Feb. 13, 2020
The City of Ottawa has issued a notice to residents confirming plans to remove some trees between the Greenboro Station and Carleton University. This work is required before construction of stage two of the new light rail transit (LRT) line.
The new LRT line includes doubling the width of the current track, including at the Carleton station. To accommodate the new twin tracks, trees on the City of Ottawa’s land will be removed. Some trees and shrubs on Carleton land will be impacted. A second phase of tree removal from city land is also planned for fall 2020.
Carleton University will develop a restoration plan to replace the trees and shrubs on Carleton property after the stage two LRT expansion is completed in 2022.
City crews will be using large equipment removing trees on both sides of the O-Train track from the Rideau River up to the current O-Train station at Campus Avenue and Library Road.
This work will take place during reading week, February 17 to 21, 2020, to minimize interruptions for community members and O-Train Line 2 service during the day. Contractors hired by the city will complete their work between 12:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., Monday to Friday.
Temporary detours for pedestrians and cyclists may be implemented during the course of the work. Signs will be erected and flag persons will be on location where detours may occur. Minimal impacts are expected. The contractor will be doing some work during the day that will result in additional noise in the area.
For more information contact Annie Goodchild, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Coordinator, Rail Construction Program, Transportation Services Department, City of Ottawa, (613) 580-2424 ext. 30865, email: Annie.Goodchild@ottawa.ca
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