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Another collision at Eagleson and Fallowfield

Emergency crews responded to another bad collision at Eagleson and Fallowfield, just two weeks after a fatal incident at the same intersection

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Fallowfield closed west of Eagleson after collision

UPDATE: Police now say one man is dead following the collision.

Fallowfield Road is closed between Eagleson and Shea after a car crash early Friday evening. Here’s info from the Ottawa Police and Ottawa Fire Services:

Ottawa Police: “The Ottawa Police Service would like to advise that Fallowfield Road is closed at this time  between Eagleson Road and Shea Road due to a two motor vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 7pm this evening. Ottawa Fire is on-scene.”

Ottawa Fire: “Fire fighters received notification from Police at 18:57 that there was an accident at the intersection of Fallowfield Rd and Eagleson Rd. On arrival, a chief officer notified dispatch that one of the vehicles was on it’s side and there was extrication required for victims in both vehicles. Fire fighters are actively working to free the occupants of the vehicles on scene with specialized equipment.”


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Police seek witnesses to fatal crash at Fernbank-Eagleson Sunday

UPDATE, Oct 31: 

(via Ottawa Police)

The Ottawa Police Collision Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal collision which occurred at 5:35 pm on October 30, at the intersection of Eagleson and Fernbank Road. The collision involved a red Hyundai Accent driven by a 47 year old male and a Honda motorcycle driven by a 59 year old male. Continue reading


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Robbery charges laid following swarming at Eagleson and Hazeldean

(press release from the Ottawa Police)

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a swarming that occurred overnight and has charged two young persons.

On April 3, 2016, at approximately 2140 hrs, police responded to a reported swarming in the area of Eagleson/Hazeldean Rds. The victim attended a pre-arranged meeting with an individual but at the agreed upon location, encountered two suspects. The victim was thrown to the ground and assaulted. Continue reading


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Here’s why they increased the speed limit on Eagleson to 80 km/h

We noticed a few tweets recently — both critical and celebratory — about a speed limit increase on Eagleson Road.  The stretch between Katimavik and Hazeldean has been increased from 60 to 80km/h.

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Traffic impacts on Eagleson Road and Highway 417 on-ramps start Tuesday

(Media advisory)

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) will begin work on Tuesday, November 17 to widen sidewalks on the west side of the Eagleson Road Bridge over Highway 417 and its approaches. The construction is scheduled to be completed in mid-December.

As part of the construction activities, MTO will need to reduce southbound Eagleson Road to one lane in the work area. The eastbound and westbound on-ramps to Highway 417 from southbound Eagleson Road will also be closed overnight from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for approximately five weeks.

Pedestrians will be redirected to the east sidewalk during construction.

The work will deliver a better walking environment for pedestrians crossing the Eagleson Bridge by widening the sidewalk on the west side of the bridge and its approaches and eliminating concrete drainage outlets on the approaches to provide a flat surface

Portable Variable Message Signs are already in place to advise motorists of the upcoming lane reduction and ramp closures so they can plan alternate routes.

With all of the construction-related activities underway, residents are encouraged to be flexible with commuting times, stagger work hours or use alternative means for travel. The public is asked to consider options such as transit, walking, cycling or carpooling.

The City of Ottawa has tools on ottawa.ca to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute including:

 

For current information about traffic and construction around the city, visit ottawa.ca.


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Southbound lane reductions on Eagleson overpass

(Photo: The Eagleson sidewalk was closed to pedestrians last winter because the sidewalks were built too narrow for city snowplows.)

(story via Kanata North Councillor Marianne Wilkinson)

As of November 2nd  until mid December southbound traffic over the March/Eagleson Bridge over Highway 417 will be limited to oe lane.  Expect Delays. Continue reading


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Eagleson closed from Fallowfield to Old Richmond starting Tuesday

(via the City of Ottawa)

Eagleson Road will be closed to through traffic from Fallowfield Road to Old Richmond Road, starting Tuesday, October 13 until late November. Local access will be maintained.

A signed detour will be posted using Fallowfield Road to Old Richmond Road. Cyclists should consider alternate routes as the road closure on Eagleson will apply to all vehicles including bicycles. Continue reading


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One person dead after car crash near Eagleson and Fallowfield

(Above: An Infiniti-brand car involved in a fatal early morning single-vehicle collision on Fallowfield Rd. at Eagleson Rd. is removed from the scene on a flatbed truck. Photo by Mike Carroccetto.)

Police closed roads in the area of Eagleson and Fallowfield roads early this morning after a serious car crash. Media reports say a 23-year-old man was killed after being ejected from a vehicle, and a second man of the same age suffered serious injuries.

 

Statement from the Ottawa Police on Sunday afternoon:

The Ottawa Police Service is continuing the investigation of a single motor vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 4:00am this morning on Fallowfield Road at Eagleson Road. There were two occupants in the automobile at the time of the collision. One of the occupants, an adult male, was transported to hospital. The other occupant, who was also an adult male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The roads were closed for several hours during the initial investigation, but have since been re-opened. 

