Who:   The City of Ottawa has retained D-Squared Construction to complete the work.

Why:   The City of Ottawa will be proceeding with construction due to age and condition of the existing culvert.

What:  Work will involve the replacement of a culvert in your community.

When: The work is tentatively planned to be completed between April and May 2020.

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.

Where: The work will occur on Barnett Drive (0.07 km North of Councell Court). Every effort is being made to reduce the duration of the construction impacts in your community.

The City of Ottawa’s stormwater infrastructure benefits all areas of the city – urban, suburban and rural. During major rainfalls and snow melts, ditches and culverts play major roles in diverting the runoff from fields, properties and roadways to creeks, streams and rivers. In 2020, there will be approximately $19.5 million to support the renewal of drainage culverts crossing city roads across the city, with $9 million for renewing or replacing culverts in rural areas.


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 City’s Project Manager noted below.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request, at the following link:


During the construction, Barnett Drive will be closed at the location of culvert for a period of 2 weeks. A detour will be set up via Colonial Road to Dunning Road, and one detour shall be via Magladry Road to Rockdale Road to Colonial Road. Local access will be maintained at all times and signage will be posted.

Construction Disruptions

The contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely completed in 2020. They will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday 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, dust and vibration. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Impact on the Right of Way and Adjacent Private Properties

The culvert reconstruction is within the City’s right of way but may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work. The City will reinstate sections of landscaping, driveways and walkways that are disturbed by construction. However, if you have plants or any other assets located within the City’s right of way that you want to preserve, we suggest that you may care to move the plants in preparation for the construction work.

You may feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of the heavy equipment needed to complete this work. This is quite common and not usually a problem.

Contact Information

To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager:

City’s Project Manager

Justin Trudel, P. Eng., ing., PMP
Sr. Engineer, Infrastructure Projects

Design and Construction Municipal

100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8

Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 15304


Contractor’s Project Manager                                        Contract Administrator

Danny Marin                                                                         Charlotte Mosleh

D-Squared Construction                                                    Jacobs

Tel: 613-822-7717                                                              Tel: 613-667-1826

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