.

  • All road construction up to and including base course asphalt to be complete on Bel-Air Drive and Bedbrooke Street, including new concrete curb and sidewalk.

  • Road construction to base course asphalt will be completed on Field Street, with the exception of concrete curb and sidewalk

  • Necessary reinstatements behind sidewalks and curbs to be completed (i.e. driveways, entrance walkways, etc.)

  • Additional landscaping restorations (topsoil and sod, etc.) on Bedbrooke Street and Bel-Air Drive will be initiated in the Fall.

Works scheduled for 2023:

  • Concrete curb and sidewalk on Field Street.

  • Works along Iris Street between Lazard Street and 125 metres east of Field Street.

  • Surface course asphalt paving throughout the project limits

  • Remaining landscaping reinstatements (i.e. sod, misc. plantings, etc.)

  • Any other miscellaneous reinstatement works which are not completed in 2022.

Why: This notice is intended to provide a brief status update on project progress as we approach the fall.

When: Work this year will continue until approximately November. The Contractor will then vacate the site for the winter seasonal shutdown period. Surface works will recommence in the spring of 2023, with completion expected by the end of August 2023.

Where: Construction activities will continue to take place along Checkers Road (from approximately 50 metres south of Bel-Air Drive to Bel-Air Drive), Bel-Air Drive (between Checkers Road and Garfield Avenue), Bedbrooke Street (between Bel-Air Drive and Iris Street), Field Street (between Bel-Air Drive and Iris Street), and Iris Street (Lazard Street and 125 metres east).

Who: The Contractor, K.C.E. Construction Ltd., and their sub-contractors continue to perform the construction works associated with the Bel-Air Drive, Bedbrooke Street, Field Street and Iris Street Integrated Project.

Construction disruptions

The Contractor 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 construction work, such as delays, parking restrictions, noise, dust and vibrations. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation. For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s Noise By-law (2017-255).




Join BACA - Membership Fee Waived for this year


Bel-Air Community Association (BACA) has decided to waive the membership fees for this year.

To join, please provide your information by completing the form on our Join/Renew webpage .

The $10 annual membership fee is being waived for the year. Of course if you would still like to donate to the BACA, you can by sending an e-transfer to belaircommunityassociation@gmail.com OR provide your donation in cash or by cheque made out to the Bel-Air Community Association and given to any of the board members.

Full membership is for in-area members, and gives full voting rights. See "About Us" page for details of the Bel-Air boundary. Associate membership is for those living out of the community boundary.

If you have any questions, please use the form on the Contact Us webpage.


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The Bel Air community is located on the traditional unceded , unsurrendered territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin People. The Algonquin People have inhabited and cared for these lands long before today. We take this time to show our gratitude and respect to them, and to the land for all that it provides us: trees to give shade, water and food to sustain us, and paths to connect us. Within our community , we embrace the responsibility to help ensure that the next generations of land stewards are respectful and grateful for the bounty of this land on which we all live, work, play, and study.