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Road work to begin soon on Mailes

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The city recently sent this flyer to residents living close to the upcoming infrastructure project on Mailes Avenue, Island Park Drive, Patricia Avenue and two city-owned laneways:



Dear Resident,


Beginning late May/early June, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to improve the aging infrastructure in your community.


Where:     The streets included as part of this project are:

  • Mailes Avenue – Patricia Avenue to Island Park Drive
  • Island Park Drive – Mailes Avenue to Richmond Road
  • Patricia Avenue – Mailes Avenue to Dead End
  • Lane 59-V – Island Park Drive to Oakdale Avenue
  • Lane 81-V – Lane 59-V to Rockhurst Road


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


Why:        The purpose of the project is to renew the aging infrastructure on the affected streets and provide a new urban road cross section on Mailes Avenue.


What:       Specifically, the works proposed include the construction, rehabilitation and/or replacement of: watermains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers;

  • Lateral services to the property line;
  • Sidewalk along north side of Mailes Avenue;
  • Removal and replacement of catch basins on Island Park Drive;
  • Roadway pavement structure.

When:      This work is tentatively planned to begin in late May / early June 2019 and be completed by November 2019.



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 accommodations, please contact the undersigned.


Traffic Management

In order to accommodate the proposed construction on Mailes Avenue the roadway will be closed to all but local traffic during construction. To accommodate the proposed construction on Lane 59-V and Lane 81-V the roadways will be closed to all traffic.

On-Street Parking and Local Access

As the various road reconstruction activities are in progress, on-street parking will be restricted. Local access will be maintained to residents, business owners and emergency vehicles. The Contractor is required to provide 24 hour notification of temporary loss of access/egress to your property. A Temporary On-Street Parking Permit will be made available to permit on-street parking within two blocks of your residence when these disruptions occur.


Construction Disruptions

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 work, such as traffic delays, noise, dust and vibration. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.



Lead Water Pipes

For those homes with a lead water pipe supplying water to the water meter, there is information regarding the City’s Lead Pipe Replacement Program available on the City’s website,, or call 3-1-1.


Temporary Water Services

In addition, during construction, water will be supplied to buildings by temporary water lines. While your property will be on this temporary service, your water usage will be estimated since the temporary service is not metered. Your water bill will be based on your past average water usage. If you have any questions please contact Revenue at 613-580-2444 or


Municipal fire suppression will continue during this temporary period. Please note that private home/building fire suppression systems could be impacted as temporary water is being provided for domestic consumption purposes only. If you have a home/building fire suppression system, it is recommended that you make arrangements with a fire protection services company in order to determine the extent of any impact. For information on minimizing your fire risk contact the City’s Fire Services at 613-580-2424 ext 15371 (East) or ext 15372 (West).


We apologize in advance for any disruptions in water service during construction. Any problems with the temporary water services can be directed to our on-site inspector, or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.


Pre-Construction Inspection

You may feel vibrations due to heavy equipment used for specific construction activities.  This is quite common and not usually a problem.


The Contractor is required to carry out a pre-construction inspection of homes in the work area if the home owner is in agreement. A representative from the Contractor or designate will be contacting you to schedule these inspections.


As part of this Contract, the Contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete as well as any damages to private property resulting from these construction activities. In the event of such occurrences, all claims for damages should be immediately reported both verbally and in writing to the Contractor and to the City’s on-site Representative. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.


Contact Information


City of Ottawa Project Manager

Contract Administrator

Franco Bonanno, P.Eng.

Cody Newton, EIT

Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects

Robinson Consultants Inc.

100 Constellation Drive

Tel:  613-592-6060, ext. 150

Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8


Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 21775





City On-Site Representatives                          Contractor Representatives

Steve Bencsics

Michel Noel

Robinson Consultants Inc.

R.W. Tomlinson Ltd.

Tel.: 613-862-1483

Tel.: 613-690-3105




For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.


Posted May 14, 2019