Tunneling, Night Work: Richmond at Cleary, thru 2023

16 03 2023

Notice from City of Ottawa Rail Construction Program:

Notice of Cut and Cover Tunneling Activities and Night Work

Richmond Road, at Cleary Avenue

March 2023


Support of Excavation (SOE) and excavation activities, followed by tunnel construction.

Daytime: More impactful work will be scheduled, like the drilling of soldier piles (approximately 50 steel shafts), support of excavation (SOE), excavation and backfill with excavators, dump trucks, hydrovac operations, hauling and concrete pouring.

Nighttime: Less impactful activities, including servicing heaters and generators, and excavation, will be scheduled.

Activity during the day and night will include hoisting work using cranes, welding operations, and excavation. As well, generators, pumps and heaters will be operating, to support construction.


Equipment is expected to mobilize the week of March 20th with pile drilling anticipated to being week of April 3rd and will continue through 2023, subject to a valid Noise By-Law Exemption Permit. 24-hours a day, Monday to Friday. Daytime and nighttime work on weekends may also be required.


These works will eventually connect the Parkway and Byron Cut and Cover Tunnels.
Nightwork is required as this work is schedule critical on the delivery of this large and complex project.


Richmond Road and Cleary Avenue.

Anticipated Impacts

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected. Noise and vibration monitoring will be performed throughout the work to ensure compliance with project limits.

Site lighting is required to maintain safe working conditions for workers. Use of large light plants will be minimized with special attention to ensure lights are directed away from residents and roadways.

Light plants, generators, pumps, compressors, and other equipment will be enclosed within Echo barriers, where possible.

Trucks will only use approved haul routes on Richmond Road and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM.)

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, use extra caution, and allow for added travel time when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.

Pedestrian and cyclist mobility will not be impacted.

The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as we work to complete these construction activities.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.


Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

Ward 7 – Night Work Distribution List

A weekly summary of nightwork is shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to be included in the “Ward 7 Night Work Weekly Summary”, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “Sherbourne Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa



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