Construction notice / Avis de construction
The National Capital Commission (NCC) would like to share the following information about closures and detours affecting the use of pathways in the Westboro Beach area.
Continue reading “Construction Closes Paths near Westboro Beach” →
A message from the NCC about what’s going on with the Champlain Bridge rehabilitation project, following up on the original post. They have planned to do repairs to the middle section of the bridge from spring to fall this year.
Continue reading “Champlain Bridge Construction Update – March 7” →
Recycle your 🌲 Tree at the Champlain Park Baseball Diamond, anytime in January!!
Give your old Christmas tree a ‘second life’ by donating it to the Kichi Sibi Winter Trail. Trees will be used to create wind breaks and safety barriers/cordons at various locations along the Winter Trail at Remic Rapids. Trees can be brought to the North East corner of the Champlain Park baseball diamond anytime in January, 2023. The Winter Trail team will then make sure they get to where they are needed.
Thank you from the Kichi Sibi Winter Trail Team, and happy skiing!
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.
The pedestrian crossing described earlier is now finished. Here’s a photo from January 27th 2022, showing the new signage.
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.
Kichi Sibi Winter Trail + Champlain ParkTrailhead’s
On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 9:56 AM ROLAND DORSAY wrote:
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.
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.
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.
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.