Herzberg Sewer Trunk Project Update

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With the visible renewed activity on Herzberg, I have received many inquiries on the Herzberg Trunk Sewer Project. This is a brief update on the important work that is actively underway. This is a complex project, which will be ongoing until late Fall 2020. You may recall from my last update that the scope of the project includes the replacement and installation a new trunk sanitary sewer line running from the March Road Pumping Station (located on Legget Drive), down Herzberg Road, and then crossing over Carling Avenue.  The new sewer trunk will run on an alignment parallel to the rail tracks where it reconnects with an existing trunk sanitary sewer. 

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 Ongoing and Upcoming Work 

Work is now complete in the Greenbelt and the contractor has been working on preparing the pump station on Legget Drive for the next phase of work. Once this is complete construction on Herzberg Road will begin, anticipated to begin in June.     

Upcoming milestones in this project include the pump station modification currently underway, installation of the forcemain, cycle track and pedestrian facility construction, roadway reinstatement including streetlighting and paving, and final site restoration occurring by late Fall of this year. 

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Road Closures

Due to the scope of the work and to keep crew, the southbound lane on Herzberg Road will be closed from Legget Drive to Carling Avenue until September 13, 2020. Detours are in place for both motorists and cyclists. Both directions will be closed starting August 29 to 31.

Southbound detour:

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Full closure detour:

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Cycling Impacts 

As construction proceeds on Herzberg Road, “Shared Use Lane Single File” signs will be installed along northbound and southbound lanes. Additionally, an alternative signed cycling detour route will be implemented along Legget Drive, Schneider Road, and Carling Avenue for both the northbound and southbound cycling lanes along Herzberg Road during construction impacting the cycling lanes. 

To address concerns about construction debris, contractors will be regularly sweeping Herzberg Road and Carling Avenue to keep the roads as clean as possible for cyclists. I know that this area has been difficult for cyclists and safety is very important. I will continue to work with city staff to ensure we are doing everything we can to maintain the ability of cyclists to use this intersection safely. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me: Jenna.Sudds@ottawa.ca.