Rideau Street Renewal
Municipal & Public Infrastructure
Revitalizing Ottawa's Downtown Core
Rideau Street runs through one of the oldest, originally settled parts of Ottawa. Many of its buildings are historical, and the City has taken steps over the years to protect the area's historical significance. Taggart Construction was proud to be tapped for full reconstruction and replacement of aging infrastructure along a 1.4-kilometre stretch of Rideau Street between 2012 and 2015. Work involved full restructuring of the roadway; installation of new watermain, storm and sanitary sewer lines; streetlight and traffic utilities, rebuilding of Bell and hydro structures; streetscaping with artwork and paving along Rideau Street from Dalhousie Street to the Cummings Bridge.
Doing Business For Business
As specialists in infrastructure development, we're sensitive to the needs of residents and businesses in communities where we work. Rideau Street at Sussex Drive is the heart of a thriving business community that depends on retail shops, tourism and convention services. It was vital to the economy that businesses were able to continue operating as normally as possible throughout the project. Hard surface accesses were maintained to each business throughout construction and we were in constant communication with store owners to provide advance notice of upcoming work. We also completed a streetscape and artworks to lend this highly public area strong aesthetic appeal.
Taggart Construction coordinates its own security personnel as required. We fully cooperated with municipal and national police and retail security services to carry out the project. Protection of human life was, is and always will be our first priority.
- Roadway restructuring
- Watermain and sewer installation
- Bell and hydro structure rebuild
- Streetlights and traffic signals
- Asphalt paving
- Aesthetic finishing - artworks, rigging poles and streetscaping