Alta Vista Hospital Link – project overview and construction information

The City of Ottawa is constructing a two-lane road and transit link, known as the Alta Vista Hospital Link, to connect Riverside Drive and the Transitway to the Hospital Ring Road.

This important transportation link, paid for by development charges, is needed to improve transit service to the Ottawa Health Sciences Complex (OHSC), improve the area’s pedestrian and cycling network, support future hospital growth, facilitate development of the National Defence Medical Centre Lands and improve traffic flow along Smyth Road.

What is the Alta Vista Hospital Link?

  • The Alta Vista Hospital Link is a two-lane road and transit link from Riverside Drive and the Transitway to the Hospital Ring Road and the facilities that comprise the OHSC.
  • The link will connect to the Hospital Ring Road just east of the TransAlta cogeneration plant with a T intersection. See draft design here: Draft Design.
  • It will include space for public transit and pathways for pedestrians and cyclists, improving access to these facilities.
  • This road is residential in nature, similar to a local city street and is designed to function on its own.

What are the construction timelines and current activities?

Construction activities will occur throughout 2015, 2016 and 2017. The contractor, Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Limited, will be completing construction during this time period, which means work areas will change as operations are initiated and completed.

Current Updates:

August 2017 – Hospital Link Project Update

Past Updates: 

July 2017 – Hospital Link Project Update

June 2017 – Hospital Link Project Update

May 2017 – Hospital Link Project Update

April 2017 – Hospital Link Project Update

March 2017 – Hospital Link Project Update

February 2017 – Hospital Link Project Update

December 2016 – Hospital Link Project Update

November 2016 – Hospital Link Project Update

October 2016 – Hospital Link Project Update

September 2016 – Hospital Link Project Update

August 2016 – Hospital Link Project Update

July 2016 – Hospital Link Project Update

June 2016 – Hospital Link Project Update

May 2016 – Hospital Link Project Update

April 2016 – Hospital Link Project Update

March 2016 – Hospital Link Project Update

February 2016 – Hospital Link Project Update

January 2016 – Hospital Link Project Update

December 2015 – Hospital Link Project Update

November 2015 – Hospital Link Project Update

November 2015 – Controlled Blasting Notice

October 2015 – Hospital Link Project Update

September 2015 – Hospital Link Project Update

August 2015 – Hospital Link Project Update

July 2015 – Hospital Link Project Update

June 2015 – Hospital Link Project Update

May 2015 – Hospital Link Project Update

April 2015 – Hospital Link Project Update

March 2015 – Construction Notice – Alta Vista Hospital Link

Additional project information can be found on the City of Ottawa website: http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-and-development/alta-vista-hospital-link

The March 26, 2014, open house display boards can be viewed here: Hospital Link Open House Boards.

How to learn more?

Stay current on the project schedule and construction activities by checking back here frequently. Updates will be posted as new information becomes available.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at jean.cloutier@ottawa.ca or call my office at 613-580-2488.