Client: City of Ottawa
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Year Completed: 2019
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) was retained by the City of Ottawa (City) as the Prime Consultant of the Dynes Road and Prince of Wales Reconstruction project. The reconstruction of Dynes Road and Prince of Wales Drive (a major arterial roadway and designated “scenic entry route” into the City) was a major component of the City’s long-term initiative to upgrade the existing trunk storm sewer system in the Fisher Heights and Meadowlands neighbourhood in response to numerous flooding events in the area. The project included reconstruction of two major intersections (Fisher Avenue/Dynes Road and Prince of Wales Drive/Dynes Road) as fully protected intersections.
In advance of construction, inlet control devices (ICDs) were installed in all catch basins within the catchment area tributary to the proposed trunk storm sewer. The existing underground infrastructure on Dynes Road and Prince of Wales Drive (Dynes Road to Forest Hill Avenue) was reconstructed including the sanitary sewers, large diameter trunk storm sewer, and watermain. Significant changes were made to the road cross section on Dynes Road and Prince of Wales Drive including the introduction of bike lanes, segregated cycle tracks, new and upgraded pedestrian facilities and parking bays. The active transportation elements and protected intersections (some of the first implemented in the City) were notable project improvements, addressing roadway safety and accessibility concerns for all users.
Significant grading modifications were required to implement the proposed roadway cross-section and provide positive drainage within the right-of-way and maintain the functionality of existing driveways. Following input received from residents during the Public Information Session, the City elected to incorporate traffic calming measures in the design to address existing speeding issues on Dynes Road.