Glen Cairn Cable & Transformer Replacement

Glen Cairn Cable and Transformer Replacement – Abbeyhill Drive, Surrey Lane, Country Lane West – Project # 92011065


Hydro Ottawa will begin a project to replace underground cables and transformers in the Glen Cairn area May 2016. This will involve directional boring and excavating an existing cable trench within Hydro Ottawa easements, boulevards and sidewalks on Abbeyhill Drive (between Banning Road and Eagleson Road), Surrey Lane (between Abbeyhill Drive and Country Lane West) and Country Lane West (between Surrey Lane and Village Green). This work is necessary to ensure reliability of the electricity distribution system in this neighbourhood.


Work on this project is scheduled to commence in May and continue until the end of September. Residents will notice an increased construction presence throughout the duration of the project, including excavation activities. In order to minimize noise concerns, we 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.


Be assured that all residents and businesses in the affected area have received advanced notice of the project and have been provided with a point of contact. Hydro Ottawa also held an information session on Monday, November 9, 2015, in order to provide customers with detailed information about this project. Customers will receive advance notification prior to any planned power interruption affecting their premises, and our qualified staff and contractors will conduct this work safely and efficiently, ensuring that any inconvenience is minimal.


Hydro Ottawa is committed to delivering safe, reliable electricity service and keeping you informed of upgrades and emergency work taking place in your community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Emmanuel Coffie, System Designer, who has been overseeing this project. Emmanuel can be reached by phone at 613-738-5499 ext. 7225 or via email,