Highway 417 Westbound Off Ramp Closure at Maitland: July 2-9, 2019

25 06 2019

From the Ministry of Transportation

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Please be advised that the Westbound off-ramp at Maitland Avenue will be closed for 1 week from Tuesday July 2nd to Tuesday July 9th to facilitate the widening of Highway 417. During this period, the attached detour route will be signed for motorists looking to exit Highway 417 at this location.

 

Maitland WB Off-Ramp Detour





Richmond Road construction partial detour to Byron

10 06 2019

From the Office of Councillor Leiper:

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As I’ve been noting in the newsletter, there is urgent construction planned to repair the the water main on Richmond Road between Redwood and Fraser. This week, an open house was held at which the City made public its plan to divert eastbound traffic onto Byron for the project, which would likely take place from around the end of July to as late as November this year.

As shown in the attached display board (click the picture to embiggen), Richmond would become a westbound one-way, while eastbound traffic would be diverted to Byron (which would remain two-way).

Richmond cannot safely accomodate two-way traffic during the construction. While the width of the construction will actually be fairly narrow, the machinery needs room to work and two traffic lanes can’t be maintained through the corridor.

Eastbound buses will, as a consequence, be diverted as well (the 11 and 153).

My first concern is for pedestrian and cycling safety. I have taken the initial step of asking the City to consider crossing guards at the affected intersections to account for the higher level of traffic on Byron. Advisory cycling lanes were to be installed soon and those are being delayed until some time after the detour. While the MUP is available as a safe, segregated route for cyclists, I am evaluating whether or not there are additional measures we can request from the City and would be interested in hearing your suggestions and feedback.

 

http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/richmond-road-construction-partial-detour-byron

 





Highway 417: Carling Westbound Off Ramp

30 05 2019

Per the MTO:

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The Highway 417 Westbound Off Ramp at Carling is tentatively scheduled to be re-opened on May 30, 2019.





Highway 417 Eastbound On and Off Ramp Closures at Maitland

10 05 2019

From the Ministry of Transportation:

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I just wanted to follow up with respect to the closures of the Highway 417 Eastbound off-ramp and on-ramp at Maitland Avenue. These ramps are both still scheduled to be closed prior to the morning rush-hour on Monday May 13th.

In conjunction with the City of Ottawa traffic section, we have modified the detour for Northbound Maitland Avenue traffic trying to access the Highway 417 EB on-ramp. To avoid additional congestion at the intersection of Carling Avenue and Maitland Ave, which is currently being used as the detour for the Carling Avenue WB off-ramp closure, Northbound Maitland traffic will be detoured to Carling Avenue via Woodward Drive to Clyde Ave. I have attached a rough sketch showing the detour route.

Maitland EB Revised Detour(1)

 





NCC Consultation (Westboro Beach) and Westboro-Dominion LRT Info Session (City of Ottawa)

24 04 2019

Please note the following:

  1. NCC Consultation (Westboro Beach) on Monday April 29, 6:30 to 8:30pm, Hintonburg Community Centre
  2. Westboro-Dominion LRT Info Session with the City of Ottawa, Monday May 14, 7:00 to 8:00pm, Fieldhouse at 29 Van Lang

See the attached for additional information.

 

westboro_dominion_discuss_papers_en





Scott Street closure – this weekend, August 25 to August 26

24 08 2018

From the Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper

Scott Street closure – this weekend, August 25 to August 26

Between August 25 and 26, Scott Street between Island Park Drive and McRae Ave will be closed. However, local traffic will be permitted.
A detour for all other traffic will be in place, with the appropriate directional signage. The detour will use Island Park Drive, Richmond Road, and McRae Ave. Note that a request for a Local Traffic Only sign at Clifton and Richmond Rd has been made.
The closure is occurring so that the contractor for 1960 Scott St can install their crane. A Road Closure Permit has been issued by the City for this work.




Richmond Rd at Churchill Ave: Intersection Improvements

31 05 2018

From the city. Please see the attached poster for additional information.

