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Richmond Road watermain detour details

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As the city works on the watermains on Richmond Road between Redwood and Fraser, eastbound traffic will be detoured along Byron. Here is the notice sent to nearby residents recently:


Richmond Road Watermain Renewal Project

Contract No. CP000324

Temporary Roadway Modifications

September 2019

Dear Resident,


In September 2019 several temporary roadway modifications will be implemented to facilitate construction work to replace the existing watermain in Richmond Road between Redwood Avenue and Fraser Avenue and the watermain in Fraser Avenue between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue.


Who:    The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Ottawa D Squared Construction, to complete the work.


Why:    The temporary roadway modifications will provide a safe route for traffic to travel through and around the construction zone. Sidewalks will remain accessible.




September to November


  1. Eastbound traffic on Richmond Road between Redwood Avenue and Fraser Avenue will be detoured onto Byron Avenue. Detour signs will be installed on site.
  2. Redwood Avenue between Richmond Road and Keenan Avenue will be converted from 2-way traffic to 1-way traffic southbound.
  3. On-road cycling lanes will be provided on Byron Avenue between Redwood Avenue and Fraser Avenue.
  4. Parking on Byron Avenue between Redwood Avenue and Fraser Avenue will be prohibited.
  5. A pedestrian crosswalk (PXO) will be provided on Byron Avenue at Wavell Avenue and another PXO will be added on Byron Avenue at Westminster Avenue.
  6. Fraser Avenue between Byron Avenue and Richmond Road will be converted from 2-way traffic to 1-way traffic northbound.



Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. The City makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request, at the following link: format


Contact Information

In the event of an emergency outside of normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1. 

For general project information, please check the City website or contact the City’s Project Manager. For construction related questions or concerns, please contact the City’s On-Site Inspector or the Contractor’s Project Manager.


The Contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family and/or operation of your business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the construction work, such as delays and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.


City’s Project Manager                                             Contractor’s Project Manager

Max Ross, P.Eng.                                                        Craig O’Regan

Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects                  Project Manager 

City of Ottawa                                                                Ottawa D-Squared Construction Ltd.

100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8       6811 Hiram Drive, Greely, ON K4P 1A1

Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 16011                                   Tel : 613-978-6788         

Email:                                       Email:


Contract Administrator                                             On-Site Inspector

Sheldon Dattenberger, P.Eng.                                   Jim Cavanagh

Senior Civil Engineer                                                   Senior Field Inspector

J.L. Richards & Associates Ltd.                                 J.L. Richards & Associates Ltd.

700-1565 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R1   700-1565 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R1

Tel: 613-728-3571                                                        Tel: 343-996-1831

Email:                          Email:



Posted September 5, 2019