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Provide input on new park name in Chapel Hill South

The community has an opportunity to name a new park which connects Chapel Hill South to the new development by Caivan. While this park is currently named after the Caivan development where it is located, residents have until July 29th to suggest potential new names and may do so by filling out the form below.

Following the close of the survey, suggested names will be vetted by the City.

Update on LRT Stage 1

Based on news received at this morning’s Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO), I am cautiously optimistic that the LRT Stage 1 will be ready for transfer to the City of Ottawa in early August. I will continue to take RTG to task and hold them accountable for their performance and delivery on this project.

I am sharing the presentation received at FEDCO, which includes information about the remaining project timelines, and steps for transitioning to LRT from bus rapid transit.

As the city prepares to launch LRT service, I encourage riders visit OCtranspo.ca to understand the upcoming changes to their daily transit routes.

I look forward to having Innes ward residents on board the train soon.

Stage 2 LRT Project Update

June 24, 2019 to July 7, 2019

Overall:

  • Preparatory activities (borehole drilling, silt fence installation, site office mobilization, pre-construction 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
    • Spreading of gravel, temporary road construction, and fence installation has been completed at Uplands Structures Yard Drive (north of the EY Centre, east of Uplands Drive)
    • 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 the Bowesville Road and Uplands Drive. Crews will begin with the installation of temporary concrete barriers (TCBs) at each location.
  • Silt fence installation
    • Crews have commenced 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 40% of the work has been completed.
  • Stump pulling and grinding along the Trillium Line South extension between Hunt Club Road and Limebank Road/Uplands Drive is anticipated to be completed in mid-July
    • Once complete, crews will begin stripping lands (i.e. topsoil removal) later this summer to further prepare for the construction activities
  • 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
    • Hydrovacing near future guideway structures is now complete.
    • In coordination with the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority (OMCIAA), crews will begin fencing off the Airport lands where work is occurring.

O-Train Confederation Line East Extension

  • Borehole drilling is currently underway at the following locations:
    • Montreal Road & OR 174 Interchange
    • Montreal Flyover
    • OR 174 median lanes (night work) between Blair Road & Trim Road
  • Borehole drilling is anticipated to begin near Trim Road
  • East day-to-day work yard set up
    • Work to commence in early July to construct granular pad near Montreal Road and OR 174 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 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 of construction activities in the zone of influence. 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
    • Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (nearby Cleary Avenue)
  • Borehole drilling is anticipated to begin near New Orchard Station in early July
  • 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
    • Tree clearing north of the SJAM and within the median (phase 1) is now complete. Further tree clearing activities will take place south of the SJAM (phase 2) after Oct 1 (start date TBD)
    • Crews will start preparatory activities to realign the SJAM the week of July 2 (including fencing, installing temporary concrete barriers, stripping topsoil, etc.).
    • From Tuesday, July 2 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 to commence in July 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 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 of construction activities in the zone of influence. 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.

Communications & Stakeholder Relations:

  • Confederation Line East & West Corridor Wide Notices
  • East-West Connectors (EWC) have distributed corridor wide notices to properties near the Confederation Line East and West extensions
  • These notices provide an overview of all Stage 2 LRT implementation activities taking place in 2019 between July and December. The notices are available online by visiting stage2lrt.ca/news.

Champagne Park Grand Opening

After much anticipation, it is finally time to enjoy the newly revitalized play structure at Champagne Park!

Councillor Laura Dudas, in partnership with the Chateauneuf Community Association, invites you to come celebrate the grand opening this Saturday, July 6 from 10:30 am – 11:30am. The celebration will take place in Champagne Park, located at 1861 Markwell Crescent.

There will be popsicles and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Residents’ tips for enjoying your green bin experience

The city has struggled for years to increase usage of the green bin. A recent social media post I made about the green bin resulted a multitude of tips from Ottawa residents on how they have successfully adopted the green bin as a way of life and dealt with the “ick factor”.

Here are a few of their suggestions:

  • Freezing scraps leading up to pick-up day and putting the scraps in the night before 
  • Keep your green bin indoors and out of direct sunlight to prevent “cooking” of compost 
  • Use lawn clippings and plant matter to cover scraps to reduce the smell 
  • Use old cardboard or cereal boxes to encase scraps – then place them in the bin 
  • Put weeds at the bottom of compost bin so your scraps will have less likelihood of sticking to the bottom 
  • Use compostable bags to hold your scraps  
  • Mix in used coffee grinds to reduce the amount of smell from your green bin 
  • Waxed cups and paper cups are able to hold scraps as a container and are allowed in the green bin 
  • Wrapping your scraps in newspaper and mail flyers 

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. 

Rink Chalet FAQ

I would to thank residents who shared their thoughts with me about the rink/community chalets proposed for Bradley Ridge Park and Patrick Dugas Park.

Based on questions and comments posed by the community, I’ve compiled responses to frequently asked questions below. There will also be a second pop-up event on Thursday at Patrick Dugas Park from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for residents to learn more about the chalets and to speak to myself and city staff. You can also provide your feedback by emailing Laura.Dudas@ottawa.ca until June 28.

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.