Richmond at Churchill Location

WHO:           The Contractor, TBD., will perform the construction work for the City of Ottawa.

WHY:            The purpose of this project is to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility and to minimize conflicts within the intersection. Transit priority measures are also being implemented as part of the work.

WHAT:         The construction work will consist of all new sidewalks and traffic signals in conformance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards in each quadrant of the intersection. The sidewalk in the north-west and south-west quadrants will be widened to enhance pedestrian facilities and to provide traffic calming within the intersection. The existing bus bay on the north side of Richmond Road will be removed and the impacted parking spaces near the existing bus stop location will be relocated just west of the existing bus stop. The Contractor will be expected to stage work to maintain access to buildings as work is completed.

WHEN:         The construction is planned to commence at the end of May, early June 2018 and will be completed by end of August 2018.

WHERE:        Construction is expected to be limited to within 100m of the Richmond Road/Churchill Avenue Intersection.

May 2018 – ISD17-5106 Intersection Improvements Richmond at Churchill – EN

 





Churchill Avenue Rehabilitation Update

20 11 2013

The following is a brief status report of the Churchill Avenue Rehabilitation as of November 18th, 2013.       

Churchill Ave Cycle Lanes

Thank you again for your continued patience during the construction of this complex project.  Below is a summary of work that has been completed so far, what is in store for the remainder of this year, and some details on what is to come in 2014. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for your continued cooperation throughout the construction process.

For further information on the project please visit the project website

Progress to Date

  • All traffic control signals and related roadway modifications at Kirkwood Avenue and Clare Street are complete.

The following works on Churchill Avenue between Princeton Avenue/Clare Street and Carling Avenue have been completed or are on-going:

  • Installation of new gas mains has been completed.
  • Construction of new storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and watermain, including works on connecting side streets has been completed.
  • Road excavation and placement of Granular ‘B’ sub-base for the new road has been completed.
  • Rock drilling and placement of new Hydro poles has been completed.
  • Construction of new concrete curbs is on-going.
  • Miscellaneous traffic control signals, street lighting, and other utility works have been on-going throughout.
  • Hydro Ottawa overhead line construction and transfers in order to allow for the removal of the old poles will continue throughout the fall of 2013, and into the winter of 2013/14.
  • Line painting on the new roadway.
  • Sewer and watermain construction on Churchill Avenue between Princeton Avenue/Clare Street and Byron Avenue will commence in the spring of 2014, following gas main construction, and will continue into the summer months, with road works (curbs, sidewalks, cycle tracks, paving, etc.) and utility pole relocations taking place through the latter portion of the summer and into the fall.

Works for the Remainder of 2013

  • Concrete curb construction will be completed on Churchill Avenue between Princeton Avenue/Clare Street and Carling Avenue, including connecting side streets.
  • Following concrete curb construction, the placement of Granular ‘A’ road base, including vibratory compaction and fine grading of the new roadway will be completed in advance of paving.
  • Paving of base and intermediate courses of roadway asphalt will be completed on Churchill Avenue between Princeton Avenue/Clare Street and Carling Avenue.
  • Construction of temporary asphalt sidewalks behind the newly constructed curbs will be completed for the winter months, along with temporary driveway reinstatements to all residences.  Asphalt ramps will be provided along the newly constructed curbs at each driveway location until such time that surface course asphalt is paved.

2014 Construction

  • Construction of new concrete sidewalks, raised cycle tracks, boulevards, final driveway reinstatements and detailed landscaping will commence in the spring of 2014 on Churchill Avenue between Princeton Avenue/Clare Street and Carling Avenue.
  • Gas main construction on Churchill Avenue between Princeton Avenue/Clare Street and Byron Avenue is expected to commence over the winter months, with completion by the spring of 2014.
  •  Southbound traffic will be detoured away from the construction site via Byron Avenue and Kirkwood Avenue when sewer and watermain construction on Churchill Avenue between Byron Avenue and Princeton Avenue/Clare Street commences.
  • OC Transpo Route 150 will return to its regular route over the winter months, and will then be detoured back to Kirkwood Avenue once mainline sewer and watermain construction commence on Churchill Avenue, north of Princeton Avenue/Clare Street in the spring of 2014.
  • OC Transpo Route 16 will return to its regular route once Churchill Avenue is reopened to two-way traffic, and will not be affected by the 2014 construction.

