Albert Street Reconstruction & Rehabilitation
Heavy Civil Construction
City of Ottawa
~ $29.3 million
Municipal & Public Infrastructure
Keeping On Schedule Amid Complexity
Taggart Construction was entrusted with a major downtown Ottawa infrastructure project to improve the commuter experience, reduce traffic and upgrade collector and outfall sewers in preparation for light rail development. We completely reconstructed four streets (Booth, Lorne, Perkins and Empress) and the major artery of Albert Street at City Centre – Brickhill, added bus lanes and installed sewage diversion chamber upgrades to protect the environment.
Complete Infrastructure Redevelopment
As the project’s main contractor, Taggart Construction Limited was responsible for the extremely deep sewer excavation and rock removal, managing large sewer flows, site grading, watermain construction, underground utility installation, construction of the sewer regulator structures, curbs and sidewalks and multiuse pathways, and controlling intersection traffic with automated signals and other measures. As related work, we assisted in the construction of the Booth Street Bridge, installed retaining walls along the aqueduct, modified the existing O-Train Bayview platform and performed the station excavation and site servicing at Pimisi Station in LeBreton Flats
Protecting The Environment
A major part of the project was the upgrading of sewers and sewage control systems. New sewers with diameters as large as 3,000 millimetres were installed at 10-metre depths, contained through the construction of a complex sewer regulator chamber constructed by Doran Contractors Limited at the intersection of four main collector sewers. Automated control gates were installed to divide and redirect sewage — to prevent overflows into the Ottawa River and protect the city’s main treatment plant from storm surcharges. We also relocated large volumes of contaminated soil to an offsite landfill. Albert Street was temporarily converted into the Transitway until the light rail is fully commissioned and street configuration and streetscaping are completed.
The Flexibility To Manage Large-Scale Projects
Taggart Construction Limited worked seamlessly with a number of partners to execute the Albert Street reconstruction and rehabilitation project. We ensured precision execution at all stages, coordinating closely with Ottawa’s light rail construction team and an archeological service provider tasked with protecting artifacts of the city’s heritage. As the project absorbed additional work and the scope grew, we applied diligent project management to remain on schedule throughout.
The Albert Street Reconstruction & Rehabilition project included
- Roadway rehabilitation
- Bus lane improvements
- Sewer and sewage system upgrades
- Excavation and rock removal