Construction update: Richmond Rd, Fraser Ave watermain replacement, cycle track

5 05 2020

Distributed in hardcopy to neighboring residents, from the City’s public engagement site:

Richmond Road – Combined Watermain Replacement and Cycle Track

Construction notice (April 2020)

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting our employees and our community. The City of Ottawa has reviewed the essential workplaces information provided by the Province; construction on critical infrastructure projects – including roads, bridges, sewer, water, transit and transportation – falls within the exemption. As such, at this time, the City is not suspending work on these types of projects.

The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

This notice is to provide an update that construction in your neighbourhood will be resuming late-April 2020. This work is being conducted to complete the rehabilitation of the watermains on Richmond Road and Fraser Avenue.

The project team encourages the residents and condominium property managers on Richmond Road and residents at the Fraser Avenue and Byron Avenue intersection to provide a name, address, email address, telephone number, and vehicle information including licence plate number to receive timely information about the project and potential impacts. Please contact the project team or call the City’s project manager, Max Ross at (613) 580-2424 extension 16011.

Who: The Contractor, Ottawa D-Squared Construction, will be performing the construction work for the City of Ottawa.

Why: Due to age and condition of the existing infrastructure, the City renewed the watermains on Richmond Road and Fraser Avenue in fall of 2019. This spring, the City will be returning to reinstate the roadway and adjacent land that was affected by the watermain construction work.

What: Work will involve the reinstatement of areas disturbed during construction including sidewalks and approaches to private driveways, final roadway asphalt paving, and landscaping reinstatement. Also, line painting for advisory bike lanes on Byron Avenue and an improved pedestrian crossing at the Byron Avenue and Wavell Avenue intersection will be constructed.

When: Construction is planned to resume late-April and is expected to be completed in summer 2020.

Where: The work will be conducted on:

  • Richmond Road between Fraser Avenue and Redwood Avenue
  • Fraser Avenue between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue
  • Byron Avenue between Broadview Avenue and Redwood Avenue


Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. The City makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact the On-Site Inspector or the Contractor’s Representative. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

On-Street Parking and Traffic

During construction, Richmond Road, Fraser Avenue and Byron Avenue will experience temporary lane reductions during non-peak traffic hours. In the event multiple lanes are reduced to one, traffic control persons will be on site to direct traffic and will include police assistance at the Richmond/Byron intersection. Byron Avenue may temporarily close to traffic during non-peak traffic hours however, lanes and roads will re-open during peak traffic hours and at the end of each workday. Access to driveways and pedestrian facilities will be maintained during construction. Some on-street parking along Byron Avenue may temporarily be signed as no-stopping/no-parking permitted to accommodate construction work at that location.

On a temporary basis, due to COVID-19, all overtime parking, signed or unsigned, will no longer be enforced on residential streets until further notice. All other parking restrictions remain in effect, such as No Stopping, No Parking, Fire Route, Accessible Parking, hydrants, sidewalks to maintain emergency access and traffic flow. Stay up to date on the City’s Parking By-Law and guidelines.

The Contractor is required to ensure that homeowners and businesses have access to their properties. In the event access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, you will be contacted by the project team with further information.

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 and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration. 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 the Noise By-law (2017-255).

Contact Information

In the event of an emergency outside of normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1.

Should you have any inquiries, please contact:

City’s Project Manager
Max Ross(link sends e-mail), P.Eng.
Senior Engineer
Infrastructure Services
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613 580-2424, ext. 16011

Contract Administrator
Curtis Lambert(link sends e-mail), P.Eng.
Civil Engineer
J. L. Richards and Associates Ltd.
864 Lady Ellen Place, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5M2
Tel: (613) 728-3571 ext. 1274

Contractor’s Representative
Matt Iacobucci(link sends e-mail)
Project Manager
D-Squared Construction Ltd.
6811 Hiram Drive, Ottawa, ON K4P 1A2
Tel: (613) 316-7688