Traffic Detour / Bus Detours

  • Between Carling Avenue and Princeton Avenue/Clare Street, southbound traffic will continue on the current detour to Kirkwood Avenue from Churchill Avenue via Clare Street throughout the fall.  Churchill Avenue is anticipated to re-open to two-way traffic in early December 2013.

As per Katherine Hobbs website: http://ourkitchissippi.ca/construction/churchill-avenue-rehabilitation-update/





Traffic restrictions on Princeton and Carling Avenues

1 06 2013

Road Closed

Ottawa – Princeton Avenue will be closed between Edison Avenue and Churchill Avenue starting this Monday, June 3, while crews replace the sewer and watermain.

Traffic restrictions will remain in effect until the completion of the work at the end of June.

During the same period, Carling Avenue will experience periodic lane reductions at the intersection of Churchill Avenue, while work is being performed to replace sewer infrastructure.

These lanes restrictions are both associated with the Churchill Avenue Rehabilitation project. This is a $21-million project that will replace and rehabilitate current underground infrastructure along portions of Churchill, Princeton and Dovercourt Avenues, improve the streetscape, and add new dedicated cycling facilities on Churchill. For more information visit ottawa.ca.

Churchill Avenue Rehabilitation is an Ottawa on the Move project. Ottawa on the Move is about keeping our community and economy moving forward through strategic investments in a number of transportation, water, and sewer projects to build a better city and create jobs.

For further information on construction projects, and for travel tips to ease disruption, please visit ottawa.ca.

For more information:

Media contact

613-580-2450

Public inquiries:

ottawa.ca

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2013: DECISION TIME FOR WESTERN LIGHT RAIL AND OUR COMMUNITY

31 01 2013

City Council recently approved the plans for the Confederation Line between Blair Station and Tunney’s Pasture. That section is scheduled to be open to the public by 2018. Key decisions on the western extension of the train’s route will be taken this year. A track running straight through our green, pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood remains a distinct, grim possibility. Information gathered by some of our members suggests city planners are viewing the Richmond-Byron corridor as their top choice.

Although city councillors voted to approve an environmental report last June that included several Richmond-Byron options, the community has still not been consulted at this stage of the process. There have also been few indications that Carling Avenue is being seriously considered as a viable route. Planners have also not specified exactly how much of Byron Linear Park will disappear, where traffic will be diverted through the community when lanes are reduced along Richmond, and whether some homes will have to be appropriated along the route.

Now is a great time to send city councillors, MLAs and MPs an email or letter voicing your concerns about the proposed Richmond/Byron routes. Email addresses can be found on our website. We also encourage you to send a well-worded letter to deputy city manager Nancy Schepers: Nancy.Schepers@ottawa.ca.

The city wants your comments on its new OFFICIAL PLAN and MASTER PLAN, documents that will form the basis of major decisions including transportation and the construction of high-rises and commercial buildings in our neighbourhoods.

Please take the time to fill out their survey, by MARCH 1, 2013.
http://liveableottawa.fluidsurveys.com/s/2031/?p=0&k=&h=b07e0bc1c3751d34acbef5b8546b29ae&s=eyJwYWdlcGF0aCI6IFswXX0%3D&n=.&l=en

Look what we discovered from the Confederation Line plans:
• The top speed of the trains is now listed as 100 km/h, versus the 80 km/h described earlier
• The system could move over 18.000 passengers per hour in each direction, up from the 12,000-14,000 in the original planning documents
• Trains could run as often as every 1:45 minutes, much more than the 2-3 minutes laid out by the planners when describing the project

Posted on behalf of Neighbours for Smart Western Rail
http://www.smartwesternrail.org/letterpress/








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