Mise a jour sur les travaux sur le canal Rideau

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Parcs Canada

Les travaux visant à réparer les murs du canal Rideau au centre-ville d'Ottawa, entre la rue Bank et l'île Pig le long de la rive est, ont débuté en décembre et avancent conformément au calendrier.ATT00018

Après avoir installé une plateforme de travail le long du chantier, l'entrepreneur a entrepris les travaux de démolition prévus dans le cadre du projet, soit l'enlèvement des anciennes glissières de sécurité et du béton endommagé sur le devant et le dessus des murs.

Durant la semaine du 20 février, l'entrepreneur a commencé à mettre en place les renforcements et les coffrages en préparation pour le nouveau béton. Le coulage et l'installation du béton se font au début mars.

Le projet devrait se terminer d'ici le 2017. Les travaux effectués dans l'eau devraient être achevés d'ici avril, suivis par les travaux sur la rive et le sentier.

Un rappel aux automobilistes qui empruntent la promenade Colonel By

En raison des travaux de construction en cours le long du canal Rideau, entre la rue Bank et l'île Pig, un tronçon de la promenade Colonel By sera temporairement plus étroit. Selon le plan de gestion de la circulation mis en place, la limite de vitesse a été fixée à 40 km/h à cet endroit pour assurer la sécurité des ouvriers sur place et des autres automobilistes. Tous les automobilistes doivent respecter les limites de vitesse affichées et toujours tenir compte de l'état de la chaussée et des conditions météorologiques pour ne pas mettre leur vie et celle d'autrui en péril.

Pour obtenir des renseignements à jour sur les travaux d'infrastructure le long du canal Rideau, consultez le site Web www.pc.gc.ca/crInfrastructure. Si vous souhaitez faire ajouter votre nom à notre liste de mobilisation de la communauté et recevoir des nouvelles du projet, envoyez-nous un courriel à l'adresse Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., avec en objet la mention « canal Rideau ».

O-Train to shut down for 16 months in 2020

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Michael Sun, The Charlatan

The O-Train Trillium line will be closed for 16 months, from the end of exams in April 2020 to September 2021, which will affect Carleton students and staff.

The closure is to expand the O-Train line south to Bowmansville Road and the Ottawa International Airport by 2021. There will also be additional stations at Gladstone, Walkley, and South Keys.

The City of Ottawa will also expand the O-Train east to Trim Road by 2022, and to the Bayshore Shopping Centre and Algonquin College by 2023.

David Chernushenko, the city councillor for the Capital Ward, which includes Carleton, said there will be disruption for students and the public, but construction is necessary.

“There was going to have to be closure no matter what,” Chernushenko said. “Safety rules require that there be no work on a track when there are active trains running.”

He said closing the O-Train one time will lead to more efficient construction and communication with the public.

“If you’re going to tell customers O-Train service is down and there’s alternative bus service, you might as well just do it once,” he said.

The closure is part of the second stage of the construction of Ottawa’s light rail transit system (LRT).

Airport CEO asks city for more seamless LRT ride to downtown

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City committee leaves door open for a one-transfer trip in the future, just not to start

The new Stage 2 map shows LRT extending to Moodie Drive in the west, Trim Road in the east, and a spur line to the Ottawa International Airport in the south. (City of Ottawa) 

By Kate Porter, CBC News

The future light rail ride between the Ottawa International Airport and downtown should be more seamless, especially during off-peak times and on weekends, the airport's CEO told city councillors and the mayor as they debated plans for more than $3 billion worth of light rail construction.

On Friday, the finance and economic development committee unanimously approved the wide-ranging procurement and design plans for Stage 2 of light rail, with its long and complicated list of recommendations.

Stage 2 of Ottawa's LRT to extend farther, cost more than originally planned
Details emerged when the massive staff report was made public Feb. 17: the trip from the Ottawa International Airport to downtown would take about 40 minutes.

That would involve a transfer at the future South Keys station and again at Bayview, where riders would switch from the diesel-powered Trillium line to electric cars on the east-west Confederation Line into downtown.

Airport CEO asks for better transit ride

Vehicle congestion at the airport is getting worse, CEO Mark Laroche told the finance committee.

​"Business and leisure travellers to and from the airport need predictability, reliability and frequency if they're going to use mass transit to and from the downtown core," said Laroche, who has advocated for the airport link.

Laroche told the committee he's reassured because the station at South Keys will be built in a way that still allows the possibility for airport trains to travel straight to Bayview.

He asked that when the contract goes out to tender this spring, the city ask bidders to propose ways to allow trains to travel without transfers at South Keys, at least on weekends and off-peak times.

The city is open to ideas for faster service, said Mayor Jim Watson.

"But we don't want to mislead people. We think what we've put forward is realistic and affordable and within budget," he told reporters.

Stage 2 LRT public information session

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Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W. (Champlain Room)

The City of Ottawa will host a public information session on Stage 2 LRT on Wednesday, March 1, starting at 6:30 p.m.

 
A link to the Facebook Live event will be sent to you in advance of the Information Session. If you plan on hosting a viewing event in your ward, please inform Don Lonie (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) so that the details can be shared with the public.
 
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions,

Residents are invited to participate in an public information session on the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) proposal, the largest infrastructure project in the City's history.

City staff will deliver a presentation on the Stage 2 LRT project and take residents' questions. You can attend in person at City Hall or take part in an interactive online session. The presentation will be broadcast live on the City of Ottawa's Facebook page, where residents are invited to participate in an online question and answer period. They will also be able to view the public information session on the City's YouTube channel. For more details, please visit ottawa.ca.