Carling Campus project updates
The Carling Campus Rehabilitation Project team is doing on-site rehabilitation work as part of the transition to accommodate the National Defence. While work is ongoing, access to some portions of the pathways and trails at the campus may be closed or restricted. As the project progresses, updates will continue to be posted.
Throughout fall and early winter, vegetation, including trees, at the Carling Campus were removed in certain areas. This is necessary to replace the defective exterior wall system and to dig trenches that will house underground utilities.
The Pioneer House, located on the Carling Campus at 30 Moodie Drive reached the end of its lifecycle and needed to be deconstructed for health and safety reasons.
Since being vacated in 2012, the house has become a hibernation area for snakes and bats. As such, deconstruction was required either before or after the hibernation season to not disrupt the wildlife seeking refuge there. The work was completed in December 2015.
Vegetation, including trees, will be removed around the perimeter to allow for the construction of a security fence. The project is expected to be completed prior to the 2016 nesting season.
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is working closely with the National Capital Commission (NCC) to develop a new vegetation strategy intended to reduce the impact on the environment and the community.
While work is ongoing, access to some portions of the pathways and trails at the campus may be closed or restricted. Path and trail users are encouraged to use alternate routes until further notice. General information regarding the recreational pathways can be found on the National Capital Commission's website and on the City of Ottawa website.
The access to the site from Moodie Drive will also be closed throughout the project and detours will be in place. This closure is necessary for the contractors to have dedicated construction zones to keep equipment and material as well as protecting the public.
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