Main Street environmental assessment completed

The City of Ottawa has completed an Environmental Assessment of the Main Street renewal project. For more information about reviewing the Environmental Study Report (ESR), please read this document from city staff (l'avis en français).

Springhurst Park playground construction to begin August 1

Construction is scheduled to begin on August 1 at Springhurst Park, located at 24 Brunswick Street. The work will begin with the removal and replacement of a retaining wall in the preschool play yard. As a result, the play yard will be closed while the wall is being replaced and once completed, the area will be inspected and re-opened to the public. Construction will then continue in the open area of the park north of the basketball courts and south of the t-ball net until the end of August.

Work on the playground is part of the Springhurst Park revitalization project, lead by the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre and with the support of a City of Ottawa matching grant.

A complete street for Main Street!

With only six councillors opposed, the Main Street Renewal proposal was approved on July 17 by Ottawa City Council.

The "complete street" design for Main Street will transform our community by reducing and slowing car traffic, providing safer and wider sidewalks for pedestrians, a safe cycle track for cyclists, and an improved streetscape for businesses and future development.

Now we move on to the detailed design discussion (e.g., Main-Riverdale, turning lanes, cyclist safety on Smyth-McIlraith Bridge) and we have related issues like undergrounding of hydro wires. Please continue to visit the website for more updates as the Main Street Renewal working group moves forward with providing input on the environmental assessment and design plans.

Thank you to everyone outside the Old Ottawa East community who supported a complete street for Main Street. And thank you to Councillor Chernushenko for providing great leadership at city council.

For more information about the complete street design, see the story below entitled, “Main Street Renewal goes to Council on July 17.” It has a link to city staff’s report.

An outpouring of support for Main Street complete street design proposal

There has been an outpouring of support over the last week from local community groups in favour of the proposed "Complete Streets" design plan for the renewal of Main Street. You can read the support letters below:

Thanks to all these organizations for their thoughtful words of support!

Update on Highway 417 Expansion Project

City of Ottawa staff presented an update at the June 11th OECA meeting regarding the Highway 417 Expansion Projects and its impact on Old Ottawa East. To view the presentation, please visit our Transportation Page.

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