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.
The Voyageurs Pathway, which suffered severe damage in last year's devastating flood, will be rebuilt to higher standards, increasing resiliency in preparation for future extreme weather events. It is scheduled to reopen in late fall 2018.
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 Leamy Lake electrical distribution system, badly damaged during the spring 2017 flood, will be rehabilitated sustainably to a higher flood-proof standard in order to ensure resiliency in the event of future floods.
Stabilization work will prevent further erosion and improve shoreline protection.
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.
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.
Many building components of the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club will be replaced to provide protection and full universal accessibility and public access to this landmark, ensuring that all Canadians will be able to enjoy it.
Foundation and structural repairs as well as interior repairs and upgrades are necessary to protect this important asset in the ByWard Market, because of building foundation settling and sinking.
Repairs to this building include upgrades to the exterior envelope, HVAC system and elevator, allowing the preservation of this recognized federal heritage building.
This project will allow some of the building’s dated units to be renovated and updated to limit operating costs and ensure preservation of this important asset on Confederation Boulevard.
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.