Project at a Glance
Robinson Consultants undertook the preliminary and detailed design, tender packages and contract administration for the realignment of Goulbourn Forced Road and Kanata Avenue.

Key features:

  • Urbanization of roadway including curbs, sidewalks, bicycle lanes and storm sewer system
  • Watermain construction
  • Roadway realignment
  • Two single lane roundabouts
  • Significant rock removal
Key deliverables:
  • Preliminary design
  • Detail design
  • Two tender packages
Construction value:
$ 8,000,000.00
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Goulbourn Forced Road and Kanata Avenue Realignment
CITY OF OTTAWA

Robinson Consultants completed the preliminary and detail design, two tender packages and contract administration for the realignment of Goulbourn Forced Road, from Kanata Avenue to Kanata Rockeries Private, and Kanata Avenue, from Richardson Side Road to Goulbourn Forced Road.  The project included upgrading the existing 2-lane rural cross section to a 2-lane urban cross section with cyclist and pedestrian facilities.  Other improvements included drainage facilities, a 400mm watermain on Goulbourn Forced Road, streetlighting, signalized intersection at Goulbourn Forced Road and Kanata Avenue and single lane roundabouts at the intersections of Goulbourn Forced Road and Badgeley Avenue and Kanata Avenue and Stikine/Keyrock Drive.

Ongoing development work adjacent to the site was continually changing throughout the course of the project.  Robinson Consultants had regular correspondence with developers to ensure design elements complemented their development plans and to coordinate property acquisitions. Robinson Consultants also had extensive coordination with Enbridge, Hydro Ottawa, Bell, Rogers and Atria Networks in order to expedite relocation of their utilities prior to construction to prevent impacts to the Contractor’s schedule. Both Goulbourn Forced Road and Kanata Avenue involved significant grade changes which required the removal of existing bedrock. Detailed cross section quantities were compiled to provide contractors with accurate rock removal quantities so they could bid the project with confidence to prevent unbalanced bidding and overruns during the construction phase.