Champlain Bridge Construction Work

Here’s the key part of a recent press release from the NCC, note that the bridge will be closed for a few days, then have reduced lanes available. The NCC rehabilitation info is at https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/projects/champlain-bridge-rehabilitation


Champlain Bridge rehabilitation and bike lane improvements

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is planning some rehabilitation work on the Champlain Bridge starting in August 2022 and resuming in spring 2023.

The bridge, originally built between 1924 and 1928, has not undergone major reconstruction since it was widened to a three-lane crossing in 2002. Currently, various components of the bridge require rehabilitation as part of life cycle repair and maintenance to efficiently maintain the crossing. The planned work will include improvements to the cycling lanes to ensure continued safety and a better access for cyclists as well as major repairs and repaving of the bridge

What to expect:

  • The initial phase of work for this project will begin on  August 16 and should be completed by th end of November.
  • August 16-18: There will be a full closure of the bridge overnight on August 16, 17 and 18, from 10 pm to 5 am, for equipment installation. The sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians.
  • As of August 17: There will be one vehicular lane open in each direction between August and November 2022.
  • A dedicated multi-use path on the bridge will be in place for pedestrians and cyclists throughout the entire construction project.
  • Clear signage will be in place to help users get around the construction area.

Flag persons will be present at various locations to direct traffic. We ask that users exercise caution, respect working crews, and obey signage and flag personnel.

Transport Canada Public Notice

A public notice was submitted by the NCC to Transport Canada for information. The Champlain Bridge rehabilitation project will not have an impact on navigation on the Ottawa River. The public may view the posting by visiting the Transport Canada registry.

Kichi Sibi Winter Trail – Christmas Tree Reuse

The Kichi Sibi Winter Trail @KichiSibiWT are now collecting unwanted xmas trees for reuse as a wind blocks along the winter trail. Please leave your cleaned Xmas tree of tinsel and anything else at the Remic Rapids Outhouse adjacent to the Remic Rapids parking lot, we only need the tree. At the end of the season these reused xmas trees will be chipped and recycled as mulch.

Many thanks
Kichi Sibi Winter Trail + Champlain ParkTrailhead’s

[Remic Rapids outhouse and Christmas Trees lined up on fence]

Pedestrian Crossing Nearing Completion at Island Park & Clearview

On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 9:56 AM ROLAND DORSAY wrote:

Tada!

The IPD-Clearview crosswalk is up and running. Great to see cars stopping for kids crossing IPD to get to school this morning.

Many thanks to Geoff/Tom, City staff, the NCC and many others who helped make it happen, including Sam Mizrahi who agreed to pay for it all.

Roland

[Island Park and Clearview crossing with new giant light poles with flashers at mid-height]

Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News Update

Traffic cones and other orange coloured things (not pumpkins!) are going up around the Island Park Drive and Clearview Avenue intersection. Could it be that the traffic light is being installed? Here’s the view from this morning, with some more traffic control equipment trucks arriving moments later, perhaps to add more traffic detour barrels.

[Intersection with orange poles separating sidewalk from road and some traffic barrels on the road and some detour signs]

Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News Update

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter of October 29 2021:

IPD/Clearview pedestrian crossing

My most recent understanding of when the IPD/Clearview pedestrian crossing will go in is that the contractor is now ready and that they are waiting for a road cut permit. My office is advocating for an expedition of that. We’ll see.

Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News Update

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter today:

IPD/Clearview pedestrian crossing

I’ve been fielding a few questions about when the signalized pedestrian crossing is expected to be completed. It’s a very good question. We’ve been given multiple dates by the City that have all fallen through. I’ve raised my concern over the length of time it’s taking to accomplish this with senior staff and the latest timeframe we’ve been given is from mid- to the end-of-October. I’m treating that with a grain of salt. What we do know is that there’s a finalized work order in place, but that materials are apparently on back order. The crossing is coming. I just don’t know when.

Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News Update

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter today:

IPD/Clearview pedestrian crossing

With my apologies, I learned last week that the planned pedestrian crossing at Island Park Drive and Clearview will likely not be completed now until October. The schedule I’d previously been given saw it completed by Labour Day. It’s been asserted to me that some required parts are on back-order, which has not been uncommon due to the pandemic. I have expressed my extreme disappointment to our City Manager both at the lack of notice and further delay in this project, and the City is exploring ways to try to accelerate completion.

Westboro Beach Update

Some news from the NCC on their Westboro Beach renovation. Didn’t realise that there would be a Churchill avenue underpass; that explains all the construction on the SJAM parkway! Copied from their newsletter which doesn’t have a corresponding web page…

Westboro Beach Pavilion Project Update

(Le français suit)

The National Capital Commission (NCC) would like to provide an update regarding the Westboro Beach redevelopment project.

Below, you’ll find the most recent information about construction work, the new pavilions and the development of parking areas.

Westboro Beach pavilions and landscaping

Over the past year, our team has been working on furthering the design development for the new and rehabilitated pavilions at Westboro Beach. We’ve progressed from the ideas phase to a concrete plan. Also, drawing on the rich and diverse feedback provided by community members, we have developed a design that we think will please all who visit this enchanting site. Here is a short video illustrating the proposed design.


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