Elgin Street Renewal
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City of Ottawa

$6.5 million

Parsons, AECON

Delivery Model
Heavy Civil Construction


Elgin Street Renewal

Municipal & Public Infrastructure

Urban Reconstruction

Taggart Construction partnered with AECON Group to replace the network of existing underground sewer and water infrastructure along a 1.2 km section of Ottawa's historic Elgin Street. New sewer networks with diameters up to 1350 mm and depths up to 7 m were installed, including connections to existing brick sewers and replacement of existing sanitary and water services. The Elgin Street Renewal Project introduced many construction challenges such as contaminated soils, large amounts of above ground and below ground utilities, regular pedestrian traffic & retail business distruption. The nature of working in an urban environment brings unique challenges such as maintaining water and sewer service for all businesses and residences along the 1.2 km construction corridor and ensuring that necessary outages were completed during off-peak hours to minimize impact.


The scope of work consisted of a full replacement of the existing combined sewers and watermain with new combined, storm, sanitary, and watermain networks. This included new catch basins and trunk sewers to meet the growing demand of Ottawa's downtown core. No surface works or landscaping were included in this contract.

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