Mise à jour sur l’étape 1 du TLR

Aujourd’hui, j’ai été mise au courant qu’OC Transpo a reçu une soumission du Groupe de Transport Rideau, qui, à leur avis, a pratiquement terminé le projet de train léger sur rail (TLR) de la phase 1.

L’état actuel du projet de TLR est que le train sera soumis à 12 jours d’essais rigoureux par un organisme de certification indépendant afin de s’assurer que le consortium de transport en commun corrige toute lacune.

Le but de l’essai sera de répondre aux questions suivantes :

  • Sécurité
  • Essais de fonctionnement (temps de déplacement en période de pointe et en période creuse)
  • Activités d’entretien
  • Performances du véhicule
  • Test des systèmes d’assistance à la clientèle

Au cours de cette période d’essai les trains ne circuleront peut-être pas sur les voies, mais des essais sont effectués sur d’autres parties du projet. À la fin de la période d’essai, si le projet est accepté, le GTR le remettra à la ville d’Ottawa pour qu’elle poursuive les procédures d’essai dans le cadre de son entente visant à assurer la disponibilité des services payants.

Stage 2 LRT Project Update

July 8, 2019 to July 21, 2019

Overall

  • Preparatory activities (borehole drilling, silt fence installation, site office mobilization, preconstruction surveys, etc.) are currently underway on each O-Train extension to facilitate the commencement of Stage 2 construction activities in 2019.

O-Train Trillium Line South Extension

  • Uplands Structures Yard set up
    • Installation of fencing is now complete. Crews have commenced the installation of light posts and work trailers. 
    • This yard will be used for the coordination of Airport Link construction activities. 
  • Laydown areas will be established within close proximity to the Trillium Line near Bowesville Road and Uplands Drive. 
    • Site trailers have been set up and crews will begin to install temporary concrete barriers (TCBs) at each location.
    • TCB installation will take place at night to minimize impacts on local traffic.
  • Borehole drilling is currently underway in the following locations:
    • South Keys Station
    • Along the alignment between Leitrim Road and South Keys Station
  • Silt fence installation
    • Crews have almost completed the installation of 30,000 metres of silt fence along the perimeter of the Trillium Line O-Train south extension from Greenboro Station to terminus stations (Airport Station & Limebank Station). 
    • To date, approximately 90% of the work has been completed.
  • Stump pulling and grinding between Hunt Club Road and Limebank Road/Uplands Drive is now complete.
  • Crews have started to strip lands (i.e. topsoil removal) between Uplands Drive and the mainline.
  • Noise and Vibration monitoring
    • Baseline noise and vibration monitoring is taking place at properties near the Trillium Line alignment to ensure that construction and rail activities comply with applicable regulations and requirements
  • Ongoing works at the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
    • In coordination with the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority (OMCIAA), crews are continuing to fence off Airport lands where work will occur.
  • Preparatory works at Walkley MSF
    • Preliminary preparatory work such as survey control, clean up and fencing have commenced at the future site of the new Walkley Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility. 
    • TransitNEXT will be coordinating with Capital Rail to leverage shutdown time for geotechnical investigations nearby Walkley MSF.

O-Train Confederation Line East Extension

  • Borehole drilling is currently underway at the following locations:
    • Montreal Road & OR 174 Interchange
    • Montreal Flyover
    • Trim Road
    • OR 174 median lanes (night work) between Blair Road & Trim Road
  • East day-to-day work yard set up
    • Crews will begin constructing a granular pad near Montreal Road and OR 174 to support temporary modular trailer complex, parking spaces and a day-to-day yard 
    • Work has commenced to strip top soil and pave yard access points.
    • This site will be used for the coordination of Confederation Line East construction activities
  • Pre-construction surveys
    • East-West Connectors (EWC) have retained DST Consulting Engineers to carry out a pre-construction survey of the homes and buildings located within close proximity to the project. They will be documenting properties to establish the existing conditions of the interior and exterior of buildings near the alignment, prior to construction.

