What to Expect in September & October 2013 – Trim Road Re-Alignment Project
Overall – By the end of October, vehicular traffic will be moved to two (2) of the newly constructed lanes of the re-aligned Trim Road between Dairy Road and the Hydro Transmission Tower Corridor. The new multi use pathway will be available on the east side of the new roadway for pedestrian and cyclist to use along this stretch of the new road. Details regarding construction activities are noted below.
OR 174 to Dairy Road – Utility relocations are to be completed and the existing overhead lines are to be removed from the east side of the road. Installation of new storm sewers will take place and construction of the new northbound lanes of the roadway will commence.
Dairy Drive to Watters Road – Contractor will complete the placement of the roadway granulars, concrete curbs, asphalt pavement and street lighting for the new 2 northbound lanes. The new multi use pathways will be completed along the east side of the roadway. Temporary traffic signals will be installed at the new Trim Road & Old Montreal Road intersection. Some of the new landscaping will be completed along the east side of the road corridor.
Watters Road to Hydro Transmission Tower Corridor – The new multi use pathways will be completed along the east side of the roadway. New streetlights will be installed and the landscaping will be completed along the east side of the road corridor. New traffic signals will be installed at the new Trim Road & Portobello/Springridge intersection and at the Trim/Trim/Park entrance location. The new Trim roadway will be transitioned into the existing Trim Road just south of the Hydro Transmission corridor.
Watters Road (Montcrest to Trim) – New watermain will be installed on the south side of the road and the entire roadway will be reconstructed (new curbs, roadway granular, asphalt pavement, street lighting.) Lane reductions will occur during non peak hours.
Taylor Creek Drive (Trim to St. Joseph Blvd.) - New sidewalk will be constructed along the south side of Taylor Creek Drive.
Old Montreal Road (Trim to Cardinal Creek) – the contractor will commence the excavation for the new roadway for the east bound lanes and commence placement of the new granular and concrete curbs for the roadway.
Frenette Street (Ludlowe to Trim) – Frenette street will be constructed from Ludlow to Trim Road.
Existing Trim Road (Portobello to Valin) – Once the new Trim Road is in service, existing Trim Road will become a local road between Demeter and Ludlowe. A cul-de-sac will be constructed just south of Demeter Street. Vehicles will be required to utilize Valin and Portobello to access the new Trim Road. Please refer to the attached plan (PDF).
Joe Mojsej, P. Eng
Senior Project Manager
Design & Construction – Municipal East Branch
City of Ottawa