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LRT duct work in Old Ottawa East - UPDATE on start and end date

Hydro Ottawa will be commencing the installation of new underground civil infrastructure in OOE. UPDATE: this work is now scheduled for September 18 to November 28, 2014.

Installation of this underground civil infrastructure involves excavating a trench along the city boulevard and sidewalks. There are also three road crossings which will be installed as part of this work:
1. Main Street at Elliot Avenue
2. Beckwith Road at Marlowe Crescent
3. Clegg Street at Marlowe Crescent

As the majority of this work is being installed outside the travelled portion of the road, there is limited impact on road traffic anticipated. Residents may, however, notice increased construction presence throughout the duration of the project, including excavation activities and construction vehicles. Where lane closures are required (i.e. the road crossings), the implemented traffic control will be coordinated with the city traffic inspector, to ensure the work is completed safely, and to minimize the traffic impacts to the residents.

Trenching and installation will be done in segments typically 15-30 meters in length, and backfilled as the work progresses. Typically, a segment will require 2-3 days from initial excavation to backfill. Backfill will be maintained reasonably close to the surrounding grade, until such time as final reinstatement can be completed, so that vehicles and pedestrians can negotiate the cuts at normal speed without hazard. Where access to resident property will be impacted, customer will be contacted in advance of the work impacting their property. This work will be staged so as to maintain partial access to the property at all times, however, vehicle access to impacted properties maybe temporarily interrupted.

CBC Ottawa's Street Talk in Capital Ward on Tuesday, September 23

CBC Ottawa is asking "What would make your neighbourhood a better place?" in anticipation of the upcoming municipal election. On Tuesday, September 23, from 9 to 10 a.m., CBC Ottawa will be in Capital Ward outside the Bridgehead on the corner of Bank and Grove Street. Meet Hallie Cotnam, host of Ottawa Morning on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM where they will be recording audience responses and will broadcast the highlights of #CBCStreetTalk on CBC Radio One's Ottawa Morning and their supper-hour television newscast, CBC News Ottawa at 5, 5:30 & 6.

You are encouraged to take part in one of three ways:
- visit CBC staff on location to have your say
- tweet your thoughts to @CBCottawa using the hashtag #CBCStreetTalk
- post a video response on their CBC Ottawa Facebook page.

Ottawa Food Truck Rally at Saint Paul University - Saturday, September 27

The 2nd Annual Food Truck Rally sponsored by Domicile will take place on September 27th from 4:00 – 8:00pm at Saint Paul University (223 Main Street).

Entry is $10 per person which is directed straight to the scholarship program. All food will be priced at $4 per tasting plate. Kids under 12 are free!
New this year: check out the 4-Wheel Deal which will get you 4 entry bracelets, 4 tasting plates, 2 alcoholic beverages and 2 non-alcoholic beverages…all for $60 (online only).

For all the cyclists, Domicile will be providing free valet bicycle parking just steps away on the site of their upcoming project on Main Street at Oblate Avenue.

Full details available on the event website.

Road closures on Sunday, September 21 due to road race

Please be advised that road closures are scheduled on Sunday, September 21, due to the Canada Army Run. This includes:

Beginning at 7:45 a.m. for the 5km event:
South on Colonel By Drive between Rideau Street and Hawthorne Avenue; east on Hawthorne Avenue between Colonel By Drive and Main Street; south on Main Street between Hawthorne Avenue and Graham Avenue; west on Graham Avenue between Main Street and Echo Drive; north on Echo Drive/Colonel By Drive between Graham Avenue and Pretoria Bridge; west on Pretoria Bridge between Colonel By Drive and Elgin Street; north on Elgin Street between Pretoria Bridge and Catherine Street; east on Catherine Street between Elgin Street and Queen Elizabeth Driveway, and north on Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Catherine Street and the Cartier Square Drill Hall.

The half-marathon begins at 9:15 a.m. and closures include:
South on MacKenzie Avenue/Colonel By Drive between St. Patrick Street and Hawthorne Avenue; Hawthorne Avenue/Pretoria Bridge between Colonel By Drive and Queen Elizabeth Driveway; north on Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Pretoria Bridge and the Cartier Square Drill Hall.

For a full map of the route and road closures, please visit the race website here.

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