Notice of Road & Sewer Construction

Road, sewer, and watermain reconstruction on Borthwick Ave., Quebec St. and Gardenvale Rd.

Dear Resident,

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has deemed construction an essential service and therefore, construction is continuing. The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by health officials at municipal, provincial and federal levels and the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Starting mid-April, the City of Ottawa will commence construction on the new watermains and sewers, new sidewalk and road reconstruction on Borthwick Avenue, Quebec Street and Gardenvale Road. Pre-construction surveys and investigation will take place prior to any groundbreaking.

Who:     C.A.C.E. Construction is the contractor who will complete these replacements for the City of Ottawa.

Why:      The purpose of the work is to upgrade the infrastructure that has reached the end of its service life.

What:     The proposed work will renew infrastructure in your neighbourhood and will involve the construction of new watermains and sewers along with full road reconstruction. House services will be replaced up to the property line.

When:    This work is planned to start in mid-April 2020 and be substantially finished by mid-November, with completion by the summer of 2021.

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2017-255) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm while Sunday and statutory holiday work is allowed between 9 am and 10 pm.

The hours of work for this project will typically be Monday to Friday from 7 am to 6 pm.

This will be modified as needed, for example if weather affects the schedule, or if conditions change.

Where:    The project limits are:

  • Borthwick Avenue from Clarke Avenue to Gardenvale Road
  • Quebec Street from Borthwick Avenue to Cummings Avenue
  • Gardenvale Road from Borthwick Avenue to 40 metres west of Borthwick Avenue
  • Gardenvale Road from Trojan Avenue to Cummings Avenue (road resurfacing only)


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 accommodation, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request, at the following link:


During construction, it is our priority to ensure the safety of the public, but we need your co-operation to make it safer for everyone.  Please stay clear of all construction equipment and open excavations.  If applicable, please tell your children about the dangers of playing near a construction area.


Borthwick Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Clarke Avenue and Gardenvale Road.  Access to private properties will generally be maintained throughout the construction period; notice will be provided prior construction in front of your residence.

Construction Disruptions

C.A.C.E Construction will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the normal 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 operation of the work, such as delays when travelling through the construction zone, noise and dust. You may also feel vibrations due to heavy equipment operations. Vibrations from construction activities are quite common and rarely cause any problems. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

Pre-Construction Survey

C.A.C.E. Construction is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed. C.A.C.E. Construction is also required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed. You may be asked by the contractor’s consultant, DST Consulting Engineers, for permission to survey your property before the work commences, as Contractors typically conduct pre-construction inspections to document existing conditions for their own purposes. It is to your benefit to allow the inspection to be conducted on your property, as it may assist with establishing the impact, if any, that construction has had at your property after work is complete. In addition, you may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions on your property. Your survey should include photographs.

Property Damage

As part of the contract, the contractor assumes full responsibility for the construction work until completion as well as for 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 Inspector. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

Contact Information

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

Additional information about the project can be found on the City’s website at

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City’s Project Manager

City’s Contract Administrator

Julie Lyons, P.Eng.

Gerald Doucette, P.Eng.

Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects


City of Ottawa

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Tel.: (613) 860-2462 ext. 6614

Tel.: (613) 580-2424 ext. 13343

Cell: (613) 222-3739

City’s On-Site Representative

Chuck Chard, Construction Technician

City of Ottawa

Email: [email protected]

Cell: (613) 913-9483

Contractor’s Representative

Paul Lemire, Project Manager

C.A.C.E. Construction (1991) Ltd.

Email: [email protected]

Tel.: (613) 894-1216

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