Hawthorne Avenue / Pretoria Bridge closed - October 19

Hawthorne Avenue – Pretoria Bridge, from Colonel By Drive to Queen Elizabeth Drive will be closed for one day on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

City of Ottawa Special Operations Branch will be sealing the bridge joints in preparation for the winter season. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the closure.

All-candidates meeting for Capital Ward - Thursday, October 2

The OECA, in conjunction with all community associations in Capital Ward, is co-hosting an all-candidates meeting for Captial Ward, in addition to all candidates for mayor. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 2, from 7 pm – 9:30 pm at the Glebe Community Centre. Time will be provided for questions from the audience.

Colonel By Drive from Bronson to Hawthorne - closed on September 27 from 2:15-3:15 pm

Please note that Colonel By Drive, from Bronson Avenue to Hawthorne Avenue, will be closed for a special event, the National Peace Officers' Memorial Run, on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm.

Should you have any questions, please contact NCC Client Services at 613-239-5000 or info@ncc-ccn.ca.

The Regional Group's presentation on the proposed re-development of Oblate Lands - now available

The Regional Group has created a new website regarding the proposed re-development of the Oblate Lands. It includes the slideshow presentation given at the September 16 public meeting. Click here to view their website for more information.

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.

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