Ottawa celebrates official start of 2022 construction season

Ottawa' summer construction projects get underway

Here are some of the City of Ottawa’s major summer construction projects that could cause disruption for commuters

OTTAWA, May 16, 2022 – Today, Transportation Committee Chair Tim Tierney and Barrhaven Ward Councillor Jan Harder hosted a kick-off to construction event to celebrate the official start of the 2022 construction season.

The event was held at the Strandherd Drive widening project. The project is an investment of approximately $112 million in Barrhaven to increase capacity for existing and future traffic volumes during peak periods and to facilitate the movement of cyclists and pedestrians. It will also provide the underground infrastructure necessary to support growth.

“The Strandherd Drive widening is major and complex infrastructure project and is a significant investment in Barrhaven, and we are extremely pleased that construction is currently ahead of schedule with completion anticipated in advance of our original fall 2023 target date.”

City Councillor Jan Harder, Barrhaven

In 2022, Ottawa City Council will invest approximately $702 million in City infrastructure – for a total of approximately $2.2 billion* during this term of Council (2019 to 2022). Some highlights include:

  • $88 million for road rehabilitation, including resurfacing, geotechnical, guiderails, rural road upgrades and preservation treatments
  • $45 million for structures and bridges
  • $18 million for culverts
  • $47 million for buildings and parks
  • $11.5 million for sidewalks and pathways
  • $118 million for integrated road, water and sewer reconstruction projects

*This does not include investment for light rail transit or the Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Joint Facility (Ādisōke).

There are many new and returning construction projects happening in Ottawa this year. Some of these Ottawa construction projects include:

“There are over 600 active projects across the city, including municipal roads, sewer, and water, as well as buildings and parks projects,” said Ottawa City Councillor Tim Tierney, Transportation Committee Chair. “I am pleased to officially kick-off Ottawa’s 2022 construction season and thank residents for their continued patience and support, especially during this busy construction season,” said Tierney.

Stay informed on traffic impacts

The City is committed to keeping residents informed on current and forecasted construction projects. You can search the Capital Construction Forecast Online Map for planned infrastructure projects.

SOURCE City of Ottawa

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