Councillor Blais is pleased to announce that the City spending $2 million for resurfacing on the 174 East.
Delivering again on promised relief for east-end commuters, Councillor Stephen Blais today launched the widening of Tenth Line Road.
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais has delivered on yet another promise. The City has broken ground on the extension of Brian Coburn Boulevard from Mer Bleue Road to Navan Road which will improve commuting for Orléans and Cumberland residents.
Today, after years of neglect the City of Ottawa Transportation Committee approved the environmental assessment for the widening of HWY 174 through Cumberland; which delivers on Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais’ vision for Cumberland.
“The 174 is a vital artery for tens of thousands of motorists every day and the two lane undivided rural cross section no longer meets the needs of our region’s growing population,” says Blais. “I’m proud to deliver on this important promise that will transform the region for generations to come.”
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais’ push for greater road integration and improved transportation networks is once again being highlighted through the multi-million dollar widening of Mer Bleue Rd. and the construction of a roundabout at the Brian Coburn Blvd. intersection.
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais and Innes City Councillor Jody Mitic are proud to announce the start of construction on the new roundabout at Anderson Road and Renaud.
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to announce that a major commitment, the Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway, has been included in the proposed priorities for this term of council.
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to announce the upgrade of several highly used roads in the east end.
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to announce the construction of a new roundabout at Brian Coburn Blvd. and Portobello Blvd. later this spring.
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to announce that the City will complete upgrades to Rockdale Rd. in the village of Vars years ahead of schedule.
“This is important news for the the residents of Vars and surrounding area,” says Blais. “This investment demonstrates the City of Ottawa’s commitment to ensuring a high quality of life for the residents of Vars.”
Originally Rockdale Road was not scheduled to be upgraded until after 2017.
We are recommending its replacement as quickly as possible since we are not comfortable with leaving this culvert in place through the upcoming spring thaw where the road is typically at its weakest state and where flows are high.
The project will involve the replacement and widening of the existing sidewalk, and the extension of the sidewalk south to meet Delson following the existing sidewalk alignment. The ditch between the sidewalk and Trim Road will be re-graded and cleaned and all driveway culverts will be replaced. All landscaping and driveways impacted by the work will be reinstated to match existing. All work will take place within City right-of-way.
"We are excited that this crucial piece of Orléans infrastructure is nearly complete,” says Councillor Blais. "Provence is an important thoroughfare for Orléans south residents. It’s something that the surrounding community has been looking forward to," adds Blais.
“Gerry Lalonde was the last Mayor of Cumberland who helped our community reach new heights,” said Councillor Blais. “We are here to honor his achievements and say thank you by ensuring his name and legacy will never be forgotten.”
Monday, June 3, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cumberland Arena, Hall A
1115 Dunning Road
The East End is finally beginning to get its fair share in infrastructure investments!
Lane reductions will begin on the 174, reducing westbound traffic by one lane west of the 174 Blair Road on-ramp to the split. The lane reductions will be in place until late August.
While inconvenient, the work to "fix the split" will help alleviate congestion and reduce commute times for Orléans and Cumberland residents.
Without casting blame, infrastructure renewal in Ottawa should have been taken more seriously by previous councils. In fact, the previous city council imposed a 2% infrastructure tax, which had substantial money going to kitchen cabinets and carpets! Other mistakes included spending far too much time and money studying pedestrians bridges over the canal.