OTTAWA — Ottawa Mayor Mark Sutcliffe held a ceremonial kickoff to the city’s 2023 construction season recently by visiting a sewer and watermain construction site at Albert, Queen and Slater streets and Bronson Avenue.
The $47 million project will include the replacement of old sewers and watermains and allow for combined sewer separation. The build will also include full reconstruction of the roads, curbs and sidewalks, and add new cycle tracks, bus stops and protected intersections.
The city will spend over $800 million on city infrastructure in 2023 including:
- $136 million for road rehabilitation including resurfacing, geotechnical, guiderails, rural road upgrades and preservation treatments;
- $34.4 million for bridge structures;
- $61 million buildings and parks;
- $7.7 million to renew sidewalks and pathways;
- $245.9 million for integrated road-water-sewer reconstruction projects;
- and $15.7 million for culverts (stormwater structures).
Major projects include the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility project called the Adisoke, the Bank Street renewal, Carlington Heights Pumping Station upgrade, Chief William Commanda Bridge, Greenfield/Main/ Hawthorne reconstruction, Montreal Road revitalization, Stage 2 Light Rail and Strandherd Drive widening.