O-Train Confederation Line West Extension

  • Borehole drilling currently underway in the following locations:
    • Lincoln Fields Station
    • New Orchard Station
    • Between Pinecrest Station & Connaught Tunnel
    • Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (near Churchill Avenue) 
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway Cut and Cover Tunnel Preparatory Works
    • The Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Parkway is shifting north to accommodate the space required to construct a cut-and-cover tunnel between Dominion Station and Cleary Avenue
    • Crews have commenced preparatory activities to realign the SJAM by installing signage, fencing and temporary concrete barriers. Topsoil stripping will commence upon the completion of barrier installation. 
    • From July to October 2019, Sir John A MacDonald Parkway will have off-peak lane reductions between Dominion Avenue and Cleary Avenue. Eastbound and Westbound traffic will be maintained at all times.
    • The City of Ottawa continues to coordinate with the NCC’s Public Affairs Office to provide appropriate public notification (PVMS, resident notices, web updates, etc.) 
    • Crews are targeting to have the east bound lanes completed by this fall and the west bound lanes complete by spring 2020
  • West day-to-day work yard set up
    • Work has commenced to construct granular pad near Baseline Road and Navaho Drive/Transitway to support temporary modular trailer complex, parking spaces and a day-to-day yard. 
    • This site will be used for the coordination of Confederation Line West construction activities.
  • Building demolition
    • Building demolition is scheduled to occur in September 2019 within the project limits:
      • On the east side of Connaught Avenue between Severn Avenue and Hanlon Avenue (three houses) 
      • On Richmond Road, east of Cleary Avenue (one strip mall). 
  • Pre-construction surveys
    • East-West Connectors (EWC) have retained DST Consulting Engineers to carry out a pre-construction survey of the homes and buildings located within close proximity to the project. As indicated in the east update, DST will be documenting properties to establish the existing conditions of the interior and exterior of buildings near the alignment, prior to construction.

Delorme Sanitary Sewage Pump Station Rehabilitation

The Delorme Sanitary Sewage Pump Station, located on the corner of des Épinettes Avenue and Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard, will soon be undergoing rehabilitation. This $5.8 million project is a proactive investment in replacing sewage pumps, the backup generator, and electrical and control systems. All residents within a 100-meters radius of the construction zone have received a notice from the contractors, detailing the work impact on their property.

Construction work will begin around July 23 and is expected to continue until spring 2020. Starting on July 25, there will be a temporary lane closure along Jeanne D’Arc between the intersections of Sunview and des Épinettes, with construction signs placed along Jeanne D’Arc for the duration of the lane closure. During this time, traffic will continue to be monitored by Ottawa Police Services and OC Transpo service will continue to run consistently.

For more information on the project, you can contact the project manager, Jean-Yves Moreau, by emailing him at Jean-Yves.Moreau@ottawa.ca, or by calling 613-580-2424, ext. 44230.

Rezoning application for 3484 and 3490 Innes Road

The City has received an application to rezone 3484 and 3490 Innes Road, situated on the south side of Innes Road and east of Pagé Road, on land that was formerly known as the Golf Land.

The land is currently zoned Development Reserve and the application is to have the land rezoned as Arterial Mainstreet, with site-specific exceptions to permit 12- to 16-storey buildings and reduced parking requirements, to accommodate eight mid-rise to high-rise residential apartment buildings and small-scale retail and service commercial uses fronting onto a central pedestrian plaza.

Residents can provide their comments directly to the city planner and learn more about the rezoning application on Ottawa.ca. https://app01.ottawa.ca/postingplans/appDetails.jsf?lang=en&appId=__BHF5A6

A public consultation will be held in the coming months and information will be published on this website and on Ottawa.ca.

Update regarding rink chalets proposed for Bradley Ridge and Patrick Dugas parks

Thank you again to residents who came out to share their thoughts regarding the proposed rink chalets for Bradley Ridge and Patrick Dugas parks during the last two public consultations. Please see below for the updated FAQ. Reminder that you can still provide feedback by emailing Laura.Dudas@ottawa.ca until June 28.

Community input it essential and Councillor Laura Dudas looks forward to hearing from the community and working with residents on the making of this project. The goal of this proposed project is to support the work that is being done by providing funding to provide skate changing and storage shelters for one or both parks. These shelters are currently being used at a few parks in other areas of the city. If installed in our parks, not only would they be maintained and operated by the city, they are also durable and multi-purpose. 

Have your say about rink chalets proposed for Bradley Ridge and Patrick Dugas parks

Thanks to the wonderful work of our community’s volunteers, the outdoor rinks at Bradley Ridge Park and Patrick Dugas Park have been incredible community assets.

Councillor Laura Dudas would like to support the work that is being done by providing funding from her Cash-in-Lieu of Parkland fund to provide skate changing and storage shelters for one or both parks.

These shelters are currently being used at a few parks in other areas of the city. If installed in our parks, they would be maintained and operated by the city, and they are durable and multi-purpose.

Community input it essential and the Councillor is seeking your feedback on these proposed shelters.

You can provide feedback by attending the following pop-up events:

Bradley Ridge Park
Saturday June 15, 2019
noon – 1 p.m.
221 Radhika Ct.

Patrick Dugas Park
Thursday June 20, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
550 Compass St.

You can also provide your comments by emailing Laura.Dudas@ottawa.ca. The comment period will end on July 1, 2019.