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.
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 <email@example.com>
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.
Co-chair Heather writes:
On November 25, Jeff Leiper hosted an information and Q&A session with City Transportation Planning Staff, on upcoming changes to Scott St, to make it more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. Plans are to upgrade the section from Churchill to Holland later next year. Jeff provided us a copy of the presentation which describes the project and timelines. Within the next month, Staff will put up a web page with further information. The page will be updated as work proceeds.
, and YouTube archive
of the video conference are indexed in our city councillor’s page on the meeting:
A literal heads-up about some drone activity at Tunney’s Pasture via Heather…
FYI: There will be planned drone flights over Tunney’s Pasture between Nov. 23 & 27 (weather permitting) for new central heating/cooling plant project east of Banting Building, west side of Jeanne Mance Building parking lot.
Appropriate coordination with NAV Canada & Transport Canada will be part of flight arrangements. Future additional flights may be needed.
Originally from http://www.mechanicsville.ca/news/2020/11/22/planned-drone-flight-over-the-tunneys-pasture
Of note in councillor Jeff Leiper’s Kitchissippi ward newsletter #238:
Clearview crosswalk forthcoming
After several months of navigating the bureaucracies at the City and NCC, we’ve been informed that the signalized pedestrian crosswalk at Island Park and Clearview being funded as part of the benefits associated with the Mizrahi project is finally set to get underway. Work should begin on that in the next couple of weeks.
There’s also a description of the project from last year at http://www.kitchissippiward.ca/content/clearviewipd-pedestrian-crossover-plans
There are several reports of a gas leak on Scott Street east of Island park. Possibly the construction people hit the wrong pipe, or the ground subsided and broke a gas pipe after sewer work. Anyway, whatever the cause, the closest houses have been evacuated and you should use some other street to get to the neighbourhood (Scott is closed from Northwestern westward).
The NCC says that the SJAM parkway will be closed this weekend (between Island Park and Booth), for a bridge replacement in the LeBreton Flats area. This includes the “pilot” project of letting people walk & bike on the westbound lanes on the weekend, but not this weekend. Their press release text:
Posted in NCC, Traffic
Tagged Parkway, SJAM
A few photos from near the neighbourhood yesterday…
New sidewalk beside the transitway is now ready for the public (saw people on it the day after). Dug up, re-gravelled underneath and paved. It seems slightly wider, or maybe that’s the new painted lane line. But no more brick speed stripes (or whatever you call those lines across the path with spacing decreasing closer to an intersection). Also no more 1cm diameter holes from missing stones in the old asphalt, so luggage wheels will be able to survive.
Scott Street eastbound is now all dug up from Island Park Drive eastwards, for sewer maintenance. Best bet to get into the neighbourhood is go westbound on Scott and turn right at a bridge, or come north on Carleton and take advantage of the traffic lights there.
Following up on the February Meeting, construction starts soon. The City of Ottawa’s Infrastructure Services Department has provided the following information on the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation Project:
You probably have already received the paper flyer from the city about the partial closing of Scott street this summer and fall. There’s also an open house meeting to consult the public on Thursday at 6:30 to 8:30pm (presentation starts at 7pm) at the Churchill Seniors Centre.