McCarthy Road Cable Renewal Project

March - August 2022

The McCarthy Road Cable Renewal Project is being completed as an essential requirement to replace the underground equipment to maintain the electricity capacity required to provide power to the River ward.

What will this project include 

  • Installation of of concrete encased road crossings and ~1,800m of buried ducts
  • Removal and replacement of 12 transformers located on impacted streets
  • Excavation and replacement of underground cables located in this area

Why we are moving forward with this project

Hydro Ottawa equipment located in this area is reaching end of life.  As a result, it is essential to replace this equipment to ensure the overall reliability of the electricity distribution system in the area moving forward.

McCarthy Map

If you missed it

In case you weren't able to attend the virtual Open House for the Beaverbrook Road Cable Renewal project, the below link will take you to the most commonly answered questions.

General Questions


If you have questions about the project, or you would like to receive project updates, please email us at [email protected] (Community Relations)

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