Hydro lines to be buried as part of Elgin Street renewal

By Mike Vlasveld, 1310 News, August 28, 2018

A major change has been announced for the Elgin Street Reconstruction project.

There won't be any power lines above ground. Hydro Ottawa will cover $1.9 million of the cost to bury power lines underground, while the City of Ottawa will pick up the remaining cost of $1.2 million.

A memo from the city infrastructure director states that the cost to bury the hydro lines can be done within the existing budget for the project.

(...)The project includes widening sidewalks, shared use lanes for cycling and vehicles and transit facilities, as well as traffic calming measures and reduced speed limits.


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