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Ottawa fall construction season 2016

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City presentation on fall 2016 construction

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Ottawa fall construction season 2016

  1. 1. Fall Technical Briefing 2016 1
  2. 2. Overview 1. Infrastructure Investments 2. O-Train Confederation Line LRT construction update 3. OC Transpo fall service 4. Traffic update 5. Wrap-up 2
  3. 3. Infrastructure Investments 3
  4. 4. Construction Completed in 2016 •ByWard Market Parking Garage •9th Line Road •Albert Street •Coventry Road •Hearst Way •Moodie Drive •Ramsayville Road •Snake Island Road •Wellington Street, O’Connor to Plaza Bridge •Edison, Princeton, Tillbury, Kenwood, Avondale •St. Francis and Edgar Street •Prince of Wales Culvert •Deer Park and Higwood •Irving, Laurentian, Carling, Lynwood and Oakvale •Gregory Casey Storm Water Management Facility 4
  5. 5. Investing in Renewal, Growth and Expansion $210 million invested at over 225 sites to renew existing infrastructure: • 63 resurfacing • 114 bridge and culverts • 18 road renewal projects Includes $32 million in buildings, parks and accessibility barrier removal. $132 million invested in 50 new and improvement projects: • 13 cycling and multi-use pathways projects • 11 sidewalk projects • 9 roads projects 5
  6. 6. Major Projects Continuing Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST) Gilmour Street integrated renewal Industrial Road watermain renewal Innovation Park and Ride Kanata West Pumping Station and Forcemains Mackenzie Avenue Cycling Track McIllraith Bridge Minto Bridges Phase 2 O’Connor Street Bikeway O-Train Confederation Line light rail transit (LRT) St. Laurent Boulevard transit priority lanes and intersection improvements Tenth Line St. Joseph Boulevard water main renewal OAG Expansion and Arts Court Mooney’s Bay Play structure Works Yards at Bloomfield and Trim Road New fire stations at Cyrville and Orleans Transit control centre Transit LRT training facility ByWard Market – George Street Plaza Redevelopment O-Train Trillium Line fare gate enclosures Reid Park Redevelopment Crestview Pool and Change Facility Greely Village Park Nepean Minto Field King’s Grant Park 6
  7. 7. Road renewal and resurfacing underway Resurfacing: •Airport Parkway ramps •Bridge Street •Carp Road •Crofters Grove •Fallowfield Road •Farm Lane •Kent Street •Kitoman Crescent •Majestic Drive •Ottawa Street •River Road •Royal York Street •Uplands Drive •Wagon Drive •Highway 174, Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard to Trim Road 7 Major roads: •Alta Vista Hospital Link •Greenbank Road widening •Iris Street •Lyon and McLeod integrated renewal project •MacFarlane, Orrin, Reid •Main Street “Complete Street” •Queen Street streetscaping •Rideau Street renewal •Rideau Valley Drive South •Spencer Street •West Transitway Extension (Bayshore to Moodie) •Maplehurst watermain renewal •Brian Coburn Extension
  8. 8. O-Train Confederation Line Update 8
  9. 9. Blair Station Cyrville Station Station Construction 9
  10. 10. Guideway and Trackwork Belfast Hurdman Station elevated guideway 10
  11. 11. Tunnel and Station Cavern Progress 11
  12. 12. Tunnel activities Tunnel near Lyon Station Near Rideau Station Lyon Station West Entrance 12
  13. 13. Belfast Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility Light Rail Vehicle for testing Overhead catenary system 13
  14. 14. Re-opening Booth Street Bridge Booth St bridge 14
  15. 15. Reminder: Nicholas Street Transitway Detour 15
  16. 16. uOttawa Pedestrian Tunnel 16
  17. 17. OC Transpo Fall Service 17
  18. 18. On Track 2018 18 • The Transitway between Tunney’s Pasture and Blair Stations is fully closed to allow for the construction of the Confederation Line; • Service adjustments for Confederation Line construction will remain in effect until the opening of the Confederation Line in 2018; and, • Starting September 4, LeBreton Station will move one block east to Albert at Booth Street due to the closure of Preston Street north of Albert.
  19. 19. LeBreton Station is Moving 19 • Booth Street bridge over the future O-Train Confederation Line will open and Preston Street extension will close; • LeBreton Station relocated from Albert/Preston to Albert/Booth; and, • Bus stop arrangement will be similar to the current service, with buses to Gatineau at a new stop on Booth Street just north of Albert.
  20. 20. LeBreton Station is Moving 20
  21. 21. Fall Service Changes 21 • New Route 167 will serve the Blackstone community in Stittsville; • Place d’Orléans Park and Ride overflow lot is moving to a new area conveniently located in the covered parking section just north of the current area, courtesy of the Place d’Orléans Shopping Centre; • Improved service to Carling Campus on Moodie Drive to accommodate Phase 1 of the relocation of federal employees to this location; and, • Seasonal schedule adjustments on many bus routes.
