Residents and visitors travelling around Ottawa this weekend are advised that there will be traffic impacts as a result of several special events and activities taking place.
The Ottawa REDBLACKS will kick off their 2022 season on Friday, May 27. Residents and motorists can expect increased traffic and pedestrian activity at Lansdowne and additional parking restrictions in the Glebe during games throughout the season. Visit the Ottawa REDBLACKS website for their 2022 game schedule.
Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is returning to Ottawa streets this weekend, from Saturday May 28 to Sunday, May 29.
The running event starts and ends at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, and involves intermittent lane reductions and closures on Saturday, from as early as 1 pm until 9 pm, and on Sunday, from as early as 5 am until 6 pm, on various roadways along the routes. Major roads impacted at various times by the event include:
- Queen Elizabeth Drive
- Laurier Avenue
- Elgin Street
- Lisgar Street
- Cartier Street
- Queen Street
- Metcalfe Street
- O’Connor Street
- Wellington Street
- Colonel By Drive
- Pretoria Bridge
- Rideau Street
- Preston Street, south of Carling
- Carling Avenue
- Sussex Drive
- Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway
- Alexandra Bridge
- Sir George Étienne Cartier Parkway
A full listing of the lane reductions, road closures and times are located on the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend website.
Saturday, May 28 also marks another edition of the Great Glebe Garage Sale. The event, which runs from 8 am to 2 pm, will bring additional traffic and limit available parking in the Glebe.
The City is coordinating with the Ottawa Race Weekend team and other organizers to ensure events are executed safely as the city recovers from the recent severe storm.