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Scott Street Sewer/Watermain Rehabilitation Open House to be held Feb. 20

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The following notice has been sent to residents in the proximity of this upcoming infrastructure project:


Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation

West of Athlone Avenue to Smirle Avenue




January 2020


Thursday, February 20, 2020

6:30 to 8:30 pm (7:00 pm Presentation)

Churchill Seniors Centre – Main Hall – 345 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON


Dear Resident,


The City of Ottawa invites you to an Open House for information about the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation project planned in your neighbourhood.      


WHY:             To rehabilitate and repair the aging sewers and watermains in Scott Street, from west of Athlone Avenue to Smirle Avenue. This work will be completed in advance of the proposed LRT Stage 2 Transitway Detour.  The LRT Stage 2 Detour is currently planned for late 2021, and will see Transitway buses detoured on to Scott Street between Churchill Avenue and Smirle Avenue.


WHAT:           The project includes sewer and watermain infrastructure improvements, and will also include the widening of the multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street, from east of Island Park Drive to Smirle Avenue. 


                        To facilitate construction, eastbound Scott Street vehicular traffic will be closed between Island Park Drive and Ross Avenue.  As a result, traffic will be detoured to Richmond-Wellington from Churchill Avenue to Holland Avenue, and north to Scott Street.  The detour of eastbound vehicular traffic will require geometric roadway modifications and temporary parking restrictions along Richmond-Wellington for the duration of the detour.      


WHEN:          Construction activities will commence in late spring 2020 with anticipated completion in December 2020.


WHERE:        This project will take place on Scott Street between Winona Avenue and Smirle Avenue including the following:


  • Scott Street (from Island Park Drive to Ross Avenue) - Sanitary sewer and watermain replacement
  • Scott Street (just east of Island Park Drive) – Storm sewer replacement
  • Scott Street (McRae Avenue to Clifton Road) – Sanitary sewer replacement
  • Scott Street (just west of Athlone Avenue, at Athlone Avenue and at Smirle Avenue) – sanitary sewer spot repairs


At the Public Open House, you will be able to review the detailed design plans and traffic detours and provide comments and feedback.  Representatives from the City and the consulting team will present the project at 7:00pm and be available to answer your questions before and after.


Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa.  If you require special consideration, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request, at the following link:



Patrick Chamney, P.Eng.

Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department

City of Ottawa


Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 28929

Fax: 613-580-2587


cc:       Councillor Jeff Leiper, Ward 15 – Kitchissippi

Posted February 5, 2020