Over the last couple of years, I have used this column in the Stittsville News to provide updates on the Richmond Forcemain project and the proposed street naming changes throughout Goulbourn. Allow me to take this opportunity to provide further updates on each item.
Richmond Forcemain Project
The following provides an overview of anticipated construction activities that will be taking place in December:
- Crews to install dry hydrant at the end of King Street and pave the section of roadway
- Add opening to cedar rail fence at King Street park entry location
- Small section of fence to be installed at 34 Dallaire Crescent
- Excavation and work in valve chambers near Eagleson Road close to the former Richmond Nursery
- Minor remaining work inside valve chambers on the 300mmm and 600mm forcemains along the Jock River from the Condominium building on King Street to the lagoon area is on-going.
Unrelated to the ongoing work in the village, I did also want to mention that there was a break in the forcemain on Thursday, November 30th. The break occurred near Eagleson Road and Michael Cowpland Drive intersection in Kanata. As you might be aware, the sanitary forcemain runs from Richmond, along Eagleson Road into Kanata. Repairs were undertaken immediately and the forcemain was back in operation by the end of the next day. Munster waste was diverted to the Munster lagoon system and Richmond waste was diverted to the Richmond lagoon system, as per normal emergency practices.
Looking more long-term, it is anticipated that a full pumping station upgrade and forcemain twinning will be complete by 2022. Much of the future development in Richmond is contingent on the upgrade of the forcemain and pumping station. That growth will contribute significantly to the costs of the work to be completed.
Richmond Street Naming
As you will likely recall, the City has been working on renaming several streets in Richmond to avoid duplication since these streets are disconnected. Previously, I had also mentioned that there was a delay in getting these streets renamed because of a delay in having Google update their maps. Yes, we live in a world where Google now dictates timelines.
With the Google issue resolved, the following street names will come into effect on January 15th. Letters are being sent to all impacted residents.
- Queen Charlotte North
- King Street North
- Royal York West
- Ottawa West
- Maitland South
- Burke East
- Cockburn South
- Colonel Murray South
- Lennox South
- Fowler South
I continue to work with staff on potential changes to Huntley Road, Cambrian Road, Hamilton Street, Douglas Drive and Alma Court.
If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491. For information on Rideau-Goulbourn issues, please visit RideauGoulbourn.ca.