  22. 22. Service for Students 22 • School service is back for the school year: service started August 30 for French schools, and will start September 6 for English schools; • Eligible university and college students can get their new 2016-17 U-Pass on campus at Carleton University, Saint Paul University, the University of Ottawa, and Algonquin College; and, • Beginning in October, all students paper passes will be converted to the Presto card, and photo ID will no longer be required.
  23. 23. Construction Affecting OC Transpo Service 23 Construction Area Routes Detoured Comments Main Street Clegg to Riverdale Routes 5 and 16x Ongoing Queen Street Bronson to Elgin Routes 4, 9 and 12 Ongoing Carling Campus Carling Campus Routes 101, 103, 152 and 182 Ongoing Crystal Beach Carling to Ullswater Route 152 Spring 2016 – Date TBD O’Connor First to Pretoria Route 6 Summer 2016 – September 27, 2016 Navaho Iris to Agincourt Route 150 August 29 – November 18, 2016
  24. 24. Information For Customers 24 • Route, schedule, and travel planning information is available at octranspo.com • It’s easy to use self-serve travel-planning resources before September 4
  25. 25. Impacts to Mobility During the Fall Construction Season 25
  26. 26. Schedules are subject to change Traffic Impacts – Core Area – 2016 Rideau St Development Project & LRT Station Construction IMPACT: High Medium Low Main St Reconstruction McIlraith Bridge Rehab Hwy 417 WB to OR 174 EB Ramp Closure (LRT) Lyon LRT Station /Parliament LRT Station and Queen St. Streetscaping (LRT) Arts Court 26 Lees to Hwy 417 EB Ramp Closure (LRT) Kent Resurfacing O’Connor St. Bikeway Lyon St. Reconstruction NAC Renovations St. Laurent Transit Priority Mackenzie Cycle Track Mackenzie King Bridge Wellington Bridge Nicholas Bus Lane (LRT) Industrial Watermain Metcalfe Gas Main St. Joseph Watermain Bank St. Utility Work
  27. 27. SEE ‘CORE’ SLIDES Schedules are subject to change Traffic Impacts – Outer Area – 2016 IMPACT: High Medium Low 27 Hwy 417 Bridge Repair: Richmond, Pinecrest, Woodroffe, Maitland Tenth Line Widening Greenbank Widening Terry Fox, Maple Grove to Palladium water main
  28. 28. • Ongoing monitoring from Traffic Control Centre • Continued prioritization of critical road network and adjustment of signal timings • Coordination of operations with road and traffic agencies/partners through the Traffic Incident Management Group Construction Traffic Management 28
  29. 29. Manage Congestion Impacts / Adjust Commuting Habits • Avoid traveling during peak periods • Use alternative modes of transportation such as transit, cycling, walking • Carpool • Embrace technology in the workplace (e.g. Teleconference) • Consider alternative work arrangements (e.g. Work from home) • Allow extra travel time especially during morning commute • Plan your trip ahead of time and be informed (travel apps (OttawaNav), Twitter, web links, media messaging, etc.) 29
  30. 30. Back to School – Road Safety • Watch for pedestrians and reduce your speed in school zones. • Always stop for school buses when signals are flashing. • Wear reflective gear to be visible at night to other road users. Ensure all bikes are fitted with a bell, light and reflective tape. • Wear a helmet and protect yourself from head injuries. ‘Just Wear It!’ • Share the Road and ensure the safety of all road users. • Reminder to all road users to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles. New legislation also requires the same for tow trucks. 30
  31. 31. New for 2016 - Pedestrian Crossovers • Introduced by MTO in January 2016. • Crossovers are pedestrian crossings marked with specific signs and roadway markings. • May also include flashing beacons. • When pedestrians are present at a Crossover, all drivers, including cyclists, must stop and yield the right of way until pedestrians have completely crossed the road. • Drivers and cyclists will be fined $150 - $500 with 3 demerit points for non compliance. 31
  32. 32. Wrap-up 32
  33. 33. Tips for Residents • Plan around construction • Give priority to emergency vehicles • Avoid traveling during peak periods • Consider carpooling • Walk, bike, take transit. Combine them if your commute is longer. • Embrace technology in the workplace (e.g. Teleconference) • Consider alternative work arrangements 33
  34. 34. Stay in the Know - City information: • ottawa.ca • octranspo.com - Sign-up for construction project newsletters - Ottawa Nav mobile app - OC Transpo MyTransit app - Local media - Twitter: • @ottawacity • @ottawa_traffic • @OC_Transpo, @STOGatineau 34

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