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Barrier wall - Orleans
January 24, 2023

Orleans residents frustrated section of LRT construction noise barrier won’t be built

Residents in the east end of Ottawa who were promised a noise barrier to block out the sounds of Stage 2 LRT construction say they want to the city to deliver after being told the wall could not be built.

Construction on the multi-billion-dollar project to extend LRT east from Blair Road to Trim Road, west from Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie and Algonquin College, and south from Greenboro to Riverside South and the Ottawa Airport is ongoing. The eastern extension is expected to be complete by 2024.

“Construction activities that may be expected to impact area residents include hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, traffic detours, site lighting, as well as pedestrian and vehicle mobility,” the city says.

“Residents should be aware that throughout 2023 there will continue to be nightwork across the alignment. A weekly summary of nightwork will also be shared at the outset of each week.”

Some who live east of Orléans Boulevard, however, received a notice saying planned sound barrier walls would not be erected in some areas.

“In several areas, noise walls have been descoped or not approved based on the criteria set by the City of Ottawa’s Planning Department,” the notice says.

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