Abbott Street Hydro Pole Installation Update

Hydro Ottawa has advised they will be proceeding with their electrical service improvement project for the installation of the hydro pole along the south side of Abbott Street East starting August 15, 2016. The project involves installing new hydro poles on Abbott Street East between Stittsville Main Street and Shea Road. This project will improve the reliability of the electrical distribution system in the Stittsville area.

The following map provides an overview of all of the work planned in part of this project.


For a full-sized PDF of the map please visit here.

In addition to Abbott Street East, there will also be work done in the surrounding communities on Trailway/Springbrook, Forest Creek/Sweetnam, Granite Ridge/Fringewood, however please note that all hydro work within these residential communities are either upgrades of existing poles or underground work.

Work is scheduled to commence in August 15, 2016, and continue until the end of September 2016. Residents will notice an increased construction presence throughout the duration of the project, including excavation activities. In order to minimize noise concerns, Hydro Ottawa will ensure that work is completed weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Traffic control will be implemented when required to ensure that roads and driveways remain accessible and safe to residents. Their qualified staff and contractors will conduct this work safely and efficiently, ensuring that any inconvenience is minimal.

Hydro Ottawa also assured me that all residents and businesses in the affected area will receive advanced notice of the project and be provided with a point of contact. Customers will also receive advance notification prior to any planned power interruption affecting their premises.

Hydro Ottawa is committed to delivering safe, reliable electricity service and keeping you informed of upgrades and emergency work taking pace in the community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office and Tyler Lambert, System Designer, 613-738-5499 ext. 7120 or .

For additional information on this project I encourage you to visit my website here.