Queensway Expansion East

Advance Pier Widening: Hurdman’s Bridge

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained McCormick Rankin, a member of MMM Group Limited, to complete the detail design for the expansion of Highway 417 from Nicholas Street to Ottawa Road 174 (GWP 4091-07-00 & GWP 4320-06-00). As part of this project, the substructure (piers and abutments) of Hurdman’s Bridge over the Rideau River will be widened and the deck will be replaced.   During the initial stages of this project, it has been determined that the proposed pier widening at Hurdman’s Bridge must be completed as a separate advance contract (GWP 4157-11-00) in order to minimize environmental impacts and meet the construction schedule.  It is anticipated that construction of the advance pier widening contract will commence in the summer of 2012.  In general, the work involves construction of temporary access measures and associated environmental protection for in-water works, and construction of north and south pier extensions, including new foundations and pier shafts.

Hurdman Key Map

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This project is following the approved environmental planning process for Group “B” undertakings under the Ministry of Transportation’s Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000), with the opportunity for public input throughout the project. The preliminary design was documented in a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) which received environmental clearance in 2008.

A Design and Construction Report (DCR) has been prepared and was made available from March 9, 2012 to April 8, 2012 for a 30-day public review period. The DCR is available via the following links.

Interested persons were encouraged to review the DCR and provide comments by April 8, 2012.

A Public Information Centre was held on February 13, 2012 to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to review the detail design, provide input, and discuss the project with members of the Project Team. The PIC was held as follows:

Date: Monday, February 13, 2012
Location: Hampton Inn Ottawa Conference Centre 200 Coventry Road Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Presentation at 6:00 PM

Project Schedule

Notification of Project Commencement January 25, 2012
Public Information Centre February 13, 2012
Submission of the Design and Construction Report for a 30-day public review period Winter 2012
Construction Start Summer 2012