Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 2:30 p.m. – This afternoon took place the inauguration of the twin culvert on Indian Creek Road in the Limoges area which is again open to traffic. In attendance at this ceremony were the elected mayor of The Nation Francis Brière, former mayor François St-Amour, councillor Alain Mainville, City of Ottawa councillor Catherine Kitts, Public Works Department employees and a few employees from other departments of the municipality.
“I am very impressed with the quality of the work done by all parties involved and the efforts of The Nation’s Public Works team in bringing this project to completion. It is important to be able to work in collaboration between municipalities in the interest of everyone’s well-being. This partnership with the City of Ottawa is a good example of this.” said Mayor-elect Francis Brière. “I am proud to be present for the inauguration of the culvert and to be able to say that our residents and those of Ottawa will be able to circulate safely.”
During the week of November 7, The Nation’s Public Works Department completed the project to replace the twin culvert on the shared border road with the City of Ottawa. The $2 million culvert replacement project was cost-shared 50% with the City of Ottawa. To highlight the work of the Public Works crew and the official opening of the road, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on site on Wednesday, November 16.
“The City of Ottawa is proud to work with its neighbouring municipality, The Nation Municipality, on the replacement of this culvert. Through boundary agreements, shared resources and partnerships, we continue to work collaboratively with our bordering communities. This City of Ottawa’s design work is one small and important step towards the completion of this project.”
The Nation Municipality received a request from the City of Ottawa in June 2019 to replace the deteriorating twin culvert on Indian Creek Road. The original structure was installed in 1986 and was 49.1 metres long with a depth of cover of approximately 4 metres. The condition assessment conducted by Morrison Hershfield on April 25, 2016, identified the culvert as being in poor condition and recommended a renewal schedule of 1 to 5 years. There were several deficiencies that caused the bridge to fail to meet provincial safety standards.
The 4 meters in diameter and 47 meters long new culvert is covered with polymer. The culvert is an important asset for the municipality of The Nation, since it constitutes an essential element of the transport infrastructure for the residents of the region, benefits the needs of the Larose forest of the United Counties of Prescott-Russell and is used by first responders.
The Nation Municipality
Director of Public Works