This investigation is continuing. Any further Media Releases will be disseminated by the Ottawa Police Collision Investigation Unit. 

Anyone with information about this collision can contact the Ottawa Police Collision Investigation Unit at 613-236-1222

 

 


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PHOTO: Winter in Stittsville, 1940s

From the Goulbourn Township Historical Society collection, circa 1940: “Byron Boyd with a load of milk at Eagleson’s Corners, to meet a truck from Producers Dairy after a big snowstorm. In the summer the truck came to the house.”

Eagleson’s Corners is now the intersection of Eagleson and Hazeldean. Byron Boyd lived on a farm at 173 Huntmar Drive. (The old stone farmhouse he lives is still standing.) He was born around 1890, married Gertie McKay from Eagleson’s Corners in 1912, and died around 1954.

Byron Boyd with a load of milk at Eagleson's Corners, to meet a truck from Producers Dairy after a big snowstorm. In the summer the truck came to the house, 1940. Goulbourn Township Historical Society Collection.

 

UPDATE: Small step in the right direction for Eagleson overpass sidewalk

City officials and staff from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) think they have a solution to the sidewalk problem on the Eagleson overpass, but it won’t be safe for pedestrians until at least next fall.

The sidewalk is about five centimetres too narrow for city snowplows to safely clear, and there are issues with the design of the bridge and approaches to it that make it a hazard for pedestrians.

Wilkinson attended a meeting with city staff, along with a manager of highway engineering and senior project engineer from the MTO.

Wilkinson provided this update to StittsvilleCentral.ca:

“MTO is looking at how to make modifications to make the sidewalk accessible by a ramp, wide enough for a snow plow and without the drainage channel cutting across it. [We] will put together a design and discuss it with the City for implementation this year (before next winter),” says Wilkinson.

“Snow removal this year will not be to sidewalk standards but snow will be removed when the bridge is cleared leaving a packed snow area – we prefer pedestrians to not use it and may sign it that way as it will still not be safe due to the drainage cut and lack of adding grit or salt,” she says.

She also said the City is looking at fully connecting the sidewalk approach to the overpass sidewalk when it’s in place.

Brandy Duhaime, a spokesperson for the MTO, said action items coming out of the meeting include widening the paved approaches and changing the drainage on the bridge.

“We’ll work on getting this work added to another contract this summer,” said Duhaime.


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UPDATE: When is a sidewalk not a sidewalk?

Why can’t snow be cleared from the sidewalk on the Eagleson Road overpass?

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the City of Ottawa are both blaming each other for what’s become a very dangerous situation for pedestrians who use the bridge that connects Kanata North and Kanata South.

We asked city councillor Marianne Wilkinson and the MTO about a few of the issues. Their responses are collected below.

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EDITORIAL: City and MTO need to get in the same lane

The sidewalk on the Eagleson Queensway overpass in Kanata is closed for the rest of winter because it’s too narrow for sidewalks to plow the snow.

That’s right, the same bridge that just re-opened after months of repairs, the same bridge that is right next to the Eagleson OC Transpo Transitway stop, is now closed to pedestrians until the snow melts. Continue reading


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Eagleson northbound on-ramp to Queensway westbound closed December 1-5

From the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

The Eagleson northbound on-ramp to Highway 417 westbound will be closing from Monday, December 1, to December 5 for necessary culvert replacement work.

Our Contractor will be working 24 hours a day to ensure the ramp will be reopened by the end of the day on Friday, December 5. We will be placing signs indicating the ramp closure dates in advance of the closure to inform the travelling public. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate ramps to access Highway 417.


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Updated site plan for 630 Eagleson housing complex for people with dementia

Most site plan proposals that we see in this area relate to retail or housing developments.  This site plan is different. Here’s how it’s described in the site plan proposal:

“The purpose of this application is to allow for the development of a single-storey building 4,875 sq. m. in size containing 71 rooming units that will be used for residents suffering from dementia. Six courtyards will be constructed in the interior of the building to allow for secure outdoor spaces and natural lighting within. The site will be accessed from Eagleson Road along the southern property line sharing an access with the existing Tim Horton’s. Parking in the form of 24, at-grade spaces, loading, garbage and drop off areas will be between the front of the building and a retaining wall set back 3 metres from the property line abutting Eagleson Road.”

The facility is referred to in one document as a “Memory Care Facility”. There’s an PDF document about the proposed facility here. You can read the full site plan proposal here.

Concept plan for the Memory Care facility
Concept plan for the Memory Care facility

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Westbound Queensway lanes to re-open by Friday

Most of the lane reductions on the westbound Queensway between Moodie and Eagleson will be removed by October 10, and the Carp Road overpass will re-open by the end of the month.

Those two updates and more were provided in an update today from  Andrew MacHardy, from McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers.   Here’s his full email, sent to media and city officials. Continue reading


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