Peary Way Earth Berm

Peary Way Earth Berm


Please note that the construction of the Peary Way Earth Berm (Katimavik Road at Peary Way) is identified in the West End Flood Investigation Report dated 2 March 2010.  

This work may result in some inconvenience to you such as minor delays in travelling along Katimavik Road as truck traffic will be accessing and exiting from a temporary construction access road during construction.

In trying to keep the work place as safe as possible, the City of Ottawa respectfully requests that all residents and pedestrian exercise extreme caution when walking or cycling through the construction site until the work is completed.

The Contractor, Goldie Mohr Limited is expected to start construction the week of 4 June 2012 with substantial completion by 17 July 2012.  The project involves construction of Peary Way Earth Berm including landscaping with new trees and shrubs.  For the duration of the Contract, Goldie Mohr Limited (613 838-5042) will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of the residents, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as minor delays in travelling through the construction zone, and noise.

Special assistance

If you or any member of your household or business is visually impaired or requires assistance when walking through the construction site during working hours, please feel free to contact me at (613) 580-2424, Ext 16005 or the City’s Construction Technician, Mr. Rick Mask at (613) 862-3074 on site.

Temporary traffic–related modifications

Truck traffic will access and exit the construction site from a temporary construction access road off Katimavik Road at Peary Way during the construction period.

Thank you in advance for your patience.

Project Manager:

Todd Penfound, C.E.T.
Project Manager, Design and Construction Municipal West
(613) 580-2424, Ext. 16005




The Cattail Creek landscaped berm is intended to mitigate disturbances to the adjacent natural environment, while providing a functional storm water buffer. The plant design incorporates common native plants which have adapted to our climate, and are capable of surviving drought, freezing temperatures and even fire.

Naturalization is an old concept that is based on letting nature take its course. Some ecological benefits include: native plants are naturally pest resistant and drought tolerant, they do not require pesticides, fertilizers or constant irrigation. Regular maintenance is not necessary in naturalized landscapes; resulting in reduced carbon emissions and associated air & noise pollution. Naturalized landscapes encourage water infiltration, and can be designed to assist with onsite stormwater treatment, erosion control and flood control. They also enhance local biodiversity and create habitat for birds and butterflies.

In the short term, monitoring, maintenance, watering and plant warrantees will remain the responsibility of the contractor for two years after completing the project. For the long range it is intended for the new landscape to successfully transition into the existing undisturbed riparian ecology.