This Thanksgiving is going to be very different than...
Thank you to Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson for joining us on September 8th to tour some of the affected businesses and to be part of the launch of this campaign!
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Commencing in summer 2020, construction has begun on widening the Strandherd Drive to a four-lane cross section from Maravista Drive to Jockvale Road in Barrhaven. The project is approximately 3.3 kilometres in length.
This large and complex project will provide capacity for existing and future traffic volumes during peak periods and facilitate the movement of cyclists and pedestrians through the corridor as well as provide the underground infrastructure to support growth.
The estimated total projected budget for the Strandherd Drive widening is $113M, including additional funding as part of the upcoming 2021 capital budget. In addition to the widening, the project includes:
- the construction of two temporary detour roads
- cycle tracks in both directions
- a grade separation over the existing VIA Rail line (vehicular bridge over the tracks)
- improvements and extensions to watermain and sewers
To support new development south of Strandherd Drive, the project also includes the expansion and retrofit of the Kennedy-Burnett Stormwater Management Facility to improve water quality. A multi-use pathway will be constructed throughout the stormwater pond limits and will include a new pedestrian bridge. The total project budget for the Kennedy-Burnett Stormwater Management Facility is $15.8M.