Overnight construction will start April 11, 2016, at the intersection of Nicholas Street and Laurier Avenue, as well as along the Nicholas Street Transitway between Laurier and Mann avenues.
WHAT: Work is required in order to prepare for the April 24th closure of the Transitway along Nicholas Street between Laurier and Lees stations.
In order to allow buses to turn from Nicholas Street onto Laurier Avenue (and vice versa), the medians at the intersection need to be removed. Additionally, paving and line painting needs to occur in advance of the Transitway closure.
This work can only happen overnight to permit the works to happen as quickly as possible, while reducing impacts on the general public. After the medians are removed, barrels will be used until the April 24th closure to ensure that the road operates according to the new configuration. From April 24 to early May, concrete median reconstruction and reinstatement of the west curb will be completed.
WHEN: April 11, 2016 for approximately 4 weeks
WHY: Starting April 24 and continuing until the O-Train Confederation Line is operational in 2018, the Transitway along Nicholas Street between Laurier and Lees stations will be closed in order to facilitate construction of the LRT alignment and stations westward from Lees Station to past uOttawa Station. This will also include the closure of the current Campus bus station. The closure will result in reduced traffic lanes along Nicholas Street, the Mackenzie King Bridge and Hwy. 417 as the majority of buses will be detoured onto bus-only and regular traffic lanes.
PEDESTRIAN & CYCLING IMPACTS
- All sidewalks and crosswalks will remain open during the day time; when/where sidewalks/crosswalks are closed overnight, appropriate detour signage will be posted.
- After April 24th, 2016, the pedestrian connection from Lees Station to Campus Station will be closed and pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured. Advance signage has been posted onsite.
RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS IMPACTS
- Noise levels are anticipated to be moderate to loud. The source of the sound and vibration will be from the median removal and replacement of asphalt. Machinery used will include excavators, trucks and backhoes.
For further information about this project, please contact the City’s representative:
Ottawa Light Rail Stage 1 and 2 Project Office
E-mail: [email protected]
(613) 580-2424, ext. 30518