South-West Transitway Extention - Barrhaven Centre

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Project Type: Heavy Civil - Transportation

Project Stats:

- 3 Underpasses

- 320m Structural retaining wall

- Bus shelters and rest facility for OC Transpo patrons and employees

- Construction progressed smoothly with minimal disruption to arterial roads and fully operational shopping complex

Project Information:

Contract type: General Contractor
Completion: August 2011
Owner: City of Ottawa
Architect: Stantec Consulting Inc.
Structural: Stantec Consulting Inc
Mech/Elec: Stantec Consulting Inc

The SW Transitway Extension project consisted of the construction of 3 underpasses, a 320m long structural retaining wall ranging in height from 0 to 8m, bus shelters, a drivers rest facility for OC Transpo, and two new garbage enclosures for the shopping mall. The underpasses and retaining wall allowed for the City of Ottawa to extend the OC Transpo Transitway system to Jockvale rd, while passing under the very busy Strandherd Rd. Site access and staging areas were very restricted and the site ran through the middle of a fully active and operational shopping complex. Disruption to the local business had to be kept to a minimum, which required close and open communication with the ownership group of the shopping complex.