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Carleton Pumping Station and Forcemain Rehabilitation

Starting in October 2015, the City of Ottawa will begin required modifications to the sanitary sewer network on Cameron Avenue. The purpose of this project is to improve the long-term reliability of the forcemain feeding the sanitary sewer network, and to improve the ability to clean and maintain the sanitary sewer system. The work within this area includes replacing a maintenance hole located immediately west of the intersection at Léonard Avenue and Cameron Avenue.


New Road Safety Rules in Effect

On September 1, 2015, the rules of the road will be updated to help keep Ontarians safe. Changes include tougher penalties for distratcted driving, new rules to protect cyclists, and measures to ensure the safety of tow truck drivers and children riding school buses.


Slow Down for Us!

slow down for usFollowing the City of Ottawa's Safer Roads Program presentation at the Firehall this past winter, we are pleased to announce that the Safer Road Signs have finally arrived! There are 50 in total, with English on one side and French on the other.


Speed Humps on Ossington Avenue

I've heard from a number of residents who are concerned about the speed of traffic on Ossington St. Based on staff recommendations, I'm proposing to install two speed humps along Ossington between Bank and Grosvenor. After considering several spots, City staff identified 9/12 Ossington and at 18/19 Ossington as the most suitable locations.


Main Street Reconstruction: How It Affects OOS

The Ripple Effect

Check out this link to CBC's Lucy van Oldenbarneveld's coverage on June 1, 2015. Traffic on Riverdale Avenue has doubled.

Note the traffic signal at Colonel By Drive & Clegg is now in operation and changes the crossing of Echo Drive at Clegg for pedestrians and cyclists.

Notice to Residents: McIlraith Bridge Rehabilitation

In late June 2015, the City of Ottawa will begin construction in your neighbourhood. This work is being done to improve infrastructure in your neighborhood and will involve significant structural repairs to the McIlraith Bridge.


Main Street Renewal Project Begins

Construction is planned for Spring 2015 to Summer 2016, with work set to begin on Monday, May 25, 2015. For details on the planned street closures and detours consult the Old Ottawa East Communiity Association construction page for updates or the City of Ottawa website.