These projects follow the Government of Canada’s $55 million investment announced in the February federal budget.
This investment in support of critical repair and maintenance will assist the NCC in ensuring that major infrastructure assets remain safe, resilient and enjoyable for current and future generations of residents and visitors to Canada’s Capital Region.
The NCC’s major infrastructure projects will see two phases:
- Phase 1, 2018–19: planning and design, disbursing approximately $13 million
- Phase 2, 2019–20: execution and construction, disbursing approximately $42 million
Regular status updates will be provided to the public and media representatives as projects move forward.
The NCC will continue to work with the Government of Canada and all of its partners and stakeholders to ensure that infrastructure and other valuable federal assets are restored and maintained to meet the needs of Canadians, as they define the symbolic, natural and cultural significance of Canada’s Capital Region.
Pathways and Flooding
The NCC will invest approximately $6 million into the restoration of multiple pathways and infrastructures severely impacted by the spring 2017 flood.
Ecological restoration in the Lac-des-Fées Pathway area
The ecological restoration project in the Lac-des-Fées Pathway area aims to enhance ecological integrity and reduce habitat fragmentation.
De l'Île Pathway
De l’Île Pathway, which has some significant heaving and cracking issues, will be rehabilitated to ensure a safe and stable pathway for all users.
The Champlain Bridge parking lot, an aging key parking area that partially collapsed after the 2017 flood, will be moved, rehabilitated and made more resilient.
The NCC will invest $21.8 million approximately into the restoration of bridges.
Widening of Cycle Track and Resurfacing of Portage Bridge
The widening of the cycle track and the rehabilitation of the asphalt surface of the Portage Bridge will improve safety and user comfort.
Replacement of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway LeBreton Bridge
The replacement of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway LeBreton Bridge with a new structure will improve safety and user comfort.
Rehabilitation of the Hog’s Back Swing Bridge
As many of the bridge’s components have reached the end of their life cycle, the bridge will be rehabilitated to extend the remaining service life by 20 to 30 years. This rehabilitation will provide a reliable and durable bridge.
The NCC will invest approximately $12.8 million into the restoration of buildings.
Revitalization of the Ottawa River boathouse, 501 Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway
To protect this heritage building — a historic landmark — and to make it universally accessible for all to enjoy year-round, several elements will be restored.
Roads, Parkways and Walls
The NCC will invest approximately $6.7 million into the restoration of multiple roads, parkways and walls.
O’Brien–Willson access road
The rehabilitation of the 1.4-kilometre access road to the O’Brien House and Willson House will improve safety, operation and maintenance.
Philippe Lake Parkway
The rehabilitation work on the Philippe Lake Parkway, one of the main arteries in Gatineau Park, will improve drainage operation and maintenance.
Green space and tree rehabilitation
Investment of approximately $4.5 million will start implementation of replanting strategies, as progress is made toward completing the management of the emerald ash borer’s devastating infestation.