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CBC: Cost of Kanata road widening grows secretly, councillor says

From Laura Osman at CBC Ottawa:

City councillors are being asked to increase the budget for a controversial road-widening project in Kanata South by $4 million, according to one city councillor for the area — but they don’t know it.

The $38.7-million Kanata South Link project involves widening Old Richmond Road and West Hunt Club Road to Highway 416 in order to alleviate major traffic congestion caused by new housing developments.

The roads are currently two lanes wide, and they act as a major commuter route through the greenbelt in a quickly developing part of the suburbs.

They also run into Coun. Rick Chiarelli’s ward. He told CBC News it took him nearly a week of digging to discover the cost of the project had ballooned by $4 million because it’s not apparent in the budget documents.

Chiarelli said he was never alerted to the increase, which is set to be approved in the 2018 budget on Wednesday.

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NOTEBOOK: The Legion’s new building, connecting Eagleson to the 416, more

LEGION REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
I gotta admit, I would have never predicted that the first significant development to fall under the auspices of the Stittsville Main Street Community Design Plan would come from the Stittsville Legion.

The Stittsville News reports this week on an ambitious $1.5-million redevelopment plan for the Stittsville Legion’s headquarters.  They want to demolish the existing 1932 building and replace it with a two-storey building that will include a pub and meeting hall.

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Hope Side Road in Kanata closed until July 27

(Press release from the City of Ottawa)

Hope Side Road will be closed between Eagleson Road and Richmond Road beginning Friday, July 17 at 7 p.m. and ending Monday, July 27 at 6 a.m. The closure is necessary to allow for the reconstruction of the Monahan Drain Stormwater Facility.

A signed detour will divert motorists to Fallowfield Road for the duration of the closure.

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.

During construction, there will be a greater need for all road users to share the road in a safe manner. When navigating through a detour or a construction area, be cautious and watch out for pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. Signage along the detour will emphasize the need to slow down and share the road.

The City of Ottawa has tools to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute, including:

Further details and other information concerning City road works are available on ottawa.ca.


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