The City of Ottawa has reviewed the essential workplace information provided by the Province; construction on critical infrastructure projects – including roads, bridges, sewer, water, transit and transportation – fall within the exemption. As such, at this time, the City is not suspending work on these types of projects. The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial, and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. This means that construction along Montreal Road will be continuing as scheduled.
The month of March was used to prepare for watermain construction. This included “cut and caps” to the side street watermains between North River Road and Marier Avenue, the replacement of storm and sanitary sewer sections at the ends of North River Road, tree maintenance throughout, catch basins set up on Montreal Road from North River Road to the Vanier Parkway, as well as the removal of pedestrian lights along Montreal Road.
The month of April is the start of the watermain work. This means that above ground, temporary water service will be installed from North River Road to Marier Avenue, and equipment and materials storage will be set up on Savard Avenue, St-Anne Avenue, and Dupuis Street. Underground, sanitary sewer maintenance will take place along Montreal Road, watermain installation will take place, and Enbridge maintenance will be at Montreal Road and Mona Avenue.