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.

Scott Street Bus Stop adjustments – December 19

Via Heather, from the city:

Subject: Scott Street Bus Stop adjustments – Effective December 19 2021

Good afternoon,

Please be advised that OC Transpo has advised of upcoming changes to bus stops along Scott Street. Please feel free to share this information with members of your community.

On December 19th, in line with the Winter Service Change, there will be two stop adjustments on Scott Street.
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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.

Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter today:

Island Park/Clearview crossing

Last year, we’d been told that construction of the pedestrian crossing at Island Park Drive and Clearview was proceeding, but then the work was paused apparently because of covid-related supplier issues. Indications to my staff are now that work should proceed in May. We’re all impatient for that and I appreciate your patience.

Scott Street Changes and Cycling Meeting – January 13

Following up on the previous post, there’s another meeting about cycling and Scott Street changes:

Subject: Re: Meeting re: Scott Street reconfigurations
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 15:10:19 -0500
From: William van Geest <william.vangeest@gmail.com>

Good afternoon,

I have received communication from Councillor Leiper’s office that in order for City staff to participate in this meeting, it will need to be scheduled for the following week. I apologize for this change. I do, however, think it will be important for City staff to be on hand to answer questions.
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