Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond and Stage 2 LRT
O-Train West Extension: Construction Activities
Ward 8 – Iris to Algonquin Stations
60-Day Lookahead - November through December 2021
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.
Project advancements will continue to the end of year with the completion of the Pinecrest Creek realignment and new drainage infrastructure at Iris Station, utilities relocation along Woodroffe Avenue for the bus detour in 2022, and station construction at Algonquin Station.
Work at Iris Station on the newly realigned Pinecrest Creek’s new culverts and drainage infrastructure will continue through the fall. In November drilling of supports for the new Iris Street bridge will take place near Parkway Drive. Widening of the Transitway from Highway 417 to Iris Street, to accommodate buses and construction in 2022, will continue through the fall.
Transitway Detour on Woodroffe Avenue
Utilities relocation will continue along Woodroffe Avenue, between Iris Street and Baseline Road, through fall, ahead of road widening construction in the spring. Road widening is required for the bus detour which starts in spring 2022, when the Transitway will close between Iris and Algonquin Stations. The bus detour from the Transitway at Iris Station will operate along Iris Street and Woodroffe Avenue. There will be a new bus-only northbound lane between Iris Street and Baseline Road, southbound bus-only queue-jumping lane at Baseline Road and a new southbound cycle track between Iris Street and the Pinecrest Creek Pathway.
Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond
The stormwater management pond near Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road is progressing with structural installation of the pond reservoir basins, stone walls, and some excavation work, continuing through the fall. Approximately 200 new trees have been planted near Iris Street and Navaho Drive. The Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond will be completed in 2022.
Structural work on the future Algonquin Station and the bus operator building, adjacent to the Transitway, is advancing, as well as construction of a new parking lot, columns installation, and wall construction. Utility work will be ongoing this fall for the relocation of water and sewer lines on Woodroffe Avenue. Algonquin Station construction is expected to be completed in 2023.
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Project descriptionThe City of Ottawa is undertaking the design work for the rehabilitation of select street segments within the Bel-Air Community. The work is being conducted to replace aging road, sewer and watermain infrastructure. The replacement of this aging infrastructure will assist in addressing flooding issues experienced within the community.The project limits include:
Bel-Air, Bedbrooke, Field, Iris Integrated Project
Project updateIn consideration of comments that were received from residents and stakeholders during the Online Engagement Opportunity held between January 28 and February 16, some revisions and additions have been made to the road designs. These modifications include:
- Bel-Air Drive from Checkers Road to Garfield Avenue
- Checkers Road from easement between 1092 and 1096 Checkers Road to Bel-Air Drive
- Bedbrooke Street from Bel-Air Drive to Iris Street
- Field Street from Bel-Air Drive to Iris Street
- Iris Street from Field Street to 125m east
Revised plan of the designs [ PDF 12.061 MB ](link is external)Project timingDesign: completedTender award: September 2021Construction start: October 2021Construction completion: summer 2023Phase 1 of the construction works is tentatively scheduled to commence in October 2021. A notice will be mailed out in advance of construction with more details of the phasing schedule.For additional information, please visit:https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-engagement/projects/bel-air-bedbrooke-field-iris-integrated-project
- Addition of a new Pedestrian Crossover (PXO) on Bel-Air Drive, east of Field Street at the NCC pathway connection
- Addition of a new concrete sidewalk on the south side of Bel-Air Drive from Field Street to the new PXO crossing
- Replacement of the existing asphalt sidewalk with a new concrete sidewalk on the north side of Iris Street between Lazard Street and Field Street
- Modifications of traffic calming measures