NOTICE: University of Ottawa Utility Tunnel Construction Update

Notice - Avis

As part of the Confederation Line light rail transit construction, work has been ongoing since September 2015 to relocate an existing utility corridor bank in anticipation of station and guideway/trackwork construction that will take place in 2016. The corridor is currently located under and adjacent to the Transitway at Nicholas Street.

University of Ottawa Utility Tunnel Relocation – Night Work

WHY:  The planned work is best and most safely accomplished during periods of reduced traffic. This work was planned during the University of Ottawa reading week to mitigate impacts to the majority of students living in residence.

WHAT: Construction activities will include the delivery of materials and/or equipment, mobilization of equipment, installation of pre-cast concrete barriers, removal of existing barriers, minor asphalt paving, and line painting.

Works are not expected to generate high levels of noise, but will include the sounds of large trucks, lifting equipment, and back-up beepers.

WHEN: Overnight work is planned Saturday, October 24 to Sunday, November 1.

WHERE: Nicholas Street and the East Portal, in the space adjacent to the uOttawa Vanier Hall, Social Sciences Building and the Marchand, Stanton and 90 University residence buildings.

During construction, the contractor continues to maintain safe pedestrian access from all university buildings. Signage remains in place to direct pedestrians.


Contact Information
For any problems encountered outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City’s contact centre at 3-1-1. For general project information, please check the Confederation Line website:

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. For further information about this project, please contact the City’s representative:

Theresa Mendler
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Implementation Office
E-mail: [email protected]
(613) 580-2424 Ext. 25469